Disability News /KLKC
Topeka, Ks – Personnel from the Assistive Technology Site on South 18th Street in downtown Parsons, which is affiliated with the SKIL Resource Center, will be taking part in the AT Expo this Thursday and Friday at the Conference & Exhibit Hall in Topeka. More than 90 exhibitors are expected to display a variety of items that can be used in the workplace, at home and for recreational activities. Expo hours are noon until 6 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday. Admission is $10 at the door.
Topeka, Ks – On Wednesday, Shannon Jones, Executive Director of the Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas sent an e-mail to U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas, Barry Grissom who spoke at the Kansas Disability Caucus last month in Topeka. Jones noted “Attendees found (his) remarks to be a possible glimmer of hope.” She said “Kansas advocates want justice delivered to the over 5,000 people waiting for community services (and) They are counting on the US Attorney / Department of Justice / Health and Human Services to deliver that justice.”
Topeka, Ks - The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has reached agreements with four separate local units of government to keep SRS Service Centers open in their communities. Under the arrangements - cities, counties and sometimes both—agree to pay the state’s costs to keep the offices running in Lawrence, Fort Scott, McPherson and Pratt. Expenses include rent, utilities, copy machine rentals and other business costs.