Community Habilitation services provides one-on-one training to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help them to live more independent lives.
Community Habilitation is a Medicaid-funded program administered by the Office of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) that provides one-on-one training to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in order to help them develop or improve the skills they need to live more independently in their homes or in the community.
Community Habilitation is designed to complement the individual’s Life Plan and includes activities that have been established to assist the individual in achieving his or her goals. A schedule between the person with intellectual/developmental impairments and the Residential Habilitation Specialist is established, and it is then executed through home visits and community activities as agreed upon by both parties. Despite the fact that a person can be allowed for the service regardless of where he or she resides, the service can only be performed at a certified facility.