Day Habilitation, Supported Employment and Pre-Vocational Services
Day Habilitation is available through two Greystone Programs: In Dutchess County, Project FAME (Forming Associations through Meaningful activities and Enriching environments); and in Orange County, Club ATLAS (Advanced Training & Learning for Adult Success).
This “day habilitation program without walls” is a community-based, person-centered program that focuses on developing fundamental living skills, socialization, and recreation. Through Project FAME, participants perform volunteer services in their communities to build meaningful relationships with store owners, local senior citizens, and outreach agencies and participate as valued members of the community. In fact, local nonprofit organizations rely on the volunteer services provided daily by Project FAME. Participants provide plant care at local nursing homes; deliver Meals on Wheels for the Office of the Aging; assist local librarians; recycle bottles, cans, paper and ink cartridges; deliver goods to area shelters; sort stock at thrift shops; and collect grocery bags and clothing for Dutchess Outreach, among many other community-based opportunities. This program is available in Dutchess County. For any inquiries, please contact us or call (845) 452-5772 ext. 123.
In Warwick, NY, Club ATLAS (Advanced Training and Learning for Adult Success) is a transitioning program for Individuals who have “aged-out” of school. Our goal is to assist each Individual to achieve their highest level of independence with support, encouragement, training, education and ample exposure to community opportunities that enhance the quality of their lives. The program emphasizes independent living skills, vocational skills, social skills, community inclusion, and self-advocacy to increase their personal capacity and development. Small structured groups provide help develop and enhance job skills. The interests and talents of the young adults are tapped and paired with activities in the areas of daily living, social, and recreational skills. Dan Feierman, pictured above, is one of our participants. He also works part-time at Greystone. Individuals are involved with the community and volunteer with Meals on Wheels, grocery shopping, friendly visiting, and assisting local Humane Societies. Available in Orange County, the Club ATLAS Day Program supports individuals living with Autism and developmental disabilities as they reach their full potential. For any inquiries, please contact us or call (845) 469-3760.
Employment Supports – SEMP and Pathway to Employment
We will offer assistance in locating or developing a job and providing supports to sustain paid work, such as supervision, counseling and training. Pathway to Employment is a person-centered employment planning and support service that provides assistance for individuals to obtain, maintain or advance in competitive employment opportunities or self-employment.
In-Home Behavior Therapy
Greystone helps families improve the quality of their lives by providing direct services, support, and education in their homes. Currently, we serve 71 families with trained therapists and staff who encourage positive behavioral techniques and more productive communication. Professionals interact with family members to produce a “calming” effect on the family unit that allows for them to experience happiness together. By providing structure for families with special needs children, this model helps to opens channels of communication, and improve individual behavior, relationships, and overall well-being. These services are available in Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam, and Ulster Counties. For any inquiries, please contact us or call (845) 452-5772 ext. 115. You can also download our application/referral form.
Children’s Wavier Services
This program provides expanded and enhanced services to children with disabilities in foster care, including children in the custody of the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). The Children’s Waiver Services is designed primarily to support and keep children in the least restrictive, most home-like settings and out of institutions. It also provides opportunities for improving the health and well-being of the children served, in addition to providing support for permanency planning. Services include family and caregiver support, intensive home care support, accessibility modifications, and advocacy for the children’s participation in school and other community activities. Once enrolled in the Children’s Waiver Services, participants may be eligible for services until the age of 21. Children’s Wavier Services is offered in Dutchess, Ulster & Orange Counties. For any inquiries, please contact us or call (845) 452-5772 ext. 122.
Greystone offers monthly Saturday respite programs for parents and caregivers. Respite allows caregivers a healthy place to leave their children with disabilities, aged 6-21. Respite enables caregivers to complete chores, shopping, enjoy a leisurely afternoon, or some special time with another family member. Meanwhile, their child participates in a variety of fun recreational activities that promote social interaction both on-site and on field trips. Weekend Respite programs are offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of every month, AND at our Annette Heslin Community Center in Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County. In Dutchess County, weekend respite is offered the third Saturday of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance. For more information about our Orange County respite contact us or call (845)469-3760. For more information about our Dutchess County respite contact us or call (845) 452-5772 ext. 115. You may also download a Dutchess County brochure.
Greystone Programs’ Community Habilitation Services offers Individuals and their families an open, affirmative approach to living with a developmental disability. Each person is provided with support, training, and access to community resources to maximize their full potential. Our programs are highly individualized and structured with unique mentoring to enhance successful participation in the community-at-large. Services are provided by highly trained mentors who work side-by-side with Individuals on a one-to-one basis with frequent, intensive training and learning opportunities. All programs are customized to the needs of each participant. Services are provided in the home, in the community, and in locales requested by the Individual. We currently serve 75 individuals through this program. This program is available in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, and Ulster Counties. Click here to download our Community Habilitation brochure. For more information in Dutchess County, contact us or call (845) 452-5772 ext. 106; in Orange County, contact us or call (845) 469-3760 ext. 2.
SURPASS Social Skills Training
SURPASS (Support & Understanding Regarding Play And Social Skills) is a social skill training program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. SURPASS groups are available in Dutchess County at the Wappingers Falls-based Annette Heslin Community Center. Facilitated by experienced professionals, the program fosters social skills that will last a lifetime. SURPASS uses small structured groups to teach conversation skills, coping with bullying, dealing with winning/losing; expressing feelings; voicing opinions; dealing with stress, etc. Group members also learn to put forth topical areas they want to discuss. For more information about SURPASS Contact us or call (845) 452-5772 ext. 115. To download a SURPASS brochure, click here.
After School and School Break Programs
Greystone Programs provides after school and school break programs at Club ASPIRE (After School Program Integrating Recreation & Education)in Orange County, and Club COOL (Community Outreach & Opportunities for Learning), in Dutchess County.
Available at Greystone Orange County, in Warwick, for children ages 6-21 years with developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). This innovative, year-round program, available Monday-Friday, accommodates each child’s communication/learning method. The program integrates successful implementation of the child’s current educational agenda. Children learn self-care, safety and social skills, money and time management, and communication skills. The facility boasts a large, fenced outdoor playground and indoor recreation area, and structured indoor activities such as cooking, homework assistance, arts & crafts, yoga, Zumba/dance and music appreciation. Our school break program coincides with Orange-Ulster BOCES school break calendars. Our school break program runs five times annually, Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This program offers full-day respite for kids age 6-21. For more information about Club ASPIRE, contact us or call (845) 469-3760. To download a Club ASPIRE brochure, click here.
Similar to Orange County-based Club ASPIRE, after school and school break programs are also available in Dutchess County at the Wappingers Falls-based Club COOL (Community Outreach & Opportunities for Learning), located in the Annette Heslin Community Center. Club COOL is a respite program for boys and girls age 6-21 diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum, and/or with a developmental or intellectual disabilty. The program runs Monday through Friday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 p.m. Children learn self-care, money and time management, safety and social skills in accordance with their individualized plans. For more information about Club COOL contact us or call (845) 452-5772, x106. To download a Club COOL brochure, click here.
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