Friends enjoying each other's company at an AHRC event.
Friends enjoying each other’s company at an AHRC event.

Our Mission

AHRC Nassau empowers people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to live self-directed lives.

AHRC Nassau is a not-for-profit organization that is a chapter of NYSARC, Inc. Established during a time where most people with developmental disabilities were relegated to institutions or hidden away at home, AHRC Nassau has been dedicated to improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities and helping them live self-directed lives for more than 65 years.

As a parent-founded organization whose foundation was built on the hopes they had for their children, AHRC supports more that 2,200 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

In 2011, AHRC Nassau concluded a four year restructuring effort and developed numerous non-profit affiliate organizations, independent of NYSARC, to better meet the needs of the people we support. Click here to learn more about how our affiliate organizations work together to provide people with extraordinary, person-centered supports.

When referring to AHRC Nassau, please note that we do not recognize ourselves as an acronym.  Our name was changed to reflect a more dignified and appropriate way to refer to our services and the people supported though our programs.  If trying to provide context when referencing us, simply note that we are an agency that provides services and supports to people with developmental disabilities. Please contact Community Resources at (516) 626-1000 x1303 with any questions and/or clarifications.