Community Day Services
NCC offers Day Habilitation Services, Individualized Day Services, Employment Readiness, and Supported Employment services.
Offering community-based services developed through a person-centered thinking (PCT) approach.
NCC’s Community Day Services (CDS) program based out of the Washington, DC area, works to ensure that people with multiple and or complex intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve greater independence, personal choice, self-awareness, and wellness opportunities through the full access and support offered within their communities.
Our Community Day Services program is unique in that we offer community-based services developed through a person-centered thinking (PCT) approach. Person-centered thinking is a philosophy of service provision that supports positive control and self-direction of people within their own lives. With the support of NCC Direct Support Professionals (DSP), people with disabilities become involved in their communities, develop relationships, skills, and abilities to achieve an improved sense of personal value, meaningful lifestyles, and autonomy.
People at NCC benefit from the opportunity to select and receive services a ‘la cart. NCC prides itself on the ability to provide a holistic approach with the opportunity for people to receive wraparound services. NCC offers Day Habilitation Services, Individualized Day Services, Employment Readiness, and Supported Employment services.
Individualized Day Services (IDS) Overview
NCC’s IDS program offers people with disabilities the ability to “design their day their way” using the person-centered thinking model. This program promotes self-sufficiency, community inclusion, and social skills to enhance a person’s ability to build relationships. IDS is designed to allow people to identify and engage with activities in and around their communities. Supports are available to provide people with tailored activities and opportunities specific to their identified interests related to self-improvement, retention of skills and strengths, and acquisition of new skills that will prepare them for work, or more active involvement in their communities, and or meaningful retirement activities.
NCC’s IDS provides a person with a Community Builder and peer based on similar goals and interests. Community Builders are trained to be advocates and work to promote independence with those they support. The IDS process supports individuals through a discovery process which helps determine which work readiness, enrichment and/or community involvement activities best fits their interests and goals. The IDS team and the person supported then confirm both their short and long-term SMART goals with the assistance of NCC staff. All goals are SMART, Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.