Brockton Area Arc’s Day Habilitation Program provides therapeutic
programming for adults with developmental disabilities. The day
habilitation service model is ideal for tailoring a program specific to
each individual program member’s needs.
the completion of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech
evaluations, a goal oriented Day Habilitation Service Plan (DHSP) is
developed to address identified deficits. Severity Profiles and Service
Needs Assessments are also used to identify specific social, sensory,
skills, and behavioral goals, etc., as needed to address each
program incorporates social skills, music, art, movement, nutrition and
cooking, community integration, and volunteer projects into the daily and
sample (daily/weekly) schedule
would be like this:
One day each week, a personal
trainer from the Old Colony Y in Brockton, works with individuals on
exercise and physical fitness. Each Friday, a dance instructor conducts a
dynamic dance class for all who wish to participate.
Realizing the importance of
giving back to one’s community, program members volunteer one day a week
to deliver “Meals on Wheels”. The new relationships being developed
benefit both the meal recipients and the volunteers.
Habilitation Program staff consists of a Program Director, a nurse, a
Case Manager, and four Day Habilitation Specialists (direct care)
positions. In the current school year, Adaptive Physical Education
students from UMass Boston are doing their practicum work in our
program. Program members and staff are benefiting from the energy and
ideas these students bring with each visit.
services of the Brockton Area Arc Day Habilitation Program are provided
in The Raymond Carchidi Center for Wellness. This newly renovated space
is located at 1250 West Chestnut Street in Brockton, MA.
For additional information
Day Habilitation Program,
call 508-583-8030 x313.