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The Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver programs and Services are individualized and person-centered aimed at developing independent living skills, community inclusion, and participation. Thus, the central goal of the HCBS waiver is to provide services and programs that enable People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to live inclusive and participatory lives in their communities. In an attempt to meet this goal, HCBS waiver services are provided by the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) through Developmental Disabilities Services Office (DDSO) staff in conjunction with voluntary not-for-profit agencies.  




Our Day Habilitation Without Walls program would provide community-based activities that would enhance socialization, communication, vocational skills and Community integration.

Our trained specialists shall provide individualized skills training in the home and the community focusing on individual's strengths and needs for skills development, including independence in the areas of self-care, social skills development, money management, life safety, household tasks, enjoying the community, and vocational success. 

We shall utilize the Richmond County’s wealth of cultural resources to promote our participants’ independence and to expand their knowledge of and involvement within the community. Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities would benefit from this program.



 The School Age Respite Services shall be provided to school-age children outside of the child’s home. 
The services shall be offered from Monday to Friday, after school hours on school days and on school holidays. School-age with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities shall benefit from this program.   


The Bluewell Advocates Community Habilitation is designed for individuals who live at home to benefit from specialized training to enhance daily living skills, communication, socialization, interaction, and community awareness skills. 
The program shall provide supports including adaptive skill development, assistance with activities of daily living (hands-on), community inclusion and relationship building, training and support for independence in travel, transportation, adult educational supports, development of social skills, leisure skills, self-advocacy and informed choice skills, and appropriate behavior development to help the individual access their community.  Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities shall benefit from these programs.


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