October 1st, 2019 – The Center for Disease Control currently estimates that 1 in 59 children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder. The diagnosis leaves many families wondering where to turn next. For years, Easterseals Central Illinois has been answering that call. Last month 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.
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 connecting families with community-based resources, prioritizing needs, crafting treatment plans and working directly with medical providers, schools, public and private insurance providers.
Easterseals Central Illinois 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 an 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. To apply for this position, visit our Easterseals Central Illinois careers page.
About Easterseals Central Illinois
Celebrating our 100th year of serving children and families in Central Illinois. Easterseals Central Illinois provides exceptional services to ensure that children with development delays and disabilities can reach their full potential.