Community Living Opportunities, Inc. dba CLO
11627 W. 79th St.
Lenexa KS 66214
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Telephone (913) 341-9316
Mission Statement

CLO is a national leader in the creation and dissemination of innovative, enriching, and highly cost-effective community based service and support models. CLO was founded in 1977 with a mission to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals with I/DD and their families. CLO provides a full spectrum of community-based supports across the lifespan of need for more than 500 individuals in the state of Kansas and serves several hundred more through non-profit partners using CLO's innovative and cost effective service models. Services include residential, behavioral/health, therapeutic, life planning, and educational support for adults, children and families. The goal of CLO’s services is to empower people to live as independently as possible regardless of their level of needed support.

For more information about CLO’s service models see: www.clokan.org, www.neighborhoodnetwork.org, www.midnight-farm.org, www.thenorthstaracademy.org and www.homelinksupport.com.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Michael C. Strouse Ph.D.
Board Chair Mr. Edward "Trip" Frizell J.D.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Polsinelli
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1977
Former Names
Community Living Opportunities
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

CLO is a national leader in the creation and dissemination of innovative, enriching, and highly cost-effective community based service and support models. CLO was founded in 1977 with a mission to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals with I/DD and their families. CLO provides a full spectrum of community-based supports across the lifespan of need for more than 500 individuals in the state of Kansas and serves several hundred more through non-profit partners using CLO's innovative and cost effective service models. Services include residential, behavioral/health, therapeutic, life planning, and educational support for adults, children and families. The goal of CLO’s services is to empower people to live as independently as possible regardless of their level of needed support.

For more information about CLO’s service models see: www.clokan.org, www.neighborhoodnetwork.org, www.midnight-farm.org, www.thenorthstaracademy.org and www.homelinksupport.com.
Background Statement

CLO was founded in 1977 in Johnson County, Kansas, by a group of parents whose children had severe and multiple disabilities. At that time, there were very few opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities outside of state-run institutions. In a 38-year collaboration with faculty and graduate students from the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas, CLO has developed nationally recognized community-based support models, and has become a leader in the implementation of innovative, enriching, and highly effective community-based services. CLO remains one of the few private agencies in Kansas specializing in serving people with severe developmental disabilities. 

In the 1970s, institutional services were at their zenith in Kansas and nationally. At that time, over 200,000 adults and children were living in institutions nationally and about 2,000 individuals were living in four institutions in Kansas. The average age of institutionalization of people with developmental disabilities prior to 1970 was less than 3 years old. Since that time, fueled by the belief and growing research that a better life was possible in the community, institutional populations have steadily declined to their current level of about 35,000 persons nationally and about 300 persons in Kansas.
 
CLO has pioneered innovative and inclusive community services and models in the state of Kansas and nationally. CLO provides services in smaller homes and offers enriching community focused programs that better and more cost effectively meet the needs of persons served. In Kansas, CLO led the closure of Norton State Hospital (1986), Pioneer Village (1991), and Winfield State Hospital (1998). In these efforts, CLO helped the State of Kansas to plan, build the capacity of existing providers, and create new community service providers to support the great majority of individuals moving from these closing institutions. As institutions closed around the state, CLO worked hard to serve many of these individuals and developed small and specialized homes that are inclusively located within single family neighborhoods.
 
