Welcome to Aspire Deaf Services. We’re glad you’re here!
We offer a full range of behavioral health services to a variety of people, from children to seniors. Our professionally-trained staff provide services for Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened individuals. Our trained interpreters communicate in ASL (American Sign Language), Tactile Sign Language, English Sign Language, Sign Supported Speech, and Spoken English. We provide services in the communication method best suited to the individual and/or family.
We recognize the importance of maintaining adults in their own communities while decreasing the likelihood of isolation, so we offer residential services for people with severe and persistent mental illness. Our Deaf Group Home, the only facility of its kind in Indiana, is staffed 24/7 by life skills coaches who provide a structured environment, and training in activities of daily living, personal hygiene, budgeting, and leisure and community activities.
In Rehabilitation Services, our care coordinators and life-skills instructors continue to help clients who’ve moved out of our group home by assessing their needs and developing skills/resources so they can live independently in the community. Our Outpatient Services for Deaf persons helps individuals and families who have a wide variety of diagnoses and/or pharmacological treatments. Employment Services provides training, coaching, and support for clients who are interested in employment in the community.
Equally responsive to the needs of children, adults, and the elderly, Aspire Indiana Deaf Services provides an ongoing and readily available roster of professionally approved services to Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened individuals who experience mental illness and/or emotional disorders. This nationally recognized program includes:
- outpatient—ages six and older, psychiatric evaluation, medication prescription, screening, and monitoring
- 24/7 supervised Deaf Group Home
- acute and long-term hospitalization
- outpatient rehabilitation services for adults & children
- substance abuse services for adults
- anger management groups for adults
- employment services
- American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services
Services for deaf adults and children, offered by Aspire Indiana, include more options than comparable programs in the state. In fact, Aspire Indiana Deaf Services accepts referrals within Central Indiana and throughout the state.
Treatment Planning/Rehabilitation Services
In planning treatment, professionals skilled in mental health, deafness, and American Sign Language work as a team to assess each potential client, examining his/her capabilities from a medical, psychiatric, social, cultural, educational, vocational, and behavioral perspective. Individualized treatment plans are developed from the results of these assessments, and by utilizing the client’s input to create a comprehensive approach to treatment.
Once a treatment plan is prepared, the care coordinators, life skills instructors/coaches, and therapists are assigned to work with clients, families, and social service agencies to assist in treatment as needed and agreed upon by the client.
Crisis Intervention / Acute Stabilization Services
Aspire Indiana also provides 24-hour crisis services seven days a week. For those requiring short-term hospitalization, Deaf Services offers acute stabilization admission to Community Hospital North where an ASL interpreter is proveded. Long-term admission is referred to LaRue Carter Hospital where Aspire is designated as a gatekeeper for its deaf clients.
Aspire Indiana’s Outpatient Services for Deaf persons targets individuals and families with a wide variety of diagnoses and needs. The goal is to help clients cope more effectively within their environment.
Outpatient services also include marital/couple and family therapy, as well as pharmacological treatment. With Rehabilitation services, our care coordinators and life-skills instructors continue training clients who move out of our group home to an outpatient setting by assessing their needs and developing skills and resources in order to live independently in the community.
With Employment Services, our Employment Specialist provides training, coaching, and support for clients who are interested in employment at the community.
With a goal of maintaining adults in their own communities and decreasing the high potential of isolation Deaf adults experience, Deaf Services has residential services for people with severe and persistent mental illness.
Aspire Indiana’s group home, staffed 24/7 by life skills coaches, provides a structured environment for the training of these individuals in various areas such as; activities of daily living, personal hygiene, budgeting, and leisure and community activities.