Community Support

Community Habilitation 

Community Habilitation services are provided in the community to assist in developing and enhancing the skills necessary to live in the community as independently as possible. 

All individuals participate in developing and implementing their own service plan centered on their strengths, needs, and choices. Common focus areas include: 

  • financial management 
  • household maintenance 
  • health care 
  • personal hygiene 
  • nutrition 
  • community inclusion 
  • budgeting 
  • safety 
  • social skill development 

Services are provided by qualified staff in a group or one-on-one setting that takes into account the person’s lifestyle and commitments. 

Respite

 

In many families, caring for an individual with a developmental disability often falls on the parents, siblings, and other family members. Respite offers temporary, short-term care for individuals so caregivers can take a much needed break or see to personal matters. Services are provided by qualified staff in a one-on-one setting in the home, or in a recreation group setting in the community. Respite takes into account the individual  needs of the family and the individual with a developmental disability.

Family Support Services 

Family Support Services (FSS) are ancillary services offered to individuals with developmental disabilities that live with their families. Family Support Services offers programs and supports for family caregivers, enhancing family stability and preserving family unity. 

Goals include: 

  • To support quality of life for an individual and their family. 
  • To prevent premature or inappropriate out-of-home placement 
  • To reunite and strengthen families 
  • To enhance parenting skills 
  • To maximize the potential of the family member with a developmental disability 

The service also facilitates the Family Reimbursement Program which reimburses expenses for health and safety goods and services. The program enhances family stability by relieving the financial burden of caring for an individual with developmental disabilities.

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Recent News

April is Autism Awareness Month

Guest Speaker: Nicholas Courgi

April is Autism Awareness Month
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the Arc of Yates will be hosting a series of presentations every Tuesday during the month of April.

The final session will feature guest speaker Nicholas Courgi, a graduate of Onondaga Community College, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. This session will be held on Tuesday April 24th at 240 Powell Lane from 6:00pm-7:30pm and is free to attend. 

April is Autism Awareness Month

Make It and Take It

April is Autism Awareness Month
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the Arc of Yates will be hosting a series of presentations every Tuesday during the month of April.

The third session entitled "Make It and Take It" will be held on April 17th from 6:30pm-7:30pm at 240 Powell Lane.

Announcing the 3rd Annual Duck Race

Announcing the 3rd Annual Duck Race
The 3rd Annual Duck Race is quickly approaching!  Scheduled for Friday, June 15th, this year’s race will kick off with a family fundraising event at Lake Street Park from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  The event, held in partnership with Yates County Chamber of Commerce’s Cruisn Night, will host a DJ, face painter, games and kid friendly fare. 

Kid's Day at the Arc of Yates

Kid's Day at the Arc of Yates
On April 5, 2018 twenty children took a day out of their Spring Break and visited the Arc of Yates facilities, learning about the Agency’s mission and the important work their parents do on a daily basis. The 3rd Annual event included tours of Keuka Lake School, The Print Shop and the Agency’s program facility.

April is Autism Awareness Month

"Help Me"

April is Autism Awareness Month
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the Arc of Yates will be hosting a series of presentations every Tuesday during the month of April.

The second session entitled "Help Me" will be held on April 10th from 6:30pm-7:30pm at 240 Powell Lane.

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235 North Avenue 
Penn Yan, NY 14527

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