CLASS believes everyone deserves the opportunity to live a rewarding, fulfilling, and meaningful life, and that having a developmental disability does not diminish the desire or right to pursue this dream, it simply makes the journey more challenging.Read More
Assisting Individuals with Disabilities Along Life’s Journey
Yes. Individuals seeking host family services must complete an interview process with the potential host family to ensure a successful match between the individual and the family.
CLASS would be happy to assist you to find and maintain a paid community employment opportunity. CLASS uses an assessment tool called Profile for Individualized Employment, or PIE, to closely assess an individual’s skills, interests, and abilities in order to find the best employment opportunity for that individual.
Generally, adult (over 18) individuals who are eligible to receive services through their KanCare medical card are eligible for Financial Management Services. The Community Developmental Disability (CDDO) of Southeast Kansas, which works with CLASS, determines eligibility for Financial Management Services on a case-by-case basis.
Host families are responsible for finding persons to care for the hosted individual in the absence of the family. Anyone who provides care for the hosted individual must pass all required background checks before caring for the hosted individual. If a host family needs assistance in caring for the hosted individual, the host family is responsible for paying that caretaker out of the daily rate received for providing the host home. If you need assistance with this process, or have concerns about any behavioral issues, contact Chris Dial at 620.231.3131 or 800.479.0259 (toll free).
Individuals who meet the criteria established by the Developmental Disabilities Reform Act, which includes intellectual or other developmental disabilities that are life-long and result in substantial delays in certain areas of life functions, are eligible to receive services from CLASS.