Day Habilitation Program


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The 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. 

Following 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 individual’s needs.

The program incorporates social skills, music, art, movement, nutrition and cooking, community integration, and volunteer projects into the daily and weekly schedules.

A 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. 

The Day 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. 

The 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 about our
Day Habilitation Program,
call 508-583-8030 x313.

Brockton Area Arc, Inc.

1250 West Chestnut Street, Brockton, Massachusetts 02301 
(508) 583-8030        Fax (508) 583-1739