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“I think the most important part about any program, and this is what you get from Human First, is the people that are running it.  And we really like the people that are here, that are running the organization; it’s not a job for them – they have a passion for it.  They really like the individuals, they are focused on them, and that’s what we like about it." - Eric Bruno, Parent of Program Participant


Human First’s Day Habilitation Programs focus on areas that foster an individual’s personal growth, as well as the development of vocational and daily living skills to enhance communication and socialization.

These habilitation services may be provided to an individual regardless of his or her living environment, and regularly take place in a non-residential setting separate from the individual’s private residence or home.

As a result of the following goal-oriented activities, individuals are able to demonstrate increased independence, productivity, self-advocacy and relationship building as they successfully integrate into the community:

  • Work/Volunteer Training;
  • Computer and Academic Skill Development;
  • Theater and Music Workshops;
  • Behavior Management Counseling;
  • Personal Fitness;
  • Recreational outings;
  • Cooking, Cleaning, and other Independent Living Skill Development;
  • Travel Training.

Human First’s Day Habilitation programs serve individuals throughout the New York City and Long Island.  Please click on the presentations below to learn more about each of our Habilitation Programs.  

Brooklyn Day Habilitation Program

Little Neck Day Habilitation Program

Long Island Day Habilitation Without Walls Program

NYC Day Habilitation Without Walls Program

Park Avenue Day Habilitation Program

Human First also provides Day Habilitation to Medically Frail Individuals on Long Island. This 1:1, home-based service offers increased flexibility to individuals who, because of medical restrictions, are unable to attend site-based Day Habilitation programs.

For more information, please contact Lasana Rayside at lrayside@humanfirst.org.

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