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Ability Building Center (ABC)

Day Training and Habilitation (DT&H)

ABC Works - LaCrescent

62 N 3rd St, La Crescent, MN, 55947-1117

Distance: 936 Miles

(507) 895-7161


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.

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):
* Recreation and leisure program that promotes growth and activity
* Transportation between program locations is provided by ABC

About This Location

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.

Because service availability may be limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this service may be provided using phone calls or other technology to offer real-time contact and support.


  • 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.

Area Served

Houston County


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 895-7161

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