We provide support services to youth in the home, and in the community.
Children’s Services provides Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) for Children with complex medical needs, children in need of specialized training strategies (ABA), and children with multiple disabilities. HCBS are designed to offer support and services to children in non-institutionalized settings that enable them to remain at home and in the community.
HCBS are intended to be provided to a child and family in their home and/or the community. The array of services is intended to assist children in being successful at home, in school, and in their other natural environments to help maintain them in their community and avoid higher levels of care and out-of-home placements.
The array of services provided at AHRC NYC includes Community Habilitation which covers face-to-face services and supports related to the child’s acquisition, maintenance, and enhancement of skills necessary to perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), and/or Health-Related Tasks delivered in the community (non-certified) settings.
Day Habilitation provides assistance with acquisition, retention, or improvement in self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills including communication, and travel that regularly takes place in a non-residential setting, separate from the person’s private residence or another residential arrangement. Activities and environments are designed to foster the acquisition of skills, appropriate behavior, greater independence, community inclusion, relationship building, self-advocacy, and informed choice.
Planned Respite services provide planned short-term relief for the child or family/primary caregivers to enhance the family/primary caregiver’s ability to support the child/youth’s functional, developmental, behavioral health, and/or health care needs.