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In 1979, we opened Greystone House, the first group home in New York State for people living with Autism. Our groundbreaking program — through leadership of our founder and former   executive director, Marc W. Kelley — was the first to provide    residential support in a community environment. 

About Greystone Programs

Greystone Programs, Inc. is a growing not-for-profit human services agency dedicated to supporting children, adults and families living with autism and other developmental disabilities, by enriching lives one person at a time. Established in 1979 by Marc W. Kelley, Greystone established the first   privately run home in New York State for people living with autism. Today, Greystone offers services and life-enriching opportunities for more than 600 children, adults and families living with autism and developmental disabilities in the Hudson Valley.

Greystone has grown tremendously since our beginning, now offering exceptional services and    life-enriching opportunities in five counties for more than 600 children, adults, and families with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Today, Greystone House is home to seven men who function within the range of severe to profound intellectual disabilities – it is just one of 16 homes Greystone now operates. Our services are available in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Ulster, and        Columbia counties, and include programs in residential and non-residential settings.

Greystone's Mission

Greystone Programs remains committed to providing quality supports that meet the ever-changing needs of the communities we serve. We welcome hearing from you (contact us) and encourage your financial support through private and corporate gifts. Please help us meet the challenges we face  today, and in coming years, by making a tax-deductible contribution to Greystone Foundation. Your gift will support and create new opportunities for people of many different skill levels to experience the joy of self-worth through personal and group achievement.

Greystone's Vision

All people will lead the life they choose.


Greystone's Values

Greystone programs, Inc is dedicated to providing quality supports adhering to the values of:
How we think about and treat others.
Doing the right thing in a reliable way.
Telling the truth even if it does not benefit you.
Appreciating Differing ideas and opinions.
Demonstrating Kindness and a willing to help others.

Marc W Kelley

About the founder

Marc W. Kelley, earned a Bachelors       Degree from Antioch College and a     Masters Degree from Columbia University. In 1979 Marc started the non-profit          Corporation GREYSTONE, Inc., the first community-based provider for individuals with autism in NY State. Greystone was partially funded with a Grant from the One to One Foundation, started by      Geraldo Rivera. During his 20 years as CEO,    Greystone grew to serve over 300 children and adults with autism, traumatic brain injury and other disabilities across 3 counties in NY.


"Club Aspire provides and implements skills, happiness, and friendships each and every day. Kind, caring, guidance and direction for one's daily life skills and professionalism makes Greystone the place to be."

Nancy Lucash

Parent of Greystone Resident

"We are so happy with the care our son receives...Thank you, thank you, thank you, for the work you do!"

Celeste Taylor Rudberg

Parent of Greystone Resident

"Leslie has become a happy woman who loves her home, her staff, and her housemates. Because she is in the right place, it gives me peace of mind." 

Audrey Walker

Parent of Greystone Resident

"I love my staff, because they treat me with respect. They 
help me when I need it, and are always there for me - whatever I need. I'd be lost without them." 

Sylvia Thurber

Greystone Resident & Honorary Board Member

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