Habilitation refers to a process aimed at helping people with disabilities to gain, keep, or improve skills and functioning for daily living. Day Habilitation services are habilitation services that may be provided to an individual regardless of his or her living environment.
Uptown Day Habilitation serves to promote life-long learning opportunities through activities that stimulate each person’s intellectual, emotional, and social growth. Additionally, the program and its participants spend time giving back to the community through volunteerism and participation in local civic and community opportunities.
Uptown Day Habilitation is a sister program to Open Roads (Seniors). Both Uptown and Open Roads programs provide assistance in acquiring, retaining or improving the skills needed to perform daily activities away from home.
Additionally, both programs and their participants spend time giving back to the community through volunteerism and participation in local civic and community opportunities.
Our Day Habilitation programs have supported these partners:
- US Army Corps of Engineers at the Mt. Morris Dam
- Livingston County Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Letchworth Central School Backpack Program
- Arc Events
- Springwater Fire Department for Fireman Appreciation
- Mt. Morris Police Appreciation
- Geneseo United Methodist Church
- Batavia Holland Land Office Museum
- Steuben Arc Pen Pal Letters
- Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser Baskets
Partner Spotlight: Mount Morris Dam & Recreation Area
“While learning and enhancing life and career skills, Arc volunteer efforts have truly enriched the experience of tens of thousands of visitors who recreate here each year by helping to provide a safe, clean, family friendly recreational environment.”
– Steve Winslow, Manager, US Army Corps of Engineers
- 780 Arc volunteers since 2012
- 5,300 total work hours
- Excellence in Partnership Award (2016)
- Jobs include grounds work, baking, event promotion
“There’s a powerful bond between a mother and her newborn, and that bond takes on added significance when your child is born with a disability. Twenty-five years ago I made a promise to my newborn son Matthew that I would make it my priority to give him a loving, happy and productive life, and so far I know I have kept my promise to the fullest extent. The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming has been an active part in Matthew’s development since the age of 7 months, and has always done an excellent job providing for his needs. ”
Karen Duboy, whose son Matt attends Uptown Day Habiliation