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Structured activities and supports provided in natural settings or agency facilities to promote independence, inclusion, choice, self-esteem and skill development.

Advocacy and Resource Center

Day Habilitation

In our Day Habilitation programs, each person receives an individually designed program of general assistance in accordance with their Life Plan. Day Habilitation helps individuals to succeed more effectively within their environment by developing services that are directed toward acquisition, retention, and/or improvement of skills in the following areas:

  • Social Behavior
  • Peer Interaction
  • Personal Care
  • Safety
  • Meaningful Recreation
  • Housekeeping
  • Money Management
  • Communication
  • Volunteering
  • Community Inclusion

Group Day Habilitation

Services are based out in our community, as well as out of our PATH Building and Champlain Valley Industries. Services are provided between 8:30am-3:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Supplemental Group Day Habilitation

Services are community based in nature, and are provided after 3:00pm during the week and any time on the weekends.

Community Prevocational Services

Community Prevocational Services are supports and services that prepare an individual for employment that are job task oriented. These are generally known as "soft skills" which include:

  • Supporting and training in behaviors related to following directions, attending to task, task completion, and problem solving.
  • Adapting to work place routines and adjusting to the demands of the workplace.
  • Helping the individual to acquire appropriate attitudes and work habits.
  • Providing instruction in the appropriate use of job-related facilities, such as lounge areas, lunch areas, restrooms, etc.

Generally, skill development services are provided in the community in volunteer settings. 


Director of Habilitation Services
Tifukananji Mpando

Director of Community Engagement
Michelle McGrath

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for services, one must have a life-long disability which occurred before the age of 22 of which include diagnoses such as Intellectual Disabilities and other Developmental Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Learning Disabilities, Autism, and other Neurological Impairments. 

The primary diagnosis must be "Intellectually/Developmentally Disabled" as defined by OPWDD

Cost: None to Medicaid eligible individuals.