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"Most of all, I value the trust that we have with our son's service coordinator and associates. The people do not change, and it is very important to me to have trust and honesty. PDS continues to do a marvelous job caring for my child.”

"I like my staff, they treat me with respect." –Individual

"PDS has given me the opportunity to gain a greater sense of independence"

"I would like to thank PDS in allowing me to become more self-sufficent"

"Thank you to the staff of PDS for your dedication and commitment to helping those with developmental disabilities accomplish their goals and lead their lives with dignity." –Educator

"I'm able to advocate and get the service I need with respect from my team." –Individual

"I know that when I refer a young adult to PDS for services, I can count on PDS to give that young adult the personal attention, care, and commitment he or she deserves." -Educator

Our Story

Program Development Services was formed in 1984 by former Executive Director, Patricia Harrison, and current Executive Director, Richard Murray, as a consulting agency providing established agencies in the field of developmental disabilities with innovative and progressive solutions toward providing high-quality individualized care.

Ms. Harrison and Mr. Murray began opening up their own residences under the auspices of PDS when they wanted to offer a high-quality residential placement for their own siblings in a small community environment. Ms. Harrison and Mr. Murray have also been integral in helping parent groups develop their own residential and day programs.

We opened our first residence for four dual-sensory-impaired adults in 1987. Today we serve 73 consumers in 24 hour residences; 76 consumers in non 24-hour IRA apartments, and 22 consumers in our Day Habilitation program. Our residences are located in all areas of Brooklyn, and three in Manhattan. 

We also provide Medicaid Service coordinator for individuals our programs and for individuals living in the community.

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