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ID/DD Day Services

ID/DD Day Services

Day Support Services

First Home Care offers day support services for older adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. Individuals receive support in the areas of daily living skills, communication, health and safety, community integration and socialization. A full day of activities is scheduled Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Half days are available from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Individuals in this community-based setting participate in a combination of outings and on-site events and activities. The center-based program provides individualized support, assistance and specialized supervision to enable individuals to acquire, retain and improve self-help, social and adaptive behavior skills. The goal is for each individual to integrate into their local community as much as they are able and willing. Through these activities, we foster community acceptance, personal growth and self-empowerment for individuals with disabilities.

Day Support Services offers opportunities to:

  • Enhance social and interpersonal skills
  • Increase receptive and expressive communication skills
  • Practice community safety
  • Increase community integration
  • Improve money management skills
  • Reinforce and learn instrumental activities of daily living
  • Improve independent living skills
  • Enhance self-management skills to assist the individual with managing emotions and behaviors independently

Community Engagement Services fosters the ability of the individual to acquire, retain or improve the skills necessary to build positive social networks, greater independence and personal choice. Individuals participate in integrated activities in the community in groups of no more than 1 staff to 3 people. These activities may include community education or training, and volunteer activities.

Group Day Services provide opportunities for peer interactions, career planning and enhancement of social skills in groups of no more to 1 staff to 7 individuals. Supports also include opportunities to increase an individual’s skill development around health and safety awareness.


1634 London Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23704

Local Phone: 757-393-7200
Universal Referral Line: 800-516-1918
Email: [email protected]

We’re Here to Help

To learn more about our services, or to become a foster parent, call 800-516-1918 or email us. We are here to answer your questions and guide you through the process. If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.