Message From. . .

Joseph Riley, Executive Director/CEO


Welcome to GEC’s website!

GEC (The Guild for Exceptional Children) is a non-profit organization that has been providing supports and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1958. GEC was founded by a group of mothers who had children with developmental disabilities at a time when very little was known about how to best provide education, support, and stability to their lives. These mothers banded together with New York State Senator William T. Conklin and Assembly Member Luigi Marano, and developed educational services for their own children and the children of other families. Their legacy thrives more than 60 years later, with GEC helping and supporting over 700 children and adults each day.

GEC strives to help individuals build productive lives where their skills, talents, personalities, and abilities can shine. We are proud to provide person-centered and individually tailored supports and services to children and families in need, and we aim to help educate communities about the many ways in which individuals with developmental disabilities can give back and make the community a better place for all.

We are pleased that you have visited our website and hope that you find the information here helpful. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or need assistance in any way.