Day Habilitation at Chestnut StreetThe Day Habilitation program is designed to expand each participant's independence and experience by providing personalized schedules and customized materials which are motivating and rewarding. Participants benefit from individualized instruction, structure and a variety of challenging activities in varied environments. GWArc's program is committed to maximizing choice, dignity, independence, community inclusion, and opportunities for people with significant cognitive, physical and intellectual disabilities.
GWArc's Day Habilitation program is located at 56 Chestnut Street in Waltham and provides training in fine motor skills, personal care, leisure skills, community access, horticulture, communication skills, socialization, and exercise/large motor skills in varied environments. Referral/coordination of ancillary services, and individual service plans are also provided. Therapeutic services are available, including: nursing, physical therapy, speech, language and communication therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral consultation, mobility, and expressive therapy.
GWArc's Day Habilitation Program serves adults with significant developmental, physical, and other disabilities who can benefit from a structured program that focuses on increasing functional skill development with therapeutic and health supports provided in varied environments. Equipment is adapted or modified by our consultants to enable the participants to use materials as independently as possible.
Using a comprehensive assessment of each participant's unique skills, preferences and learning style, our team develops detailed service plans that include an individualized schedule of daily training and therapeutic activities that are implemented across program environments. Community and volunteer activities are scheduled to broaden participants' skills in varied adult roles.
Funding and Accreditation
GWArc programs are funded by the Division of Medical Assistance (MassHealth), the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Mass Rehabilitation Commission and private fees. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredits the Day Habilitation and EPT PLUS programs. Day Habilitation and EPT PLUS programs are licensed by the Department of Developmental Services Survey and Certification process. GWArc has consistently received the highest level of certification from both organizations.
Referrals are received through the Department of Developmental Services, Department of Medicaid Assistance, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and Massachusetts Commission for the Blind. GWArc also accepts private pay. If wait time for services occurs, future GWArc participants shall be placed in the program appropriate to their needs in order of their application and acceptance to the agency.
For contact information for the above agencies, see GWArc's website www.gwarc.org, ABOUT GWArc, dropdown Resources. You may also contact GWArc CEO Roslynn Rubin, who can provide direct contact information for the above agencies in your area.