CONSULTANTS ON DISABILITY
Offering Quality Case Management and Life Planning Solutions
Our staff is intimately involved in the lives of those who wish to ensure their future and those who, for one reason or another, cannot make or enact the most important decisions that affect their lives. Our combined professional expertise and experience is superior to that of most professionals and our personal commitment to quality of life for the people we are privileged to serve is our top priority.
Case Management & Life Planning Experts Here to Serve You
Consultants on Disability is the most reliable case management & life planning service in the Chicagoland area. We strive to provide comprehensive and valuable care to each of our clients.
Services have included but are not limited to:
Case management for elders, minors and disabled individuals, in both court appointed and personal matters.
Our expertise in Probate Court has extraordinary value to individuals entering the Probate system. We can help you navigate and better understand the complexities of your or your loved one's case as well as advocate on the individual's behalf.
Professional Guardianship: Providing court appointed guardianship for those whose families and friends are unable to act on their behalf.
Our Total Life Care Planning service will help to preserve the best possible quality of life throughout your aging years, making sure that every elder not only has a will, a trust, power of attorney and a health care directive but also a detailed personal care plan to be implemented in case of disabling illness.
JOANNE DUNPHY-FLYNN, BS, FOUNDER AND OWNER
Joanne graduated from St. Marys University with a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice in 1988. Following her graduation, Joanne gained exceptional experience working for different law firms throughout the Chicagoland area. For over 10 years, she worked as a Paralegal specializing in insurance defense litigation. She later joined J&L Pearlman as a Case Manager in 1998. There, Joanne became an expert working within the Probate Court dealing with special needs trusts, OBRA trusts, guardianship and working to secure benefits and entitlements.
In 2019, Joanne formed Consultants on Disability where she brought her 20+ years of knowledge and expertise. Her accumulation of experience has helped her to develop a specialized needs assessment to further evaluate and assess the best plan of care for each individual client throughout their life span- no matter how complex their need.
Joanne is committed to providing outstanding service to each individual she serves in order to improve their overall life satisfaction, well being and financial security.
GAIL MCNICHOLS, BA, CASE MANAGER
Gail received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1993. Her professional career began in 1991, where she gained experience at an adult day program. During her 11 years with Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center, Gail worked in direct care, as a Case Manager and Program Supervisor. She joined J&L Pearlman in 2002 as a Case Manager. In 2019, Gail started with Consultants on Disability.
Her level of experience and expertise has served as an excellent resource to our clients in terms of her keen ability to allocate resources to clients no matter the need. Gail's remarkable rapport and compassion is best seen in the long standing relationships she has cultivated with each and every individual she works alongside.
DONNA MCGREER, BS, CASE MANAGER
Donna received a Bachelor of Science degree in Paralegal Studies from Winona State in 1990. She has worked in various types of law throughout her career. Donna took time off to raise her three beautiful children. In 2014, she began working as a Case Manager for J&L Pearlman. She later joined Consultants on Disability in 2019.
Donna specializes in elder case management and is passionate about advocating for the senior population.
SHAWN FLYNN, LCSW, CAADC, CASE MANAGER
Shawn received a Masters of Social Work from the University of IL-Chicago in 2014. She started working at J&L Pearlman in 2011 and later joined Consultants on Disability in 2019. Shawn has worked in various mental health settings throughout her career, including inpatient, intensive outpatient services, community mental health and outpatient services. She has exceptional knowledge in mental health, emotional and behavioral disorders and cognitive impairments. When Shawn is not working for Consultants on Disability, she is busy running her full-time private psychotherapy practice where she specializes in trauma, mood disorders and addiction.
WHY CHOOSE US?
With over 20 years of service, we at Consultants on Disability aim to provide services that go above and beyond. Our team shares expertise surrounding Probate matters, Guardianship, OBRA Trusts and Entitlements. Additionally, we frequently coordinate with social service and government agencies who are involved in serving people of all ages who can benefit from their programs.
CASE MANAGEMENT & LIFE CARE PLANNING SERVICES
Customized service tailored to your Case Management and/or Life Care Planning needs. No matter how complex your individual need, we are here for you!
CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Comprehensive services to support short and longterm needs. Some of the services provided have included (but are not limited to) the following:
Navigating benefits and entitlements to ensure individuals are receiving needed resources
Assisting with educational resources and needs
Establishing/assisting with routine medical and specialized medical services
Securing in home medical and therapy providers including personal care givers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and behavioral specialists
Connecting trusted vendors and service providers for various needs