Children and Youth may also find services in our Employment and
Developmental Disabilities sections.
- Assistive Technology Services (including Autism)
Assistive technology services empower people with disabilities by providing access to the assistive technology they need to learn, interact with others and remain independent in their community.Read More
- Medical Equipment Loan
Goodwill/Easter Seals Miami Valley lends assistive living medical equipment to anyone in need. We offer wheelchairs, commodes, walkers, crutches and more free of charge in this temporary loan program. Short-term loans of equipment are for up to three months.Read More
- Car Seat Service
Designed for low-income families in need of safety seats for their children, the car seat instruction and distribution service can help families who qualify by providing child passenger safety seats for children from birth to 100 pounds. In addition, safety seats can be provided for families of children with special needs to accommodate the child’s disability and ensure his or her safety.Read More
- Child Screening Program
Today, according to the U.S Department of Education, less than 3% of children under the age of three are being served through Early Intervention Programs. Yet, 17% of children under the age of 19 are affected by a developmental, behavioral, or learning disability. Since the earliest years are the most critical time in a child’s development, a delay in diagnosis and intervention may compromise a child’s chance for school success.
Screening is a simple way to measure if a child is meeting his/her developmental milestones.Read More
Goodwill GoodGuides Youth Mentoring is a national initiative of Goodwill Industries International (GII) with a focus to empower youth ages 15 to 17 to make positive choices that enable them to maximize their current and future potential. The GoodGuides model incorporates a strong career exploration theme and is based on family strengthening and positive experiences.Read More
- Outreach Services
Outreach services help individuals with disabilities and their families seek out and connect with community resources that provide the support necessary to maintain independence and improve their quality.Read More
- Sign Language for Autism
For children with autism, sign language can serve as a communication bridge to verbal language. Sessions with parents and caregivers occur in the child’s natural environment. Signs that are taught are individualized to meet each child’s needs, providing for positive reinforcement resulting in more frequent language utilizations.Read More