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About Greystone Programs


In 1979, we opened Greystone House, the first group home in New York State for people living with autism. Our groundbreaking program—led by our founder and former Executive Director, Marc W. Kelley—was the first to provide residential support in a community environment. 


Marc W. Kelley earned a Bachelor's Degree from Antioch College and a Master's Degree from Columbia University. In 1979, Marc started the non-profit Corporation Greystone, Inc., the first community-based provider for individuals with autism in New York State. Greystone was partially funded with a grant from the One to One Foundation, started by Geraldo Rivera. During Marc Kelley's 20 years as CEO, Greystone grew to serve over 300 children and adults with autism, traumatic brain injury and other disabilities across 7 counties in NY.

Founder and Former Executive Director, Marc W. Kelley

Greystone Programs Today...

Greystone Programs, Inc. is a growing not-for-profit human services agency dedicated to supporting children, adults and families with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities, by enriching lives one person at a time.

Greystone has grown tremendously since our beginning, now offering exceptional services and life-enriching opportunities in seven counties for more than 650 children, adults, and families with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today, the flagship Individual Residential Alternatives (IRA), Greystone House, is home to seven men who function within the range of severe to profound intellectual disabilities; it is just one of the 17 homes Greystone now operates. Our services are available in Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, and Westchester counties, and includes programs in residential and non-residential settings.

Greystone Programs utilizes Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as an evidence-based and scientific approach to teaching essential skills for increased independence in home and community settings. ABA forms the foundation for teaching and supporting individuals to enhance their communication, socialization, daily living, and vocational skills.

Greystone's Mission

Greystone Programs is dedicated to supporting children, adults and families with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities by enriching lives one person at a time.


Greystone's Vision

All people will lead the life they choose.

Greystone Logo Stones

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.


Demonstrating Kindness and a willing to help others.

Appreciating Differing ideas and opinions.

3 Greystone Programs individuals having a good time

"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

Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors

Mid Hudson Subaru
Hudson Regional LTC Pharmacy

Awards and Associations

CQL Accredited
Four-Star Charity Navigator
Candid. Platinum Transparency 2022
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Proud Member of Orange County Chamber of Commerce
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