Easterseals is proud to introduce a NEW resource for local families in our Pediatric Navigator, Ashley Ingram, MSW. Through a partnership with the Early Learning Coalition, the lead agency for a County of Volusia CFAB grant for Family Supports and Services, Easterseals Pediatric Navigator will offer Targeted Case Management Services to children ages 1 yr to 22 yrs with complex mental, emotional, developmental, and behavioral disabilities.
Ashley is excited about her new role and career at Easterseals along with the opportunity of building relationships and helping families identify their strengths. She mentioned her excitement in "Watching families meet their goals and thrive. Watching fearless mothers advocate for their children. I’d like to be known for being a strong advocate for children and families who feel helpless.."
"An advantage I have" says Ashley, "is my ability to see things on the “ macro” level; and piece together information like a puzzle to assist families from all walks of life. It is an advantage to those I serve because it allows them to focus on maximizing their strengths while building a foundation on dignity and self-worth."
Since the Pediatric Navigator resource is new to Easterseals, Ashley has asked for help from our community partners to identify clients who may otherwise fall through the cracks, "Many believe my position is based on resource and referral, however I am the navigator of resource and referral from start to finish. I not only connect families with service providers, I also manipulate the referral to ensure our families receive supportive services through to the finish line."
Ashley encourages families to reach out to her, "I’d like to be known for being a strong advocate for children and families who feel helpless. I’d like to also be known for accepting children and families for who they are, being limitless with the help I provide, and building lasting relationships with those with limited support systems."
For more information about Pediatric Navigator services, contact Ashley Ingram, MSW, Pediatric Navigator at email@example.com or by phone at 386-255-4568, ext 308.