Administrative History

The Syracuse State School was renamed the Syracuse Developmental Center (SDC) in 1973. It provided institutional services for persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities requiring the most intensive level of care. The Syracuse Developmental Disabilities Services Office (SDDSO) was one of a statewide network of Developmental Disabilities Services Offices (DDSOs) that provided programs and services for the care, treatment, rehabilitation, education, and training of the mentally retarded and developmentally disabled. In 1995, the Rome and Syracuse DDSOs merged to become the Central New York DDSO. Three years later, in 1998, the Syracuse Developmental Center closed.