A Respite Weekend at CampCitizens Options Unlimited (Citizens), an affiliate agency of AHRC Nassau, empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to achieve their goals through self-directed services. Recognized as a leading agency in the field, our programs, include:

Citizens believes that when people come together and work as a team great things happen. Citizens works closely with personal outcome trainers to assist people with I/DD in defining their personal goals and dreams, while developing a life plan that includes natural supports, community supports, and choice of service provision options.

Citizens’ dedication to excellence has been recognized by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) through its awarding of the Compass agency status; one of only four agencies in New York State with this designation.  As a Compass agency, Citizens ensures that all services are person directed, meaning the person receiving Citizens’ services has a voice in decisions, policies and procedures, as well as overall quality management and improvement initiatives.

Citizens has been awarded the four-year Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation, With Distinction, from CQL ǀ The Council on Quality and Leadership.  This award confirms that the organization embraces person-centered solutions to improve the quality of life for people receiving supports and services.