• Services are available to all, regardless of age, race, income or religious affiliation.
  • Services are available to all, regardless of age, race, income or religious affiliation.
  • Services are available to all, regardless of age, race, income or religious affiliation.
  • Services are available to all, regardless of age, race, income or religious affiliation.
  • Services are available to all, regardless of age, race, income or religious affiliation.
  • Services are available to all, regardless of age, race, income or religious affiliation.
  • Services are available to all, regardless of age, race, income or religious affiliation.
  • Services are available to all, regardless of age, race, income or religious affiliation.

"Turning disabilities into capabilities; providing quality services with integrity, compassion and respect."


Welcome to Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities Disabilities Services (CCDS), an agency of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany began serving people with developmental disabilities in 1984. We are one of the Greater Capital Region's leading providers of services to people with developmental disabilities.

CCDS News

  • Sharing Her Success and Accomplishment

    Some of you will remember Kathy and her presentation to the Board last year.  Kathy has had such success in Consolidated Support and Services and she is spreading her story and message.  She has been honing her presentation and today, delivered an inspiring and moving message to the attendees at the NYSACRA Conference at The Sagamore.  She did an amazing job and has so much to be proud of. 

    We posted this on our Facebook page, but for those of you who may not be on Facebook, here is a photo of Kathy delivering her presentation.  There are more photos on Facebook

    We love sharing good news and success stories!

  • Catholic Charities Disabilities Services Seeks Council on Quality and Leadership Accreditation

    Why do we want or need accreditation by an external agency?

    As you know, the system by which services are provided to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) is rapidly transforming itself. People seeking services for the first time or want to change services have to go through “the front door, “OPWDD’s process for ensuring that individuals make the “most appropriate” choice in services. Monday through Friday day supports are no longer guaranteed for graduating high school students. Individuals can no longer be admitted to attend sheltered workshops. New certified residential opportunities are next to impossible to come by. Person centered services delivered in non-traditional settings are now the norm. Administrators deal daily with “rate rationalization” and what the new Medicaid waiver will look like. OPWDD is changing the way it certifies programs and will use “Personal Outcome Measures” (POMs) instead of regulatory compliance to evaluate programs.

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  • Catholic Charities Disabilities Services Volunteer Community Day

    Come join us on May 18, 2014 for the Second Annual Catholic Charities Disabilities Services Volunteer Day.

    The goal of this day is to harness the power of volunteers to enhance the “curb appeal” of some of our fifteen residential locations.

    We have residences in Albany, Schenectady, Southern Saratoga, and Rensselaer Counties. We can accommodate both groups and individuals who are looking to volunteer to help us spruce up our residences and give back to the community. Work will include some gardening, light landscaping, clean-up, painting, and light carpentry. Equipment and supplies will be provided.

    Please contact Jeff Covington at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 724-1790.

  • Success Stories

    Catholic Charities Disabilities Services serves a young man, we’ll call him Michael, who is diagnosed with autism and a rare and fatal type of muscular dystrophy. However his family lives a life similar to that of any family and their goal is to give Michael as many experiences as they can. Michael has a community habilitation staff person Tina, whose job is to accompany him on outing and to help him work on some specific goals, which Michael has chosen. Because Michael requires a motorized wheelchair, this is a unique opportunity (outside of school) that he has to go out without his parents.

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  • We're Joining the Movement

    Lawyers have the American Bar Association. Physicians have the American Medical Association. Direct Support Professionals have the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP). Catholic Charities Disabilities Services is joining the movement to professionalize the position of direct support. Over the next few months Catholic Charities Disabilities Services will be rolling out a program to inculcate their direct support workforce on the NADSP Code of Ethics and the 15 Core Competencies of the NADSP.

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Quality Assurance

Need help to resolve a problem?
Not satisfied with our services?
We want your feedback.

Please contact Robert Boehlert, Director of Quality Assurance, at (518) 783-1111 ext. 1238 or email robertb@ccdservices.org

Ethics Help Line

If you want to report any situation that you think represents a concern within the agency, please call our toll free Corporate Compliance Ethics Help Line at 1-866-662-1875 or on the web at: Ethics Help Line

HIPAA Privacy Policies

We are committed to protecting the privacy of information we gather about you while providing health-related services. Take a minute to review our HIPAA Privacy Practices.

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