ADULT DAY HABILITATION
AND VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS
About Day Habilitation
Hawthorne Foundation Inc. adult day habilitation With Walls and WOW programs are available for individuals who live in a residential setting, as well as by themselves or with family. HFI provides door to door transportation from many locations for those unable to use public transportation or para-transit services.
Our day habilitation programs offer individuals with disabilities a full day structured environment, where they learn vocational, social and daily living skills, and engage in a range of community-based activities through which they can practice and generalize their skills. Principles of applied behavior analysis are utilized throughout the program in order to assist each person in achieving maximum independence. Individuals are provided with the specific skills training needed, along with the tools necessary for person centered decision making.
Community Prevocational Services and Supported Employment is available for eligible individuals, according to their Life Plan.
The HFI day habilitation programs operate from 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday. Staffing ratios are based on the needs of participants in the program. Each group follows a detailed schedule that adheres to their individual Life Plan goals.
Day Habilitation with Walls Program
At the Elmsford day habilitation center, individuals are provided with a state of the art facility and programming that combines the best of center-based and community inclusion opportunities.
A daily schedule includes activities such as:
Vocational and office Skills
Creative arts, music, and fitness
Independent daily living skills
Money management skills
Socialization and communication skills
*These skills are also taught/reinforced during off-site community integration/ Community PreVocational activities throughout the week.
Day Habilitation Without Walls (WOW)
HFI WOW groups spend their entire day in the local community. This is consistent with the agency’s mission of fully integrating the people we support in the community during program hours. All WOW participants are expected to use public transportation or para-transit to travel to program and back home, and travel training can be arranged to assist individuals to learn these skills.
The groups start each day with breakfast and socialization in the community. Individuals also work on money and communication skills.
Below, is a typical Without Walls group daily schedule:
Transportation to program
9:45am - 10:30am
Breakfast/socialization/money skills (funds for breakfast provided as part of the program)
10:30am - 12:00 noon
Volunteer work sites (Community PreVoc)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Lunch (bring lunch or purchase)
12:30pm - 1:30pm
work on valued outcomes such as safety, money, vocational and computer skills at various locations and volunteer sites in the community
Planet Fitness (memberships provided for program participants)
wrap up and dismissal.
Sample Volunteer/Community Pre Voc Training Sites:
Croton Free Library/Greenburgh Library
Ronald McDonald House
Balance Fitness Gym
Meals on Wheels
Local Food Pantries
Residential Cleaning Sites