ZERO TAG SURVEY!
ZERO TAG SURVEY! Wow! Congratulations to the incredible Elmwood Team on what the Surveyor, called "an excellent survey"! This is the 2nd year in a row that Elmwood achieved the coveted zero citations.
The leadership team at Elmwood include:
Nichole Reiske - Home Coach
Molly Nelson - LPN
Roni Channel - East Team Leader
Latonya Aldridge - West Team Leader
John Wubbels - Behavioral Specialist
KUDOS to these individuals, the support departments who helped provide what was needed, and of course to their team of amazing teachers as well!
Thank you dear friends at Capitol Federal for your generosity, care and kindness! The Capitol Federal charity committee representing 24 Branches (Eastern Region) selected our North Star Academy to be the recipient of their wonderful giving initiative "Dessert wars". This morning Michael Maxwell (Charity Committee Member at the Shawnee Crossing Location) and Liz Hocscheid (Charity Committee Member at the Nall Hills Location) presented Jamie Price and Cheryl DeShon with a check for $1,178. The donation will provide much needed support for children served at North Star Academy. Previously, Capitol Federal has also supported the North Star Academy by building our beautiful sensory garden.
Lawrence Kids Magazine visits CLO's Midnight Farm! Read the excellent article here:
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the second annual "Just Be You" walk for autism. The event was hosted by The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training. Funds raised from the walk support the Autism Society the Heartland and go directly into the Kansas and Missouri communities they serve. CLO was proud to participate in this wonderful, family friendly event. In addition to the walk, there were many great activities including inflatables, crafts, games, and characters in costume.
To view and download your picture from the "Just Be You" Walk for Autism click on the image below:
Neighborhood Network of New York Receives
$1 Million Grant to Launch First of its Kind
Community Living Services Program for Adults with Autism Read more...
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KanCare Educational Activities for Intellectual and Developmental Disability HCBS Inclusion! Read more here
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Here's one of the most amazing performances during the event: try to keep your eyes dry as Katy Perry is joined on stage by little Jodi DiPiazza (diagnosed with autism at the age of two) for a goosebumps inducing performance of "Fireworks":
For more videos from the event, visit New York Collaborates for Autism here
KSHB 41 Special Report:
Thousands of people who live with a developmental disability are waiting for help from the state of Kansas
CLO's Midnight Farm featured in Lawrence Business Magazine!
Read the entire article here
Redbook, Good Housekeeping and Woman's Day cover the impact and significance of CLO, the Children's Network, and much more.
Channel 41 (NBC) comes to CLO for a report on the looming budget cuts to disability programs in the state of Kansas
Mason House at Walk for Autism Now!
Kansas City’s Walk Now for Autism Speaks, one of four events held nationwide on Saturday to support Autism Speaks, took place at Kansas Speedway with its participants collectively raising more than $126,000.
Our own Mason House (CLO's Autism Center) was well represented at this popular fundraiser.
Festive Grand Opening for the New Day center in Lawrence!Eudora Holiday Extravaganza
Halloween at Midnight Farm
CLO wins $100,000 Humana Communities Benefit award!
The Baldwin City Signal writes about CLO's Midnight Farm
CLO Services on Fox 4 News
Triple digit weather fails to prevent the "CLO appreciation picnic and award ceremony" from becoming the most attended event at Midnight Farm ever!
James Noury likes pianos...Most of all, he likes the ones that are left for broken. Out of tune? No problem! Haven't been played for years? So what! A key is missing? Oh, well - that's really not the key to great music...the key is...somewhere else. James is a self-taught pianist - his music comes suddenly and from within. He found this old piano in Joplin, MO and immediately improvised the following piece. He dedicated it to CLO and called it: "Unbroken voices". See, James simply believes that every instrument has a beautiful voice hidden inside of it...even when others perceive it is broken...You just have to find and push the right key. Thank you, James for inspiring us with your music and for unbreaking beautiful voices every single day. It is a privilege to have a teacher like you at CLO!