Disability News and Articles regarding the State of Kansas, including facts and statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in or visiting the State of Kansas.
Kansas Disability Resources
Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation (CPRF)
After a time as the United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas executive director, Jack realized that true dignity would only come from opportunities for employment, independent living and financial self-sufficiency - http://www.cprf.org
Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The mission of the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is to advocate for and facilitate equal access to quality, coordinated and comprehensive services that enhance the quality of life for Kansans who are deaf and hard of hearing - http://www.srskansas.org/kcdhh/
Kansas School for the Deaf
The Kansas School for the Deaf - where a vision for the future combines with a rich heritage to produce a remarkable present - http://ksdeaf.org
The Arc of Sedgwick County
The Arc, (formerly the Association for Retarded Citizens), is a not-for-profit agency serving individuals with developmental disabilities including: Mental Retardation, Down syndrome, Autism, Epilepsy, and Cerebral Palsy - http://www.arc-sedgwickcounty.org
Topeka Independent Living Resource Center (TILRC)
For a fully integrated and accessible society for all people with disabilities - http://www.tilrc.org
Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD)
The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) is an international organization of and for professionals who represent diverse disciplines and who are committed to enhancing the education and lifespan development of individuals with learning disabilities - http://www.iser.com/CLD.html
The Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas
The Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas (MHASCK) has been serving the Sedgwick County Community since 1957 - http://www.mhasck.org
Statistics: Kansas Disability
- There are an estimated 362,000 people in the state of Kansas over the age of five who have a form of disability.
- Approximately 64,000 people, or 2.6% of the state's population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
- There are around 192,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and 87,000 people with disabilities in Kansas who are employed.
- Around 14,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 93,000 are currently not in the workforce.