"...that each life may find meaning."
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About Us

Our Village

Pathfinder Village is a community where people who have Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities discover their own value and talents, and share these gifts with others. Here, residents are valued for their abilities and contributions. They are encouraged to choose friends and develop goals.

Pathfinder is a friendly, beautiful, and pristine country Village where residents become involved and find opportunities. Our roots go back to 1922, when two nurses opened the Otsego School in Edmeston, NY, to provide a caring and positive environment for children with Down syndrome. See more about our Village history.

Our Mission

Pathfinder Village will promote a healthy, progressive environment that respects the individual, supporting a life of value and independence.

Read our Strategic Vision for 2017.

“Pathfinder Village helps people find their
way in life to independence, success, and
maturity — all the things you want for your family.”
Marian Mullet | Founder of Pathfinder Village