Programs and Services

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Programs and Services

The Center for Discovery, Inc., founded in 1948, is a not-for-profit, nationally known provider of health, educational and residential services for approximately 500 children and adults, ages 5-78, with severe disabilities and medical frailties, including a growing number of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  The Center cares for an ethnically and demographically diverse population offering individuals and families from 17 counties in New York State a wide range of innovative clinical, social, creative arts and recreational experiences designed to enrich their lives through personal accomplishment.

The Center is located on a multi-campus setting in the Catskill Mountains of Sullivan County just 90 minutes northwest of New York City.  Building on current conceptualizations of disability, The Center recognizes the inadequacy of single-disciplinary approaches to addressing the complexity and challenges of its residents’ and students’ disorders. Instead, it is distinguished by a philosophy that celebrates each person’s abilities rather than his or her disabilities, a philosophy that is in evidence throughout all its programs.