CLO embraces the values of sharing ideas and best-practice technologies, and has widely disseminated its innovative service models by developing or building the capacity of 501(c) (3) sister-agencies in other areas of Kansas, California, Tennessee, Virginia, and New York. To date, CLO has fostered the development of new programs with current annual budgets in excess of $75 million dollars worth of annual budgeted services.
Impact Statement
For over 40 years, CLO has served individuals and families across the state of Kansas and across the country. We have accomplished a lot in that time and 2016 was no exception. Some highlights include:
  1. An NFC Staff Tracking system for staff tracking, a BASIS program, and Skills Programs were fully implemented for data collection.  The NN Team is collecting data with greater reliability and accuracy than ever before. Each week our reliability is improving. Home Managers are beginning to use this data to guide their interactions with staff and clients in a manner that is clearly having an impact on client satisfaction and staff effectiveness.
  2. Completed logistical analyses of NN client schedules. Through this process we identified the number of opportunities each individual has, per week, to work on Skills Programs. Then we matched when individuals are typically available, to a particular staff- whomever is best suited to support the individual during that time-slot. As targeted supports become routine, the quality and effectiveness of the NN continues to rise!
CLO is thrilled to build on this momentum. In 2017, some of CLO's strategic goals include: 
  1. Further develop HomeLink Support Technologies, a smart home system that provides advanced communication, home automation, and sensors that detect need and send customized alerts for assistance.
  2. Expand the Neighborhood Network to serve people with I/DD and the aging where they can live in a typical neighborhood receiving in-home support exactly when necessary to live an independent and fulfilling life.
  3. Partner with community organizations across the state of Kansas and Missouri to expand CLO services to under served individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that would benefit from our programs and supports.
Needs Statement
CLO is seeking funding for the following projects:
  1. Neighborhood Network (NN): NN is an innovative support model for people with needs living in a typical neighborhood receiving in-home support exactly when necessary to live an independent and fulfilling life. The NN provides an intentional “smart” neighborhood of support led by Professional Neighbors who live with, next to, or near persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) allowing them to live an enriched community life as independently as possible. 
  2. HomeLink Support Technologies: HomeLink is a breakthrough combination of advanced security, smart home, and communications technologies, combined with specially trained professionals who provide remote “personalized coaching” and deployed neighborhood support for a small caseload of homes in a local region. HomeLink connects a caring community to one or many homes in need, “virtually” anywhere.
  3. Accessible, safe, housing is a key concern for persons with significant needs. CLO is seeking funding for home purchase, renovation, fire safety, accessibility, design, and other modification support to allow people to live a lifetime in their own home. 
  4. Midnight Farm: CLO is working hard to raise funding for its therapeutic riding program and its high-tunnel specialty crop program that will allow very innovative concentrated program of highly marketable fruit crops.   
  5. Unfunded services increase daily. The list of unfunded needs seems endless, including items like specialized wheelchairs, modified vans, special communication devices, furniture and much, much more for a family, child, or an adult with a significant need.
Service Categories
Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers
Behavioral Science
Areas of Service
KS
KS - Franklin County
KS - Johnson County
KS - Lawrence
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement CLO has earned a national reputation in meeting the community needs of people having significant and multiple developmental disabilities and children with autism. CLO's models and services have been developed and refined across a quarter century of research, practice and refinement. CLO's success can be attributed to a strong partnership between a very deep, talented pool of professional staff, a 35-year research/clinical/practicum partnership with faculty from the University of Kansas, and a strong alliance with families of persons served who participate strongly in the governance of CLO. CLO has a strong vision of community services for people having great needs and has pioneered this vision into many opportunities for CLO and persons served. As a consequence, CLO is well-positioned to continue its leadership, locally and nationally. CLO has played a critical role in multiple states closing institutional services and developing "best practice" community services patterned after those used at CLO locally. The entrepreneurial funding earned from these outreach efforts are used to improve local services and reinvest into research and development of better technology. Having the opportunity to participate in CLO's growth since its inception in 1977, I can say that CLO has achieved much and has earned a national reputation for its programs and services. I echo the comments of our Executive Director. CLO has met a very great challenge by serving people with great needs in an area of Kansas where costs are 18% higher than the statewide average. It is amazing that services of such quality can be provided for the available funding. CLO's resourcefulness and pioneering spirit, to me, seem boundless. CLO's financial soundness has been demonstrated clearly across 30 years. CLO's history is marked by a willingness to continuously change direction if it believes a better course will produce better results. CLO developed group homes when other agencies provided institutional options for people with multiple, severe developmental disabilities; it abandoned those models in pursuit of Family Teaching Model homes; and now it is pursuing even better avenues. Additionally, CLO has worked very hard to leverage high technology in support of its mission. CLO's models and systems are well conceived and increasingly produce more predictably good outcomes.
Programs
Description

CLO's Residential Services offer the least restrictive living environment for the individuals we serve. CLO offers four levels of residential services for adults:

•  Family Teaching Home
•  Extended Family Home
•  Neighborhood Network
•  Intensive Support Home
 
Case Managers serve as the facilitator to ensure that each person obtain and benefit from needed services.

