Day Habilitation Programs for Adults with Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities in Arnold, MD
Day habilitation programs—the first step from a sheltered environment to community employment for adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities—are person-centered and give each participant more choices over their daily activities. The adult day programs at Providence Center offer these opportunities to the people we support.
To learn more about the adult day habilitation programs at Providence Center, call (410) 766-2212 or contact us online today!
What Are the Benefits of Participating in Day Habilitation?
Through the day habilitation programs at Providence Center in Anne Arundel County, individuals have the opportunity to explore new areas of interest, become more involved within their communities, develop communication and interpersonal skills, and set and pursue personal goals. Day habilitation promotes independence and community integration by offering skills training, as well as enabling the individual to attain or maintain his or her maximum ability—assisted by physical, occupational, or speech therapies as listed in their person-centered plan.
Day habilitation services help individuals achieve satisfying and rewarding connections and relationships within their communities. These services are flexible and can be provided almost anywhere in the community an individual wishes to learn new skills. These programs focus on the individual becoming independent in day-to-day life. It helps individuals develop the necessary skills to pursue their goals and interests. Individuals also participate in a work readiness vocational training program which prepares them for supported employment. Participants role-play and discuss job scenarios, receive travel training to their worksites, and have the opportunity to work in an internship situation in a community environment.
What Does a Typical Day Look Like in Day Habilitation?
There is no “typical day” in day habilitation. Each person’s day will be planned based on his/her individual needs and interests. Daily activities may include computer work, exercise, gardening, ADL skills training, volunteering, and job skill development—to name a few. Each day brings new experiences and opportunities for growth, independence, and integration. One of the great benefits of the day habilitation program are the volunteer opportunities our participants receive. Over the last few years, our program has promoted volunteerism to integrate our participants within the community. It’s a win-win situation!
Each individual, at every age and level of ability, has the potential for growth and is entitled to the same dignity, respect, and opportunities as all other members of society. With a focus on volunteerism, community inclusion, and functional life skills, Providence Center offers a variety of opportunities tailored to meet the interests, needs, and values of the individuals we serve.
Valued Outcomes from Day Habilitation
- Teaching daily living skills.
- Assisting with the development and maintenance of the functional skills required for self-advocacy, community integration, and employment.
- Teaching job readiness skills.
- Teaching individuals how to travel using public transportation.
- Accompanying individuals to various places in the community to access services.
- Promoting independence and individuality among individuals.
- Teaching money skills and telling time.
Our adult day habilitation programs operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at our Jean Bradbury Building in Arnold and our Cloverleaf Building in Millersville. For more information on the programs we offer at Providence Center, call (410) 766-2212 or contact us online today!
Thank You for Supporting Our Mission at Providence Center in Arnold, MD
Here at Providence Center, our mission is to enable people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to enjoy all of the vast opportunities they possibly can to become more fully integrated into the community. Without your support—whether through volunteering your time or donating your resources—we wouldn’t be able to achieve these goals.
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