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As you may already know, Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a 6% cut across the board to voluntary, non-profit service providers.  This reduction would go into affect on April 1 and have a profound influence on agencies serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilties. 

Ontario ARC stands to lose $1.2 million of its annual operating budget. 

First and foremost, our priority is to maintain the health and safety of the individuals we support.  We do not anticipate this round of cuts will impact our priority and remain committed to providing the highest quality of services.  But, we need your help.

This could be a devastating blow to our extensive system of support and could result in:

  • Downsizing and closure of Ontario ARC programs
  • Cuts in services available to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in Ontario County
  • Reduction in our workforce resulting in staffing shortages and impacting the local economy

Contact your state legislator and let the know how these budget cuts will impact you or someone you love.  We have also included letter to send by mail or e-mail.

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb
Download the letter

District Office
607 West Washington St., Suite 2, Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: 315-781-2030

Albany Office
LOB 933, Albany, NY 12248

Phone: 518-455-3751

State Senator Michael Nozzolio
Download the letter

District Office
119 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Phone: 315-568-9816

Albany Office
118 State Street, Room 503, Capitol Building, Albany, NY 12247

Phone: 518-455-2366

State Senator Ted O'Brien
Download the letter

District Office
200 Packetts Landing, Fairport, NY 14450

Phone: 585-223-1800

Albany Office
LOB 302, Albany, NY 12247

Phone: 518-455-2162


It is our hope that you will contact your representatives quickly and encourage your friends and family members to do the same.

Families have fought too hard over the past fifty years to secure these vital services and programs that could wind up on the chopping block.  Our agency is doing everything possible to fight these funding reductions and continue offering valuable supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.