Day Habilitation

Day Habilitation Providers

Center for Disability Services
175 South Williams Street
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 344-2995

Center for Disability Services traces its history to a group of parents and concerned citizens who joined together to work to improve the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Katie Carter was the visionary parent who, in 1949, encouraged other parents of children with disabilities to join together. She insisted that there must be an opportunity to train and educate these young people. This group of determined parents approached Newark City Schools for classroom space. Our founding families and supportive citizens, became incorporated in April of 1953 as the Council for Retarded Children. 

Today, we are known as Center for Disability Services. Though we have had name changes over the years, we remain dedicated to improving the lives of infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities, and supporting their families.  Center for Disability Services currently offers programs and services that support, educate and respect the choices of our neighbors with developmental disabilities.

Midwest Health Services
107 Tommy  Henrich Drive NW
Massolion, OH 44647
(330) 883-9582

Midwest was founded in 2000 by Joe and Kristine Knetzer to provide superior supports to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today, Midwest Health provides needed supports to people in congregate settings and in their own homes. We are committed to listening to those we serve every day in order to maintain the highest level of care.

Our mission is to provide person-centered, community-based supports to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities who choose our services. We maintain open lines of communication with those we serve and their families. We provide opportunities for people to establish nurturing relationships. We strive to be more than a provider of services; we are committed to being a valued asset to our community.

1517 Chestnut Street
Coshocton, OH 43812

RHDD (Residential Home for the Developmentally Disabled) provides supportive services enabling people to live comfortable, fulfilling lives at home. Both private housing and group homes are included in our services to clients with developmental disabilities.

RHDD is approved to access Federal Medicaid dollars under the OBRA Waiver and certified for the Individual Options Waiver, allowing people with disabilities to live in the setting of their choice. Our staff provides up to 24-hour assistance to encourage clients to achieve the highest quality of life possible.

RHDD will further reduce the demands of community living by accepting payee-ship for clients. This enables RHDD too pay bills and budget for clients. As payee, staff will encourage clients to participate in managing their money to the best of their capabilities.

Our clients may receive transportation for grocery shopping, attending recreational activities, and running personal errands. The RHDD fleet includes double wheelchair accessible vans and five passenger cars. Clients are also encouraged to access their own transportation throughout the community to increase their mobility and independence.

Stepping Stones, Inc.
5650 Given Road
Cincinnati, OH 45243
(513) 831-4660

Welcome to Stepping Stones–a non-profit United Way Partner. 

Since 1963, Stepping Stones has been helping people with disabilities find pathways to independence that will improve their lives and enable them to be more fully participating members of their communities.

People with disabilities of all ages and their families come to Stepping Stones year-round for:

  • Fun
  • Friends
  • Learning New Skills
  • Enjoying the outdoors and sports
  • Respite and a caring community

Stepping Stones serves the entire family. Children’s programs are open to siblings and others with mild or no disabilities, creating integrated and inclusive programs that encourage family unity and meet parents’ scheduling needs. Teens and Adults learn new skills and make friends in programs especially for them. Day and overnight camps, weekend and evening programs and adult day services programs give families respite from constant care.

Attending Stepping Stones is affordable. More than 85% of our participants qualify for government or other financial assistance. There are also a limited number of scholarship available.

You’ll find a safe environment at Stepping Stones. All staff are required to have State and Federal fingerprints prior to working with individuals with disabilities. Every three years staff are re-fingerprinted. In addition, the HR department reviews everyone to see if they are located on the Nurse Abuse Registry or the Abuser Registry.  This occurs again prior to employment, and is updated yearly.

Our staff members are highly trained and experienced in working with people with disabilities. All staff are CPR and First Aid certified. Everyone on our programs staff receives at least eight hours of yearly training on behavior management, universal precautions, incidents adversely affecting health and safety, rights of people with developmental disabilities and overview of serving people with developmental disabilities.

Scenic pastoral settings await Stepping Stones’ participants at our four campuses in Southwestern Ohio.

Tomorrow's Corner
66730 Pogue Road
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
(740) 695-1110

Everyone who comes to Tomorrow's Corner receives services, at their personal level of need, in the categories of personal care, mobility, nutrition, and safety.  We see these things as "basic" services, and we consider them "automatic" for each person to receive.

Above and beyond the basics, we provide opportunities in the areas of art, music, learning, nature, exercise, relaxation, and sensory stimulation.  Our sensory rooms are based on the Snoezelen concept.  We teach, we do not train.  

We have fun, we don't pressure someone to perform.  We smile, we sing, we dance, we play.  And because we do these things, people maintain their skills, or they learn new skills. Some of the skills are transferable skills that can be used in other settings, even work settings, but we don't say that, so it doesn't feel like "work" or "training."

We give back to our communities by helping others.  This picture is one example.  We made props for Thoburn United Methodist Church's 2014 VBS.  We enjoy "giving back."  Contact us for more information.