AHRC NYC offers a range of supports in the home.
With the assistance of a Service Coordinator, families determine the actual services they need to help them at home. Our In-Home Supports include Community Habilitation, Individual Services and Supports, and In-Home Respite. The frequency of service provision is dependent upon the need and the availability of in-home opportunities.
Community Habilitation is available for individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages. Services are provided in the home.
With the assistance of their service coordinator and as delineated in their Life Plan families determine the actual services they need to help them at home. For instance, an individual with a developmental disability may be assisted in becoming more independent with daily living skills such as dressing or preparing meals.
The frequency of service provision is dependent upon need and the availability of in-home opportunities.
Individual Services and Supports
Individual Services and Supports, (ISS,) provide financial assistance to people with developmental disabilities in locating and leasing individualized living arrangements that are alternatives to traditional group home living. Residential options include home sharing, independent living, and other leasing opportunities. Additional supports are provided to assist people in finding activities to enrich one’s life.
For families of a person with a developmental disability who lives at home, a dilemma may arise when it is time to do the simplest of tasks, such as going food shopping, visiting the doctor, or simply relaxing.
Who can be trusted to take care of the family member with a disability when his or her caregiver must attend to necessary chores, or needs to take a break?
For people with developmental disabilities who reside at home with their families, AHRC New York City provides out-of-home and in-home respite opportunities, ranging from a period of a few hours to a few days. Additionally, we provide programs that engage people with disabilities after their day programs, on weekends, and even during vacations, making their lives more fulfilling: