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What if I’m not yet ready for independent community employment?
CLASS’ Innovative Employment Options service provides several choices in order to meet the needs of each individual. CLASS’ Job Training Areas in our service centers provide job readiness and job skills training. CLASS Job Coaches can provide intensive, one-on-one supports to assist in job readiness training. CLASS also provides several enclave or work crew opportunities where several individuals along with a Job Coach work in a business location.
How many residential facilities does CLASS manage/operate?
CLASS operates three tri-plex facilities, three quad-plex facilities, three group home facilities, and manages four other housing facilities. The tri-plex facilities are three separate apartments on one building site, and are located in Columbus, Parsons, and Pittsburg. The quad-plex facilities are four separate, two-bedroom apartments that are joined by a common living area, and are located in Columbus, Parsons, and Pittsburg. The group home facilities are single, residential homes, in which four or more individuals reside together. The group home facilities are located in Columbus, Parsons, and Pittsburg.
CLASS also manages two additional housing facilities in Columbus, as well as a housing facility in Independence and a housing facility in Oswego.
Can I choose my case manager?
Yes, you may request the case manager of your choice. However, if that case manager would not be able to provide sufficient support, you will be placed on a waiting list until that case manager can adequately support you. The Vice-President for Quality Performance will work with you to choose a case manager with whom you are comfortable.
How do I start receiving services from CLASS?
CLASS staff can assist you in connecting with the Community Developmental Disability Organization (CDDO) of Southeast Kansas to determine if you are eligible to receive intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) services. CLASS would love to be your choice of community support providers, and would like to talk with you about the specialized services we offer.
How many clients does each case manager serve?
Currently, each CLASS case manager serves approximately 37 individuals.