The Hickok Center for Brain
Injury strongly embraces member-driven supports that enable each member
to become as independent and self-sufficient as possible.
Whether a person participates in our centers’ day component or receives
individualized support at the center, in the community or at home, our
philosophy is the same: member-driven and focused on independence and
Program participants are able to develop
skills and learn compensatory approaches to daily living through
performing functions that are realistic and applicable to their goals.
Members select the skills that they wish to develop and are then
given the freedom to learn at their own pace.
Many individuals who have sustained a brain injury have limited
opportunities to socialize with other men and women. Our centers’ day
programs provide a caring community for members to build friendships,
share coping mechanisms, encourage one another and aspire to reach their
full potential, in a safe, nonjudgmental environment.
supportive group discussions facilitate social interaction and are a
primary method for problem solving and achieving unity. Along with daily
life skills, member-planned social and recreation activities and outings
help members discover new hobbies to enhance their leisure time and
teach them how to access community resources.
and acceptance that develops between members and staff is integral to
the success of our program. Our staff steer away from the traditional
role of “directing” activities. Instead, we work alongside each member
to assist him/her in achieving personal goals, and self-advocacy is
Our objective at the Hickok Center for Brain Injury
is to offer each person a continuum of support that they need to
accomplish their goals in a dignified, professional manner.
Community Social and Recreational Events.
In addition to the work operating the Center,
members have the opportunity to socialize with peers at the Center
and participate in community social and recreational events.
goal is to provide social contacts for members to reduce their isolation
in the community and ultimately to provide new relationships which will
carry over outside of the Center setting.
The flexible setting of the Center allows members
to select the skills that they wish to develop and have the freedom to
learn at their own pace.
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The goal of our
structured day/day habilitation programs is to provide a variety of
choices for members so they will always find an activity that interests
them. Members are offered several activity choices each day – many
member-suggested, organized and facilitated – including: computer
classes, cooking groups, men’s/women’s groups, free expression through
creative writing and the arts, with competitions, discussions,
organizing clubs for model-building or movie viewing and discussion,
physical education; the list is ever-expanding.