A Variety of Day Services
A range of day programs is available to individuals with developmental disabilities. Each is focused on giving participants the personal, social and vocational supports needed to live in their community. Programming varies depending upon each individual’s needs and interests.
This service helps you learn and keep the skills you need to live safely and more independently, meet people, make and keep friends, take part in community events and be part of your community. Community Habilitation is for people who do not live in an OPWDD certified or operated home. You can have Community Habilitation services at your home or in the community.
Supports include adaptive skill development, assistance with activities of daily living (hands-on), community inclusion and relationship building, training and support for independence in travel, transportation, adult educational supports, development of social skills, leisure skills, self-advocacy and informed choice skills, and appropriate behavior development to help people access their community.
These programs are offered to people regardless of where they live. They take place outside your home, usually at a certified site in the community or even in the community, called Day Hab Without Walls.
As with Community Habilitation services, Day Habilitation services can assist people to acquire, retain or improve their self-help, socialization and adaptive skills, including communication, travel and other areas in adult education. Activities and environments are designed to foster the development of skills and appropriate behavior, greater independence, community inclusion, relationship building, self-advocacy and informed choice. Additionally, people accessing day habilitation often contribute to their communities through volunteer work.