Individualized Residential Alternatives

We support individuals with all levels of disability and are designed to provide individuals with the highest quality supports while providing the feeling that where they live is truly a home.  A partnership is established between Wildwood staff and families to insure quality supports in the residences.

Supportive Apartments 

Home Supports staff provide support to people in houses, apartment units, and apartment buildings throughout the Capital District.  These individuals do not receive 24-hour supervision, but have staff visitation and 24-hour access to staff.


Community Habilitation

Provides individual support for both children and adults who are either living at home with their families or living independently in their own residences.  Staff work closely with the consumer, family, and Medicaid Service Coordinator to develop an individual plan and to determine the number of hours needed to address the goals outlined in the plan.  Services can occur in the home or in the individual’s community.




Recreation Services

Wildwood's Recreation/ Recreation Respite Program offers activities for individuals of all ages.  The goals of the program include not only enjoyment of leisure time, and  respite but also socialization and integration within the community. The recreation/ recreation  respite staff creatively seek activities that broaden the participants’ experience and further their goals in areas like social and life skills. It is a social program assisting people in small group situations with their leisure pursuits within the community.  Independent access of the community is the goal, but staff can assist individuals so that they may participate in this service. People can select from the recreation offerings and choose the ones they want to enjoy.

The program is open to all OPWDD eligible individuals.  We serve people from age 5 – 85 in a variety of settings.  Some of the more formal services include Saturday Recreation and GAP for school aged people.  The GAP program meets daytime during school vacations and is a service for families without other options for these school breaks.

Adult Respite and Adult Recreation serve individuals over the age of 18 living in their family home.  If the individual lives in an OPWDD sanctioned residential setting they would most likely be in our recreation program.  The two adult programs look and feel identical.


Family Supports

Family Support Services include those areas that are designed to help support an individual in living at home with family as long as they desire. While the supports certainly benefit the person, they are also designed to support the family or caregiver. This includes areas such as:

  • Information and referral on supports and services that may be available
  • Workshops designed to provide education and information
  • Support groups that may be designed for either individuals receiving supports or their families
  • Counseling supports
  • Case management and benefit supports for those not enrolled in Medicaid Service Coordination
  • In-home behavior supports
  • Reimbursement for respite and goods and services
  • HCBS Waiver Respite services





Wildwood School


Wildwood School

Wildwood School provides a comprehensive educational program for students with autism spectrum disorders, neurological impairments, and complex learning disabilities to prepare them to be as independent as possible.  There is a blend of academic, social, employment, and functional skills that are taught to each student driven by their Individual Educational Plan (IEP), needs and interests. 

For more information, please visit our website at www.wildwoodschoolsite.com/


Adult Education

Adult Education offers learning opportunities in work-related skills, the arts, financial, interpersonal, literacy and wellness skills. Learning takes place through: 

  • small group classes 
  • individualized supports 
  • video and multi-media materials
  • adapted and hands-on texts 
  • Adult Education also provides assistance with:
  • accommodations for testing and learning 
  • supports for community-based learning and college coursework
  • Success Seminars  

Parent Network of the Capital Region (PNCR)

The PNCR's mission is to provide parents with the knowledge, skills, and resources to facilitate productive relationships with their school districts ensuring an appropriate education for their child.

PNCR provides parents and family members of children with disabilities information, resources and strategies to: 
  • Promote meaningful involvement in their child's educational programs including information regarding the special education process (referrals for special education, individual evaluations, individualized education programs or IEP development and transition planning);
  • Assist parents in understanding their child's disabilities;
  • Promote early resolution of disputes between parents and school districts;
  • Promote the use of resolution sessions and special education mediations;
  • Assist in understanding procedural due process rights;
  • Enhance parents' skills and levels of confidence to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with their schools to advocate for and actively participate in their child's education program.
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