Day Services focus on teaching adults with disabilities ways to fully live, work and participate in their community.
 
Health and Wellness services meet the significant health needs of individuals served through its Wellness Clinics, located at the Johnson & Douglas county sites. 

 
Behavioral Services consist of professional Behavior Analysts (BA) whose mission is to ensure that behavioral problems are addressed respectfully and effectively, and that optimal learning conditions exist for all people served by CLO.

Program Budget $14,648,369.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities, ,
Short-Term Success When a new individual enters CLO's family-teaching model community living services, the expectations for short-term success relate to the individual's ability to acclimate to their new home environment and begin showing evidence of positive relationship development with the family-teaching couple and other support staff. Successful participation in daily activities in the home and in the community, communication of needs and preferences, and reduction of maladaptive behavior are some of the indicators of short-term success that are watched closely, as is the individual's health status, mobility, range of motion, and medication regimen. Much of these progress indicators are measured within formal programs established through an annual Quality of Life Plan as well as functional assessments also conducted annually. And, as stated above, once an individual is served within CLO, annual surveys measuring customer satisfaction are conducted with the families/guardians of the individual.
Long-Term Success Persons with developmental disabilities within CLO's family-teaching model services are served for the long-term, possibly from early adulthood until death or until their medical needs require placement in a skilled nursing facility. Changes in skills and behaviors typically occur slowly and in small increments. However, positive outcomes do occur, with acquisition of adaptive living skills, reduction of maladaptive behaviors, increases in functional communication skills, and increased participation in the community. Health status and stability of medication therapy is another long-term measure that is evaluated. CLO also seeks to achieve the satisfaction of the families and guardians who advocate for the persons served by CLO and conducts annual satisfaction surveys to measure this outcome. Ultimately, the persons served in CLO's family-teaching model will be successful in participating in all aspects of normal life in the community - at home, at work and at play.
Program Success Monitored By CLO conducts annual "certification" evaluations of each family-teaching couple and their home, looking at eleven different indicators of positive outcomes for the persons served in the home, such as the development of positive relationships, their health status and living healthy lifestyles, the safety and supervision for the individuals, the teaching and learning occurring, the participation in daily living activities as well as in the community, the development of communication skills, etc. The family-teaching couple must achieve and maintain this professional certification status in order to maintain their employment and to receive their annual raise. This evaluation involves record review and several hours of observation, both in the home and in the community by a trained evaluator. It also includes the requirement of having "satisfied consumers" as evaluated by a satisfaction survey completed by the families/guardians of the persons served and other relevant customers.
Examples of Program Success
In 2016, CLO served 250 adults in residential services.  Additionally, there was a 84% satisfaction rating from the persons served in the Family Teaching Homes.
Description

The North Star Academy is the newest initiative of Community Living Opportunities (CLO). The North Star Academy offers intensive on-site services for individuals from the age of 5 to 22 with intellectual or developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder. NSA specializes in providing evidence-based, best practice intensive therapies utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The goal is to improve the quality of intervention services as well as enrich the lives of our students.

  • North Star Academy employs a number of professionals who help children and young adults acquire skills and behaviors that will enable them to live the most independent and fulfilling of lives.
  • Schedule 8:45 AM - 2:45 PM (Monday-Friday)
  • 225+ days per year, including summer
  • North Star Academy offers an outstanding on-site research program for Applied Behavior Analysis professionals. In addition, NSA is a valuable training and practicum site for undergraduate-, Masters-, and Doctoral-level trainees.

Program Budget $996,287.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities, ,
Short-Term Success

Children recently served by Children's Network (less than 3 years of service) will receive needed supports and services such that their current functioning improves at home, school, and in the community. Additionally, parents and school professionals working with these children will be satisfied with the services provided by this program.

