Day Programs

We provide vocational and day services to adults and transitioning students with disabilities. We encourage growth, productivity and choice for individuals throughout Western New York.



The Arc Erie County provides people with specialized support to achieve community inclusion. Day habilitation programs provide individualized support for adults of all ages, including those with complex medical and behavioral needs.


Staff supports participants in developing necessary skills to pursue their goals and interests. Programs such as Culinary (in collaboration with TOPS Markets), Music Appreciation (in collaboration with the Buffalo Philharmonic), and Art Exploration & Creation are person centered activities that individuals have chosen and were developed based on participant’s interests.


Site-Based Services

  • Supports people with chronic medical and behavioral needs. Supports are in place so participants can experience meaningful relationships, participate in therapeutic activities in the community and increase their ability to make choices.Clinical supports include nursing, behavior support, and an on-site A16 Clinic in partnership with Aspire of Western New York. 


Community-Based Services

  • Assist people developing connections in their communities by providing opportunities, experiences, personal security, and self-respect.
  • Opportunity to spend the day being actively involved in the community. The chosen activities help participants develop or maintain valuable life skills such as community orienta- tion, money management, communication, advocacy, and leadership.
  • Activities include volunteer work, community education or training, health & wellness, and leisure & recreation.
  • Offers the opportunity to make choices, experience inclusion, and give back to the community.
  • Linkage to community centers and seniors centers, collaborative activities with the University of Buffalo Honors Programs, Erie Community College, and the YMCA. Numerous volunteer opportunities such as Meals-On-Wheels, The Salvation Army, Tift Nature Preserve, The Food Bank of WNY, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Buffalo & Erie County Library, The SPCA, Canalside, and the Naval Park

Our students are the focus of everything that we do. We respond to each child’s individual needs and provide specialized services that promote each child’s growth and development.

Day Programs

News & Events

Our New Southtowns Location is Now Open

Monday, April 3rd was an exciting day for our staff and the people we support in Hamburg. It was move-in day, the long awaited day to officially move into the New Southtowns Service Center located at 56 Main Street in the Village of Hamburg. Learn More

2017 Heritage Centers Golf Classic Results

Thank you to our sponsors, golfers, and volunteers that made the 2017 Heritage Golf Classic a huge success! Click through to find out the day's winners and to see photos from this beautiful day to benefit Heritage Centers. Learn More