Life Skills Enhancement Services

Recreation and leisure activities are critical dimensions of the quality of life for all people, including those with intellectual or other developmental disabilities. These activities allow people to have fun, meet new friends, and develop skills.

CLASS’ Life Skills Enhancement Services enrich individual lives through exploration of interests; development of skills; increased involvement in community recreational, social, and leisure activities; and increased opportunities for community participation through volunteerism. Some individuals may also participate in activities designed to increase awareness and participation in their environment through sensory stimulation or relaxation activities in the Multi-Sensory Environment (MSE) room.

Some Life Skills Enhancement activities include:

  • Delivering meals for local Meals on Wheels programs in Coffeyville, Columbus, Parsons, and Pittsburg
  • Attending sporting events at local schools, colleges, and universities
  • Participating in art and drama therapy classes
  • Competing in Special Olympics events
  • Volunteering at local animal shelters
  • Visiting museums and aquariums
  • Using computers and the Internet to learn, explore, and communicate with others
  • Practicing social skills
  • Learning about different cultures and ethnicities

For more information about Life Skills Enhancement Services, contact Gretchen Andrews by email at, or by phone at 800.479.0259 (toll free) or 620.429.1212.


How will Life Skills Enhancement services benefit me or my loved one?

Life Skills Enhancement services will benefit you or your loved one by providing daily, curriculum-based training on socialization activities, recreation, community inclusion, opportunities for volunteerism, environmental awareness/stimulation, following directions, cultural and ethnic traditions, and leisure pursuits.

What are the goals of Life Skills Enhancement services?

The Life Skills Enhancement service is a day program that is provided in a group setting and focuses on the skills and interests identified in each individual’s person-centered plan. The goal of Life Skills Enhancement services is to allow individuals to work toward their personal goals in a collaborative setting.

Is transportation to and from the service center provided?

Yes, CLASS offers scheduled transportation routes to and from our service center locations. There is no fee for this service if you live within a 10-mile radius of the service center.

Can I schedule a tour of a service center?

We love to give tours of our service centers! CLASS has service centers in Coffeyville, Columbus, Independence, Parsons, and Pittsburg. Contact Gretchen Andrews at 620.429.1212 or 800.479.0259 (toll free) to schedule a tour of the service center nearest you.

Where are CLASS service centers located?

CLASS operates five service centers in four counties in addition to the Administrative Office. Please Click Here to see our Locations.