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Ability Building Center (ABC)

Day Training and Habilitation (DT&H)

ABC Works - Caledonia

730 N Pine St, Caledonia, MN, 55921-1264

Distance: 953 Miles

(507) 724-2057


Service Details


Day Training and Habilitation (DT&H) is a day program for adults with developmental disabilities that helps to:
* Learn and use life skills
* Participate in community life
* Choose activities to participate in that are personally meaningful

Services during the day:
* Services (or supports) for a person to be fully integrated into the community
The services help the person to participate in the community in activities that the person chooses.

Some DT&H services that may be available:
* Supervision, training and help in self-care, communication, socialization and behavior support
* Center based work opportunities
* Activities in the community, like an exercise class, volunteering or special events
* Training in community inclusion skills, money management and activities to live more independently
* Transportation services for non-medical purposes to enable persons to participate in DT&H services (DT&H transportation can only be used for DT&H services)

Learn more about this service when paid for under the waivers in the Community-Based Services Manual.

Additional Information

Ability Building Center (ABC) offers several sites and different DT&H programs.

ABC Works -
* Development of vocational, community integration and leisure time skills to improve self-sufficiency of clients
* Case management; individual program plans are prepared and implemented for each client
* Provides vocational counseling and job development and placement
* Supported employment

Center-Based Employment -
Provides employment opportunities for persons with disabilities to work on the following:
* Work behavior and work skill development
* Social skills development
* Basic academics
* Individual program planning advocacy
* Work performance reviews
* Referral to community resources
* Individual and group counseling

ABC Enterprises -
Focuses on community-based work

Ability Options (AO) -
Program designed to meet the needs of individuals who no longer have the desire or ability to work full time. It is offered by Ability Building Center (ABC).
AO is a recreation and leisure program that promotes growth and activity, and many ABC clients spend some time in AO to complement the time they spend in ABC work programs.
Transportation between program locations is provided by ABC.
Staff and clients collaborate on a monthly calendar of activities that may include craft-making, baking, exercise, and community-based events like attending the theatre, visiting museums and galleries, and enjoying the outdoors.
* Ability Options Highlights:
- Highly-trained staff
- Mechanical lifts and other assistive devices
- Transportation to and from community-based activities


  • Licenses and Certifications
    • Chapter 245D License 
    • Day Services Facility (DSF) License 
    • Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Enrolled Provider 
  • Payment
    • Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DD) 


To be eligible for DT&H services through the state of Minnesota Disability Services, a person goes through a screening.

People who are eligible for this service meet four requirements:
* Are 18 years or older (including people who are aging)
* Are diagnosed with a developmental disability
* Receive:
- Home and Community Based Services under Medical Assistance (MA) or county contract; or
- Home and Community-Based Waiver (such as the Developmental Disabilities (DD) waiver); or
- Are living in a Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (ICF/DD)        
* Make an informed choice to get this service


For people who are screened to meet all four eligibility criteria, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Disability Services through the county, Medical Assistance (MA) or Developmental Disabilities (DD) waiver pay for DT&H services. Private pay or other funding options may be available.

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

Houston County


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 725-2057
FAX (507) 725-8469

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