Skills that are taught in habilitation include learning to develop basic independence skills like how to bathe, cook, and much more. The Habilitation Services help our members in finding, retaining, and growing self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills that are necessary for them to live successfully in home and the community.
The services include the provision of training in independent living skills or special developmental skills, orientation and mobility training, sensorimotor development, and behavioral management. Habilitation services exist and are effective in helping the following groups of people:
- People with autism
- People with cerebral palsy
- Children or adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities
Depending on the disability and other factors, independence skills may be delayed. Habilitation services help individuals living with disabilities to initially establish these skills and functions because such everyday skills were never initially acquired on an age-appropriate level.