Services By Age

AGES Birth-5


Preschool Evaluation Services

Arc Herkimer is a contracted provider for the Herkimer County Preschool program assisting with providing evaluations for preschool services. Access to Arc Herkimer’s Preschool Services must come through the child’s local school district. Parents should contact their local school to discuss their child’s needs. If parents and the Chairperson for Preschool Special Education determine that there is a need for an evaluation, they decide what evaluation will be requested and select the provider. If Arc Herkimer is selected as the provider, upon receipt of the referral contact, Arc Herkimer will work with parents to schedule an appointment(s) for those evaluations. Arc Herkimer provides evaluations for Education, Speech, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Psychological Services. The hours of availability and sites vary depending on the particular service/evaluation requested and to meet specific family needs.

Special Needs Children’s Group – Ages 3 to 5 – “Little Wonders”

Special Needs Children Group includes children with developmental disabilities, including those with Autism. The service is offered on Saturdays at Arc Herkimer’s Recreation Activity Center (RAC) and other Arc Herkimer sites. Activities include art and crafts, listening skills, gross and fine motor activities, social skills, music and language skills, among others. All learning will be done in the form of play and with fun activities. Two-way transportation provided.

William H. Privett Respitality Center – Residential Services

Respite is available to children with developmental disabilities enrolled in the HCBS waiver program. The individuals must live at home with a family member or with a caregiver. Family Care Home providers may also access the William H. Privett Respitality Center. Families pre-arrange respite services to help provide them with personal time away from caring for their loved ones—whether it is a few hours or all weekend. The Respitality Center, located in Little Falls, NY, is open from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening. The Center also operates a few weeks during the year to accommodate the vacation and school-break needs of families with school-age children and teens.

Community Habilitation

Community Habilitation is available seven days a week. The infant or child must be HCBS (Home and Community-Based Services) Waiver enrolled and diagnosed with developmental disabilities. All activities are goal-directed and based on individual needs to learn daily living skills or to learn new skills within their home and community establishments, such as the library, playground, etc. Transportation provided.


AGES 5-17


Children’s Community Respite - Group

Children and Teens Community Respite is available seven days a week, with afterschool and weekends programs tailored to give family members personal time away from care giving for their developmentally-disabled child or teen. The group also promotes a social environment for children and teens to interact and to make friends with peers. Open to any child or teen living with another individual (family member, caretaker, sibling, etc.). The individual must be HCBS (Home and Community-Based Services) Waiver enrolled and diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Group activities can include: bowling, dining out, miniature golf, camping trips, attending area sporting events, movies, and activities at Arc Herkimer Recreation Center, etc. Two-way transportation provided.

Special Needs Children’s Group – Ages 3 to 5 – “Little Wonders”

Special Needs Children Group includes children with developmental disabilities, including those with Autism. The service is offered on Saturdays at Arc Herkimer’s Recreation Activity Center (RAC) and other Arc Herkimer sites. Activities include art and crafts, listening skills, gross and fine motor activities, social skills, music and language skills, among others. All learning will be done in the form of play and with fun activities. Two-way transportation provided.

William H. Privett Respitality Center – Residential Services

Respite is available to individuals with a developmental disability, including children and teens, enrolled in the HCBS waiver program. The individuals must live at home with a family member or with a caregiver. Family Care Home providers may also access the William H. Privett Respitality Center. Families pre-arrange respite services to help provide them with personal time away from caring for their loved ones—whether it is a few hours or all weekend. The Respitality Center, located in Little Falls, NY, is open from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening. The Center also operates a few weeks during the year to accommodate the vacation and school-break needs of families with school-age children and teens.

Day Habilitation - Community

Day Habilitation - Community is available seven days a week with services provided after school and weekends. The child or teen must be HCBS (Home and Community-Based Services) Waiver enrolled, and diagnosed with developmental disabilities. All activities are goal-directed and based on the needs of the individual. To address and achieve goals to help promote emotional and physical well-being, stronger communications skills, and community integration, Arc Herkimer utilizes local establishments for activities such as a grocery store, bowling alley, playground, movie theater, and restaurant, among other sites. Two-way transportation provided to and from home.

Community Habilitation

Community Habilitation is available seven days a week. The child or teen must be HCBS (Home and Community-Based Services) Waiver enrolled and diagnosed with developmental disabilities. All activities are goal-directed and based on individual needs. The majority of time is spent in the community to help individuals to become independent within their home environments and community. Activities can include cooking and making snacks, daily living skills such as laundry, housekeeping, among others. Additionally, activities can include outings to community establishments such as the library, restaurants, parks, shopping, etc. Two-way transportation provided to and from home.

 

AGES 18 – 62+

 

Adult Community Respite – Group

Adult Community Respite is available seven days a week and is tailored to give family members personal time away from care giving. Open to any person living with another individual (family member, spouse, sibling, friend, etc.). The individual must be HCBS (Home and Community-Based Services) Waiver enrolled and diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Group activities can include: bowling, dining out, dances, time at the Arc Herkimer Recreation Center, movies, art classes, and cooking, etc. Two-way transportation provided.

Day Habilitation without Walls

Day Habilitation is available seven days a week. The individual must be HCBS (Home and Community-Based Services) Waiver enrolled and diagnosed with developmental disabilities. All activities are goal-directed and based on the needs of the individual. To address and achieve these goals to help the individual become independent within the community, Arc Herkimer utilizes community establishments for activities such as banks, retail stores, restaurants, volunteer sites, etc. Individuals may volunteer in the community through Arc Herkimer’s Volunteer Group. The individual must be HCBS (Home and Community-Based Services) Waiver enrolled, and diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Individuals volunteer at various sites, Monday through Friday, to donate their time and to feel a part of their community. Several current sites include, among others: Mohawk Valley Nursing Home, American Red Cross – Mohawk Valley Chapter, the National Center for Missing Children, and the HALO Cat House. Activities can include socialization activities, folding and mailing, cleaning, filing, etc. Two-way transportation provided and to and from the various volunteer sites.

Day Habilitation - Classroom

The individual must be HCBS (Home and Community-Based Services) Waiver enrolled and diagnosed with developmental disabilities. All activities are goal-directed and based on the needs of the individual. Programs allow individuals to receive the supports and services needed to help them achieve success. To address and achieve these goals to help the individual become independent, Arc Herkimer utilizes community establishments and site based classroom settings for activities. The Bridges program consists of training modules such as daily living, recreation, pre-vocational skill development, and social, emotional and health development. Individuals are provided with new opportunities and through this exposure, glean new skills. Two-way transportation provided.

Day Habilitation – Senior Center – 55+

The individual must be HCBS (Home and Community-Based Services) Waiver enrolled and diagnosed with developmental disabilities. The individual should be 55 years of age or older. All activities are goal-directed and based on the needs of the individual. To address and achieve these goals to help the individual become independent, Arc Herkimer utilizes community establishments and classroom settings for activities. Two-way transportation provided.

Community Habilitation

Community Habilitation is available seven days a week. The individual must be HCBS (Home and Community-Based Services) Waiver enrolled and diagnosed with developmental disabilities that live independently or at home or family or live in a certified setting. All activities are goal-directed and based on the needs of the individual for social skills building, navigating in the community for developing skills for daily and community living, exploring possible employment opportunity, and behavioral stabilization. To address and achieve these goals to help the individual become independent within the community, Arc Herkimer utilizes community establishments for activities such as banks, retail stores, restaurants, etc. Two-way transportation provided.

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