Mental Health - Taconic Developmental Disabilities Services - Ulster Office

Taconic Developmental Disabilities Services - Ulster Office
Robert Slawinski, Administrator of Community Support & Clinical Services

Services: The Taconic Developmental Disabilities Services Office (DDSO) is a regional agency of the NYS Office of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities. The Taconic district includes Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, and Ulster counties. The DDSO has offices in each of the five counties and a large campus in Wassaic. It operates a network of residential and habilitative programs throughout the region, as well as providing clinic services and service coordination. It also provides support services which enable families to keep their family member with a disability at home. Taconic works closely with many private voluntary agencies which provide related services. Taconic provides them with technical assistance and training. The DDSO and the private sector plan and work together to ensure the best quality of life possible for people residing in the Taconic district who have developmental disabilities. Taconic DDSO�s mission is to ensure that persons with developmental disabilities living in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, and Ulster Counties and their families are provided services and supports of their choice that promote participation, integration, and independence.

Specialty Areas: Service coordination, Article 16 Clinic, large family care program, group homes for people with MR/DD age 21 and above, intake, respite, day programs in Kingston and Milton, and family support programs.

Payment for Services: Medicaid, Medicare, other State and Federal resources

Service Location/Hours:

Ulster Office, DDSO
521 Boices Lane
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 382-1899
FAX (845) 382-1935
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Group Homes - 15 group homes located throughout Ulster County

Ulster Day Program
607 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 338-0310

FAX (845) 338-0416


Ulster Neighborhood Center
207 Milton Turnpike
Milton, NY 12547
(845) 795-1149

FAX (845) 795-1150


Taconic DDSO
38 Fireman's Way
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 473-5050

FAX (845) 473-0512

FAX (845) 473-7198

Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities Services