- Our innovative group curricula offer a variety of engaging activities to individuals on an annual trimester schedule. At the Day Habilitation program groups are designed to meet the developmental level of the participants. Individuals who attend the Community Experience program choose the groups they wish to attend at the beginning of each trimester.
- All individuals have opportunities to participate in enriching group activities, including gross motor, sensory, technology, art, and cooking groups. Additional groups covering a variety of topics ranging from music to history and culture to gardening are offered on a rotating and seasonal basis.. Group activities change each trimester.
- Daily leisure time provides individuals with opportunities to develop new interests and engage in a variety of recreational activities.
- Our convenient Watertown Square location offers a wide array of options for individuals to explore and engage with the community in local shops, restaurants, and the library. In addition to all that Watertown has to offer, individuals have chosen to visit many of the museums, nature spaces, malls, and attractions throughout the Boston metro area.
- Our long standing relationship with the DCR Universal Access Program has made sailing at Community Boating a regular part of the summer and adapted ice skating in Revere a welcomed part of the winter.
- Both the Community Experience and Day Habilitation programs have sensory rooms where individuals have opportunities for sensory relaxation, stimulation, and exploration both in weekly groups and as needed during daily transition periods.
- United Cerebral Palsy of MetroBoston embraces new technology! We have a number of iPads and large format tablets that enhance access to technology and provide additional methods of multi-modal learning and interaction for the individuals we serve. These are incorporated into group activities and have offered new leisure , social, and communication opportunities for individuals.
- Evening social events are offered at various times throughout the year. Some celebrations have included Valentine’s Day, St. Pat-rick’s Day, and Halloween Parties, Summer BBQs, a Spring Sing, and an evening of Bingo.
- Camp NO LIMITS! is an exciting week long experience offered in the summer. Each morning begins with a camp song and camp style activities are offered according to a different theme each day. Beach Day and Field Day have been favorites over the years!
- On Site Therapy: Physical, Speech and Language, and Occupational Therapists are on site every day to complete annual evaluations, lead weekly group activities, work directly with individuals, and consult with direct care staff.
Physical Therapy (PT): In addition to developing and supporting PT goals and objectives for each individual, the PT also assists staff in problem solving any issues regarding an individual’s mobility, wheelchair issues, positioning, and provides education to staff regarding range of motion, positioning, transfers, exercise programs, and operation of equipment on a yearly basis.
Speech and Language (SLP): The SLP focuses on evaluating, maintaining and improving individuals’ speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing abilities. The SLP works to help individuals both under-stand and express their needs, thoughts, feelings, and wishes, sometimes using Alter-native and Augmentative Communication (AAC).
Occupational Therapy (OT): The OT team addresses functional skills (i.e. ability to feed self, manage money, technology access, and leisure participation), social skills, fine motor and gross motor function, sensory abilities, emotional support, and cognitive and perceptual skills. OT considers the needs, abilities and preferences of individuals to develop their goals and objectives, determines whether assistive technology, adapted equipment, or environmental modifications will benefit the individual, oversee the use of sensory rooms, and provide implementation of assessment goals and objectives, through staff training and supporting groups.