Family Support Services (FSS)

Liberty offers a wide range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Montgomery County. These services are a vital resource for families caring for an individual with a disability at home. Services are offered in the community, in family homes, and at certified sites. Liberty’s staff provides the attention and services each person needs to grow and flourish as an individual.

  • Respite Programs – Annually, a minimum of 120 hours of respite is available – at no cost – to the family of an adult or child with a developmental disability. Services can be provided by trained Liberty staff in your home.  A voucher program gives your family the option of hiring someone you know to provide respite; an hourly stipend reimbursed by Liberty.
Liberty offers a wide range of exciting experiences for those who participate in all programs supported through Family Services.  Here a camper beams proudly as she sits atop her horse during a riding lesson at summer camp.

Liberty offers a wide range of exciting experiences for those who participate in all programs supported through Family Services. Here a camper beams proudly as she sits atop her horse during a riding lesson at summer camp.

When a family crisis occurs, Liberty will provide emergency respite as needed – at no cost.

  • Recreation Program – A variety of athletic, social and special events are scheduled on evenings and weekends throughout the month.  Activities include bowling, swimming, cooking, arts & crafts, dances and involvement in Special Olympics sports training and events.  Transportation is provided.
  • After School Program – Liberty offers an after school program to individuals of school age with developmental disabilities. This program is available to children ages 5-21.
  • School Recess Program –Trained staff provide enjoyable, learning activities during planned breaks throughout the school year.
  • Hispanic Outreach – Bilingual staff are available to assist families in accessing services and supports in the community and at Liberty.
  • Advocacy, Information & Referral -Trained staff help you or your family member with a disability obtain services, including, but not limited to, educational opportunities and benefits.  Liberty can provide information about disabilities, explain service options, and connect you with support groups.
  • Medical Transportation – Liberty can provide transportation to medical appointments and supervision for individuals with a developmental disability.  Specialized transportation can be arranged for those who use wheelchairs.
  • On-Line Registration – Individuals or family members can register to participate in Recreation, After-School and Recess Programs on Liberty’s website – www.libertyarc.org.  Click on Family Support Services for a calendar of events and access to the on-line registration form.
  • For more information call: (518) 954-2031.

Note  Individuals must be eligible for services through the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities in order to participate in Liberty’s FSS Programs.