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Community Habilitation

Community Habilitation services are habilitation services that are provided to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities individually and with small groups.

Community Habilitation

Community Habilitation services are habilitation services that are provided to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities primarily in small groups. These services can be delivered at any non-certified location, including the individual's home.

The Community Habilitation services are primarily habilitative services provided in the community (i.e. non-certified settings) to facilitate community inclusion, integration, and relationship building for adults and youth.

COVID-19 Community Habilitation Re-Opening Plan

Pathways, Inc. Community Habilitation Re-Opening Plan

Support Services

  • Training and support for independence in travel
  • Transportation
  • Educational supports for adults; youth supports outside of school hours
  • Development of social skills, leisure skills, and self-advocacy
  • Social development to help the individual connect with meaningful activities and groups
  • Pre-employment skill development such as problem-solving, travel training, interpersonal relationships, and volunteer experiences
  • Life skills development to increase independence such as meal preparation, shopping, cleaning, laundry, and medication management
  • Improve health with exercise, diet, life choices; connect with clubs and groups for support

Population and Geographic Area Served

The Community Habilitation program serves adults in Chemung and Steuben counties. Primarily ages 21 and over, some youth may be eligible for these services.

Access to Services

All individuals must meet eligibility criteria as defined by the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. A referral should be made by their Care Coordinator.

Contact

To learn more about eligibility and the support services available through Community Habilitation Services, contact:

Program Manager

Pathways, Inc.
33 Denison Parkway West, Corning, New York 14830
T: (607) 937-4542

Community and Habilitation

These programs provide various day programming and employment options for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and support for individuals that are Nursing Home-eligible or have traumatic brain injuries, in addition to behavioral health services for adults with mental illness and/or alcohol and substance abuse. Additionally, programs include support services for children with serious emotional difficulties, developmental disabilities (if in foster care), and medical fragility and their families.

Adult Behavioral Health HCBS

Pathways, Inc. is an approved provider of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) for adults in Steuben County.

Children and Family Treatment and Support Services

These mental health and substance use services, available with NYS Children’s Medicaid, give children/youth (under age 21) and their families the power to improve their health, well-being, and quality of life. 

Children's Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Children's HCBS is a strength-based program that serves youth ages 0–21 years with serious emotional difficulties, developmental disabilities (if in foster care), and medical fragility.

Community Habilitation

Community Habilitation services are habilitation services that are provided to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities individually and with small groups.

Day Habilitation

Day Habilitation services are habilitative services that are provided through group activities out of the person’s home. Day Habilitation services can assist individuals to acquire, retain or improve their self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills, such as communication, travel and adult interactions.

Employment Services

Employment Services provide supports to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities to assist in obtaining and maintaining paid competitive jobs.

Family Support Services

Family Support Services, funded through the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities, offers a variety of supports for families of individuals with a developmental disability who live at home with a family member.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Support Services

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Nursing Home Transition & Diversion (NHTD) Support Services are provided under the guidance of the Department of Health and offer eligible individuals support both in their own home, as well as the community.