CCSO’s Community Habilitation program is a one on one service focused on providing instruction inside the homes of those who need assistance in their day to day activities and also when out exploring their neighborhood. Before services begin, a Community Habilitation plan is formed based on the individual’s goals and what he/she hopes to accomplish. He/She is engaged in exercises that revolve around their plan and on a schedule that is most convenient for them to receive these services.

For some people, Community Habilitation acts as a supplementary program to reinforce what is being taught at CCSO already and continue expand their skills. For others that aren’t coming to CCSO regularly, it is a standalone program that strives to integrate people into their community by strengthening consistency and familiarity in their lives.

Examples of Individuals Serviced

Kai

The staff member and Kai work specifically on:

  • improving money management skills
  • English language skills
  • peer interaction/socialization skills
  • community inclusion (trips to supermarket, park, library, etc.)

Valued Outcome: To develop community integration and activities, along with increasing his socialization skills.

Nicole

The staff member mentors Nicole on the following:

  • money management
  • interacting with peers
  • ADL skills
  • community inclusion

Valued Outcome: To develop and increase daily skills necessary to live independently.

Calijah

The staff member and Calijah work specifically on developing his:

  • reading and writing skills
  • improve self-help skills (such as fastening buttons / tying shoes)
  • personal care needs
  • socialization skills

Valued Outcome: To improve oneself through developing skills related to self-help, academics, and organization.

Shannea

The staff member and Shannea work specifically on developing:

  • ADL skills (keeping room clean, getting ready for program)
  • community inclusion (trips to supermarket, library, appointments, etc.)
  • socialization skills

Valued Outcome: Shannea wants to increase her quality of life by developing her academic skils, improve eating habits, and work on her letter recognition skills

Wade

The staff member and Wade work specifically on developing:

  • ADL skills (keeping room clean, getting ready for program)
  • community inclusion (trips to supermarket, library, appointments, etc.)
  • socialization skills

Valued Outcome: Wade wants to further develop his academic skills, such as reading and writing and be more independent.