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

Buy a Duck, Win a Basket!

Buy a Duck, Win a Basket!
Duck race ticket sales are well under way for the 3rd Annual Arc of Yates Duck Race scheduled for Friday, June 15th. The first ten ducks to cross the finish line will entitle the owner to a gift basket valued at over $100.00. The baskets will be revealed each Tuesday and Thursday in the month of May. The first basket we are revealing is the Horning's Gift Basket!

Arc of Yates to Host Family Forum

  • 26 April 2018
  • Author: Tony Love
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Arc of Yates to Host Family Forum
The Arc of Yates will be hosting a Family Forum on Thursday, May 3rd at 3:00pm or 6:00pm, two sessions for your convenience. This event will feature information...

Celebrate Service, Celebrate Yates

Celebrate Service, Celebrate Yates
Celebrate Service, Celebrate Yates, Yates County’s Annual Day of Service, was held on April 22, 2018.  Celebrated for over 20 years, the event brings community members together to show their support by volunteering at local service agencies. Again this year, the Arc of Yates was selected as a work site and hosted over 25 people, including Kiwanis Club Members, Keuka College Students and Agency staff who worked on the green space adjacent to the Agency’s program center. 

April is Autism Awareness Month

Guest Speaker: Nicholas Courgi

April is Autism Awareness Month
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the Arc of Yates will be hosting a series of presentations every Tuesday during the month of April.

The final session will feature guest speaker Nicholas Courgi, a graduate of Onondaga Community College, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. This session will be held on Tuesday April 24th at 240 Powell Lane from 6:00pm-7:30pm and is free to attend. 

April is Autism Awareness Month

Make It and Take It

April is Autism Awareness Month
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the Arc of Yates will be hosting a series of presentations every Tuesday during the month of April.

The third session entitled "Make It and Take It" will be held on April 17th from 6:30pm-7:30pm at 240 Powell Lane.


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