The Resource Center

About The Resource Center

The Resource Center has been providing services to persons with disabilities in the Chautauqua County area since 1958. From our humble beginnings as a gathering of parents and concerned citizens who wanted to provide educational and training opportunities for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities, The Resource Center has grown into a comprehensive agency providing services to thousands of persons with all types and levels of disabilities.

The Resource Center is the largest non-governmental employer in Chautauqua County with more than 1,300 employees on its payroll.

The mission of The Resource Center is to support individuals with disabilities and other challenges in achieving maximum independence, contributing to their community, experiencing lifelong growth, and enjoying quality of life.



July 2020 - August 2020 Chautauqua, NY
“I loved my time with The Resource Center because it allowed me to gain experience in my professional field of interest. Being able to spend time with the nurses solidified my career decision to pursue nursing myself. I enjoyed being able to shadow nurses, dentists, and physicians, and learn about their respective careers. ”

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

January 2018 Jamestown, NY
“The experience to work with developmentally disabled adults and to create friendships with them and other co-workers.”
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