CARF International announced that Easter Seals has been accredited for its Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs for Adults, Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs for Children and Adolescents, Single Discipline Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs for Adults, Single Discipline Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs for Children & Adolescents, Vocational Services for Adults, Adult Day Services and Governance Standards Applied Programs.
In addition, this is the first time accreditation for our Youngstown Hearing & Speech (YHS) and Community Center for the Deaf (CCD) location. The accreditation will help increase potential programs and services for YHS and offer opportunities for the CCD to work with the state to provide vocational services to the Deaf Community.
This accreditation is awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving an Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.
Easter Seals and Youngstown Hearing & Speech provide programs and services to children and adults with disabilities in our community. Together, we offer a variety of services to help individuals address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.
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