Brenda Jewell, Program Director
Matthew Borsa, Program Specialist
Community Habilitation (AKA – ATF / Adult Training Facility)
Community Habilitation is a facility based licensed program governed by the PA 2380 regulations. By service definition, this service consists of supervision, training, and supports in general areas of self-care, communication, community participation and socialization. Areas of emphasis include: therapeutic activities, fine and gross motor development, mobility, personal adjustment, use of community resources, and relationship development. The overall goal is to support individuals to acquire, improve, and/or maintain these skills.
Based on assessed needs and expressed areas of interest, individuals work on a variety of different tasks daily. Supports are provided to individuals with a wide range of ability levels. Upon entering the ATF one may see individuals preparing lunch; working on math or reading skills; walking on the treadmill; learning to do laundry; practicing General ADL’S such as dusting or running the vacuum; discussing safety related topics such as stranger awareness; working on range of motion activities; learning how to tie their shoe; working on reconciling a bank statement; relaxing in the therapeutic pool; or preparing for a trip to the library, a walk in the park, or their volunteer work.