North Country Recreation

The purpose of North Country Recreation is to offer the individuals we serve the opportunity to enjoy group activities both indoors and outdoors. This is a program for people with disabilities, including individuals with more involved physical disabilities who may require assistance. Watch a short video with Jim by clicking here.

Individualized Support Services (ISS)

One time and ongoing funds can be available for individuals, perhaps for the first time, who need additional resources to afford safe and decent housing. Funds can be used to purchase new or used items to set up a household or to pay toward the rent.

Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRAs)

IRAs (Individualized Residential Alternatives) are supervised or supportive housing opportunities certified by New York State OPWDD (Office for People With Developmental Disabilities) and are available for eligible individuals with developmental disabilities.

Hourly Respite

This HCBS (Home and Community Based Service) provides primary caregivers of individuals with disabilities relief by allowing them to hire an individual of their choice to provide care in their absence. Individuals are awarded a number of hours per year. Providers become employees of Cerebral Palsy Association of The North Country. Please contact Edward Montgomery at or call (315) 379-8333.

Day Habilitation

Day Habilitation (Day Hab) services are "without walls", meaning the services vary in staffing arrangements, locations and supports provided. Supports are tailored to fit an individuals needs, interests, and preferences. For more information, please contact Nichole Belonge at (315) 386-1156 or by email

Community Habilitation

Community Habilitation (Com Hab) is provided in a persons home and includes services and supports available to eligible individuals with developmental disabilities. Supports are tailored to their needs, interests and choices. Services may include, but are not limited to, training or assistance in areas such as personal grooming, household chores, laundry, cooking, money management, or shopping. For more information, please contact Nichole Belonge at (315) 379-9667 or by email

Assistive Technology/Environmental Modifications

Assistive Technology is a HCBS (Home and Community Based Service) that provides funding for Environmental Modifications (E-mods). "E-mods" are adaptations to an individuals environment that allows for more independence or to address issues related to health and safety. Some examples are ramps, lifts, bathroom and kitchen modifications, fences, safety devices for individuals who are blind or deaf, and widened doorways and hallways.

Self-Directed Support Brokerage

Self-Directed Support Brokerage

Self Direction is a type of service delivery that gives you flexibility to choose the mix of supports and services that are right for you so you can live the life you want. With Self Direction, YOU choose your services, the staff and organizations that provide them, and a schedule that works best for YOU. Because each person is unique, Self Direction empowers people to design supports based on their strengths and needs. It gives you more control over the funding used to buy your services. A Support Broker is a professional who educates the person and family on Self-Directed service options, and assists the person in developing a Self Direction budget, writing Habilitation Plans, and facilitating Planning Team meetings. We offer both Support Broker and Start-Up Broker Services. Contact Christine Grubee at or call (315) 379-8211.