Greystone Programs, Inc. is dedicated to supporting children, adults and families living with autism and other developmental disabilities by enriching lives one person at a time.
Community Based Services
Greystone offers an array of community-based/non-residential services designed to enrich the lives of Individuals and families. These services include Day Habilitation and Community Habilitation; as well as In-Home Behavior Therapy; Children’s Waiver Services; and Family Education and Training (FET). Additionally, they offer recreation programs, weekend respite, and after school and school break programs at two sites that include Greystone Orange County Center, and the Annette Heslin Community Center, in Dutchess County. Also at Annette Heslin, they host a children’s social skills development group called SURPASS (Support & Understanding Regarding Play And Social Skills).
Greystone homes are all Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRAs). Individuals living in these homes strive for self-sufficiency and meaningful work, and enjoy participating in a variety of community activities.
All of its homes are for adult men and women, including two – Universal IRA, in Dutchess County, and Orchard View IRA, in Ulster County – that are universally designed to accommodate people who use wheelchairs.
Day Habilitation is available through two Greystone Programs: In Dutchess County, Project FAME (Forming Associations through Meaningful activities and Enriching environments); and in Orange County, Club ATLAS (Advanced Training & Learning for Adult Success).
This “day habilitation program without walls” is a community-based, person-centered program that focuses on developing fundamental living skills, socialization, and recreation. Through Project FAME, participants perform volunteer services in their communities to build meaningful relationships with store owners, local senior citizens, and outreach agencies and participate as valued members of the community. Local nonprofit organizations rely on the volunteer services provided daily by Project FAME. Participants provide plant care at local nursing homes; deliver Meals on Wheels for the Office of the Aging; assist local librarians; recycle bottles, cans, paper and ink cartridges; deliver goods to area shelters; sort stock at thrift shops; and collect grocery bags and clothing for Dutchess Outreach, among many other community-based opportunities. This program is available in Dutchess County. For any inquiries, please contact us or call (845) 452-5772 ext. 123.
In Warwick, NY, Club ATLAS (Advanced Training and Learning for Adult Success) is a transitioning program for Individuals who have “aged-out” of school. Its goal is to assist each Individual to achieve their highest level of independence with support, encouragement, training, education and ample exposure to community opportunities that enhance the quality of their lives. The program emphasizes independent living skills, vocational skills, social skills, community inclusion, and self-advocacy to increase their personal capacity and development. Small structured groups provide help develop and enhance job skills.
Greystone offers assistance in locating or developing a job and providing supports to sustain paid work, such as supervision, counseling and training. Pathway to Employment is a person-centered employment planning and support service that provides assistance for individuals to obtain, maintain or advance in competitive employment opportunities or self-employment. Click here to download (PDF) its Pathway to Employment brochure.
How Many People Reached
Over 600 men, women and children throughout the Hudson Valley.