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Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRA)


Provides two different group living environments:

Supervised IRAs: Offers small group living environments with 24 hour staff supports for a small number of adults with different abilities and are encouraged to be as independent as possible. Individuals received supports and services based on their individual needs.

Supportive IRAs: Offers supportive apartments where 1 to 2 people live in the same apartment and receive supports from staff. Individuals must be able to remain at home without staff, evacuate in case of an emergency, call for help and interact safely with neighbors, if needed.


Eligibility: Individuals ages 18 years and older with developmental disabilities who are unable to live independently and are enrolled in the HCBS Waiver program

Application Process: Referrals from families, service coordinators, or participants themselves; referrals are received through the Community Residential Opportunities centralized referral process coordinated by the regional office of OPWDD

Required Documentation: Call for required documentation

Fees: None

Onondaga County

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1603 Court Street
Syracuse NY 13208

Website: www.accesscny.org

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Disabled: Fully Accessible


Fax: 315-454-4611

Business Line: 315-455-7591

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.accesscny.org

6520 Basile Rowe
East Syracuse NY 13057


Administrative hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Residential services provided 24 Hours / 7 Days


Deborah Anderson
Associate Director
[email protected]

Disabilities Access

Accessibility varies by location; call for details

This program is offered at this site:


Main Address:

6520 Basile Rowe

East Syracuse NY 13057

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