Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Services


Our neighbors with developmental disabilities rely on The Community Place of Greater Rochester for programs that develop intellectual and physical skills for a more positive life experience. We offer access to a broad spectrum of services in our community aimed at increasing independence and quality of life. Programs and services include:

  • The Sky is the Limit
  • Parenting Skills
  • Family Reimbursement Program
  • Family Outreach Program
  • Supported Employment

The Sky is the Limit

The Sky is the Limit is daily program for individuals with developmental disabilities aged 5-22, that offers a structured recreational environment. The social and recreational program focuses on enhancing social skills, providing opportunities for physical development, and opportunities for inclusion in mainstream activities. Meals are served and transportation is provided.
The Sky is the Limit operates five days a week, year-round. When school is in session, the program operates from 3:30 p.m. until 7: 45 p.m. and on an alternate schedule when school is not in session.

Parenting Skills Program

Our Parenting Skills program provides training, support and education to parents who are developmentally disabled. The goal of the program is to provide parents the skills necessary to parent their children without the aid of in-home support or direction. Program participants receive on-going coaching to address concerns and issues related to parenting. Transportation and meals are provided at each session.

Family Reimbursement Program

The Family Reimbursement program allows families to apply for money to offset the cost of goods and/or services related to the caring of developmentally disabled family members. These resources are distributed based on established need and are accessible after other alternatives have been exhausted. Requests are reviewed and determinations made jointly with the Developmental Disability Services Parent Committee.

Family Outreach Program

Community Place’s Family Outreach program provides weekend respites, support groups, and field trips to reduce the stigma and social isolation of the developmentally disabled and their families.

Community Habilitation Services

Community habilitation is a one-on-one skill development and community inclusion program designed around the assessed needs of each individual. Community Place staff assists individuals in identifying their needs and goals to develop an appropriate and rewarding experience.

For additional information on any of these programs please contact the director of Disability Services at 585.327.7200 x145.

Supported Employment Program 

Our mission, to provide employment support, through OPWDD for workers with Developmental Disabilities. With intentions of finding careers within their own Community. Our aim is to create jobs and career opportunities for individuals with disabilities. We hope to gain and develop partnerships with businesses and provide a professional and valued workforce to any team.

Learn more about our Supported Employment programs here.


Please check here to see our safety plan for our OPWDD programs.