Welcome to the Alternative Living Group

For over three decades, ALG has been recognized for its unique sensitivity to the special needs of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Capital District. ALG was founded with a commitment to serve a community rich in diversity and to partner with individuals and families from all backgrounds to ensure quality lives and to create meaningful opportunities for independence.

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Our Services


Transitional Apartments

The Alternative Living Group, Inc. offers a specialized Transitiontal Apartments program to assist an individual with a developmental disability in learning important skills towards independence. This program is a specialized 2-year program which begins with 24-hour supervision and supports with the focus and intent in developing the individual's skills towards independence. At the end of the 2-year program, the individual will move from our Transitional Apartments into the least restricitve setting that meets their needs. 


Supervised IRAs

The  Alternative Living Group, Inc. offers a variety of residential living opportunities throughout Schenectady and Albany counties for individuals with developmental disabilities. Our Supervised IRAs provide 24-hour supports to all individuals who reside there. All our homes are located in residential communities.  Our Supervised IRA homes are small in size, averaging between 3-6 residents, and in most case each individual as their own bedroom. Staff provide a Person-Centered environment where individuals are actively engaged in the decision making process of their home, health, community involvement, and relationships.  The Alternattive Living Group, Inc. currently operates 14 Supervised IRAs.  



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.

Community Services

GAP Program

The Alternative Living Group, Inc. currently provides GAP services to individuals residing in the Capital Region. GAP is a Medicaid funded program offered through New York State’s Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) Home and Community Based Services Waiver.


Are you interested in joining our team?

ALG employs a caring, well trained and experienced workforce of over 400 full-time and part-time staff. Learn more about the opportunities available and apply today!