Our Day Habilitation Center, accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). It provides adults and students with disabilities individualized services utilizing a medical model including clinical, physical, and occupational and speech therapies as well as on-site nursing care and community integration options. Training areas include culinary arts, fine and gross motor development, sensory integration, expressive therapy, communication, behavior management, self-advocacy, self-preservative, safety skill development, community integration and self-care.
A strong emphasis is placed on community participation and volunteerism. BFAIR is in partnership with Community Access to the Arts (CATA), which provides access to visual and performing arts for all of our participants, assisting with movement and gross motor activity goals. Volunteerism includes regular projects as well as seasonal and one time endeavors. Examples include Adopt-a-Site rest area clean-up, The Salvation Army, grocery shopping through the Adams Council for Aging, craft activity for the North Adams Downtown Celebration, Rotary Club Holiday gift wrapping and making Easter baskets for people living at Louison House.
Clinical Training Opportunities
- First Aid & CPR
- Medication Administration
- Specialized Applied Behavior Analysis
- Community Forums
- In-service opportunities related to a multitude of service needs and trends