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Program Name

DD – Community Habilitation (Brooklyn/Queens)

Program Director

Mercelle Mason
MercelleM@uniquepeopleservices.org

Year Opened

2010

Contracted Census

3

Impact

Hourly Community Habilitation services are habilitation services that are provided to individuals who do not reside in a certified residential setting. Staff assist I/DD individuals with supports that include but are not limited to adaptive skill development, assistance with activities of daily living (hands-on), community inclusion and relationship building, training and support for independence in travel, transportation, adult educational supports, development of social skills, leisure skills, self-advocacy and informed choice skills, and appropriate behavior development to help the individuals access their community.

Recent Work

These services have provided the opportunity for several individuals to live on their own in a community setting who may not have otherwise been able to live independently.

Future Goals

Continual growth for additional I/DD individuals to live in their own customized housing apartments with these community habilitation supports. These services will also be expanded to individuals living at home with their families who require assistance in various areas discussed.