About Us

Making a Difference

Making a Difference

Developmental Education Services was first started in the early 1980s as a grassroots effort by parents to start a program for their children with intellectual disabilities in Monroe County. Initially, services were geared towards assisting families and their pre -school and post – graduate children. Today, DES provides Community Participation Services to adults in Monroe County and the surrounding areas.

A shift in the culture of the country precipitated a shift in the services we provided, and that’s how services for adults with intellectual disabilities were implemented. Today, Developmental Education Services operates two-day programs in Monroe County.

Meet Our Board of Directors

  • James Fareri, Esq. President
  • Dawn Wilson Vice President
  • James DeAngelo Treasurer
  • Linda Anlauf Secretary
  • Emily Reiter
  • Camille Breslauer
  • Aida Igartua
  • MaryEllen Mross
  • Christine McDannell
  • Dorothy Spencer