Assisting Developmentally Disabled Adults in Brooklyn for Over 50 Years!

These are the current day programs provided by ARC Inc.

  • Day Habilitation
  • Pre-Vocational Training

Program Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am – 3:30pm

Day Habilitation Program

Adult Resources Center run a Day Habilitation program “without walls” for its individuals that are out in the community each day. Our mission is to assist our individuals in reaching their maximum potential, with regards to increasing their social interaction skills, community awareness and vocational skills at volunteer work sites. They also participate in recreational outings. This program emphasizes community integration and socialization under the supervision of fully trained staff who teach appropriate work and social etiquette skills. This program allows our consumers to be out and about with regular work responsibilities, teaching individuals what it might be like to have supportive work, or to be in a regular job one day. Transportation is also provided door-to-door from home to program and back home at the end of the day.

The music and arts portion of the program provides programming around music, art, and drama techniques. This unique program serves individuals “aging out” of the school system, who have shown interest and abilities in those areas. The consumer’s weekly schedules consist of music instruction at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Arts and Crafts/Art Therapy (by a trained Art Therapist), and various field trips to Concert Halls, Art Exhibits, Plaster Galleries, and Museums.

The Pre-Vocational Training Program

Follows a work readiness/pre-vocational model where consumers work on-site, performing assembly, shrink, wrapping, labeling, and packaging tasks for which they’re paid on a piece rate. These individuals receive vocational counseling to prepare for their future and the possibility of moving into a supportive or competitive work environment. This program provides structure vocational training and gives the consumers a sense of independence and accomplishment. Our program also provides in-house Case Managers with vocational training. Our Case Managers hold annual and semi-annual program meetings. At these meetings a review takes place with the interdisciplinary team, and the individual of course, whereby he/she gets to give feedback on their valued outcome plan. These goals consist of academic, vocational, and social outcomes in nature.

Transportation is provided to and from the Pre-Voc Program for all ARC residents.

Eligibility Criteria:

If you are interested in referring an individual to the ARC for placement please provide the following:

  • An updated annual physical with PPD
  • A current psychological evaluation with IQ scores
  • A current psychosocial assessment
  • A current service plan (as provided by the MSC)

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