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Day Habilitation

Participants of Day Habilitation Services at JM Murray are offered two distinct habilitation choices, Site Based and Non-Site Based. Site Based Habilitation offers part-time community involvement, while Non-Site Based offers full-time community involvement. Both services are designed to help people with developmental disabilities learn new activities, new skills and improve existing skills. Additionally, JM Murray also tailors habilitation services to each individual based on their skills, ability, and preferences.

Site Based vs. Non-Site Based Day Habilitation

Site Based Day Habilitation offers a variety of services that primarily take place at JM Murray’s West Road facility. These services are focused on various group activities, such as arts and crafts, science, cooking, leisure activities, fitness and projects that give back to the community. Through these types of activities, participants learn a variety of new skills and sharpen existing skills, such as:

  • Social
  • Communication
  • Self-improvement
  • Personal responsibility
  • Personal care

Non-Site Based Day Habilitation offers a variety of services which take place within the community at an approved volunteer or a community activity site. By taking part in real work, we offer people the opportunity to learn new skills or improve their existing skills. Additionally, the activities for each participant are tailored to meet specific needs because it is our mission to put the people we serve first.

Community Involvement

Both Site-Based and Non-Site Based Habilitation participants spend a portion of their time volunteering within their community. On average, Site-Based Habilitation participants take part in community-based activities 2-5 times per week. However, this varies from person to person since our caring staff customizes our services and activities to each individual. Therefore, each participant’s involvement is based on their own personal interests, medical and clinical needs.

Those who participate in Non-Site Based Day Habilitation develop meaningful opportunities through volunteer placements, leisure activities, and clubs that allow them to give back to their community. Community activities provide a chance for participants to build social and communication skills by increasing the number of people they interact with on a daily basis. In addition, they also learn basic safety skills, how to make healthier lifestyle choices, and how to establish personal responsibility and independence.

In addition to the services that are offered to improve skills, people also have the opportunity to take part in a variety of therapies including:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech-Language Pathology

Additional Services and Activities

To further enrich their lives, all Day Habilitation participants also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of additional therapies and activities, including:

  • Dance Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Pet Therapy
  • Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Day Habilitation participants have the opportunity to use our recently added sensory room to increase social and communication skills, awareness and interaction with their environment, and decrease the need for challenging or self-stimulatory behaviors. Additionally, individuals may get involved in a number of other leisure activities such as bowling, swimming and fitness.

If you are interested in obtaining further information about Day Habilitation, please contact our Intake Specialist at intake@jmmurray.com or (607) 756-0246.