TEAM Work Employment
TEAM Work is a new employment program for residents of CLO’s Neighborhood Network. In phase 1, we offer jobs throughout CLO for 10-15 hours/week at minimum wage. Positions include teacher’s assistant, clerical support, farmhand, greenhouse attendant, personal shopper, van detailing, and housekeeping. A trained professional works alongside the TEAM Work employee to teach, train and help with the tasks at hand in this internship job program. Phase 2 moves this team approach from CLO to a community employer. And phase 3 is where the TEAM Work employee maintains a community job on his/her own. This program offers relevant coaching, training and support to ensure long term success on the job for individuals with diverse abilities.

For additional information about employment through TEAM Work, contact Jenni Bryan, Program Director at jennibryan@clokan.org or 913-221-3153.

Comprehensive Behavioral Services
The goal of CLO’s behavior specialists is to ensure behavior challenges are addressed respectfully and effectively, and the optimal learning conditions exist for everyone CLO serves residentially. CLO’s behavior specialists use a variety of methods and strategies to ensure that every person has a schedule, meaningful choices, effective communication options, a safe and stimulating environment, preferred engagement opportunities, positive relationships, community access, and a healthy lifestyle.  Their methods include the Quality of Life Planning process, applied behavior analysis, and positive behavior support.

Behavior specialists help family teachers and other CLO staff members identify and teach appropriate replacement skills as alternatives to problem behaviors.  Behavior analysts also conduct workshops and training sessions for CLO’s staff and actively participate in CLO’s quality assurance process.   If problem behaviors persist, the clinical review team provides a comprehensive review of the case in order to produce a positive outcome.

On-site Health and Wellness Services
CLO monitors and addresses the regularly occurring health-care needs of the individuals we serve residentially through on-site wellness clinics. Nursing staff,  in-clinic nurse practitioners, physicians, and other health-care consultants conduct wellness assessments and provide care with a focus on closely monitoring individuals health needs. The on-site clinics provide a familiar, comfortable setting for exams and various health-care procedures. 

CLO provides on-site occupational and physical therapy to individuals we serve residentially. We work closely with occupational and physical therapy consultants to evaluate, write formal programs and make recommendations for appropriate equipment, home adaptations, and suggested activities to benefit and enrich the lives of our consumers.

Targeted Case Management
CLO offers Targeted Case Management (TCM) across multiple counties in Kansas. CLO’s case managers provide leadership, advocacy, and expertise to ensure the individuals they serve connect with and benefit from needed services and supports. Case managers help individuals and their families or guardians obtain funding, services and community resources that enhance the individual’s preferred lifestyle; evaluate the quality of services the individual receives and provide feedback and follow-up to achieve desired outcomes; facilitate CLO's person centered planning process, called the Quality of Life Plan (QLP), and participate in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) for those individuals in school and work in collaboration with school representatives, TCM's participate in the transition planning process for life after school. 

In order to initiate TCM services, please take the following steps:
1. Contact your local CDDO to review the list of TCM agencies, including CLO, who are accepting new referrals. 
2. Choose a TCM agency by informing the CDDO of your selection and completing and signing a Choice Form. 
3. If you choose CLO, a CDDO representative will contact us, inform us of your choice, and provide us the with required documentation. 
4. The CLO TCM assigned to your county will then contact you to begin services. 

For more information about Targeted Case Management, contact Jonathan Tran at jonathantran@clokan.org or 785-218-9363.

Midnight Farm
Midnight Farm is an example of many of the best parts of CLO with three Professional Family Teaching Model homes, day service programming, Midnight Farm “The Experience” programming along with monthly events and activities, which are inclusive to everyone at CLO. The farm also offers summer camp for young adults age 16+ and field trips for local schools!  For more information about Midnight Farm, please visit the website:  http://www.midnight-farm.org/