The Center for Lifelong Learning provides person-centered services and supports to adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to assist them in reaching their greatest potential. In addition to staff evaluations, each person's abilities, relationships, interests and dreams are explored in the planning process to ensure an individualized program.

The Center for Lifelong Learning and it's various institutes offer unique and endless possibilities for activities and skill training. Additional facilities provide state-of-the-art exercise equipment and indoor sports/movement space.

Individuals participate in activities of their choice (such as cooking, technology, recreation, artistic expression, exercise, music and more).  Individuals gain skills in communication, mobility, socialization, safety , personal care, money management and daily activities necessary to increase their independence. A variety of job opportunities and preliminary job skill training is available.

Highly trained and supportive staff encourage individuals to fully participate in community life. Through many volunteer opportunities and community connections, people are discovering their own interests, talents and aspirations, while developing independence and self-esteem.

Programs at the Center run Monday through Friday from 8 to 4.  The Arc of Yates has been providing day services since 1984, and are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in the field to enrich the lives of those we serve.

The Fine Art Institute also known as Skylarc helps the individuals enrolled explore artistic abilities and not only learn about art, they learn about themselves. Staff work with individuals to foster their artistic capabilities while assisting them in developing skills in communication, socialization, and money management. By participating in the Skylarc program, individuals achieve a higher level of independence, a stronger awareness of responsibility, and a sense of productivity in the community.

Artists specialize in glass mosaics, but also work in the mediums of acrylics, paper mache, photography, glass fusing, pottery and printmaking.  Much of the work is commissioned by individuals and businesses and non-profit organizations in the community. The studio participates annually in art shows in the area.


Recent News

DSP Week

DSP Week
During the week of September 10th, the Arc of Yates joined other organizations across the country in celebrating Direct Support Professionals (DSP) week.

Employment Bonuses

  • 15 August 2018
  • Author: Tony Love
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Employment Bonuses
We have extended the new employee sign-on bonus program for our Residential program...

Keuka Lake School Receives Playground Grant

Keuka Lake School Receives Playground Grant
Keuka Lake School, a division of the Arc of Yates, received a grant in the amount of $3,038 from the Rochester Area Community Foundation that allowed for the purchase of developmentally appropriate outdoor play equipment for children ages 3 and under. 

Arc of Yates Welcomes Executive Director

Arc of Yates Welcomes Executive Director
The Arc of Yates Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the Agency has entered into an agreement with Arc of Seneca Cayuga for the services of Executive Director, Mr. Allen Connely effective August 7th.

Newsletter for Arc of Yates Programs

  • 25 July 2018
  • Author: Tony Love
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Newsletter for Arc of Yates Programs
The various programs at the Arc of Yates have published the first of many quarterly newsletters with updates about our programs and services...
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Penn Yan, NY 14527

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