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

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.  Board Chair Michele Howland noted "We are fortunate to bring Mr. Connely into the Arc of Yates community.  Our agreement with the Arc of Seneca Cayuga to share his vision and leadership is an ideal strategy to strengthen and broaden the scope of services we provide. "

 

Connely began his professional career in the international business arena where he held senior management roles for the Amway Corporation.  Having worked in over 20 countries, upon his return to the states Connely began his own company, supplying quality assurance inspection services to the automotive industry.  Prior to his current role he served as the Executive Vice President of Keystone Independence Management, a Pennsylvania based non-profit organization that offers management and leadership services to non-profit organizations.  While at Keystone he consistently demonstrated the ability to ensure sustainability of non-profit organizations as well as providing jobs for the people they support.  During his tenure at Arc of Seneca Cayuga he has proven to be a dynamic, innovative leader who demonstrates compassion for the individuals served by the Agency. 

 

As Executive Director, Mr. Connely will oversee 175+ employees who are committed to providing opportunities to persons with intellectual and development disabilities.  “I am very excited about being part of the Arc of Yates.  I look forward to getting to know everyone at the Arc and in the community” noted Connely.  The Board of Directors is confident that together with its dedicated staff, Mr. Connely will maintain and grow the excellence of the Agency’s service offerings.

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