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United Cerebral Palsy of MetroBoston

General Info

Program Name
Day Services
Agency Office
71 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone
6179244003
Fax
6179242771
Program Type
Dayprogram types definition
Business Filing Type
Corporation
Organizational Type
Non-Profit
Transportation options
Transportation is funded through masshealth for those that eligible, as well as the RIDE is utilized.
Hours of Operation
9am-3pm for programming
Accessibility Features
Wheelchair Ramps, Accessible Parking, Accessible Restrooms, Near Public Transportation, Able to serve clients in their wheelchair , Medical Needs, Mobile Equipment, Braille/audio, Sign Language
Contact
Carla Guenette
Services
Day Activity
Populations Served
All Disabilities, Brain/Head Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Elderly Person with disabilities, Spinal Cord Injury
Eligibility Requirements
Masshealth eligibility; over the age of 22 with a developmental or intellectual disability

Narrative

Community Experience is an unique program offering specialized services to cognitively high-level adults with physical disabilities. Individuals play an active role with staff and therapist support. Consumers work on their goals in group-based classes and activities, incorporating technology, arts, fitness and community membership. Community Experience features a technology lab with adaptive therapeutic equipment. The Community Experience program emphasizes on acquiring independent living skills. In addition, individuals are integrated into their community through participation in many off-site activities. Individuals may, for instance select volunteer opportunities they want to pursue.

Services provided by the Community Experience program includes:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Nursing supervision
  • Information, referrals and social work services
  • Daily living skills
  • Physical therapy
  • Developmental skills training
  • Behavioral intervention
  • Functional living skills
  • Community integration activities

Notes

UCP’s Day Hab program was created in 1983 to provide services to adults with multiple disabilities.
We focus on individual growth, skill enhancement and goal setting within daily group activities and community membership.

Day Hab located at 164 Main Street in Watertown, has designed a curriculum to meet the needs of individuals with a
diagnosis of developmental disabilities, Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other varying disabilities. This works to develop innovative programming to maintain skills and individual goals and preferences. Enriching group activities remain as a focus throughout each day with hands on care. A state of the art Sensory room is located at this site.

Community Experience is unique program located at 122 Main Street in Watertown, offering
specialized services to cognitively high-level adults with physical disabilities. Individuals play an active
role with staff and therapist support. Individuals work on goals in group-based classes and
activities, incorporating technology, arts, fitness and community membership. CE features a technology
lab with adaptive therapeutic equipment, as well as a top of the line, Art room.

Individuals Served
• Over half of the individuals have disabilities
other than Cerebral Palsy
• Complex blend of ages, diagnoses, physical
and cognitive abilities
• Specializes in working with a medically
fragile population
• Offers a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio for care & up to
1:4 ratio during group sessions
• Daily oversight from 2 RN’s.

WHAT MAKES UCP DAY SERVICES UNIQUE?
Daily On-Staff Therapists
-Physical Therapists assist staff in problem solving
issues regarding an individual’s mobility,
wheelchairs and positioning equipment
and provide education to staff regarding range
of motion, positioning, transfers, exercise
programs and operation of equipment.
-Speech and Language Therapists focus on
maintaining and improving individuals’ speech
and language abilities; also specializing in
swallow function. Our therapists specialize in
various pieces of Alternative and Augmentative
Communication (AAC).
-Occupational Therapists address functional skills,
social skills, fine motor and gross motor function,
sensory abilities, emotional support, and
cognitive and perceptual skills. OT’s determine
whether assistive technology, adapted
equipment, or environmental modifications
will benefit the individual.

Group Curriculum
Our innovative group curriculums offer a variety of
engaging activities each day of the week on an
annual trimester schedule with choice of group and
or activity within each program.

Recreation
Individuals who attend our programs have access to
a multitude of recreation activities throughout the
year, such as adaptive therapeutic ice-skating,
sailing, and swimming.

Licensure

Accreditation

Awarding Authority 
Type 
Title 
Date Issued 
Expiration 
Status
CARF 
 
 
 
 

Client Information

Staff to Client Ratios
4 clients to every 1 staff person
Age Range of Clients
22 years to 93 years
Number of Current Clients
60

Towns Served

ALLSTON, ARLINGTON, BACK BAY, BEACON HILL/WEST END, BELMONT, BILLERICA, BOSTON, BRIGHTON, BROOKLINE, BURLINGTON, CAMBRIDGE, CHARLESTOWN, CHELSEA, CHESTNUT HILL, CHINATOWN, COLUMBIA POINT, CONCORD, DEDHAM, DORCHESTER, EAST BOSTON, EAST MATTAPAN, EVERETT, FRAMINGHAM, HOLLISTON, HOPKINTON, HYDE PARK, JAMAICA PLAIN, LEXINGTON, MALDEN, MATTAPAN, MEDFORD, MELROSE, MILTON, NATICK, NEEDHAM, NEWTON, NEWTON CENTER, NEWTON CENTRE, NEWTON CORNER, NORTH BILLERICA, NORTH END, NORTH QUINCY, QUINCY, REVERE, ROSLINDALE, ROXBURY, SAUGUS, SOUTH BOSTON, SOUTH END, SUDBURY, WABAN, WALTHAM, WATERTOWN, WEST CONCORD, WEST MATTAPAN, WEST NEWTON, WEST ROXBURY

Record last updated on 26/04/2021

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