The Keon Center opens its doors to local college students pursuing degrees in the Human Services Field. Students will be able to experience first hand the inner workings of a non-profit agency, various services and programs offered. They will also work hands on with consumers according to their individual course outline and requirements. Interested students or school faculty are welcomed to contact Tresha McIntyre, Program Director, for additional information at (914) 737-6980 X113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
School to Work Transition
The Keon Center houses an Article 16 clinic which currently provides the following services: Physical Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, and Individual Psychotherapy. Clinicians come directly to the site. The agency coordinates services through Global Communication Services, Inc. and The Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island. Interested individuals must have a documented disability and appropriate insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, etc.). Services are not limited to just individuals attending the Center. For more information, please contact the center at (914) 737-6980.
Resource and Referral Services
Job Readiness Classes
Job Placement Services
Diagnostic Vocational Evaluations
The Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation takes place here at the Keon Center. This is a ten day vocational evaluation with the primary goal of assessing ones capability of working in the community.
Article 16 Clinic
Family Support Services
This service assists families with a disabled family member in coping with the demands of home life, future planning, guardianship, benefits, information sharing, referral services, crisis intervention, etc. Families are linked to a variety of of cummunity services depending on their individual needs. Family support also helps coordinate evening activities for the consumer such as dances, bingo, dinners, etc.
After Hours is a social/recreational program which runs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Activites in this program are chosen by the consumer and can include cooking, arts and crafts, video games, movies, walks, computer and cummunity outings, to name a few. This program is part of our respite serices.
Respite services provide temporary relief to individuals who are responsible for the primary care and support of an individual with a developmental disability. Respite services can be provided in or out of the home, during the day, evenings, or at night. Respite staff take the place of the caregiver for specific periods of time and as a result lessen the daily demands of care giving for the provider.
Comm-hab is a service for individuals that is provide either in their home or in the community. Comm-hab assists consumers in becoming more independent in areas of daily living skills. Staff may work with consumers on cooking skills, laundry skills, shopping, money management, use of community recreational services, etc. Each consumer receives an individualized plan that reflects their personal goals and provides steps to acheive them.
Friends of Keon
You Can Make a Difference!
The Friends of Keon is a non-profit volunteer organization which works in conjunction with the Keon Center.
The Friends of keon started in 1997 in order to assist with the social and personal needs of the consumers at the center as well as contributing toward the needs of the Keon Center itself. The Friends of Keon have contributed financial assistance for social events and gatherings and as well as the purchase of office equipment, new furniture and machinery as needed.
The Friends of Keon are always looking to open the doors to new friends who would like to volunteer their time and efforts to the Keon Center and the individuals they serve. Please contact us if you would like more information about becoming involved with this very worthwhile group.
Medicaid Service Coordination
Keon's Prevocational program offers each consumer the opportunity to their individual barriers that will help take them to the next step towards competitive employment. Case Managers and Pre-voc trainers partner up to work with each individual by providing any support needed to achieve their goals. Prevoc training also includes our job readiness classes which are designed to build on consumers' existing skills, giving them an edge for outside employment. Our job readiness classes include Reading Skills, Math Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Maintenance Training, Self-Advocacy and Publication in the form of the Keon Center newsletter.
Group Day Habilitation Services
The Group Day Habilitation Program is to assist individuals in building relationships, having respect for others and their environment, making individual choices and making a meaningful contribution to their lives and community. Services provide assistance with the aquisition, retention or improvement of life skills, socialization and community integration.
Supported Employment (SEMP)
Supported Employment facilitates competitive work in integrated settings for individuals with disabilities. Supported Employment provides assistance such as Job Coaching, Case Management, transportation, assistive technology and specialized job training to individuals who need ongoing support/services In order to perform their job.