Long-Term Success Children served by Children's Network over the long-term (more than 3 years of service) will achieve skills necessary to function more successfully within home, school, and in the community with a lessening requirement for long-term paid supports.  Additionally, parents and school professionals working with the children served by Children's Network will be satisfied with the outcomes of the program.
Program Success Monitored By

Children serviced by Children's Network are evaluated with specific assessment tools at the beginning of services and periodically during the course of receiving services. These assessments provide an ongoing measurement of individual progress that can be reviewed to assess the level of success being achieved by program service provisions. Additionally, consumer satisfaction assessments are conducted at least annually such that parents and school professionals can communicate their level of satisfaction with Children Network services.

Examples of Program Success CLO has countless examples of success for its children services.  Children with and ASD can achieve significant progress if they receive best practice behavioral intervention early.  CLO's Children's network clinicians are multiply credentialed with an emphasis in Applied Behavioral Analysis and Positive Behavior Support.  Many CLO clinicians are Board Certified Behavior Analysts and also certified in the State of Kansas to provide Positive Behavior Support to children, families, and school settings. Recently, CLO's Director of is Children's Network Clinical Services was appointed by Kansas Governor Parkinson to serve on his advisory counsel for autism.  Perhaps the most powerful examples of success can be seen first-hand by examining the skills of children (pre and post) receiving early intensive behavioral intervention from CLO Children's Network.  Some examples can be seen by viewing the CLO Children's Network video available on CLO's website at clokansas.org.
Description
Midnight Farm is situated on 40 acres of beautiful country-side and provides many rural living, work, therapeutic and recreation activities for children and adults with special needs. 
  • Therapeutic Horseback Riding Classes are provided by PATH International (formerly NARHA)-certified instructors. 
  • Day Services are provided to adults with developmental disabilities with an emphasis on farm life.
  • Special Needs Day Camps & Field Trips are hosted for children and adults with special needs, providing fun and learning in a country farm setting.  While the kids are in camp, their parents can also attend training sessions provided on-site by CLO's highly qualified clinical support team. 
  • The Green Thumb Horticulture Project includes a greenhouse and specialty gardens (including hanging gardens for individuals in wheelchairs) where the children and adults we serve grow their love for gardening and the outdoors.
Program Budget $455,627.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities, ,
Short-Term Success
  • Midnight Farm provided country-based living, working, and recreation services, including therapeutic horseback riding for at over 70 children and adults with developmental disabilities in 2016.
  • Midnight Farm served over 500 special need individuals
  • Midnight Farm hosted 5 summer camps for 52 adults and children with special needs.
  • Midnight Farm received a grant from Camps For Kids which helped raise $6,000 in camp scholarships. Every camper received a full or partial scholarship. 
  • Midnight Farm had over 6,800 volunteer hours in 2016.
  • Midnight Farm will continue to work to expand summer camps in 2017.
Long-Term Success
Since it's inception, CLO's Midnight Farm has offered premier Therapeutic Riding Lessons to adults and children with special needs.  There have been numerous community events that were hosted in 2016.  Midnight Farm is also home to 6 adults with I/DD.  Midnight Farm provided the following in 2016:
 
  • Day Service to over 20 adults with I/DD
  • Hosted multiple summer camps
  • Hosted over 10 special events
  • Hosted 6 summer camps
  • Served over 35 riders
  • Provided day service activities for over 200 adults with I/DD
  • Led field trips to local schools
Additionally, over 5 competitive wage jobs for the adults with I/DD were added.  The Green Thumb Club expanded its' outdoor growing space, Clients attended local farmers markets and plant and vegetable sales increased allowing more clients to participate in the program as well as provided fresh produce for their meals.
Program Success Monitored By
  • Number of persons served will continue to be tracked with daily participation census records.
  • Individualized program assessments track progress of riders in the areas of physical, riding and social skills.
  • Employment is tracked through census and payroll records.
  • Satisfaction surveys are sent to families/guardians of persons served on an annual basis.
  • On-site quality evaluation is measured with an at-a-glance observation tool that is scored and the data summarized within an on-line performance tracking dashboard system.
Examples of Program Success Midnight Farm opened its doors in late July, 2009. Since opening, hundreds of individuals have been served in the therapeutic riding program and nearly 500 adults have been served in 2016 through Therapeutic Riding and Day Services.  Five day camps for children with autism were held in 2016 with over 60 campers and four field trips were hosted for over 100 special education students and boy scouts.  Over 250 volunteers provided ongoing and special project support to Midnight Farm, providing over 5,000 hours of support!  
Description
CLO's remote monitoring and support program is a major breakthrough in support technology that has been created to bring "on demand" support directly into the homes of individuals with disabilities to maximize independence. 
 
