North Star Child Development Center
GoodLife’s Children’s Services include North Star Academy and the Johnson County Montessori School that both reside on a shared campus: GoodLife’s North Star Childhood Development Center located in Overland Park, KS. The shared campus provides opportunities to interact with typically developing peers in a supportive and inclusive setting.
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 www.jocomontessori.org.
North Star Academy
North Star Academy provides early behavioral intervention for children ages 2.5 to 12 years including autism spectrum disorder and other intellectual or developmental disabilities. North Star Academy also offers clinic-based intensive behavioral intervention services funded privately or through insurance plans.
North Star 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 www.thenorthstaracademy.org.
Targeted Case Management
GoodLife offers Targeted Case Management across multiple counties in Kansas. 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 GoodLife’s person centered planning process, called the Quality of Life Plan, and participate in the Individual Education Plan 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 GoodLife, 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 GoodLife, a CDDO representative will contact us, inform us of your choice, and provide us the with required documentation.
4. The GoodLife TCM assigned to your county will then contact you to begin services.
For more information about Targeted Case Management and Service Coordination, contact Whitney Lamb at email@example.com or 913-221-3091.