Community Habilitation Program Purpose
The Community Habilitation Program is designed to help children and adults with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible within their homes and communities.
To be eligible for Community Habilitation, individuals must have a developmental disability and be on the OPWDD Home and Community-Based Services Waiver.
For further information on obtaining OPWDD eligibility click here
Community Habilitation services are provided in Broome, Tioga and Chenango counties.
The Community Habilitation program is designed to help individuals acquire life skills their homes and communities. In addition to assisting individuals of all ages and disabilities to become as independent as possible in all areas of their lives, the Community Habilitation program supports people in living in the most integrated settings possible. Our Community Habilitation program teaches individuals a variety of valued skills for independent living and enhances quality of life through person-centered activities in their communities and homes. Individuals in the Community Habilitation program have the opportunity to explore new areas of interest; become more involved within their communities; develop communication and interpersonal skills; and develop and pursue personal goals.
What makes STIC’s program unique?
The Community Habilitation Program at STIC is a person-centered, community and home based program. Community Habilitation staff are trained to work as a team with individuals, Service Coordinators, parent/advocates and family members. Individuals learn new skills while planning life goals which allow the individual to become as independent as possible. One-on-one services are provided to individuals with an emphasis on the likes, wants, needs and dreams of each individual in the program.
Examples of activities, goals and skills commonly worked on in the Community Habilitation Program include but are not limited to:
Cooking/Food Shopping Skills
Money Management Skills
Activities of Daily Living Skills
Basic Hygiene Skills
For additional information or questions, please contact:
Community Habilitation Coordinator
Phone: (607) 724-2111 or toll free at (877) 722-9150 (Voice and TTY)
Fax: (607) 772-3606