Day Habilitation


Mark using the Smart Board to practice his writing

Our Day Hab programs use the Smart Board to practice things like writing, identifying pictures, learning shapes and colors, and counting.

Northeast Arc Day Habilitation programs provide assistance with the acquisition, retention, or improvement of self-help, socialization and adaptive skills.  There are three different Day Habilitation programs available: Meridian Day Habilitation, LEEDS Day Habilitation and Cornerstones, each with its own particular focus. The activities and offerings listed below are available at each of the three programs.

Supports are arranged based upon a person’s personal goals and dreams; each person’s Day Hab plan will guide their activities. Clinical supports and consultations are woven into a participant’s daily activity and we staff RNs and LPNs at each of the Day Habilitation Programs.

The variety of supports and activities include, but not limited to:

  • Activities of Daily Living Skill Development
  • Communication Support and Development
  • Behavioral Supports
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Medical Case Management
  • Community-Based Activities
  • Adaptive Technology including the use of iPads®, iTouches® and Smart Board
  • Socialization
  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Outreach in support of our neighbors
  • Part time work opportunities
  • Clinical Services as needed.

Northeast Arc Day Habilitation Programs provide specialty subservices to participants:

Intensive Medical Supports for people with high skill needs is available through our Meridian Day Habilitation program.  A higher nurse/staff to participant ratio is utilized to ensure that full participation in all activities is achieved.

Allergen-Free Environment is available to people who require a more controlled environment in order to ensure their health and well-being.

Transitional Program for people leaving the school system and entering adult services is offered.

Employment Opportunities are available for people. Participants may choose to split their day/week between one of the three Day Habilitation programs and Heritage Industries.  This provides a seamless transition, as staff from both areas work closely together.

Contact Funmi Korede at 978-624-2629 for more information.

Human Rights Information
Northeast Arc Human Rights Chairperson: Susan Brady, 978-624-2478

DDS Northeast Region
Rebecca Christie
Hogan Regional Center
P.O. Box A.
Hathorne, MA 01937
978-774-5000 ext. 528

DPPC Hotline: 1-800-426-9009

Visit the Department of Developmental Services website or email Tom Anzer for more information.

DDS-Human Rights
Disabled Person Protection Commission Information
— Human Rights & Grievance Standard
— Human Rights Sign-Off