Adult Training Facilities & Older Adult Day Services

Description of service provided:

Direct service employees provide services to adults with developmental disabilities who live in community settings which include families, group homes, and Lifesharing. Based upon the principles of normalization and everyday lives, individuals are presented with opportunities to gain and enhance life experiences. Services consist of supervision, training, and support in general areas of self-care, communication, community participation, and socialization. Areas of emphasis include: therapeutic activities, fine and gross motor development, mobility, personal adjustment, use of community resources, and relationship development. These activities are designed to promote independence while allowing each person to accomplish everyday tasks in order that they may live a quality life. There is a minimum of 1:6 staff ratio maintained at all times. The day is structured to include individual and group activities. Individuals are always encouraged to participate and guide the program to their greatest extent and interest. Services must meet regulatory requirements of programs licensed under the 55 Pa. Code Chapter 2380, Older 6 Pa. Code Chapter 11 Adult Day Services, and fall within the Waiver Service Definitions authorized by the Office of Developmental Programs and the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services.

Dickinson Center, Inc. has been certified as a Qualified Provider of these services by the Cameron/Elk Behavioral & Development Programs and the Office of Developmental Programs.

Geographic area of service:

The Adult Training Program primarily services individuals that reside in Elk, Cameron, McKean, and Potter counties of Pennsylvania.

Admission Criteria:

Individuals seeking admission must have a diagnosis of mental retardation prior to the age of 18. The programs may serve anyone 18 and older.

How to Access Service:

Persons interested in services must contact the local administrative entity (AE). The AE in collaboration with Supports Coordination will work with the individual and their family in meeting financial eligibility requirements.

In Elk and Cameron counties, interested individuals may contact the Cameron/Elk Behavioral & Development Programs at 814.772.8016. In Potter county, interested individuals may contact Potter County Human Services at 814.544.7315.

Address and Hours of Operation:

Elk County
Adult Habilitation Center
43 Servidea Drive (along Rt. 219)
Ridgway, PA 15853
Hours of operation are from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Potter County
Adult Development Training
362 E. 2nd St., Suite 2
Coudersport, PA 16915
Hours of operation are from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

How Individuals Pay for the Service:

Applicants may be determined eligible for funding provided through the Department of Public Welfare, Office of Developmental Programs, and local Administrative Entities such as the Cameron/Elk Behavioral & Development Programs and Potter County Human Services.

Payment for services may be rendered through the Consolidated Waiver, Person/Family Driven Waiver, IDD Base Dollars, Private Pay, and Human Service Development Funds. Waiver dollars are a combination of federal and state money. IDD money comes directly from the local County office.