Using a person-centered framework where people supported define what they want, we support them to contribute, participate, and become valued members of the community:
- Accessing & participating in their local communities
- Developing a wide range of relationships
- Making contributions and assuming valued roles
Working together with AHRC NYC, everyone has an opportunity to:
- Grow as an individual, gain respect for others, increase civic participation and direct their own lives
- Gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their community, and society
People supported in our Day Habilitation programs are provided with ongoing opportunities to build relationships and participate in their local communities. Here are the types of services offered by AHRC NYC’s Day Services.
Our Day Habilitation program provides a structure for learning that suits each person’s wants and needs. People begin their day at an AHRC NYC location and their day includes an array of classes and experiences that are offered both on-site and off-site in the community with support staff. Goals are derived from each individual’s Person-Centered Plan.
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Day Habilitation Without Walls
AHRC New York City’s Day Habilitation “Without Walls” reflects day habilitation programs that stress an individualized schedule made up entirely of community-based experiences, with goals derived from the Person-Centered Plan. Daily activities and services reflect choices made by each person. Without Walls begins each day at the person’s home, where a support staff meets them and continues with active participation in the community.
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Community Volunteer Opportunities
AHRC New York City Day Services partners with local organizations to develop volunteer opportunities. In accordance with a person’s interests and values, each person participates in volunteer activities of their choosing that allow for active citizenship while helping to prepare them for meaningful employment.
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Independent Travel Instruction
We have developed a comprehensive, award-winning program for independent travel instruction, available to people who participate in our Day Service programs. Instruction includes basic safety skills and problem-solving while navigating the complex web of New York City public transportation.
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Communication and Assistive Technology
Recent advances in technology have enabled people with communication challenges to communicate more efficiently. Communication support devices are used to give people with challenges a way to express themselves thereby allowing them to be more independent, enhance their ability to direct their own lives and be a part of the community.
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AHRC New York City offers life-enhancing experiences through which adults can choose to express themselves, including film-making, drawing, painting, photography, and music. Creative exhibitions and performances enable artists to share their passions, and to express their individuality, while providing them with a means of connecting to their neighbors in the community.
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Partnerships for Innovation
AHRC New York City has developed an extensive network of partners in universities and community colleges that include Pace University, Pratt University and Long Island University. Students at these institutions and people with disabilities spend time together and learn from one another.
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Traumatic Brain Injury
AHRC New York City provides an array of community-based and medically-based rehabilitation services for people with Traumatic Brain Injuries, (TBI). A person may receive services for as long as needed, either post-discharge from a formal rehabilitation setting or as a complement to those services. In supervised community settings, AHRC NYC professionals help people work towards their rehabilitation goals. People are provided with a full day of community-based skill development, a variety of educational, cultural, and volunteer opportunities. Psychological services are also available.
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