CDC Resources believes that individuals with developmental disabilities have the right to live in the community as full participants and the right to resources in support of their goals and aspirations. Day Services is a core service that supports this broad objective.
Day Services enable individuals to build skills through group and individual instruction, community activities, recreation and communication classes in an adult learning environment. These services are designed to assist individuals so they can live, work and spend leisure time in the community.
- Habilitation: Provides individuals the opportunities to participate in activities as an alternative to work. Individuals may take part in computer training, money and social skills, arts and crafts and other individually tailored programs. Individuals also have the opportunity to participate in functional academics to improve their reading, writing and math skills. One on one counseling is also available on a limited basis.
- Community Inclusion: Individuals are encouraged to explore their community choices to discover a place where they can better connect with the community. Leisure time and volunteer placements are developed based on the interests of individuals to involve themselves in the community.
Some of the more common areas chosen for development include:
- Money Management & Shopping
- Positive Interaction With Others
- Community Service Activities
- Safety/Survival Skills
- Arts and Crafts
- Personal Care (Hygiene/Dress)
- Nutrition and Meal Preparation
- Personal Growth (Hobbies/Wellness)
- Computer Classes
Services are offered at CDC facilities in Monticello and Rensselaer facilities as well as in the community. The program operates four days per week with transportation provided in the morning and afternoon. Specific elements of the individual’s Day Services plan are selected in a person-centered process by the participant and/or their guardian.
Day Services are often blended with Work Center participation to meet work and self sufficiency expectations.