Community Habilitation helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to gain the skills to live as independently as possible. These might include grocery shopping, personal finance, and using public transportation, among others. A trained direct support professional who has gone through a thorough background check will usually provide these services on a one-to-one basis, often in the home.
Funding is through the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, so you must be eligible for OPWDD services to utilize Community Habilitation.
To learn more, Empower’s Community Housing Division at (716) 297-0798, x134.