Kelberman is a leading autism services center for children, adults and families.

We provide comprehensive autism programs and services for people throughout all phases of life, from early childhood through adulthood, including: Home & Community Based, Educational, Clinical, Residential, and Camp.

Our goal is to meet people and families where they are in life and to support them every step of the way as they define autism and navigate that journey together. The expert staff at Kelberman empower the people we support with specialized one-of-a-kind programs, resources, support, and wrap-around services, creating a fulfilling, life-enriching experience for people and families.

Recognizing the need to serve families with autism beyond preschool, Kelberman was officially incorporated as its own 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2005 ​in Utica, New York. Today, the Center has locations in Utica and Syracuse as well as seven community residences. In 2021, Kelberman opened the LINK apartments in Utica, the first-ever of its kind in New York State — an inclusive living community for people of all abilities.


Services Provided


Full & Part-Time Staff


Children, Adults, & 
Families Helped Weekly




To be the center of
excellence for autism.


To lead autism support and
services through all stages of life.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement
Unique Together

At Kelberman we're not all the same and that's what makes us so strong. We're unique together, which makes us better together and allows us to serve our community. We are committed to a culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, and embraces the unique skills, qualities, and abilities of all employees and individuals who choose us for support and services.

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Like many families, our first exposure to autism was a personal one.

Our community has the strength, compassion, and love to accomplish extraordinary things, and Kelberman is a reminder of that.

Founder & Board President
Dr. Michael Kelberman
1 in a number of people

1 in 36 kids

are identified with autism.