Skill enhancement for families and individuals.

Community Habilitation is a program that provides habilitative services in the community (non-certified settings) to facilitate community inclusion, integration, relationship building, and independent skills (OPWDD). Community Habilitation is a beneficial program to Individuals because it allows them and/or their parents, to establish goals that they aspire to meet independently. A plan is comprised of a methodology, task analysis, and valued outcome section. It involves the way in which each goal will be established, initiated and taught.

It is a skill-oriented service that boosts an individual’s confidence and self-worth, when goals are put in place to accomplish. In addition, Community Habilitation enables individuals to integrate into the community and feel a part and accepted by it. It allows skills to be created so that eventually, the individuals can implement them in the environment. Relationship is built and socialization enhances when an individual works with a Community Habilitation worker. Overall, Community Habilitation is a fantastic program because it aspires to make the individuals independent with various skills, encourages community inclusion and integration, and establishes long-termed relationship.

Respite program is a Medicaid waiver service that assists individuals and their families. Respite services provide temporary relief from the demands of care giving, which helps reduce overall family stress. This often enables families to better meet the needs of their loved one with a developmental disability. Respite can be provided in the home or out of the home, during the day, evenings or overnight. Respite is an “indirect” service that provides relief to individuals who are responsible for the primary care and support of an individual with a developmental disability. When a family member, Family Care provider, or live-in/house-parent staff person must deal with such things as illness, emergency, and care giver or staff vacation, respite services can ensure that their loved one’s needs are met.



1 Theodora Obi - Supervisor 239
2 Suleimon Anidugbe - Assistant Supervisor 215