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Lifestyles for the Disabled
930 Willowbrook Road
Building 12-G
Staten Island, NY 10314

Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Lifestyles for the Disabled

Founded in 1994, Lifestyles serves over 400 developmentally disabled individuals with a variety of vocational and recreational opportunities on Staten Island. Lifestyles programs strive to help these individuals access needed services, achieve fulfillment through positive work experiences and enjoy life through travel and entertainment. These programs allow our individuals to explore not only Staten Island but other New York City boroughs, counties throughout New York State and other states along the eastern seaboard. Lifestyles programs include Day Habilitation, Recreational Respite, Community Habilitation, Opportunities for People Through Services (OPTS) and Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC).

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Does My Child Need Medicaid?

Yes.

Does My Child Need OPWDD Eligibility?

Yes.

When Does The Program Run?

Monday Through Friday – 12 Months A Year.

Do You Break For The Summer Months?

This Program Runs Through The Summer – We Do Break For Legal Holidays (A Schedule Is Disseminated At The Beginning Of Every Year).

What Are The Times For The Program?

The Program Hours Are 9 Am – 3 Pm.

Is Transportation Provided?

Transportation Is Provided To And From The Program.

What Is The Staffing Ratio?

Staffing Ratio Is 1:3 Or 1:4.

Do You Provide Clinical Services, Speech, OT, PT Etc….?

NO, We Do Not Provide Clinical Services – We Can Connect You With An Agency That Does Provide Clinical Services And Do Our Best To Accommodate Service Providers During Our Program Hours.

Would My Child Get Paid?

Each Day Habilitation Participant Will Receive A Stipend Every Two Weeks For The Days They Participate In Program.

How Would My Child Be Able To Participate In Community Inclusion?

We Have Programs Where Participants Work And Volunteer In The SI Community.

Is There A Nurse On Staff, Who Can Address The Medical Needs Of My Child If Necessary?

Yes, We Have A Nurse On Staff At All Times.

Would Your Program Be Able To Support Someone Who Is Non-Ambulatory?

Yes.

Are There Extended Day Programs?

Yes, Please Contact Us To Check Availability.

Is There A Screening Process And If So How Is That Set Up?

Yes, Please Contact Us For Details.

If My Child Received Free Meals In School, Do They Receive Free Meals While In The Day Habilitation Program?

We Do Not Provide Free Meals; Participants May Bring Their Lunch Or Frequent Our Café At Their Own Expense. We Provide A $10 Credit Each Month To Our Day Habilitation Participants.

What Is The Staff Turnover Like At Lifestyles?

Staff Turnover Is Typically Low – We Believe In Staff Continuity Throughout Our Programs.

What Is The Procedure If My Child Or I Are Not Satisfied With My Child’s Program At Lifestyles?

Contact Program Supervisor To Discuss Concerns Or Changes.