ACDS’s primary headquarters is located in Plainview, New York. We have a second facility in Levittown, New York. ACDS was originally founded in 1966 by a group of parents on Long Island who were seeking services for their young children with Down syndrome. Since then we have grown and evolved into a lifetime services agency that serves families of individuals with a wide range of disabilities, from before birth until late adulthood. Our programs are delivered in a variety of settings, including our educational center in Plainview, in the family’s home, in community based programs and in our Individualized Residential Alternative group homes (IRAs). We currently have the capacity to serve more than one thousand people across all our programs.
Regardless of the program, our services are designed with the individual in mind. There are no cookie cutters in our tool bag. All of our activities – educational, recreational, therapeutic, social – focus on the unique characteristics and abilities of the person we are serving, with one goal – to help that individual develop to their full potential. We bring a wealth of experience, developed over nearly a half century, to the job every day. And we are proud to say that our greatest reward is having families share their stories of how ACDS has made a difference in their lives..