The Arc offers a selection of various Day Habilitation programs.
The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter offers several group day habilitation program options throughout Oneida and Lewis counties. While each program operates under the same guidelines and regulations, each offers unique features. Programs vary in size, ranging from 3 individuals up to 55. They also vary their focus, whether it be volunteer opportunities to skill acquisition. The Arc offers programs located within the cities of Utica and Rome, Turin, Kirkland and Marcy
Each program has highly trained and experienced staff who provide services and supports to help each individual realize their full potential. Services and supports are designed to provide assistance to individuals who wish to acquire and maintain life skills that will enable them to become and remain a productive member of our community. Individuals shape their daily activities in accordance with their wishes, dreams and desires.
While at the program site an array of activities are provided. Individuals help shape their days, but typical routine activities might include work on personal hygiene skills, socialization skills, mobility training, training in activities of daily living, life skills training and recreational type activities. Individuals are also very active in their communities. We volunteer at numerous agencies throughout the area. Also, we are often in the community participating in activities more recreational in nature. The objective for these programs is to make individuals with disabilities as independent as possible.
Who is Eligible for Services?
Day Services serves adults. Individuals must have a diagnosis of a developmental disability, diagnosed prior to their 22nd birthday. Candidates must have completed their high school education opportunities to be eligible to attend a day program; although they can begin to transition into a program if graduation is near. (Day Services does not serve children.) Further, individuals must be enrolled in the Medicaid and the Medicaid waiver to receive services.
For more information, please contact:
Michele White, Director Day Services