For Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Abbott House currently provides services to over 100 individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. We have 16 residential programs (15 Individualized Residential Alternatives and 1 Intermediate Care Facility). Our homes are located throughout Westchester and Rockland Counties as well as the Bronx. Our homes provide a caring and safe home-like atmosphere with round-the-clock supervision from highly trained and dedicated staff.
Abbott House operates two community based day habilitation programs. The focus is for every individual to be a meaningful member of our community. We volunteer at local fire departments, animal shelters, and deliver Meals on Wheels. Our day programs are designed to offer an array of exciting, diverse opportunities encompassing health, well-being, recreational, and social activities.
Abbott House implements programs & activities to enhance lives and offers a Self-Advocacy program. Self-Advocacy allows the opportunity for people to speak up for themselves as well as an avenue for showing support for peers. It is about having the right to make life decisions without undue influence or control. The program teaches people about their rights and responsibilities and ways to protect their rights. These skills and the opportunity to "be heard" build self-confidence and enriches the lives of those participating.
For questions or more information contact Lindsey Emmerich, Director, at LEmmerich@abbotthouse.net
Keon Programs of Abbott House provides services to disabled adults and operates multiple community based programs including WOW (Without Walls), volunteering, and pre-vocational training with Meals on Wheels, Boscobel, Stonewall Stables, Teatown Reservation, Peekskill Field Library, Spins of the Hudson and many more. Job placement services include: Supported Employment, ETP (Employee Training Program) and Pathways to Employment. Pre-vocational training in community sites include: Walgreens Pharmacy, CVS, Jo-Ann Fabrics, and Homestyle Bakery. An active program for respite services for families offers recreational activities and life skill training with dinner served every night prepared with the assistance of individuals.
"People Helping People" is the mantra of Keon, which will grow and flourish as this new union with Abbott House continues to enhance the Keon Programs of Abbott House. Working together we make a difference in strengthening our community for everyone.