Our History

In 1954 a small group of parents founded The Center for Family Support to meet the special needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The original intention of the organization was to provide respite services to individuals in order to maintain their loved ones at home.

In the later part of the 1990’s, The Center for Family Support began to develop residential alternatives for special populations. Over the years, The Center for Family Support has expanded services and now provides a wide array of residential and community support services funded by the Medicaid Waiver and through contracts with OPWDD, the New York City Office of Health and Mental Hygiene, NY State Department of Health and New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities.

Each week CFS staff provides assistance and support to over 800 individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages in their home, at their day program and in the community. CFS provides services to approximately 200 individuals with a diagnosis on the Autism spectrum including a day program specializing in Autism in the State of New Jersey.

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