The Center for Discovery
The Center for Discovery® (non-profit organization), designated as a Center of Excellence by the New York State Department of Health and OPWDD, is a major research and specialty center that offers residential, medical, clinical and special education programs as well as world-class Music and Creative Arts Therapy, Adapted Physical Education, and a biodynamic agricultural program among other unique services.
Located on 1,500 acres of land in the Mid-Hudson Region, less than two hours from New York City, The Center has become a magnet institution where individuals from around the region and world travel to receive highly advanced care and access to groundbreaking research and treatment for a myriad of complex conditions. The Center has a long history of innovation in curriculum development, program implementation, and assistive technology, leading to significant breakthroughs and life-changing opportunities.
Each year, The Center serves 1,200 children and adults from across New York State and beyond. Growing from 25 employees in 1980 to over 1,700 employees in 2020, The Center is the largest private sector employer in Sullivan County, New York. Over the last seven years, The Center for Discovery® has generated $1.075 billion of economic impact for the State of New York.