With HomeLink Support Technologies, CLO has the ability to:
  • Know when people need support during the day or at night and provide that support on demand.
  • Remotely supervise up-at-night staff.
  • Remotely bring a certified behavior analyst into a home to provide support or to evaluate a behavioral concerns in its natural setting.
  • Providing earbud, real-time coaching for a child with significant needs.
  • Provide a way for a nurse or a doctor to rapidly make multiple house calls to consult with home staff.
  • Know exactly when (to the minute) a person might be incontinent, or has fallen out of bed, or has a seizure.
  • Have someone immediately available to help assist a staff person who is dealing with an emergency, call 911.
Program Budget $270,417.00
Category Human Services, General/Other In-Home Assistance
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities, ,
Short-Term Success In 2016, HomeLink Technology supported over 150 homes run by CLO. Additional development of program applications for skills training and staff tracking has increased the ability for staff to more efficiently and accurately assist client with critical everyday skills that they need to live as independently as possible.  There was over $150k in grant funding raised for HomeLink in 2016.  
Long-Term Success HomeLink Technologies is designed to provide "on-demand", scheduled, or continuous in-home monitoring and support for multiple populations.  Presently, HomeLink Technologies supports approximately 150 homes in Kansas, with plans to expand its services nationwide in 2015. Additionally, CLO intends to expand the uses of this technology to support natural families in the home and foster care to receive remote behavioral/health support in the natural home.   

CLO intends to conduct research on the impact of remote monitoring technology in partnership with faculty at the University of Kansas and is in the process of gathering baseline data on a number of variables that include information on sleep cycles, up-at-night staff behavior, response times for need for deployed support, and for the reliability of HomeLink Technology. Further data are being gathered to support decision strategies for levels of support that protect privacy.  
Program Success Monitored By Program success is partly be monitored by ongoing research that is being conducted in conjunction with faculty from the University of Kansas to evaluate the effectiveness of HomeLink Technologies for providing on-demand support remotely.  Additionally, home family teachers, clinical professionals, and family and guardians participate in annual 360 degree feedback evaluations to evaluate the satisfaction of HomeLink at providing remote monitoring and support.  It is the expectation, as with all of CLO's programs and services, that all homes/programs average satisfaction scores are "5" or better on a "6" point scale (average satisfied to completely satisfied).   
Examples of Program Success
HomeLink Technologies has been effectively used to prevent care concerns caused by staff who fall asleep and do not check on persons served as required.  Additionally, this technology will help prevent the possibility of neglect or abuse of unmonitored up-at-night support staff.  With HomeLink privacy and support can be balanced and provided on-demand.  
 
Because video data is archived, HomeLink information is available 24-7 and archived for 20 to 30 days so that retrospective reviews can be conducted during time when no live monitoring is occurring.  This allows for behavior analysts to fast forward to instances of behavioral concern to examine each incidence of a behavioral problem.   This, of course, allows clinicians to build prevention plans using eyes-on reviews of actual behavioral concerns.
 
