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Phone: 732-447-9429

Dawn to Dusk Day Program

Dawn to Dusk Wellbeing Center offers an Engaging, Enriching, Educational and Energetic (our 4 Es) Day Habilitation Program with 6 hours of programming.

You can find our Day Habilitation Program schedule for July 2024 here.

Previous Month’s Schedule:

Program Philosophy

Our entire program of services is built on 4 core principles of CARE (Compassion, Action, Respect, Empowerment). We provide a comprehensive set of professionally designed and developed services to enable our clients to take more control of their daily activities, and progress towards becoming more active members of their communities. We offer a compassionate, caring and secure environment to ensure their physical, emotional and mental wellbeing during their time with us. Our entire staff has been trained on these core principles and embody them when interacting with program participants and with each other.

Strategies and Skills

Following a person-centered approach, and in keeping with the goals and outcomes outlined in the Individual Service Plan (ISP), we identify the main strategies that are the primary focus and goals for the individual, and develop these through the different activities we offer.

The primary six strategies we focus on include:

  • Social and Communication Skills:
    • This includes but is not limited to modeling and reinforcing behaviors such as: greeting each other, participating in conversation and activities, taking turns in a group activity, asking questions or asking/gesturing for assistance, sharing an opinion or preference, complimenting or applauding a peer during an activity and so on.
  • Physical Health and Safety:
    • This includes but is not limited to exercise programs such as yoga, tai chi, zumba, chair exercises, and dance. In addition, we are also certified to offer the Health Matters Program, a 12 week curriculum that includes 36 interactive online health education lessons and physical activity videos, that covers a wide variety of topics on healthy habits, personal hygiene, and safety.
  • Mental Wellness:
    • This includes but is not limited to activities that focus on visual imagery, meditation, breathing, and mindfulness exercises.
  • Decision-making and Autonomy:
    • This includes but is not limited to activities and conversations around choice, evaluating options, identifying steps to complete a task, selecting activities from available options, making shopping lists, and so on.
  • Self-care skills:
    • This includes but is not limited to activities and conversations around how to do laundry, how to load the dishwasher, how to organize one’s closet, how to create a grocery shopping list, how to tell time – time management skills, money management skills, prepping-cooking-assisting with simple meals.
  • Creativity and Recreation:
    • This includes but is not limited to theme-related arts and crafts, conversations and activities related to different art forms, crafts that focus on fine-motor skills and hand-eye coordination, games and puzzles that foster individual skills development as well as group interaction, and understanding and following rules.

Contact us at or at (732)-447-9429 from additional information.