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Disabled Persons Action Organization (DPAO)


Provides services for adults and children with developmental disabilities in Jefferson and Lewis counties. Programs include respite, habilitation programs, advocacy/case management, employment services, and financial assistance.

Eligibility: Individuals with a developmental disability and their families residing in Jefferson and Lewis counties; eligibility is established through New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (NYSOPWDD)

Fees: Medicaid

Jefferson and Lewis counties


Jefferson County Office: 315-782-3577

Jefferson County Day Habilitation Center: 315-782-5285

Jefferson County Respite Home: 315-782-2485

Lewis County Office: 315-348-8380

Lewis County Respite Home: 315-376-8327

Fax: 315-782-6673

Toll-Free: 800-533-2859

Website: www.dpao.org

617 Davidson Street
Watertown NY 13601

Mailing Address:

PO Box 222
Watertown NY 13601


Administrative hours: Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5PM
Service hours vary by program


Tina Cummings
Assistant Executive Director
[email protected]
315-782-3577 x226

Cindy FitzPatrick
Executive Director
[email protected]
315-782-3577 x225

Disabilities Access

Fully Accessible

This agency has the following sites:

Jefferson County Corporate Office

Main Address:

617 Davidson Street

Watertown NY 13601

Business Line:

Jefferson County Respite Home

Main Address:

652 Thompson Street

Watertown NY 13601

Business Line:

Lewis County Recreation Office

Main Address:

Village Square
McAlpine Street

Lyons Falls NY 13368

Business Line:

Lewis County Respite Home

Main Address:

5205 Ebbly Road

Lowville NY 13367

Business Line:

William J. McClusky Day Habilitation Center

Main Address:

633 Davidson Street

Watertown NY 13601

Business Line:

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