The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a trusted source of information where people of all ages, abilities and income levels – and their caregivers – can go to obtain assistance in planning for their future long-term service and support needs. The ADRC is designed to empower older adults and persons with disabilities to make informed choices about their services and supports.
Phone number: 1-855-200-2372
|East Central Kansas||1-785-242-7200||https://eckaaa.org/|
|North Central / Flint Hills||1-800-432-2703||http://www.ncfhaaa.com/|
|South Central Kansas||1-620-442-0268||http://www.sckaaa.org/|
ATK is a Kansas statewide assistive technology program to help improve access to acquisition of assistive technology (AT) for individuals with disabilities and health conditions of all ages. Services include device demonstration, short-term equipment loan, AT reuse, and determination of funding eligibility for new and used devices.
iCanConnect – Kansas Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Project
Kansans with a combined hearing and vision loss can receive telecommunications tools and the training to use them through iCanConnect, part of ATK.
Kansas Telecommunications Access Program (KS TAP)
The Kansas Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) is an equipment distribution program. The purpose of the program is to provide specialized telephones and other telecommunications devices to Kansans with disabilities who can’t use traditional home telephones.
Regional group of the Blinded Veterans Association serving blinded veterans residing in Kansas and Missouri. Works to ensure visually impaired veterans possess a peer support network and quality healthcare services at local Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers.
Provides information and resources on programs and services that are available to deaf-blind individuals, their families and service providers, and assists with finding and accessing the right ones for you.
Committee devoted to increasing the independence, opportunity and quality of life for blind and visually impaired individuals, and to assist in generating equality between blind and visually impaired and their sighted peers.
Phone number: 1-800-799-1499
|Independent Living Resource Center||Wichita||1-316-942-6300||1-316-942-6300||https://ilrcks.org/|
|Prairie Independent Living Resource Center||Hutchinson||1-888-715-6818||(video) 620-860-0146||https://pilr.org/|
|Resource Center for Independent Living||Osage City||1-800-580-7245||1-785-528-3106||http://rcilinc.org/|
|Southeast Kansas Independent Living Resource Center||Parsons||1-800-688-5616||1-620-421-0983||https://www.skilonline.com/|
|The Whole Person||Kansas City||1-913-871-4188||https://thewholeperson.org/|
|Three Rivers Inc.||Wamego||1-800-855-3994||https://www.threeriversinc.org/|
Offers a number of programs to meet the diverse needs of Kansans with disabilities
Organized and run by the State of Kansas, Office of Information and Technology Services, KPAT works to ensure that access to State of Kansas information and communications technologies and systems is equitable and inclusive for everyone, including people with disabilities.
Organization providing guide dogs for the visually impaired, service dogs for individuals with physical impairments, and facility dogs that assist professionals in many fields.
A member of the National Federation of the Blind using innovating initiatives and advocacy to integrate blind individuals in Kansas and throughout the nation into a society on an equal footing.
Tom Page, President
PCWSN is a magazine with articles and stories about the triumphs, challenges, and everyday living and parenting of children with special needs from the Kansas City metro area. While it is a magazine, they also provide a very detailed resource guide for parents of children with special needs.
AbleData: Tools and Technology to Enhance Life - https://abledata.acl.gov/
Alzheimer’s Association - https://www.alz.org
American Association of People with Disabilities - https://www.aapd.com/
American Council of the Blind - https://www.acb.org
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) - https://www.afb.org
American Printing House of the Blind - https://www.aph.org
American Stroke Foundation - https://americanstroke.org/
American Brain Tumor Association - https://www.abta.org/
Americans with Disabilities Act - https://www.ada.gov
Arthritis Foundation - https://www.arthritis.org/
Blinded Veterans Association - https://www.bva.org
Canine Companions for Independence - https://www.cci.org/
Disabled People’s International (DPI) - http://dpi.org/
Easterseals - https://www.easterseals.com/
Gary Sinise Foundation - https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/
Guide Dogs for the Blind - https://www.guidedogs.com/
iBill Currency Reader Program - https://www.moneyfactory.gov/uscurrencyreaderpgm.html
IRS (Internal Revenue Service) Online Accessible Tax Forms and Services - https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/accessible-irs-tax-products
Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss - https://www.lcfvi.org/
Lions Club International - https://lionsclubs.org/en
Macular Degeneration Foundation - https://www.macular.org/
MaxiAids - https://www.maxiaids.com/
Muscular Dystrophy Association - https://www.mda.org/
Nanopac - https://nanopac.com/
National Federation of the Blind - https://www.nfb.org/
National Multiple Sclerosis Society - http://nationalmssociety.org/
National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation - https://www.albinism.org/
National Organization of Parents of Blind Children - http://nopbc.org/about
National Stroke Association - https://www.stroke.org/
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy - https://www.parentprojectmd.org/
Parkinson’s Foundation - https://Parkinson.org/
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation - http://www.curethekids.org/
Social Security - https://www.ssa.gov/
United Cerebral Palsy - https://ucp.org/
United States Brain Injury Alliance - https://usbia.org/
Wounded Warrior Project - https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
Program providing education and assistance for people with disabilities who work in agriculture to eliminate, or at least minimize, obstacles that keep them from success in their work.
