At Upstate Cerebral Palsy, we offer you or your loved one residential options in a caring and supportive environment. We have a number of living alternatives in both certified (Individualized Residential Alternatives-IRA and Intermediate Care Facilities-ICF) and non-certified settings (apartments and houses that are not regulated by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities-OPWDD).  Residential options include:

  • Certified IRAs and ICF's  located across Oneida, Madison, Herkimer and Lewis Counties.  These homes are certified by OPWDD and support between four to twelve people depending on the home.
  • Non-Certified Homes and apartments where people can live with friends or family members. The Upstate Cerebral Palsy Self Direction team will work with you to develop a home in a location you desire or can support you to continue to live in your own home with your family members.
  • Mental health residential options located within Herkimer and Oneida County through the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). Services are provided with an emphasis on focused intervention to achieve a person's goals.

All residential options provide a caring atmosphere that celebrates each person’s unique style and personality and supports him or her in obtaining life goals, hopes and dreams. Residents have opportunities for social interaction with peers while being guided and mentored by direct support professionals. Assistance is given to help and support people to live as independently as possible and to enhance skills necessary to perform daily activities. This includes personal care, grooming, household chores, cooking, communication skills, social skills and involvement in the community. If a person has significant medical conditions or behavioral challenges, we have staff with specialized training who can support those needs.

We are committed to supporting people across the life span in the type of residential setting they choose.  Our goal in providing residential options is to empower individuals of all abilities to reach their fullest potentials.

For more information on adult residential services, please contact:
Dana Guernsey, Senior Vice President, Adult Services, at (315) 724-6907 ext 2064 or