Finally, HomeLink was able to provide a video to the police to help catch an intruder that had broken into several home near our home which had HomeLink installed.  The intruder was caught.
Description
The NN is our current approach that provides support for people who want to live as independently as possible. This unique model provides highly individualized, inclusive, and coordinated care and support within the home and across a neighborhood and community exactly when and for as long as needed. A NN is an intentional community where professionals, caregivers, neighborhood volunteers, and supported clients live inclusively in a typical, well-selected community using a unique neighborhood support model combined with “smart” technologies such as door/window sensors, motion sensors, help buttons, etc. which allow supports to be met 24/7 on demand.
The NN is our current standard in best practice care that:
  1. Increases independence
  2. Ensures safety and security
  3. Maximizes privacy and control
  4. Enhances quality of life
  5. Collects data,
  6. Redefines and expands self-direction
  7. Fits Funding Trends
  8. Implements an affordable model of care
  9. Provides housing options
Category Human Services, General/Other In-Home Assistance
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities, ,
Short-Term Success To date, there are 24 persons served within the NN developments both in Douglas and Johnson Counties in Kansas.  There is projected to be another 8 persons served by August, 2017.  All of these persons live in an apartment either by themselves or with a roommate with many holding jobs.  They go to the grocery store for their own groceries, shop for clothes, go to gyms for exercise, etc...  All of these activities are examples of the program allowing individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disablities (I/DD) to be as independent as possible.
Long-Term Success
The NN utilizes several methods of information gathering and documentation that are used to teach, evaluate and improve the skills and satisfaction of our clients.
The first is a state governed system titled BASIS (Basic Assessment and Information System). This is what we use as our Behavioral Data Collection and Evaluation system. BASIS data is collected daily by the direct support professionals, via live observation, who work directly with the clients.
Next, the Skills programs are run with each client and the data is also collected daily by the direct support professionals and includes specific programs for each client dependent on their abilities .
The intent of these systems to to teach clients alternative behaviors that will allow them to remain in the more independent environment long term, get and hold down employment and be able to live with as much independence and privacy as possible. 
Program Success Monitored By
The data for both the BASIS data and the individual skills programs has been and will continue to be collected and analyzed with our partners at the University of Kansas in the Department of Applied Behavioral Analysis. This analysis allows for consistent improvement in the areas of skills definitions and training methods.
Our unique ability to utilize the external expertise and oversight from our partner experts at the University of Kansas allows for an unbiased and impartial evaluation of our data as well as the ability to leverage their expertise for program development, evaluation, analysis and training.
Examples of Program Success
  1. An NFC Staff Tracking program, BASIS program, and Skills Programs have been fully implemented. the NN Team is collecting data with greater reliability and accuracy than ever before. Each week our reliability is improving. Home Managers are beginning to use this data to guide their interactions with staff and clients in a manner that is clearly having an impact on client satisfaction and staff effectiveness.
  2. Completed logistical analyses of NN client schedules has been conducted. Through this process we identified the number of opportunities each individual has, per week, to work on Skills Programs. Then we matched when individuals are typically available, to a particular staff- whomever is best suited to support the individual during that time-slot. As targeted supports become routine, the quality and effectiveness of the NN continues to rise!
CEO Comments CLO has a 40-year research partnership with the University of Kansas. This partnership has had an amazing influence on the accountability of CLO. I know of no other agency that so carefully measures its outcomes and uses feedback from its consumer groups to guide its everyday decision-making. Every component of CLO's services is carefully and continuously evaluated. Outcome data are collected, and these data are used to provide feedback and improve the performance of the organization. CLO has served as a research site since its inception and as such has hosted many publications in nationally regarded behavior science journals. CLO has very few peers nationally in its ability to collect, analyze, and use clinical and management information as well as quality of life information to improve organizational performance.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Dr. Michael C. Strouse Ph.D.
Term Start Jan 1984
Experience

Dr. Strouse is the president and CEO of Community Living Opportunities, Inc. (CLO); HomeLink Support Technologies; the Neighborhood Network; and The Strouse Group, Inc. He holds a courtesy faculty appointment in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas, where he earned his master's and doctorate degrees in developmental and child psychology. He participates in research and assists with the supervision and training of graduate students. Dr. Strouse has developed multiple motivational systems, including point systems for persons with I/DD in apartment settings, and has significant experience in the development of data automation efforts for multiple applications. Dr. Strouse's three-plus decades of work encompasses research, development, refinement and dissemination of evidence-based, nationally regarded community service models that consistently produce high quality-of-life outcomes for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dissemination efforts have included leading or consulting on numerous institutional closure projects nationally. Dr. Strouse's leadership is widely sought by private corporations, cities, and state governments, as well as individuals and families, in driving best-practice and emerging technologies for models supporting dependent and semi-independent populations in the community.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Ms. Laurie Holmes R.N.Jan 1983 - Jan 1984
Senior Staff
Title Chief Operating Officer
Experience/Biography As the Associate Director of CLO, Ms. Price brings over 15 years of experience in the field of developmental disability services. Ms. Price has an extensive range of experience, ranging from direct teaching and support positions, to clinical expertise in conducting functional behavioral assessments and developing, implementing and evaluating treatment plans, to management and administrative experience overseeing day habilitation and community living services at CLO. Ms. Price has also provided training and consultation to a number of other service providers with the goal of increasing the quality of services provided for persons with disabilities. 

