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CARF Accredited

CARF International announced that Easterseals Joliet Region has been accredited for a period of three years for Behavioral Consultation Services, Child and Youth Services, Community Housing, Community Integration, Foster Family Services, and Foster Family Services (Children and Adolescents), Supports for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Governance Standards Applied. The latest accreditation is the 13th consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to Easterseals Joliet Region

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year 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.

Easterseals Joliet Region, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with centers at 212 Barney Drive, Joliet, 991 Essington Road, Joliet, and 521 E. North, Bradley serving Will, Grundy, Kendall, Kankakee, Ford and Iroquois Counties. The agency’s mission is to provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Easter Seals Joliet Region has been providing services since 1949 with the primary programs of early intervention, school therapy contracts, outpatient rehabilitation, autism services, child care, residential, programs foster care/adoptions, and most recently, child development home visiting.

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.

 For additional information, contact Debra Condotti, President, CEO at 815-773-9364.

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