Disability Services

Our neighbors with developmental disabilities rely on The Community Place of Greater Rochester for programs that develop intellectual and physical skills for a more positive life experience. We offer access to a broad spectrum of services in our community aimed at increasing independence and quality of life. Programs and services include:

  • Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC)
  • The Sky is the Limit
  • Parenting Skills
  • Family Reimbursement Program
  • Family Outreach Program

Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC)

Community Place provides Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) for the development, implementation, and monitoring of a person’s goals steps for reaching those goals in an Individualized Service Plan (ISP). Medicaid Service Coordinators work closely with families to ensure stability through a comprehensive network of services and resources. This includes, but is not limited to, assessments and service planning, referral coordination and advocacy.

The Sky is the Limit

The Sky is the Limit is daily program for individuals with developmental disabilities aged 5-22, that offers a structured recreational environment. The social and recreational program focuses on enhancing social skills, providing opportunities for physical development, and opportunities for inclusion in mainstream activities. Meals are served and transportation is provided.
The Sky is the Limit operates five days a week, year-round. When school is in session, the program operates from 3:30 p.m. until 7: 45 p.m. and on an alternate schedule when school is not in session.

Parenting Skills

Our Parenting Skills program provides training, support and education to parents who are developmentally disabled. The goal of the program is to provide parents the skills necessary to parent their children without the aid of in-home support or direction. Program participants receive on-going coaching to address concerns and issues related to parenting. Transportation and meals are provided at each session.

Family Reimbursement Program

The Family Reimbursement Program allows families to apply for money to offset the cost of goods and/or services related to the caring of developmentally disabled family members. These resources are distributed based on established need and are accessible after other alternatives have been exhausted. Requests are reviewed and determinations made jointly with the Developmental Disability Services Parent Committee.

Family Outreach Program

Community Place’s Family Outreach Program provides weekend respites, support groups, and field trips to reduce the stigma and social isolation of the developmentally disabled and their families.

Community Habilitation Services

Community habilitation is a one-on-one skill development and community inclusion program designed around the assessed needs of each individual. Community Place staff assists individuals in identifying their needs and goals to develop an appropriate and rewarding experience.

For additional information on any of these programs please contact the director of Disability Services at 585.327.7200 x145.