Day Activity Supports
There may be persons for whom employment is too great a physical, behavioral or mental challenge. If so, there are alternative day activities which include recreational, volunteer, and community experiences.
Day activities are sometimes described as site-based (i.e., housed at a day program building site) and sometimes not. They are sometimes group-based and sometimes individual. CSI-Connecticut has a program site which serves as the base of activities for day activities. In contrast, CSI-Massachusetts, CSI-Delaware, and CSI-Virginia do not have site-based programs, but launch day activities from the person’s home and only sponsor 1:1 activities. Among the persons supported in day activities by CSI are persons who have been involuntarily discharged from more traditional day programs as a result of their challenging behaviors. In turn, CSI organizes activities which mix employment, volunteerism, and recreation activities over the course of the week.
To illustrate, a person supported may have opportunities over 30 day hours/week to participate regularly in swimming at the area YMCA, work at a fast food restaurant, and volunteer at the local humane society animal shelter.