Day Habilitation

adult program

The people supported in Holy Childhood’s Day Habilitation Programs are able to take part in a wide variety of activities on campus and within the Rochester Community. Front Line Supervisors and Direct Support Professionals work directly with participants to develop necessary skills that will allow them to become more independent in areas that include, but are not limited to, communication, daily living skills, personal care, wellness initiatives and social skills development. Holy Childhood’s Day Habilitation Program offers 3 different types of programmatic options in effort to accommodate each individual’s skill set. Those 3 programmatic options include the following:


Day Habilitation Without Walls

Day Habilitation Without Walls is an innovative program that supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in community settings. This non-certified program provides participants with volunteer opportunities, wellness activities and visits to local libraries, museum tours as well as a multitude of other community events. The Without Walls program is able to provide the people we support with community-based learning opportunities that not only strengthens self-confidence, but promotes independence.


Transitional Day Habilitation Program

Holy Childhood’s Transitional Day Habilitation Program assists the people we support to become more independent with a variety of tasks. This program gives the people we serve opportunities to develop new skills, build relationships and volunteer within their local community.  It is a person-centered program that focuses on supporting people to become more independent with day-to-day, non-vocational, daily living skills.


Seniors Day Habilitation Program

Senior citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities are provided with a variety of social, wellness, and community based opportunities that incorporate their interests. In this group, the staff follows the lead of the people supported as it relates to the development of schedules, community events, and on-site activities.

Note: For all referrals – please remit current copies of the following required information to

Insurance Cards – Medicaid Benefit Card and all other insurances the person is covered by.

Most recent psychological evaluation and social evaluation (MSC).

Current Life Plan (or addendum done by Care Coordinator) listing “Article 16 Clinic, Holy Childhood” to providers section required on approval before start of services.

Adult Program Forms

For an Adult Programs Referral Form, please contact: Nate Zelesnikar

For an Article 16 Clinic Referral Form, please contact: Heather Smith

Questions?  Contact Adult Programs & Services Administrative Assistant: Jessica Stratton

Contact Nathan Zelesnikar About Our Adult Programs

By Phone: 585-359-3710, ext. 124 or use the form below to email Nathan.

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