Case Management and Vocational Support

Case Management Services

Easterseals employs case managers to provide independent living and communication support to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind individuals, as well as their families and communities.
The following services are provided by an Easterseals case manager:

•    Information and Referral Services – Referring Deaf individuals to supportive services, providing advocacy and ongoing support.
•    Independent Living Skills Training – Addressing the education and training required for Deaf individuals to live in a community and participate in community activities. Training promotes self-awareness, self-esteem and develops advocacy and self-empowerment skills.
•    Peer Counseling – Empowering Deaf individuals to develop leadership skills, an understanding of their own community, and opportunities to understand other disability groups.
•    Individual and Systems Advocacy – Promoting short and long-term opportunities and change for Deaf individuals.  Advocacy services may be provided to Deaf individuals and groups and may also target general systems to ensure that the needs of those individuals are understood.

The program is funded by the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and serves individuals residing in Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana, Jefferson, Belmont, Guernsey, Noble, Monroe and parts of Washington Counties.

For more information on case management services, please contact by video phone at 330.333.4105.

Vocational Services

Vocational support services are provided in cooperation with the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation. Easterseals provides job coaches to assist the Deaf and their employers to assimilate into new employment opportunities. The job coach can work with the Deaf employee/employer for up to six months. The goal is to achieve a successful and long-term employment placement.
To learn more about the vocational services program at Easterseals, please contact by video phone at 330.423.1995.

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