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Serving People with Disabilities and their families in the Capital District

Respite Services


The Alternative Living Group, Inc. provides after-School Respite services to individuals currently residing in Schenectady and Albany Counties, the after-school Respite Service is a Medicaid funded program offered through New York States Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. (OPWDD) Home and Community Based Services Waiver. The service is provided to OPWDD eligible individuals with developmental disabilities that are of school age and currently reside at home.

The Community Services Department currently has after-school programs in both the Schenectady City School District and the City School District of Albany. All after-school programs follow the school district calendar and provide care to students with developmental disabilities. The programs typically run from the end of the school day to 6pm.  Each program offers the students opportunity to participate in various physical education activities, arts and crafts, as well as several field trips throughout the year. For more information please contact the Community Services Department at (518) 374-0053.

Respite Application 2017