There are thousands of developmentally disabled New Yorkers who have aged-out out of special education and who need and deserve resources and support to live happy, safe and productive lives. URI's commitment to supporting vulnerable populations extends to adults who are no longer served by New York City's Office of Special Education Programs.
URI’s intermediate care facilities provide individuals with full-service, around-the-clock care, support, and supervision by expert staff in a home-like independent setting. URI operates two intermediate care facilities, both located in Queens. Direct support professionals, qualified health professionals, and other members of the team work together to ensure the safety and well-being of each.
URI’s individualized residential alternative, also located in Queens, provides individuals with personalized attention, opportunities for independent living, and the chance to participate in a wide range of activities. Individualized programs provide a home-like environment by support professionals, qualified health professionals, and Medicaid service coordinators.
All URI residences offer person-centered planning and care coordination as well as a wide variety of services, including transportation to and from day programs; community integration and recreational activities; nutritional, occupational and physical therapy; and speech services. The residences are certified by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and have specially trained employees assigned to them 24 hours a day.
All residents receive individualized attention from an interdisciplinary team of professionals who, along with the individual’s family and/or advocate, support each resident to achieve the goals he/she desires. In addition to individual program planning, recreational activities are scheduled year-round for residents. All residents also participate daily in either vocational training, day habilitation, or a day treatment program.
Urban Center for the Developmentally Disabled
URI’s Urban Center for the Developmentally Disabled (UCDD) provides one-on-one job counseling, training, placement, and job-site coaching services for individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities, giving them skills and tools to be productive, develop self-confidence, and build independence. We help program participants develop job skills, provide travel training that teaches them to navigate the transit system, and, through our relationships with employers and retailers in throughout NYC, arrange job placement opportunities.