Many developmentally disabled New Yorkers have aged-out out of special education and need and deserve resources and support to live happy, safe, and productive lives.
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. Direct support professionals, qualified health professionals, and other members of the team work together to ensure the safety and well-being of each client.
URI’s individualized residential alternative 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 client-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 dedicated employees assigned 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 their goals. 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 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 to navigate the transit system, and, through our relationships with employers and retailers throughout NYC, arrange job placement opportunities.