Services for Deaf Plus IndividualsSign Language Interpreting and Language Accommodation
Services for Deaf Plus Individuals
At Jay Nolan Community Services, we are committed to providing high-quality support services to individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and have a developmental disability, often referred to as “Deaf Plus” or “Deaf+”. With collaboration and personalization, our language accommodation services are designed to meet the unique needs of each individual to ensure that everyone receives the support they need to achieve their goals.
A Comprehensive Guide to Deaf Plus Services in Los Angeles
Whether you are a Deaf Plus young adult transitioning out of high school or a family member seeking support, this guide is designed to be your roadmap to success.
During 2023, Jay Nolan Community Services seeks to provide Deaf Plus adolescents, young adults, and their families with improved access to community resources and social and recreational opportunities. Outreach will be through a series of informational presentations and person-centered plans for interested families.
The overall goal for these services is greater accessibility to community resources for Deaf and Deaf Plus individuals transitioning out of high school with the goal of empowering them to achieve their full potential.
Who is Eligible: Transition aged youth (ages 14-22) who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf+ who live in the North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC) catchment area.
Interested? Please contact Carlos Jessie Acosta or call (661) 581-0795
Our in-house American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters help ensure that everyone can fully participate and communicate effectively. Our interpreters are highly trained and experienced in working with individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and they are committed to providing the best possible service to the people we support and our workforce. JNCS interpreters abide by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct.
Our interpreting services are available to all Deaf staff and Deaf Plus individuals supported through Jay Nolan support services. Our interpreting services can also be requested by external clients not affiliated with JNCS.
Deaf Plus Persons’ served through JNCS services:
- Meetings with service providers
- Administrative appointments
- Medical appointments
- Community events and social gatherings
- And any other supported individual’s interpreter needs
- Support during required training
- Support at agency events
- Support to access assistance from HR, payroll and benefits.
Interested in our ASL interpretation services? Please contact us at: Deafplus@jaynolan.org
Examples of services available:
- Medical appointments
- Legal proceedings
- Educational settings
- Social events
- Other scheduled appointments and events
Our organizational training department at Jay Nolan Community Services has a threefold mission. First, to provide training to new employees so that they are equipped with the information and skills they need to be successful on the job. Second, to provide ongoing training and skill set that aid in the professional development and retention of incumbent staff. And third, to develop and create events and opportunities for community outreach through our educational programs and advocacy involvement.
The Self-Determination Program is a program maintained by the Department of Developmental Services which allows individuals (or their parents or legal representatives) the freedom to choose the support services and the provider that meet the needs of their personal-centered plan. All participants are responsible for staying within their annual budget.
Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS) is dedicated to supporting everyone’s goals of gainful and meaningful employment. The menu of Employment Services is designed to meet people where they are in their journeys.
Starting in 2018, Jay Nolan Community Services has collaborated with the innovative Uniquely Abled Project (UAP), which shifts the paradigm of thinking from “disabled” to “uniquely abled.” JNCS and College of the Canyons (COC) work together to identify and train individuals to participate in the CNC training program through the Economic Development Division at COC through the Uniquely Abled Academy (UAA).
We know that healthy family relationships are the foundation to realizing a great life! That is why at Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), we believe in keeping children with autism and other developmental disabilities with their own family whenever possible.
The Independent Living Services (ILS) program at Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS) is designed to actively teach adults that are currently living in or will be moving out into their own homes, or need to become more independent while living in the family home. Direct instruction may include daily living activities such as maintaining a house and going to medical appointments.