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    Taxonomy Code: ND-2000.6600

    Programs that provide individual and group instruction and/or counseling for individuals with disabilities (including mental health issues) who need to develop physical and emotional tolerance for work demands and pressures; acquire personal-social behaviors that will allow them to get along with employers and co-workers on the job; and develop the basic manual, academic and communications skills that are needed to acquire basic job skills.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    ADULT DAY SERVICES SMITHTOWN CAMPUSProvides instruction for adults with developmental disabilities and autism and other severe behavioral impairments in areas including: use of community resources, communication and socialization, health care, vocational education, personal adjustment and independent living skills, and leisure activities. Other services include crisis intervention for families, pre-vocational services, supported employment, respite and recreational programs. Year round.SuffolkADULT DAY SERVICES SMITHTOWN CAMPUSDEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES INSTITUTE
    BUILDING BRIDGES: DAY HABILITATION PROGRAMProvides a combination of diagnostic, treatment and habilitative services to persons with developmental disabilities in need of a broad range of clinically supported and structured services. Also offers Foundations Day Habilitation Program, New Beginnings Day Habilitation Program and New Horizons Day Habilitation Program.NassauBUILDING BRIDGES: DAY HABILITATION PROGRAMTHE CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, INC.
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION COURSESOffers career education opportunities to all juniors and seniors in Nassau County. Whether students are looking for immediate employment after graduation or wish to continue their education, they can gain valuable hands-on experience, learn marketable job skills, and receive college credits as they meet high school diploma requirements. Students enrolled at Barry Tech attend classes for two and a half hours a day, five days a week and are encouraged to participate in various career-oriented youth organizations, work-based learning activities, and take part in local and national competitions. All teachers are certified in their area of instruction, and all students’ schedules are carefully reviewed to ensure they will meet assessment and graduation requirements in accordance with No Child Left Behind (NCLB) regulations and SED mandates, the Common Core Learning Standards and the CDOS Credential. Technical endorsements for diplomas are available to students in SED-certified programs, who meet or surpass grade and Regents requirements. Programs approved by SED offer integrated academics that can be used for high school credit. (See catalog and Web page for full descriptions at .) Call for more detailed information.NassauCAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION COURSESNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL SCHOOLS AND INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS
    CAREER PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOLOffers an alternative high school that focuses on the social, emotional, prevocational and academic needs of students who come to Career Prep with a variety of behavioral difficulties accompanied by learning disabilities. There is a high staff-to-student ratio to better address the individual needs of each student in self-contained classroom settings (9:1:2 or 6:1:2). The instructional program is aligned to the New York State Common Core Learning Standards and addresses students' cognitive levels and learning styles. All students are given the opportunity to earn a New York State Regents diploma or other state approved high school diploma. Students also have the opportunity of earning college credits through a partnership with Farmingdale State College SUNY. Instructional and work-based learning opportunities required for the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential are also provided. A select group of students are also afforded the opportunity to participate a character education and life skills curriculum using horses to facilitate growth and learning. Career Prep also offers the Farmingdale Program at Farmingdale State College SUNY and the Career Extension Program at Hofstra University. These community-based programs provide a transitional atmosphere for mature students to experience a college environment and explore post-secondary school options. Consideration and acceptance into both of these less restrictive (9:1:2) programs are based on an internal screening process and the student's success in the program. Middle School classes are also offered at Career Prep for students age 12 to 14 in need of a highly structured, safe and supportive educational setting where they can realize the value of school and better prepare to enter high school. Career Prep students are encouraged to make the transition from adolescence to a productive adulthood by developing self-esteem and raising their expectations for success in the future. All students participate in individual and group counseling sessions with a focus on the development of prosocial behaviors including conflict resolution skills, moral development, interpersonal communication skills, self-awareness and self-esteem enhancement. Call for more detailed information. NassauCAREER PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOLNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
    COMMUNITY RE-ENTRY PROGRAMOffers a combination of services including individual and group counseling and therapies, family education, community mobility training,independent living skills training, neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessment, social skills training, pre-vocational training, vocational rehabilitation, communication skills, swallowing evaluations, case management and TBI Medicaid Waiver Services. All services offered at St. Charles, in the home, workplace or other community settings. Also offers a book club and Pilates Group.SuffolkCOMMUNITY RE-ENTRY PROGRAMST. CHARLES HOSPITAL
    COMMUNITY SERVICES PROGRAMAssists individuals who are deaf-blind in learning daily living and communications skills. Assesses individual's mobility and vision needs providing both training and customized mobility tools. Provides vocational assessment, job readiness training and job placement. Refers individuals to appropriate government programs and services. Services are provided in individuals' homes, work sites and communities.NassauCOMMUNITY SERVICES PROGRAMHELEN KELLER NATIONAL CENTER FOR DEAF-BLIND YOUTHS AND ADULTS (HKNC)
    DAY HABILITATION; FANCY FREEOffers a community-based waiver program which includes pre-vocational skills training, and volunteer opportunities to developmentally disabled adults. Call for further information.NassauDAY HABILITATION; FANCY FREEFAMILY RESIDENCES AND ESSENTIAL ENTERPRISES, INC.
