Quality Lives for People with Developmental Disabilities

Day Programs

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At our facilities in Yonkers and Mt. Kisco, we address personal goals that might include vocational training, the skills of daily living, and health and exercise, or social skill development. We support people to achieve their highest level of independence, improve communication skills and introduce people to activities they might be good at, and find enjoyable. We encourage community integration through volunteerism, employment and participation in community activities and events.

Day Program North of Richmond Community Services is a site-based program (with walls) which strives to provide an opportunity for independence, integration, individuality and productivity by providing meaningful activities based on choice and opportunities to participate and volunteer within the community. Activities are based on weekly themes geared towards person-centered service planning.  Computer-based learning and sensory stimulation is an integral part of the program customized to meet the diverse functional needs of all individuals served.  The program also supports individuals to improve functional mobility skills while engaging in meaningful activities.  The MOVE (Mobility Opportunities Via Experience) philosophy is brought into all program rooms for individuals who could benefit.  Basic mobility skills include; sitting, standing, walking and transitioning, with or without the use of specialized equipment.  Community access activities include recreational, educational and volunteer experiences.

Day Program South of Richmond Community Services is a site-based program (with walls) that serves people with developmental disabilities and in some cases, medical fragility.  All participants enjoy a vast recreational program that includes swimming at local YWCAs, parks, movies, museums, restaurants, and various points of interest.  Because of the complex physical needs of many of the program participants, Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapists consult with the program staff in designing an individual program that will maximize each participants potential.  Many of the participants have limited mobility and yet are able to assist with cooking lunch, doing laundry, making copies for the program and various tasks using technology and adaptive switches.

Day Program South – Community Based Program  provides opportunities for a small group of individuals who engage in community-based programming that has an emphasis on helping our program participants “give back” to the community as well as to experience new opportunities.  This is a “with walls program”, but does spend a large part of the day in the community.  Both aspects of the program serve people residing in Westchester County.

Day Program South also provides day opportunities for Individuals with Autism and needing behavioral support by providing a holistic program that provides opportunities for volunteering, computer training, personal fitness, daily living enhancements and access to the community.

For further information please contact Monique Johnson 914-471-4176 mjohnson@richmondcommserv.org