ABOUT US

Individualized care for people with autism and developmental disabilities in home- and community-based settings.

Community Based Services, Inc. (CBS) is a not-for-profit organization that provides the highest level of individualized care for people with autism and developmental disabilities in home and community-based settings. Founded in 1981 by Kevin J. McCarthy, Community Based Services was among the first agencies to help serve and support the people of the Hudson Valley region.

Who we support

CBS has grown considerably since we first launched. Today, CBS:

            • Operates 10  Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRAs)

 

            • Provides Community Habilitation and Respite services

 

            • Offers a Day Habilitation without walls program

 

            • Provides Medicaid Service Coordination

 

            • Offers Prevocational services and supported work



Our mission is to provide each individual with the best possible quality of life through residential and community-based opportunities. Our strong compassionate culture demands that all decisions be made with the individuals’ involvement and in their best interests. This is ensured through an innovative person-centered approach that delivers services based on the specific interests, abilities, and changing needs of each person.


Our core values reflect what we consider most important in providing services. All staff and stakeholders are asked to fully participate in upholding these values.

            • The individuals’ best interest is paramount in all decision making.

 

            • We create a warm, friendly, and person-centered environment, ensuring that people are safe and that their individual choices are valued and respected.

 

            • We respect and care for our individuals by promoting and practicing the “Golden Rule.”

 

            • We have a caring and compassionate culture. Team members take pride in their work and are committed to a standard of excellence that encompasses innovation, collaboration, and knowledge gained through experience.

 

            • We provide services to individuals that give them the opportunity to fully participate within their community in a manner that fosters personal relationships, independence, choice, fun, and positive individualized outcomes.

 

            • We are committed to honest, ethical, and fair business dealings with all of our stakeholders.

 

            • We develop a unified Treatment Team by promoting effective communication, valuing personal contribution, and by embracing and respecting differences.