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, you can receive Targeted Case Management services while you are on the waiting list. TCM services can be provided to an individual through his or her KanCare medical card, or by paying for the service privately. Case managers can assess the individual’s needs and complete referrals to generate other community services (i.e. assistive technology, vocational rehabilitation services, etc.).
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).
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.
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.
In most cases, targeted case management services are billed through the individual’s medical card if the individual is eligible for KanCare.
If the individual does not qualify to receive targeted case management services through her or his medical card, the service cost is determined using a fixed sliding fee scale based on the individual’s income.