Ambition In Motion (AIM) Program

A Day Habilitation Program Without Walls

Hiking on the Appalachian Trail.

Our Ambition In Motion (AIM) Program is a day habilitation program without walls tailored to the individual needs and interests of each participant and provides adults with disabilities with a sense of independence and self-reliance through diverse experiences. Participants in our program learn the life skills they need while enjoying volunteer and recreational activities.

Designed for adults whose skill level would normally keep them from participating in a traditional supported work program, AIM is unique because it creates opportunities for disabled individuals to interact with, and contribute to, their local community while learning vital life and job skills.

Participants are scheduled throughout the day in a variety of recreational and vocational activities including food shopping and preparation, landscaping and office tasks – just to name a few. Each activity is treated as a teachable moment that can enhance each participant’s daily life and provide the foundation for independent, productive lives.

AIM groups enjoy a festive holiday lunch with their Community Instructors.

Giving back to the community is a vital part of the program, with participants volunteering at local libraries, animal shelters and recreation centers, among others. Bowling, basketball and other physical activities are also part of the program, which helps participants gain self-esteem, confidence and social skills as they learn to be part of the community in which they live.

AIM bridges the gap from school to life as an adult by teaching skills needed for independent day-to-day activities while preparing participants to be more job-ready. Whether it is shredding or mailing documents, planning, shopping and cooking lunch or volunteering at a local organization, AIM participants have a full day of worthwhile activities, with the added benefit of socialization with new friends and the community in which they live.

Beautiful day hiking around Lake Carmel.

Each AIM group consists of three to five participants and a CAREERS Community Instructor. The Program runs Monday thru Friday between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm (excluding holidays).

Understanding that there are many needs to be addressed for this population, transportation may be provided to AIM participants in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties. If you have questions, or know someone who would benefit from joining one of our AIM groups, please call CAREERS Program Coordinator, Rebecca Appleyard, at (845) 225-8007  X101 or emailing her at [email protected].

Enjoying a Hudson Valley Renegades game on a sunny afternoon.

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The guys shooting pool at Spins Bowl in Carmel.

Planting, growing and caring for vegetables at Tilly Foster Community Garden.