Parsons, Ks – Vicki Souter with the Southeast Kansas Assistive Technology Access Site at SKIL in Parsons shared some information she received regarding computers for visually impaired. This program refurbishes computers, installs Open Office, NVDA screen reader, demo version of Window-Eyes (will function for 30 minutes then shuts down), 60 day demo version of ZoomText. They ask for a donation of $100. This is the Texas Center for the Visually Challenged. They will send the refurbished computer right to the person's door. As of mid August, they had shipped 4,100 computers to visually impaired individuals. They only shipped to US or Canada. Call Lee Mann at 212.340.6328 for full information.
Social Security’s Ticket to Work “Find Help” Tool Connects You to Employment Services You Need
Guest Blog by the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work Team
Are you a Social Security disability beneficiary (SSI/SSDI), age 18 through 64, who wants to work? Information about the Ticket to Work Program can be found on line at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/work/.
Forum with live webcast scheduled for September 28, 2012
The National Forum on Disability Issues, scheduled for September 28th in Columbus, Ohio is set to provide presidential and state candidates with the opportunity to present their positions on a wide variety of disability issues directly to the disability community.
The Forum has also officially launched their new, interactive website: www.nfdi.org and encourages Americans with disabilities, their families and caregivers, and the organizations that serve them to visit the site and attend the Forum.
KanCare informational meetings will be held Friday, August 31, 2012, at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 4011 North Parkview Drive, in Pittsburg. A provider-focused session is scheduled from 10 a.m. until noon and a member-focused meeting will be conducted from 2-4 p.m..
To: Stakeholders with interest in KDADS-administered services
Re: Informational Sessions Regarding KanCare
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) invites you to attend one of the following informational sessions for people receiving services, family members/friends, providers, advocacy groups and others interested in the disability, aging, mental health and substance use disorder services we administer. The purposes of these sessions are to provide updates and information about the implementation of the KanCare comprehensive managed care program effective January 1, 2013, and to respond to any questions you have.