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Best-Practice Treatment Program

The Cornerstone Program was created as a best-practice treatment program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and sexual boundary violations, living residentially at Mountain Lake Services.

The program offers individual counseling, weekly treatment groups and therapeutic environments in home services settings. The participants have Risk Management Plans to ensure personal and community safety.

All individuals in the program are screened for risk manageability by trained clinicians and through consultation with an international consultant and are based on a philosophy of reduced supervision rather than containment.

For further information about OPWDD eligibility or receiving services from Mountain Lake Services, please contact our Clinical Services office at 518-546-3386.

Programs & Services

Service Eligibility

To receive services from Mountain Lake Services, one must be deemed eligible for services provided by OPWDD. This is determined by a regional eligibility committee.

To qualify for OPWDD services, one must have a qualifying diagnosis, an IQ that falls in the disabled range, significant adaptive deficits, and an onset of a disability prior to the age of 22.

Qualifying diagnoses are:
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurological Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

A person must score 70 or below to have an IQ in the disabled range.