The Community Habilitation program provides purposeful goal oriented activities for adults with mild to moderate intellectual or physical disabilities. This program focuses on community integration, but also incorporates facility activities to increase Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills.
Community Habilitation is designed to assist clients reach their highest level of independence regarding personal, social, and daily living skills and to promote community inclusion. This program incorporates individual services and small groups of 3-4 clients. Services are based on an individualized plan of care.
The Community Habilitation program operates Monday through Friday from 8a.m. to 4p.m at Kids Place.
This service is also available as part of day programming options offered at New Hope Services Center in Jeffersonville , IN. Individualized outings can also be arranged on evening and weekend hours based on client need. Most clients participate in this program on a part time basis.
What trainings do Community Habilitation staff receive?
All staff receive extensive training on Protecting an Individuals Rights, Outcomes and Objectives, Providing a Healthy and Safe Environment to Individuals, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, Emergency Drills and Preparation, Safe Crisis Management (SCM), Individual Specific Training, and Transportation Safety.
What is the cost of services?
Services are generally paid for by a Medicaid Waiver or a Community Support Budget. Both of these are administered by the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities. Services are also available to families wanting to pay privately for services.
What activities do clients do during the day while in Community Habilitation?
Activities occur in both group settings and one on one with staff. Activities are based on client goals, and therefore are unique to the individual. Activities can include shopping, art projects, gardening, educational skills, games, visiting museums, parks, fairs, stranger danger, or other activities designed to increase independence and have a meaningful day.
Is transportation provided?
Transportation can be provided as part of a community integration activity.
Do I have to attend full time to participate in this program?
No. You are welcome to participate either full or part time.