Adolescents and adults with autism and developmental disabilities often need additional supports on their path to achieving increased independence. This person-centered approach allows individuals to master the social skills, activities of daily living, and vocational skills needed to lead a productive and independent life. Our Habilitation programs empower individuals to become valued and active members of their communities. Through relationship building, individuals are given the opportunity to be contributing members of their community. While in the community, staff members reinforce those skills that encourage friendships and foster social and pre-employment skill development through volunteer work.
Offers programs for adults within the justice system and with developmental disabilities. Services for adults in the justice system include supervision and adult re-entry and case management. Provides supports and services including service coordination, case management, independent living skills, structured day program, positive behavioral intervention support services, community integration counseling, community transition services, and home and community support services. Offers courses and programs for adult students who have developmental disabilities. Services include non-credit courses and seminars, supplemental day habilitation, and transition services. Provides a one-to-one service in-home, or out in the community, for individuals with developmental disabilities. Focuses on a person-centered approach to helping increase an individual's independent living skills and community involvement.
Third party payment is also accepted. People supported in our Day Habilitation programs are provided with ongoing opportunities to build relationships and participate in their local communities. People begin their day at an AHRC NYC location and their day includes an array of classes and experiences that are offered both on-site and off-site in the community with support staff.
Our goal is to support the individuals we serve to become positive, productive and socially-connected members of their communities. In addition, our adult self-advocacy group, which meets monthly, helps individuals feel empowered by their hard work and proud of their accomplishments. During these meetings, the group focuses on sharing information about living healthier lifestyles and participating in state-wide advocacy events and learning experiences. We support independence and community integration through work, leisure and recreational activities.