What behavioral services can Creative Community Living provide for you?
Positive support plan development
Through rigorous assessment and analysis we get to know what is important to you and your son or daughter so we can design a support plan that fits his or her needs.
We individually train all the staff who work with your son or daughter to make sure they understand his or her unique characteristics.
We work with a consulting, licensed, masters-level psychologist and a psychiatrist to provide comprehensive psychological and behavioral support.
We frequently visit your son’s or daughter’s home and day service setting to make sure the plan we agreed on is implemented correctly. We work with two groups of people, a Behavior Management Committee and a Human Rights Committee, which review each support plan to ensure that it is morally and ethically acceptable.
Family involvement and family values
We work closely with the families of those we support because we believe this is the best way to help your son or daughter grow as an individual.
We are on staff and available throughout the day and night. Our consultants often receive calls at home and on weekends and respond personally to the needs of your son or daughter.
In addition to serving its own clients, CCL provides these services to people outside of CCL through the Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support.
Services are available to Kansas residents who meet the following criteria: ages 0-21; eligible for Medicaid; presence of autism, mental retardation or head injury or behavior that significantly and consistently interferes with participation in the community, is dangerous to self or others, causes significant property damage, is a health risk, is likely to become serious if not addressed or occurs at such frequency or intensity that the ability of the caregiver to effectively provide support is compromised.
Here are some additional facts:
- Creative Community Living employs two KIPBS facilitators, including one who is also an instructor.
- This program is administered through the University of Kansas and Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services. Access to nationally recognized leaders in the field of human behavior and developmental disability is available.
- No out-of-pocket money is required of the family. If the child is approved for KIPBS support, Medicaid will pay for facilitator time.
- Up to one year of facilitator assistance is provided.
- KIPBS helps families, schools and communities to work together for the benefit of the child. Together we design positive environments that reduce problem behavior, and teach appropriate social and communication skills.
- To learn more about KIPBS, see www.kipbs.lsi.ku.edu.
For more information, contact Susan Slothower-Gober at (620) 221-9431 or slothower.cclccl.org. Her office is in Meyer Hall in Winfield.