• Community Based Services worker in the supported employment program cleans counters at Flory's

    Reliable Workers through Supported Employment

    CBS recognizes the need for a customized vocational plan for every person seeking employment. Through Supported Employment (SEMP), people receive job skills training and job coaching support in a competitive employment environment. Supported Employment in Action Mark cleans and disinfects the counters until they shine. When you pump gas at Flory’s Convenience & Deli in […]

  • Caregiver holding bag of groceries and pushing person in a wheel chair

    Get Paid for Caregiving

    Do you or your family members provide care for a loved one with a disability? Would you like your family members or friends to get paid for providing care? We can help. We at CBS have multiple opportunities available for caregivers. The onboarding process is easy. The training is paid. The best part is that […]

  • Westchester County Legislator Erika Pierce presents CBS with an oversized check signifying the grant CBS received from the county

    Community Based Services Awarded $50,000 Grant from Westchester County to Train New Workforce and Transform Disability Care

    Community Based Services (CBS), a nonprofit organization providing the highest level of individualized care for people with developmental disabilities and autism through residential and community-based programs, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from Westchester County. The grant will revolutionize the comprehensive training program that will prepare a new workforce of approximately 180 people for a […]

  • Map of CBS's programs in Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Ulster, Rockland, and Orange Counties

    CBS Expands Services to New Locations

    CBS has had a 40-year history of profound growth which began with a single residence in Westchester County.  Over the years, CBS has extended its support of people with disabilities throughout the Hudson Valley region to Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, and Rockland counties. Extending Services within the Empire State We are excited to announce that CBS […]

  • A student and parent attend the Transition Planning and Resource Fair and hold bags of promo items and brochures.

    Dutchess County Students Learn What’s Next After High School

    A Transition Planning & Resource Fair hosted by Community Based Services (CBS), in partnership with Dutchess County, the Department of Behavioral and Community Health, and ThinkDIFFERENTLY at Arlington High School on May 25 was well attended. Families with students in schools across Dutchess County who have IEPs and 504s attended the fair and learned about […]

  • Transition and Resource Fair Flyer

    Transition Fair to Help Students Plan for Life After High School

    Poughkeepsie, NY ­– Community Based Services (CBS), in partnership with Dutchess County, the Department of Behavioral and Community Health, and ThinkDIFFERENTLY, will be hosting a Transition Fair on May 25 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Arlington High School. Families with students in Dutchess County who have IEPs and 504s are invited to attend and […]

  • A direct support professional helps a person create artwork for World Autism Awareness Month

    CBS Celebrates World Autism Awareness Month

    Every April, Community Based Services celebrates World Autism Awareness Month with a kick-off on the United Nations sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. This year’s theme, creating a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential aligns perfectly with the agency’s mission. Everyone involved in the organization, from staff to […]

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    In Honor of #WDSD, “Inclusion Is…” Video

    In honor of World Down Syndrome Day (#WDSD), both the Hudson Valley and the Taconic Group Day Hab Without Walls program participants released their video, “Inclusion is…” on March 21, 2022. The video presents stories in their own words as they share their experiences and impact on their communities.     #WDSD Premiere Celebrated at […]

  • Community Based Services Celebrates Black History Month

    CBS Celebrates Black History Month

    CBS celebrates Black History Month with a focus on health and wellness, this year’s theme. We are honoring the contributions of Black Americans to the health care field through their ingenuity and inventiveness. People like Bessie Blount Griffin who used her talent to create the Portable Receptacle Support. Bessie Blount Griffin: Early inventor for Physical […]

  • ADA Compliant Luxury Airbnb vacation home in Dutchess County

    For Spring 2022 – An ADA Compliant, Luxury Vacation Home

    In spring 2022, CBS will be offering an ADA compliant, luxury vacation home in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Less than one hour from NYC, our 5-bedroom home is minutes from Barton Family Orchards, the Hudson Valley Rail Trail, Thunder Ridge Skiing, and other fun activities. End your day with the warmth from the firepit while […]