The mission of our program is to provide services to adults (21 and over) that have been diagnosed with developmental disabilities.
The program offers the participants trainings and activities to help them become more integrated with their community, the opportunity for social interaction, the opportunity to become more independent, and the opportunity to learn skills to prepare them for future employment. The program offers training in the following areas: travel training, money management, computer training, domestic skills, job skills, socialization skills and volunteer opportunities in the community.
Atlantic Achievers, BCS Group Day Habilitation,540 Atlantic Ave. 2nd floor , Brooklyn, N.Y. 11217
Lynette Loadholt, Director of MR Services: 718-222-8632 ext.4224
The Day Habilitation and Prevocational Programs offer participants with developmental disabilities the opportunity to engage in social and work activities designed to foster independence and community integration.
The Day Habilitation and Prevocational Programs are Home and Community Based Services Waiver Medicaid funded programs under the oversight of OPWDD.
The Day Habilitation Program teaches life skills and fosters involvement with the mainstream community through volunteer experiences and community based learning. With support and training, participants learn to adjust to the productivity and social demands of work, and with limited work related skills to be paid for on-site work activities.
Elina Mushinskaya, ph: 718-310-5792, Fax (718) 310-5830
Medicaid Service Coordination is a Medicaid State Plan service provided by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), which assists persons with developmental disabilities in gaining access to necessary services and supports appropriate to the needs and interests of the individual.
MSC is a prerequisite for individuals to access BCS and other agencies' Waiver programs, such as Prevocational Services, SEMP (Supported Employment), Community Habilitation, Day Habilitation, Hourly Respite (Recreation) and Residential Services.
MSC is provided by qualified service coordinators, and uses a person-centered planning process in developing, implementing, and maintaining an Individualized Service Plan (ISP), with and for a person with developmental disabilities. MSC promotes the concepts of choice, individualized services and supports, and consumer satisfaction. The service provides advocacy and monitors clients' health and safety.
The focus of MSC is on assisting each person to achieve his or her unique goals and desires in terms of having a home, a job, a circle of friends, enjoyable leisure activities, and access to medical and clinical services.
540 Atlantic Ave., 2nd floor, Brooklyn NY 11217
Rose Sauls, MSC Supervisor, 718-943-4241 (phone); 718 596-4589 (fax)
This is an hourly waiver respite program which offers recreational services. Consumers who attend have the opportunity to socialize with their peers while engaging in a variety of funfilled activities. The program works to provide individuals with new experiences while cultivating their skills and interests. Each consumer has a variety of options to choose from. The program offers a weekly Art group that puts on annual art exhibits, a weekly exercise group, a bowling league, Friday night socials, holiday parties and weekend trips.
Jim Johnson, Program Coordinator 718-943-4246 Fax 718-596-4589, email@example.com
Supportive Individualized Residential Alternatives: Individuals enjoy independent living in the community either on their own or in a shared apartment, with training and support from our staff, based on their needs and wants. Recreation and leisure activity are essential elements of well-rounded lifestyles.
We have eight individual studio apartments that operate as IRA Apartments. Each individual resident is continually involved in a wide variety of activities that
are governed by individual interest, choice and ability. Residents choose from an array of activities available to them, including an abundance of outdoor recreational and sporting opportunities, and theater.
Individuals receiving services are encouraged to make choices in all aspects of their daily living routine to the best of their ability including: choosing the décor in their bedrooms and common rooms, planning healthy food choices, maintaining their apartments and voting on their choice for group, or individual recreation and vacation destinations.
Program Director: Lynette Loadholt, Director of MR Services: 718-222-8632, ext.4224
The Work Readiness Program prepares individuals with developmental disabilities for employment. Participants receive situational assessments, skills training, community-based training, individual counseling, and pre-placement group-work focusing on each participant's vocational goals.
In group sessions consumers discuss hands on training and issues common to the workplace and provide support to one another in the process of obtaining employment. Staff also works closely with the families and other service providers to ensure successful vocational goals and employment placement for the individuals.
Contact Information: Elina Mushinskaya, ph:718-310-5792, Fax (718) 310-5830,