The deadline for applying to be on the Kansas Disability Caucus Board is being extended to December 4th.
The KS Disability Caucus, Inc. Board has five positions up for election each beginning January 1, 2021 for a two year term. The Board wants to make sure that it represents the faces of Kansans with disabilities, therefore we need applicants from various parts of our population, such as race, ethnicity, disability, age, geographic, sexual orientation, and gender identification. We will review all applications from individuals wanting to join the group to organize and coordinate activities that promote independent living of all people with disabilities through collaboration, networking, education, planning, and peer-to-peer interaction, including the Disability Caucus held during even numbered years. We need individuals that are very committed to work hard in both planning and the hands on work needed to have a successful Caucus. In 1988, a small group of Kansans with disabilities came together to organize the first Kansas Disability Caucus when ninety people attended in Salina, KS. It was these united voices that helped to pass the first self-directed personal care assistance program in Kansas. The Caucus has attracted many national presenters in independent living and disability rights through the years. There have been different focuses for holding the Caucus including education, advocacy, and planning, all of which lead to the independence of Kansans with disabilities. The KS Disability Caucus supports and encourages successful outcomes for people with all types of disabilities of all ages, especially encouraging the involvement of young adults. If you are interested in continuing these activities, please submit your application. The deadline for submission is December 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. We will contact you if you are chosen to join the Board or if we have more questions for you.