Membership

Schoharie County ARC Membership Drive to begin in March.

Celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of our family members, friends and neighbors who have a developmental disability by lending your membership support to the children and adults served by the Schoharie County ARC.

Your membership support enables Schoharie County ARC to:

  • Provide advocacy for people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities in our local communities.
  • Support distribution of publications that can inform, inspire, engender support for programs and services.
  • Provide funding for information, education, advocacy, support for parents and family members.
  • Influence policy and funding decisions of county legislators, boards of education, community services boards, village and city administration.
  • Allow for participation of people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities in planning services for themselves.
  • Provide base of volunteers to plan, insure, implement and evaluate policy and services in local community.
  • Bring together people who share our commitments.
  • Provide an opportunity for individuals to become involved in community services for youth and adults of all ages.
  • Provide publications - white papers on various aspects of policy affecting the lives of people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities and their families.
  • Develop legislative agenda that reflects the needs of people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities.
  • Provide leadership and training opportunities for membership at the state level.
  • Give members the opportunity to affect public policy and implementation at the state level.
  • Build coalitions with parents and professional organizations in planning and implementing public policy on a statewide level.
  • Inform and educate the public at large about mental retardation and other developmental disabilities and its prevention or ways to reduce the incidence of mental retardation/developmental disabilities in future generations.
  • Provide advocacy to protect the rights of people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities and their families through state legislation and policy
  • For more information on Membership, please call 518- 295-8130.

Print our membership registration form and send a check or money order payable to:



Schoharie ARC,
PO Box 307 Schoharie, NY 12157
Attention: Fundraising Coordinator