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ACLD Day Habilitation

Day Habilitation is a Medicaid Waiver service providing individuals with a meaningful path to community participation and to achieving life goals as identified in their Individualized Service and Day Habilitation plans. Activities are geared around an individual’s interests and talents. Services and supports are provided to enhance skills in the following areas:

• Personal and Health Care
• Basic Safety
• Money Management
• Job Readiness
• Socialization/Communication
• Use of Public Transportation

Program locations support individuals who reside in Nassau County or western to central Suffolk County. This program is available to those who are Medicaid-eligible and approved for services through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). Programs operate 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Friday year-round. Door-to-door transportation is provided.


Center-Based Day Habilitation

CHOICES is designed to promote independence and productivity through participation in meaningful activities. Instruction is provided to help organize and support the individual’s participation in community-based activities. A wide range of volunteer work experiences and site-based activities are available to foster community connections. Clinical support in areas of nursing and psychology is also available on-site at these programs on a daily basis.

CONNECTIONS is designed for individuals who have a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum (ASD) or present similar strengths/challenges.

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES is designed for individuals who are aging and/or medically frail.


Community-Based Day Habilitation

B.L.U.E. (Balanced, Living, Unlimited, Exploration) is an autism-focused Adult Day program opening in spring 2021. This program located in Deer Park will provide support and services to 30 adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and will have a focus on personal interest and exploration.

The new 5,000-square-foot building was constructed with a specialized focus in mind. From a sensory room, to a media arts center, and a fitness center to culinary arts, B.L.U.E. is a unique program. The program will also have traditional volunteer opportunities and community involvement to foster deeper connections to their community.

BRIDGES and OASIS are designed to promote independence, integration and productivity through a wide range of volunteer work experiences in the community. Five hub sites are situated in local community neighborhoods allowing easy community access.

PROGRAM WITHOUT WALLS offers the same opportunities as Community-Based Day Habilitation, focusing on individuals who benefit from smaller settings.


Community Participation Opportunities in all ACLD Day Habilitation Programs

Men and women across all the sites participate in a variety of volunteer opportunities in their communities. ACLD currently works with the following community partners:

• Meals on Wheels
• Nursing Homes
• The Salvation Army
• Senior Centers
• Goodwill
• Day Care Centers
• North Shore Animal League
• Food Shopping for Homebound
• Bide-A-Wee
• Libraries
• Coalition Against Child Abuse & Neglect
• Bowling
• Island Harvest
• Donation Delivery (Clothing, Food)
• LI Cares
• Basketball Leagues
• Museums


For more information, please contact our Connect Team at (516) 336-5909 Extensions 171, 242, and 370.