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The Arc of Opportunity

Opportunity in North Central Massachusetts

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Day Services

The Day Services program operates under two models: Community Based Day Supports (CBDS) and Day Habilitation.  The Supported Community Options (SCOP) and Elder Services programs fall under the CBDS model.  SCOP, a stepping-stone to and from full-time work, includes a blend of employment and recreational activities.  The Elder Services program offers older adults a retirement option while supporting them through the aging process.  Day Habilitation provides a therapeutic and medical approach to skill-building that includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral management, and health care supervision through nursing.

Community Based Day Supports

This option virtually consists of 2 components. Supportive Community Options and Elder Services currently operate Monday-Friday 9:00-3:00 offering a variety of services to approximately 65 individuals. The focus is to provide an array of services for people with developmental disabilities through community inclusion, volunteer opportunities, and entrepreneurial businesses. This programming expands people’s skills while offering that meaningful day that provides a least restrictive most effective environment. Opportunities may include paid work, participation in the entrepreneurial businesses, volunteer options, and community/recreational activities.

Some senior individuals are supported through the aging and/or Alzheimer's process as well. Individuals continually drive the direction of this program.

Day Habilitation

The Arc Day Habilitation Program provides an array of services for people with developmental disabilities through therapeutic options. This expands people skills while offering that meaningful day that provides a least restrictive most effective environment. Individuals refine their activity of daily living skills; participate in physical, speech, behavioral, and occupational therapies, with the focus on becoming more independent in their lives. This is all done in “teachable trainable” moments during the typical day.

The Day Habilitation Program received a Three-Year CARF Accreditation in January 2012. This latest accreditation is the third consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to The Arc of Opportunity Day Habilitation program.