name: Robbie LaChappelle

With his award-winning smile and quick wit, Robbie commands attention wherever he goes.  Often relaxing behind his dark shades, Robbie loves it best when he's out and about.  Using his customized mobile chair (yes, it has his name stitched on it!), Robbie enjoyed the tour at the Mighty 8th Museum, but it was their cooking lesson at Kitchens on the Square that won him over.  In addition to participating in volunteer projects, Robbie also is an active member of the Advisory Council on Community Resource Development.

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Day Habilitation
Day Habilitation is a compilation of comprehensive services and supports provided to adults with severe and multiple disabilities/ needs.  Day Habiliation assists individuals with daily living skills related to self-care, communication, self-direction and other areas that expand opportunties for community inclusion and self sufficiency.

In addition to basic individual care, consumers engage in educational and recreational activities throughout each day. Community outings are an integral part of the program and individual's personal preferences play a role in what they do.  Many of the individuals participate in volunteer efforts such as Meals on Wheels, a collaboration they have been involved with since 2000.  Others enjoy recreational trips to local museums, landmarks, restaurants and stores.

Growing in popularity are the educational events where individuals have learned how to fish on Skidaway Island, how to cook at downtown Savannah's Kitchen on the Square, and how to create art projects at the Jepson Center museum.

With a physician's approval, speech, occupational and physical therapists are available and can provide evaluations and recommendations to enhance personal skills.
 
I Have Marks To Make
For the past several years, participants in Day Habilitation have entered art projects in the Telfair Museum's I Have Marks To Make exhibit.  The annual event, which runs from the first of December through early January is filled with items created by local artists with disabilities.  The festive event grows each year and gives our artists the recognition they deserve.

Recycling Program
Day Habilitation began a recycling program in early 2008 that has grown significantly to include several area businesses and the local community. All proceeds gained from the recycling project go back to support community outings in the day habilitation program.  Recyclable items include:
  • cell phones
  • toner cartridges
  • paper
  • cans

Please use the "Contact Us" response form on this site or call us with any questions on how we can help you recycle!