CARE recognizes the importance multidisciplinary services for individuals with developmental, sensory, & cognitive disabilities and therefore, supports and promotes acquisition of independence within "occupations," or daily activities. Some of these occupations include a focus on academics, play and leisure, social participation, self-care skills and transition/work skills. Occupational therapy’s expertise includes activity and environmental analysis and modification with a goal of reducing the barriers to participation by offering prevention, promotion, and interventions.
Occupational Therapists tailor their efforts to an individual’s specific needs and levels of ability. OT utilizes creative, evidence-based intervention approaches to develop client-centered treatment plans to help children, teens, and young adults increase their independence and participation in daily activities.