**B.S. - McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas (Psychology) 1989 
**M.A. - University of Kansas (Human Development and Family Life) 1999 
**Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychopharmacology at the University of Kansas
Title Chief Financial Officer
Experience/Biography

Mr. Floyd has more than 20 years of experience in general accounting operations, payroll, financial systems development, financial management and reporting, staff management, and information systems management in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. His strengths include financial analysis, forecasting, systems design and implementation, and expertise in regulations and methods for Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement.

**B.S. Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri (Business Administration), 1981
**M.B.A. Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri (Accounting & Finance emphasis), 1990
Title Senior Administrator
Experience/Biography

As a Senior Administrator at CLO, Yolanda Hargett brings over 20 years of hands-on experience in the field of developmental disability services, ranging from providing direct supports for individuals with developmental disabilities, to overseeing all program and most administrative services within CLO. Currently Ms. Hargett’s responsibilities include overseeing the agency’s quality evaluation and performance improvement initiatives, as well as the administration and development of CLO’s newest program called “Midnight Farm”. Ms. Hargett's strengths include expertise in the Teaching-Family Model and exceptional organizational, analytical, and day-to-day management skills.


**B.S.  Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas (Elementary and Special Education) 1982

 

Title Chief Information Officer
Title Director of Human Resources
Title VP., Residential Services - Johnson County
Title VP. Neighborhood Network & HomeLink
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 360
Paid Part-Time Staff 131
Volunteers 221
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 88%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
  • Affiliate CDDO Agencies and Counties:
  • Cottonwood, Inc. (Douglas and Jefferson Counties)
  • Johnson County Developmental Supports (Johnson County)
  • Shawnee County CDDO (Shawnee County)
  • COF CDDO (Coffey, Osage, Franklin Counties)
  • Tri-Valley CDDO (Allen, Neosho, Bourbon and Woodson Counties)
  • Southeast Kansas CDDO (Cherokee, Labette, Montgomery, Crawford Counties)
  • New Beginnings CDDO (Wilson, Elk, Chautauqua, Greenwood Counties)
  • MCDS CDDO (McPherson County)
  • Riverside Resources CDDO (Leavenworth County)
  • Other agencies we collaborate with:
  • Creative Community Living
  • Individual Support Systems
  • Disability Supports of the Great Plains
  • TSS Services
  • Quest, Inc.
  • Rosewood, Inc.
  • Douglas and Johnson County Transition Councils
  • Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
  • Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Nat. Certification Program for FTM ServicesUniversity of Kansas2004
Full Licensure Status of Home & Community-based ServicesKansas Social & Rehabilitation Services2008
Certification (Equine Therapeutic Riding Program)(NARHA) North American Riding for the Handicapped Association2009
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments CLO is a not-for-profit service provider that earns over 97% of its revenue from fees for services provided. CLO's back office business and support services are highly automated, remotely available and scalable. CLO has a well earned reputation as being a well-managed, efficient corporation that manages $12.5 million of its own assets as well as the budgets of its corporate partners who contract with CLO to service their front offices with CLO's back offices. CLO is continuing to make progress towards the implementation of web-based access for all back office business supports for its Kansas services and for its partner corporations in Kansas and California - allowing virtual, paperless clinical and management support. CLO has effectively met the needs of persons with multiple, severe needs by spreading its infrastructure costs across a large base of operations within and outside of CLO.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Edward "Trip" Frizell J.D.
Company Affiliation Polsinelli
Term Jan 2011 to Dec 2018
Email tfrizell@polsinelli.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Marion Barney Barnhart Community Volunteer
Mrs. Nancy C. Brady Ph.D., CCC-SpKU
Mrs. Florence D. DiGennaro Reed Ph.D, BCBA-D
