Service Spotlight: Autism Family Navigator

Autism Family Navigators help families and caregivers “navigate” the often fragmented and confusing systems of care needed for their children with autism.  These systems include education, health, dental and behavioral care, insurance, and often other basic needs including housing and food.

Autism Family Navigators are experienced experts who:

  • Assist families by supplying or directing families to essential community-based or online resources and information
  • Help families identify their prioritized needs and craft a treatment plan to meet those needs
  • Empower families to become better self-advocates for their children and themselves
  • Work directly with medical providers, schools, public and private insurance providers to uncomplicate the system of care for each child and family.

Easterseals Central Illinois received generous grants providing funds for our Autism Family Navigator services. The three entities providing money for Autism Navigation; $35,000 Ameren, $25,000 PNC and $20,000 Wells Fargo. We would like to thank these businesses for providing us with grants. Easterseals Central Illinois would not be able to provide services to more than 5,300 families each year without contributions like these.

Easterseals Central Illlinois is excited to announce that we are also looking to hire another full-time Autism Family Navigator at our Peoria Service Center. Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for individuals and families faced with disability. We are proud to offer a variety of services that help children with disabilities and their families address life’s challenges and achieve person goals. With two service centers, one recreational campsite, and a non-public, private school, our services in Central Illinois service more than 5,300 families each year. To apply for this position, visit our Easterseals Central Illinois careers page.

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