Our Day Habilitation Program focuses on personal success, developing each individual's interests and emphasizing community inclusion. Our trained staff works with participants to choose and design goals to meet their specific individual needs and interests. Services and programs are provided on-site and in a variety of settings throughout the community. Our Day Habilitation Program allows participants to spend their time engaging in enriching new experiences and in activities of interest to them.
The Community Inclusion philosophy is that relationships are made when people see one another frequently. Individuals participating in Cerebral Palsy of Westchester's adult day programs meet with friends in the community regularly to cultivate these relationships. Program participants travel to the same locations regularly, such as the local supermarket, hair salons, and restaurants. Additionally, associations are made in places like the public library and retail stores where participants shop and visit to form relationships, make purchases and enjoy conversation with people with whom they become familiar in a variety of settings.
This is a collaborative approach where the individual, his/her circle of support and day program staff plan a course of action for the individual's future. Long term and short term goals are created based on the capabilities, strengths and preferences of the individual. The team creates a support system built around personal commitment and community involvement.
For participants on a job track towards competitive employment in the community. Each individual is evaluated in-house through our ACCES-VR certified staff. Our trained coaches provide job development, help with resume, support in adjusting to workplace setting, facilitate effective communication with supervisors and coworkers, and assistance with learning assigned tasks. These services are provided through ACCES-VR, ESEMP, and Supported Employment programs.
Social interaction is encouraged throughout the day. Participants engage in a variety of activities to socialize with their peers and staff, including recreational, educational, and sensory activities.
Participants take part in comprehensive training to increase their skills in using computers, money management, reading, current events, and more.
Participants enjoy the opportunity to visit the gym, participate in exercise groups, play Wii and X-Box, create art, walk, and compete against other agencies in baseball and basketball. They also participate in music with the music staff both in the classrooms and in a larger setting. Program participants enjoy the opportunity to participate in the swimming program during the summer months.