CRO of H.O.P.E. makes deal with Parsons Pizza Hut for fundraiser
The CRO of H.O.P.E. has struck a deal with the Parsons Pizza Hut for a fundraiser.
All day Thursday, Oct. 2, those bringing this voucher to the restaurant will have a percentage of their purchase donated to the CRO of H.O.P.E. to help fund its various events and activities.
KDADS HCBS-I/DD waiting list update
By Greg Wintle, HCBS I/DD Program Manager
On Friday, KDADS mailed out 100 offers of services to persons for the HCBS-I/DD program. Click here to see a copy of the notice that was sent to each person.
As you will see, persons have two weeks to respond to the offer and they can respond either by returning the completed form or by calling our office.
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation's Public Policy Fellowship Program accepting applications for 2014-15
The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation is seeking exemplary professionals, and/or persons experiencing disability and/or family members of persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are currently working or volunteering in the field of inclusive services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for an intensive one-year Public Policy Fellowship in Washington, D.C.
The purpose of the Fellowship is to prepare both early career and more seasoned leaders to assume leadership in the public policy arena in their home state and/or nationally.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.
The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week."
In 1962, the word "physically" was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Pittsburg SKIL picnic featured on KOAM-TV
The Crawford County SKIL Customer Appreciation Picnic was featured on KOAM News Wednesday night.
Natalie Bruggeman, who raised $500 for the Everybody Plays accessible playground, and Pittsburg HS theatre teacher Greg Shaw, who directed a social issues play about autism last year, were recognized for their efforts.
DOJ, HHS post tribute video celebrating Olmstead anniversary
The 15th Anniversary of Olmstead video compilation is a Department of Justice/Department of Health & Human Services tribute to the dedicated and brave individuals who have brought to life the Olmstead decision's promise of community integration for people with disabilities.
The video features images and live interviews from disability rights advocates, including Sue Jamieson, the lead attorney in the Olmstead case, and people with disabilities who live independently and fully participate in their communities.
- Colyer selected to city advisory board; earns state advocacy award
- SEK AT takes the challenge
- Nation’s 911 System inching towards greater accessibility
- Obama signs Autism Act Renewal
- Education Advocate Training coming to Pittsburg Nov. 18
- HELP WANTED: Benefits/SNAP Coordinator
- The Sheila Miller MS Bike Team is in training!
- Protecting America’s Wounded Warriors -- Not a choice, an obligation
- Congratulations to Jon Greenfeather & Karen Baker -- iPad winners
- HS students with disabilities could qualify for Career Tech Education program
- HCBS? This Matters to You!
- Joint statement from the Departments of Education and Health & Human Services regarding the WIOA
- Senate HELP Committee conducting survey of persons with disabilities
- From NCIL: WIOA overwhelmingly passes House, moves to President’s desk for signature!
- Statement by the President on Wednesday's passage of the WIOA
- Hiring: Part-time Sports Broadcast Studio Producer
- Hiring: Part-time Sports Broadcast Studio Producer
- WANTED: Home Health Aide
- Will a Kansas city be first in the Midwest to adopt modern wheelchair access icon?
- An important message from NCIL's Lou Ann Kibbee
- Fishing Has No Boundaries 2014 is a success
- Enhanced Vision giving away a new portable electronic magnifier
- KYEA now accepting nominations for Justin Cosco Scholarship Award
- From ADAPT: Call Labor Secretary regarding Companionship Exemption regulations
- CMS initiative helps people make the most of their new health coverage
- SKIL receives $5000 Quality of Life grant from Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
- Living with no boundaries: Meet Brendan
- Power Chair for Sale
- Kansas Housing Resources Corporation launches webpage of available resources
- A Memorial Day 2014 message
- From NCIL: House, Senate reach deal on workforce development & the future of America’s independent living program
- From NCIL: Bipartisan, bicameral group announces deal to improve american workforce development system
- CMS makes improvements to Medicare drug and health plans
- Disability employment focus group looking for participants
- Nominate deserving youth with disabilities for the Diana Vietz Memorial Award
- 2014 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Theme Announced
- From KACIL: Known HCBS Waiting List numbers and dates
- KACIL's Cooper, customers testify before joint HCBS KanCare oversight committee
- Ms. Wheelchair Kansas featured on newspaper's website
- NCIL Action Alert: Tell Congress to stop Medicare reform mistakes that impede access to wheelchair repairs!
- Resource Central - The Spirit of Marty Wooten with Shari Coatney
- Tenth Annual SEK Fishing Has No Boundaries event slated for June 21
- From NCIL: Mental health rights in danger: action needed!
- President Obama issues proclamation for World Autism Awareness Day -- April 2
- SKIL founder Marty Wooten passes
- Special Enrollment Periods in the Marketplace
- Resource Central - Updates with Shari
- Autism bill to full Kansas Senate
- Resource Central - Daren Sorrick Talks Progress
- 2014 SACK Conference set for June 27-29 in Topeka