Phone number: 1-800-526-3648
Offers a number of programs to meet the diverse needs of Kansans with disabilities
Business Enterprise Program
Offers legally blind individuals employment opportunities in food service and vending operations in public/government facilities.
Legal advocacy agency working to protect and advocate for the rights of Kansans with disabilities under state or federal laws.
Phone (Voice): 1-877-776-1541
Working Healthy offers persons with disabilities who are working or interested in working to work and maintain their Medicaid health coverage.
Organization assisting people with disabilities, both short- and long-term, with employment, independent living, and community engagement.
Career Resources for Americans with Disabilities - https://www.jobhero.com/resources/disability-career-guide/
GettingHired.com - https://www.gettinghired.com/
Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment - https://www.ada.gov/workta.htm
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) - https://askjan.org/
Learn How to Become - Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities - https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/career-resource-center/careers-for-disabilities-abilities/
NLS Employment Resources - https://www.loc.gov/nls/resources/employment/
RecruitDisability.org - http://recruitdisability.org/
State chapter of a national organization providing resources and training and education about brain injuries and how to prevent them, support group information, and someone to listen when needed.
Phone (for immediate assistance): 1-800-444-6443
Falling Forward Foundation is an organization working to help people fully recover from catastrophic medical events by funding continued rehabilitation to and advocating to reduce or eliminate therapy caps and other barriers to adequate rehabilitation.
A non-profit organization that provides funding for individual children—domestically and globally—who need assistance with clinical necessities, medical equipment, and travel related to care.
Program helping to improve the health and quality of life of Kansans with disabilities through increased access to programs and services promoting healthy living.
American Diabetes Association - http://www.diabetes.org/
Benefits Check Up - https://www.benefitscheckup.org/
Brain Injury Association of America - https://www.biausa.org/
Children’s Tumor Foundation - https://www.ctf.org/
Foundation Fighting Blindness - https://www.fightingblindness.org
Healthcare.gov - https://www.healthcare.gov/
Just Plain Clear - https://www.justplainclear.com/en
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - https://www.jdrf.org/
Medicare - https://www.medicare.gov/index
National Institute on Aging - https://www.nia.nih.gov/
National Brain Tumor Society - https://braintumor.org/
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - https://www.va.gov
Young Invincibles - https://younginvincibles.org/
Rehabilitation and education agency assisting individuals with low vision / vision loss maintain independence. Serving the Kansas City metro area, Missouri, and northeast Kansas.
Envision is an integrated community working to improve the quality of life for those who are blind or visually impaired through research, training for employment and independence, and education.
Bicknell Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center
Phone number: 346-440-1600
Envision Everyday Store
Phone number: 1-888-311-2299
A non-profit organization providing support and information through training and education programs (in English and Spanish) for families of children, from birth to age 26, with disabilities and/or special health care needs.
Garden City: 1-888-820-6364
Resource center assisting Kansas education agencies provide braille, large print, recorded or digital textbooks and other educational materials for blind or visually impaired Kansas students.
Kansas State School for the Blind
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Affordable Colleges for Students with Disabilities - https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/affordable-colleges-for-students-with-disabilities/
AFB’s Braille Bug Site (Website for children and young adult) - http://braillebug.org/
Braille Reading Pals Club - https://www.nfb.org/programs-services/early-childhood-initiatives
Hadley - https://www.hadley.edu
Learning Ally - https://learningally.org/
Learning Disabilities Association of America - https://ldaamerica.org/
Organization providing reading and information services to individuals visual impairments in Kansas and western Missouri by reading newspapers, magazines and bestselling books over the radio and on the Internet 24 hours a day.
This organization is dedicated to serving children and adults with disabilities in the Kansas City metro/Northeast Kansas and improving quality of life through equine-assisted activities and therapies.
Visit one of the twenty-eight states parks and start your outdoor adventure.
Audio Bibles for the Blind - http://www.biblesfortheblind.org/
Audio Description Project - http://acb.org/adp/
Audiogames.net - https://www.audiogames.net/list-games/
Aurora Ministries - https://www.auroraministries.org
Blindfold Games - https://blog.objectiveed.com/
Christian Record Services for the Blind - https://christianrecord.org
Humanware - http://www.humanware.com/en-usa/home
Internet Archive https://archive.org/
Librivox - https://librivox.org/
MaxiAids - https://www.maxiaids.com/
National Braille Press - http://www.nbp.org/
National Center on Accessibility - https://ncaonline.org/
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) - https://www.loc.gov/nls/
NFB Newsline - https://www.nfb.org/programs-services/nfb-newsline
Project Gutenberg http://gutenberg.org/
Ski for Light - https://www.sfl.org/
Xavier Society for the Blind - http://www.xaviersocietyfortheblind.org/