Dr. Claudia L. Dozier Ph.D., BCBA-DUniversity of Kansas
Mr. Edward "Trip" Frizell Polsinelli, Shughart
Mr. Lawrence C. Gates Gates, Biles, Shields, & Welton
Mr. David Ginardi First Community Bank
Ms. Marilyn Hammond Parent
Ms. Laurie Holmes R.N.Community Volunteer
Mr. Tim James Consultant
Ms. Sharon Jerwick
Ms. Sylvia Lautzenheiser Community Volunteer
Mr. Sean Miller
Dr. Pamela L. Neidert Ph.D., BCBA-DUniversity of Kansas
Mr. Milton Peine Parent
Mr. Jim Peine KeyImpact Sales & Systems
Mr. Myron Reinke
Ms. Christine Rolston Community Volunteer
Dr. Jan Sheldon PhD., J.D.University of Kansas Dept of Applied Behavioral Science
Mr. James A. Sherman PhDUniversity of Kansas
Dr. Ellen Spake Ph.D.Rockhurst University
Dr. Michael Strouse CLO
Mr. Lanny Tate Parent
Mr. Robert Watchinski
Ms. Inas Younis
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 24
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 Middle Eastern
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 12
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 91%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Building
Executive
Finance
Human Resources / Personnel
Nominating
Program / Program Planning
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Sharon Jerwick
Mr. Sean Miller Robert E. Miller Group
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $23,158,519
Projected Expenses $23,298,211
Endowment Value $1,567,540
Form 990s
2015 CLO 990
2014 CLO 990
2013 CLO 990
2012 CLO 990
2011 CLO 990
2010 CLO 990
2009 CLO 990
2008 CLO 990
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$273,129$464,786$351,389
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
$0$0$0
$21,388,604$21,050,468$25,211,905
Investment Income, Net of Losses$39,889$90,527$212,323
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$5,101$0$0
Other$826,315$539,926$608,771
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$17,717,147$17,123,654$20,659,514
Administration Expense$4,959,712$4,534,750$6,036,139
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.020.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%79%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$11,631,741$11,669,749$11,757,771
Current Assets$2,267,199$1,844,818$1,838,841
Long-Term Liabilities$8,260,775$8,639,467$8,998,567
Current Liabilities$1,691,410$1,130,034$1,431,182
Total Net Assets$1,679,556$1,900,248$1,328,022
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.341.631.28
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets71%74%77%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments CLO is a well managed, highly leveraged, efficient community service program that works very hard to squeeze the most value out of its resources. CLO's primary mission is to provide best practice services for adults and children with significant disabilities living in the metropolitan region of Kansas City (Johnson and Douglas Counties, Kansas)as well as in Topeka and southeast Kansas. CLO must provide a full array of services for the lifespan of persons served under conditions of reimbursement that are based upon state-wide average costs and biased against populations that have greater needs (many of which are under-funded or not funded at all). CLO has met these challenges for over a quarter of a century by making the most of its dollars and through aggressive entrepreneurial efforts, raising funds by helping other providers (locally and in other states) use CLO's highly regarded service models. CLO's back office business functions are also offered for a fee at costs that are less than what mid-size agencies could provide independently. A combination of well run services, highly leveraged infrastructure, fund-raising, entrepreneurial activities, and aggressive system change efforts for funding for people having significant developmental disabilities continues to put CLO on very sound footing financially. CLO has positioned itself to be a strong force nationally in assisting states with continued institutional closure efforts and its HomeLink Technologies program (electronic video/audio and other sensory monitoring) has substantial national appeal as a service that can save literally millions of dollars on night monitoring costs while providing a safer, better night-time environment.
Organization Name Community Living Opportunities, Inc. dba CLO
Address 11627 W. 79th St.
Lenexa, KS 66214
Primary Phone (913) 341-9316
Contact Email info@clokan.org
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Michael C. Strouse Ph.D.
Board Chair Mr. Edward "Trip" Frizell J.D.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Polsinelli
Year of Incorporation 1977
Former Names
Community Living Opportunities