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Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities


SCO’s intellectual and developmental disability services help children and adults achieve unlimited possibilities, with a focus on fostering independence. We offer residential schools and programs, day habilitation, and community supports.

The Christopher School

Residential Programs Residential & Day Schools

A New York State certified special education school that provides a therapeutic and residential setting for children with developmental disabilities Read More

Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center

Residential Programs

RJMCC serves children and adolescents with developmental disabilities at its Residential Treatment Center and its certified special education school, the Tyree Learning Center Read More

Day Habilitation

Community Supports

Our Day Hab program offers adults with developmental disabilities a place where they can socialize, participate in community activities, and develop skills and interests. One-to-one activities are available for those who cannot function in a group setting. Read More

Community Habilitation

Community Supports

The Community Habilitation program teaches children and adults who are living at home daily living skills and gives them the opportunity to participate in activities that foster independence and will allow them to live in the community successfully. Read More

In-Home Respite

Community Supports

In-home respite worker provides relief to the families caring for someone with a developmental disability. Read More

Family Support Services

Community Supports

These services help the families of children and adults with disabilities access respite, camp, and other services as they relate to their disability. Read More

Family Care

Community Supports Residential Programs

Specially trained families provide support and guidance to individuals with a developmental disability in a structured, stable environment. Read More

Intermediate Care Facilities

Residential Programs

ICFs are residences with 24-hour care for individuals with developmental disabilities that provide the highest level of care outside of a skilled nursing facility. Read More

Individual Residential Alternatives (IRA)

Residential Programs

IRAs are homes and apartments of 10 or fewer residents that prepare adults with developmental disabilities to become productive members of their communities. Read More

Supportive Individual Residential Alternatives

Residential Programs

Supportive IRAs are one or two bed residences for high functioning adults with developmental disabilities who do not require 24-hour supervision. Read More


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