Day Habilitation Services offers activities that promote community inclusion and individualized opportunities.
Services encourage self direction, independence and life long educational opportunities designed to suit the interests of the person and their support team. Training and assistance is available and provided by Direct Support Personnel who are experienced in providing for individuals with complex medical and challenging adaptive behavior needs.
Description of Services
Areas of Service
- Recreational Activities
- Community Inclusion
- Travel and Safety Skills
- Daily Living Skills
- Anger Management and Social Skills
- Personal Safety and Hygiene
- Money Use/Management
- Training in Areas of Interest
Direct Support Professionals have an extensive background and training in Emergency Medical Procedures, alternative forms of communication, mobility techniques, and behavior modification under the supervision of licensed professionals.
Clinical Supports are available to assess individual capabilities and provide clinically based treatment plans. Medical Support includes appropriate medication regime, training skills for self medication, monitoring and advocacy for health concerns.
Behavior Support provides techniques and programs with a focus on reducing problem behaviors and promoting socially acceptable behavior (ABA - Applied Behavior Analysis). Day Habilitation Programs also provide Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy, as well as Podiatry Services.
The G.O.A.L. Gallery (Gallery of Art and Learning) features local arts and crafts including jewelry and paintings made by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. See more details here.
To increase awareness of the talents of individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and to teach transitional living skills. G.O.A.L. will offer individuals increased opportunities to work with community members.
Artwork for Sale
Merchandise may include:
• etched items
• hand-sewn craft items
• hand-crafted jewelry
The G.O.A.L. Gallery is located on Main Street in Canton, NY, and offers exhibits at the front of the store featuring Community Arts Program Participants. Highlighted artwork will be dependent on the exhibition. The Gallery will also feature art work of area artists.
Working at G.O.A.L.
This storefront gives The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence a unique opportunity to provide integrated employment options for people with disabilities. By working at GOAL, individuals are given special attention to learn skills that can assist in future employment in the community.