If parents or caretakers of children and teens are interested in receiving any service(s) with Arc Herkimer or investigating other services offered, they should contact the Outreach Development Coordinator at (315) 574-7000.
Arc Herkimer’s Outreach Coordinator can help individuals or families substantiate developmental disabilities. In addition, the Coordinator can assist with Social Security applications, guidance with applying for other government programs such as food stamps and ACCES-VR (Vocational Rehabilitation), and/or provide a direction of where to begin with services. If individuals are already determined to be eligible, but wish to access some of the Arc Herkimer services listed on this site for themselves or family members, or if they are working with service coordinators from a different agency—the Outreach Development Coordinator can assist in applying for or accessing programs.
The Arc of Madison Cortland Article 16 Clinic supports individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities of all ages who attend a certified day program, live in a certified residence, live at home, or are independent in the community. Services include: Dietetics/Nutrition, Nursing Services, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Psychiatric Services, Behavioral Counseling, Physical Therapy, Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, and Speech Pathology
OPWDD eligibility testing, psychological evaluations, sexuality assessments, swallowing evaluations, guardianship assessments, money management assessments, sensory assessments, adaptive equipment assessments and justifications, wheelchair assessments, and vocational assessments.
For referrals and questions, please call the Treatment Coordinator at The Arc Madison Cortland at (315) 363-9281.
Psychiatry Services are available to those individuals attending Day Services at Arc Herkimer, residing in an Arc Herkimer residence, or to those with an Arc Herkimer Medicaid Service Coordinator. These services are delivered by a Psychiatric Provider, and one must also have a developmental disability and be determined eligible for OPWDD (New York State Office for Persons with a Developmental Disability) services. The psychiatry clinic is provided once a month by referral and appointment only. There are no fees or Medicaid eligibility requirements. For referrals and questions, please call the Arc Herkimer Outreach Coordinator at (315) 574-7000.
Arc Herkimer Day Habilitation and Residential Services Services staff members work closely with Nursing Services, which oversees the medical needs and service of the people supported. Arc Herkimer ensures that all individuals supported have access to required medical, psychiatric, physical therapy, and other specialty services to maintain their health and well-being. Staff is trained in CPR, first aid, seizures, infection control, and signs and symptoms of illnesses. Additionally, they are trained and certified in a state approved curriculum to administer medications, including controlled substances.