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Program Name

DD – Day Hab without Walls (Bronx/Brooklyn/Queens)

Program Director

Keith McDonald
KeithM@uniquepeopleservices.org

Year Opened

2014

Contracted Census

20+

Impact

To successfully train individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) in vocational and daily living skills to enhance their quality of life and sustainability in today’s society with an ultimate goal of possible employment. Utilizing the community as a teaching tool and seeking opportunities for volunteerism. Each individual has the opportunity to design a daily activity schedule specific to their personal goals and outcomes. Day Habilitation services are habilitation services that may be provided to an individual regardless of his or her living environment.

Day Habilitation services can assist individuals 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, individuals accessing day habilitation often contribute to their communities through volunteer work.

Recent Work

The Programs are operating within its first few years while looking to be a positive influence within its local communities. Individuals who have been unsatisfied with other traditional brick and mortar settings have been able to be successfully served in this program.

Future Goals

Continual expansion to the Day Hab program to meet the specific service needs of individuals. I/DD individuals being serviced within these programs are able to design their day to fit their personalized needs within a smaller setting.