Welcome To The Kelberman Center

The Kelberman Center is the leading provider of autism services for children, adults and families in the Mohawk Valley and Central New York.

We provide comprehensive programming and services for people throughout all phases of life, from early childhood through adulthood, including: Home and Community Based, Educational, Clinical, Residential and Recreation and Camp. Our goal is to meet people and families where they are in life and to support them every step of the way on their journeys navigating autism. The expert staff at The Kelberman Center empower the people we support with specialized, one-of-a-kind programs, resources, support and wrap-around services, creating a fulfilling, life-enriching experience for people and families.

​In 1997, The Promise Preschool ​opened its doors for our youngest learners with autism. The program's life-changing curriculum helps students to develop functional skills to be successful in school and beyond. ​Recognizing the need to serve families with autism beyond preschool, The Kelberman Center was officially incorporated as its own 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2005 ​in Utica, New York. Today, the Center has locations in Utica and Syracuse as well as seven community residences. In 2021, The Kelberman Center opened the LINK apartments in Utica, the first-ever of its kind in New York State inclusive living community for people of all abilities.

With 400 full and part time staff, who facilitate multiple programs and provide services to 1,000 children and adults annually, we are proud to serve throughout Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Lewis, Cayuga and Onondaga Counties.

Our Mission

We believe in the power of individuals, family, and community working together to maximize our collective potential.
We are guided by diversity, equity and inclusion for all.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Unique Together

At the Kelberman Center, we're not all the same and that's what makes us so strong. We're unique together which makes us better together and allows us to serve our community. We are committed to a culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity and embraces the unique skills, qualities and abilities of all employees and individuals who choose us for support and services.

We’re Here for You and Your Family

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Home & Community Based Services

Providing support to live, play and work independently

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Recreation and Camp

Providing opportunities for lasting memories and friendships

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Residential Services

Providing unique and person-centered homes with supportive staff as well as more independent living options in an apartment setting

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Clinical Services

Providing a range of services that are offered to children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families for treatment paths to optimize quality of life

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Educational Services

Providing year-round educational programming utilizing evidence-based approaches designed to build on students' emerging skills and strengths in preparation for kindergarten and beyond

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Autism Services Across The Lifespan