Community Support

Community Habilitation 

Community Habilitation services are provided in the community or in an individual’s home 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 centering on 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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Arc of Yates partners with Literacy Volunteers for reading project at Keuka Lake School

  • 5 May 2017
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Arc of Yates partners with Literacy Volunteers for reading project at Keuka Lake School
Volunteer readers from the community are visiting students at Keuka Lake School as part of the KTrain program.

Arc of Yates hosts 2nd annual Kid's Day

Children of Arc of Yates staff were invited to learn about the Agency during their break from school

  • 24 April 2017
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Arc of Yates hosts 2nd annual Kid's Day
Twenty children spent their last day of Spring Break touring the Arc of Yates facilities and learning about what their parents do at work each day.  The 2nd annual Kid’s Day at the Arc of Yates included participating in sensitivity activities, touring Keuka Lake School and the program facility, and sharing lunch with individuals at the Center for Lifelong Learning.

March is Disabilities Awareness Month

  • 20 March 2017
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March is Disabilities Awareness Month
 Each March we take the opportunity to recognize the approximately 4 million Americans who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Locally, the Arc of Yates supports over 400 individuals with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and other developmental disabilities in our community

DRIVE Students complete Field Period, create video

Students in the College Pathways program produced a video of the month-long experience at Cumming Nature Center

  • 16 February 2017
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DRIVE Students complete Field Period, create video
Students at DRIVE completed their college field period at Cumming Nature Center during the month of January.  They participated in outdoor activities, completed maintenance projects, and created items in the woodshop.

Local lawmakers, Arc representatives meet to discuss increased funding for direct support wages

  • 16 December 2016
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Local lawmakers, Arc representatives meet to discuss increased funding for direct support wages
Assemblyman Chris Friend, left, Senator Tom O’Mara, Arc of Schuyler Executive Director Jeannette Frank, Arc of Chemung Executive Director Michael Doherty, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, Arc of Yates Chief of Staff Mary Mansfield, and Arc of Steuben Executive Director Bernie Burns met to discuss the need for increased funding from the state to cover wage increases for direct support professionals
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