Who We Are

- Our Mission -


Wildwood strengthens the well-being of people with disabilities and their families through innovative supports


- Our Values -



Treating others the way you want them to treat you

Doing the right thing in a reliable way

Creativity Seeing something that does not exist and then making it so
Holism Treating each individual as a whole that is more than the simple sum of their parts


…Understanding that our mission will only be realized through our cooperative efforts



About Wildwood Programs


Wildwood provides supports and services to people of all ages with conditions described as developmental disabilities, complex learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. At Wildwood we value understanding each individual as a whole and unique person.

Our organization was created in 1967 when a group of parents found that their children did not fit neatly into existing programs. What began as a program for a handful of pre- schoolers has grown into an organization that provides comprehensive supports and services to over 1300 people and 2000 families every year. Children as young as three and adults enjoying their senior years receive supports and services in every life area in an environment where they are accepted, respected and valued.

Wildwood Programs was founded by families who created innovative supports and creative services as needs were identified. That same creativity and ingenuity continues today as Wildwood staff continually works with the people receiving services and their families to meet individualized needs. Everyday challenges are seen as the catalyst for growth, learning and the adaptation to the environment that surrounds all of us. The goal for everyone at Wildwood is to live a life that maximizes independence, fulfillment and productivity.

Who We Support


From the child struggling in school with a complex learning disability, to the adolescent with autism trying to navigate his social world, to the adult with a developmental disability working hard to live an independent life, to the family doing everything they can to support their child with a disability, Wildwood Programs helps people grow.

Rather than developing programs based on labels or diagnoses, Wildwood has developed supports and services based on each person’s characteristics, likes and dislikes and unique personality. Wildwood Programs partners with families and offers supports and services that are individualized and tailored in a holistic way for each person.




Family Partnership


Wildwood Programs was founded by families who created innovative supports and creative services as the needs of their children were identified. Wildwood was founded by parents and for over forty years it has remained a family focused organization. Today, Wildwood welcomes and encourages the input of family members in each and every part of our program and our Board of Directors is comprised largely of family members.

Wildwood’s staff is renowned not just for its expertise but also for the dedication and commitment to people with disabilities. For years Wildwood has been seen as a leader and a resource for people with disabilities, their families and allied professionals in the Capital Region and beyond.


Tax Returns and Annual Report

Wildwood's most recent IRS Form 990 and Annual Report are available below in PDF format.

IRS Form 990
Annual Report
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