Who We Are

- Our Mission -

Working collaboratively with individuals, families and the community, Wildwood

Programs empowers and enables children and adults with neurologically-based learning

disabilities, autism, and other developmental disorders to lead independent, productive

and fulfilling lives.


- Our Vision -

Wildwood Programs, Inc. envisions a world that embraces a fundamental respect for ALL people, their strengths, their uniqueness, their creativity and the infinite diversity that we each represent.


- Our Values -



Appreciating and considering the individual nature and needs of others.

Doing the right thing in an honest and reliable way, according to the rules and standards of your job and profession.

Creativity Transcending the ordinary by building what has not existed, by remaking in an improved fashion that which does, or by finding a solution when one is not obvious.
Holism Acknowledging that all people cannot truly be understood and actively engaged until their whole lives are considered and embraced. Understanding that our mission will only be realized through our cooperative efforts.


…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 1000 people and 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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