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What if I want a job in the community?
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.
How do I pay for the services I receive from CLASS?
Typically, the Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver provides coverage for I/DD services through an individual’s KanCare medical card. There is a state-wide waiting list for new enrollees in the HCBS waiver program, which is managed by the State of Kansas.
CLASS also accepts private payment for any services.
Are any in-home services available to people who receive Shared Living services?
Shared Living Providers 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 Shared Living Provider needs assistance in caring for the hosted individual, the Shared Living Provider is responsible for paying that caretaker out of the daily rate received for providing the Shared Living service. 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).
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.
Who is eligible to receive services from CLASS?
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.