The Day Habilitation Program provides a comprehensive spectrum of intense rehabilitative, clinical, and support services in a medical model to individuals with moderate to severe levels of disability whose skill deficits prevent participation in vocational programming.
Services include: activities of daily living skills, cognitive skill development, recreation, communication development, occupational, physical, and speech therapy, and comprehensive nursing services.
Day Habilitation Services are offered to residents living in Broome and Tioga Counties who have been diagnosed with mental retardation or another disability prior to their 22nd birthday.
Services are individualized and assist in developing, enhancing, and maintaining skills used while living, working, or socializing in the community. Activities may include dining at area restaurants, visiting shopping malls and retail stores, miniature golf, bowling, or picnicking at local parks.
Individuals in the Day Habilitation Program are also given volunteer opportunities in the community to help increase self-esteem, develop individuality, and promote independence. Some volunteer activities include shopping for elderly individuals, various projects at local nursing homes, and assisting food pantries.
For more information on Day Habilitation Services, please contact Tonia Blazey, Day Habilitation Director at 607.231.5227.