Adult Services


At Block Institute, we firmly believe that every individual has the potential to achieve greater independence and lead a more fulfilling life. Our focus is to bring out the potential inside each person while remaining sensitive to their abilities and needs. Every accomplishment, no matter how seemingly small, is a giant step forward for those who achieve it. We help adults with developmental disabilities to learn and grow through specialized programs and services for individuals age 18 and older and who meet eligibility criteria established by the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

Block Institute’s ADS RN oversees the LPNs within our Day Programs.
The ADS nurses provide medical oversight to the Individuals, is part of the interdisciplinary team, communicates with families, the Individual’s residence, and healthcare providers as a liaison to provide continuity of care, as well as maintain records in accordance with governing agencies.
On a daily basis, the nurses will administer medication, provide first aid and emergency interventions as warranted.

Day Habilitation — Block Institute's Day Habilitation program focuses on greater individualized person-centered plans to facilitate independence and productivity through community inclusion in volunteer sites; the development of job readiness skills, academics, functional activities of daily living, travel training, cultural awareness; and leisure activities such as swimming, dance, martial arts, theater arts, and arts and crafts. Within our Day Habilitation program we have a special interest group for senior members of the community that is tailored to meet the needs and interests of an aging population.

Click here to learn more about our Day Program Safety Plan. 

Residential Services — Block Institute provides quality residential care in family-like settings to individuals with a wide range of developmental disabilities. Our goal is to provide unique and individualized services that assist each person in achieving greater independence and integration within the community. Residential opportunities are available within Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF), Community Residences (CR), Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRA), and Supportive Living Apartments (SLA).