    DAY HABILITATION-THEATRICAL ARTSOffers a community-based waiver program with emphasis on theatrical arts including: acting, voice, dance, costume/set design, music, creative writing and presentation skills. Call for further information.NassauDAY HABILITATION-THEATRICAL ARTSFAMILY RESIDENCES AND ESSENTIAL ENTERPRISES, INC.
    EAST END PREVOCATIONAL PROGRAMProvides day habilitation services to individuals ages 21 and older with moderate, severe or profound levels of intellectual developmental disabilities. Offers services within a hub site in addition to community inclusion opportunities and a prevocational program featuring paid work opportunities and non-paid vocational opportunities. Call for details.SuffolkEAST END PREVOCATIONAL PROGRAMAHRC SUFFOLK
    FANCY FREE DAY HABILITATIONOffers adults, 21 years and older with a primary diagnosis of autism and/or mental retardation the oportunity to participate in the inventory, retail and customer service aspects of a community store. Also provides volunteer and prevocational opportunities through a variety of daily community outings.NassauFANCY FREE DAY HABILITATIONFAMILY RESIDENCES AND ESSENTIAL ENTERPRISES, INC.
    JOB ADVOCATION PROJECTProvides services for hard to place individuals who receive public assistance. The program is designed to improve employment opportunities for practical workplace skills. Services include pre-employment services, employment services and post-employment services.NassauJOB ADVOCATION PROJECTLEADERSHIP TRAINING INSTITUTE
    LONG ISLAND EMPLOYMENT SERVICESOffers employment and training services for individuals 18 and older, with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities no longer in school. Referral required. Call to schedule an appointment.NassauLONG ISLAND EMPLOYMENT SERVICESYAI NETWORK
    MEALS FOR CONSUMERS LIVING IN SUPPORTED HOUSINGProvides vocational opportunities to people with disabilities, seeks to maximize their independence and adjustment to the community, offers job placement in a competitive position. Individuals prepare and deliver hot meals, via a mobile unit from TRI, to needy individuals living in supported housing. Documentation of disability and parental consent for individuals under 18 years old required.NassauMEALS FOR CONSUMERS LIVING IN SUPPORTED HOUSINGTHE REHABILITATION INSTITUTE
    OPTIONS THRIFT SHOPSells affordably priced, gently used clothing and household items. Tenants from Options volunteer to learn basic retail skills. Call before visiting to be sure the shop is open.SuffolkOPTIONS THRIFT SHOPOPTIONS FOR COMMUNITY LIVING, INC.
    SADDLE ROCK RANCH OPTSOffers several programs for individuals over the age of 18 with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Therapeutic horseback riding, pet therapy and day habilitation programs are provided. Prevocational, group and supplemental programs are offered after hours and on Saturdays. Call for more information.SuffolkSADDLE ROCK RANCH OPTSFAMILY RESIDENCES AND ESSENTIAL ENTERPRISES, INC.
    SPECIAL CAREER EDUCATIONServes students with disabilities from the component school districts. This program provides a self-contained learning environment with modifications as determined by the Committees on Special Education (i.e., 12-1-1 and 8-1-1). The Gary D. Bixhorn Technical Center, the Islip Career Center and Harry B. Ward Technical Center serve high school students who are 15.5 (15 years and 6 months) of age by September 1st until the age of 21. Special Career Education (SCE) creates opportunities for all students by providing them with the technical and academic skills needed to prepare for future employment and a successful path to college or other post-secondary programs. SCE provides technical training to prepare students for a successful career. The structured training gives students the tools needed to be successful in a job after high school and/or further post-secondary education. Each student is encouraged to explore various areas of study and to develop the essential skills to feel competent in entering today's competitive job market, while helping them to learn how to cope with their disabilities in the workplace. For more information or to arrange a tour, please feel free to contact us at (631) 244-1629 or email us at CAREER EDUCATIONEASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
    TRANSITION SERVICESOffers transition to employment services to students with disabilities who will be graduating from their local district to prepare them for the world of work. Services may include vocational counseling, internship site development, job coaching, training and benefits advisement. Call for more detailed information.NassauTRANSITION SERVICESNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
    VOCATIONAL CAREER CENTERProvides Evaluations; Job Development; Intense Coaching: Long-Term Job Coaching; Travel Training; Work ReadinessSuffolkVOCATIONAL CAREER CENTERADULTS AND CHILDREN WITH LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, INC.

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