Holy Childhood

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Offers programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities:
  • School Program: provides full-day special education instruction to children ages 5-21, based on each student's Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  • Community Classrooms: Community-based learning environments where students ages 18-21 learn job readiness skills in the classroom and apply them at internships at nearby businesses.
  • Work-Based Learning: a continuum of learning from internal assessments and training in our PAES lab and at community-based experiences.
  • Supported Employment (SEMP): Staff assists individuals 18 years and older in obtaining and maintaining competitive employment, working alongside co-workers without disabilities and earning at least minimum wage. Partners with area businesses to place talented and diverse workers in jobs that meet the employer’s unique workforce needs.
  • Community-Based Prevocational Services: Habilitation services that assist individuals to develop employment readiness skills, provided in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of the individual receiving services. The services consist of learning and work experiences, including volunteer work that is not job-task specific, but contributes to an individual’s ability to attain paid employment in the community.
  • Special Touch Bakery: Serves as an opportunity for adults with developmental disabilities to learn production and food service skills at their own pace while earning a weekly paycheck.
  • Partners With Industry (PWI): Trains individuals in achieving maximum production and high-quality levels. They perform subcontract work such as sorting, assembly, fulfillment, shrink wrapping, bulk mailings and other labor-intensive work.
  • Respite/Recreation: Extracurricular recreational program that allows adults and students who are enrolled in the Home and Community Based Waiver Program through OPWDD to broaden their recreational, social skills and knowledge.
  • Health Center (Article 16 Clinic): Comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services (PT, OT, Counseling and Speech Services) to the agency’s student and adult populations, including state-mandated health screenings (vision, hearing and scoliosis), emergency first aid, the administration of medications and illness assessment.
  • Day Habilitation: Participants take part in a wide variety of activities on campus and within the community. Front Line Supervisors and Direct Support Professionals work directly with participants to develop the necessary skills that will allow them to become more independent. Holy Childhood’s Day Habilitation Program offers 3 different types of programmatic options in effort to accommodate everyone’s skill set. (Senior Day Habilitation Program, Transitional Day Habilitation Program and Day Habilitation Without Walls Program).
  • Community Habilitation: Services are supports that are provided to participants individually or within small groups. These supports can be delivered at any non-certified location, including the person’s home. This program provides families and individuals who live in the community with essential life skills training so that they can develop the ability to live and work independently. Staff supports people 1:1 or within small groups while assisting them in the areas such as accessing community resources, transportation training, daily living skills and social skills training.

Eligibility: School Program: ages 5-21 years. Adult Training Program: ages 21+ years, no age cap and are Medicaid eligible. Community Habilitation: Medicaid eligible and by 23 years have one documented developmental disability.

Application Process: Call for information.

Required Documentation: Call for information.

Fees: School Program: Yes. Call for information. Adult Training Program: no fee for service.

Coverage Note: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Steuben and Wayne Counties.

Languages: American Sign Language


This program is offered here:

Holy Childhood

Map Marker 1
100 Groton Parkway
Rochester NY 14623
M-F 8:00AM-4:00PM.
Bus Service:
Public Transportation Available.
Disabilities Access:
Special assistance upon request.


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