The North Star Academy
At the North Star Academy (NSA), our mission is to make a meaningful difference in the quality of life of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and the families who support them. This is accomplished by creating enriched learning environments for children and support systems for strengthening and maintaining the capacity of their families.
North Star Academy provides early behavioral intervention for children ages 2½ to 12 years with intellectual or developmental disabilities, including children with autism spectrum disorder.
We focus on the individual child, taking into consideration their unique abilities, individual interests, and family’s priorities to develop an individualized curriculum intervention plan. Research shows that those children with intellectual and developmental disabilities who receive early, individualized Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) intervention have a greater chance for future success.
Our goal is for children to acquire the skills necessary for inclusion in public schools, independent living, and meaningful social relationships. We use the principles of ABA to provide best-practice, empirically based treatment.
North Star Academy’s approach includes:
- Evidence-Based Individualized Intervention
- Applied Research Program
- Inclusive Setting (on the campus of North Star Child Development Center with Johnson County Montessori School)
- Training and Practicum Site
If you are interested in our services, please fill out this form:
We were honored to represent North Star Academy at the Annual "Just be you" Walk for Autism at the University of Kansas Edwards campus. Thank you, "Autism Society of the heartland" for organizing and hosting this wonderful event!
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Do you shop online? Do you want to support
CLO’s North Star Academy (at no cost to you!) at the same time?
We are excited to announce that we are a certified cause on Goodshop!
Whenever you plan to shop online, just head to the Goodshop / Goodsearch website, pick “Community Living Opportunities North Star Academy” as your cause, and then use the Goodsearch search engine to navigate to any of the thousands of participating retailers. North Star Academy will receive a small donation simply for your search as well as a percentage of the amount of any money you spend at the participating retailer.
Goodsearch works with both local companies in the Kansas City area (e.g., sports teams, restaurants, spas) and national companies (e.g., Starbucks, Target, Walmart).
As if that isn’t enough of a reason in itself to shop through Goodshop, they also offer thousands of discounts and coupons for your purchases!
This is all at no cost or obligation to you. All it takes is a few minutes to set up your cause initially and then remembering to search through Goodsearch instead of your old preferred search engine.
We thank you in advance for your support of CLO’s North Star Academy, and we look forward to being able to build our program with any donations received through this endeavor. Please give us a call, email, or Facebook message if you need any help using Goodshop / Goodsearch.
We are pleased to announce that North Star Academy now is an in-network provider of applied behavior analysis (ABA) services with TRICARE, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (New Directions Behavioral Health, LLC), United Behavioral Health, and Cigna Behavioral Health, Inc.
If you have healthcare plans with any of these companies, you may qualify for coverage of ABA services at North Star Academy. Call us for more information at 913-649-3838.
NORTH STAR ACADEMY’S 2018-2019 SERVICE DELIVERY CALENDAR
Download the North Star Academy's 2018-2019 Service Delivery Calendar here.
Read our Emergency Safety Interventions (ESI) Policy and Procedure