About Us

Welcome to Community Mainstreaming Associates!

CMA is Long Island-based non-profit organization committed to helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead meaningful, productive lives within their community.    For more than 3 decades, CMA has helped extraordinary people lead ordinary lives.   To CMA, this means providing the services that help people maximize their potential at home and with their loved ones; to train for and pursue competitive employment; and to enjoy recreational activities and socializing with their peers.

Today, CMA provides residential services, including group homes and a home dedicated to the needs of people who have developed Alzheimer’s disease.   We offer in-home community habilitation services to those individuals who do not live in a CMA residence; people who are transitioning out of school towards a more adult lifestyle often find this service helpful.  Additionally, CMA’s Medicaid service coordination helps connect people from throughout the community to the appropriate Medicaid funded services.  CMA also operates Working Together, a vocational program that helps people prepare for and obtain employment.   New initiatives include: the opening of a social enterprise, the Sweet Comfort Bakery & Café, designed to offer employment to people with developmental disabilities; and a series of adult/continuing education classes targeting the needs and interests of the people we serve.

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