North Star Academy and Johnson County Montessori School reside on the same campus, CLO's North Star Childhood Development Center.
It is located at 7725 W. 87th Street in Overland Park, KS.
For additional information about the program, contact Executive Director Kristen Kunze at and 913-649-3838. 

North Star Academy
North Star Academy (NSA) provides early behavioral intervention for children ages 2.5 to 12 years including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD).  NSA also offers clinic-based intensive behavioral intervention services funded privately or through insurance plans. NSA offers a unique approach using the evidence-based intervention principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Families have access to on-site speech-language therapy and occupational therapy, on-site behavioral training for parents, siblings and additional caregivers, coordination of care with physicians and other support professionals and opportunities to interact with typically developing peers within the shared campus of Johnson County Montessori School.  For more information visit

Johnson County Montessori School
Johnson County Montessori School was established in 1965 to encourage young children’s natural love for learning and developing problem-solving skills they will use in the classroom and everyday life. Our Montessori-trained and certified teachers provide individualized lessons using proven teaching methods.  We offer an integration program for children with special needs.  For more information visit

Targeted Case Management
Targeted case management helps ensure that children are benefiting from the wide variety of services and support available from CLO, other community providers and government resources. Targeted case managers work to achieve high-quality outcomes for each child we serve by:

  • Assessing each child’s individual needs

  • Providing transition planning to promote success in new environments

  • Facilitating the person-centered support planning process

  • Pursuing resources, funding, services and support to meet the needs, interests, goals and preferences of the child and his/her family

  • Evaluating the quality of services provided and acting to achieve desired outcomes

  • Individuals who qualify for Home and Community Based Services for the Mentally Retarded (HCBS/MRDD) receive 60 hours per calendar year of targeted case management services.

For more information about Targeted Case Management, contact Jon Tran at or 785-218-9363.  

Summer Camp at Midnight Farm
CLO's Midnight Farm offers Summer Camps for young adults age 16+ with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD), including autism, in a rural, farm-based setting.  Campers participate in a variety of activities throughout the week including horticulture and gardening, preforming and fine arts, textiles and print making, music, animal engagement with our petting pals, water activities and much more!  For additional information about Camps visit

Child Placement Agency (CPA)/Children's Residential
CLO's Child Placement Agency (CPA) services is a shared living program where an individual, couple or family provides services in their home.  This arrangement closely replicates a private home experience.  Homes are licensed with the State of Kansas for children under the age 16 years and CPA providers are pre-screened, professionally trained, and carefully matched with a child.  Often, these arrangements flow from a previous professional relationship the provider has with the child.  Placement within CPS is intended to be long-term and is voluntary (parental rights have not been severed). One of the greatest benefits of this program is there is no need for placement change when the child ages out of children's services, but instead will continue with the same placement under adult services with CLO.  CPA services can be found in affiliated counties throughout Kansas. For more information about the program, contact Stephanie Thorne at or 913-979-1922.