Welcome to Kansas Council on
The purpose of the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities (KCDD) is to support people of all ages with developmental disabilities so they have the opportunity to make choices regarding both their participation in society, and their quality of life.
Throughout 2015, the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities sought public input and direction in developing the Council’s 2017-21 Five-Year State Plan. Self- advocates, families, state agencies, providers, educators and other stakeholders contributed their ideas and suggestions relating to the Council’s charge, “to ensure the opportunity to make choices regarding participation in society and quality of life for individual with developmental disabilities.” This information was considered in the development of the 2017-21 Five-Year State Plan goals, objectives and activities.
The Council developed and approved goals and objectives that we believe will result in systems change, capacity building and increase advocacy for Kansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities, enabling them to meaningfully participate in all aspects of life. The final draft of the Five-Year State Plan goals and objectives is being presented to you for review and input. KCDD’s work is guided by our five-year plan and we need your input.
Public comment is open from April 20, to June 2, 2016.
The proposed 2017-2021 Five-Year Plan is also available on the Council’s website at. www.KCDD.org. If you would prefer you may provide your feedback by calling 785-296-2608 or via email at KCDD@KCDD.org
…for taking the time to review KCDD’s 2017-2021 Five Year Plan.
We appreciate your feedback.
please visit our website at: http://www.kcdd.org/
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2016 Employment First Summit
“TRAILBLAZING: Charting Our Employment Path”
Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
The 2016 Employment First Summit, Trailblazing: Charting Our Employment Path is excited to present four exciting keynote speakers this year! Topics covered will include: What does employment mean to the life of a self advocate, the business case for employing people with disabilities, the Kansas Roadmap to Employment, and the Leadership Challenge of turning the dream of Employment First into a reality.
This year’s Summit will offer more than 20 different workshops for self advocates, families, providers and government officials to learn about state of the art practices and opportunities in the field of disability employment.
Registration for the event is a refundable $50.00 fee if you are a Kansas resident. Self advocates and family members who live more than 50 miles away from the event and plan on attending both days can apply for a lodging scholarship to cover hotel costs. To register for the Summit, simply click the link provided below and you will be taken to an online registration form and scholarship application.
Click here to go to KCDD’s
2016 Employment First Summit Webpage!
You an also register using Survey Monkey at this link:
Space for this event is limited to the first 300 registrants so be sure to register early!
We look forward to seeing you in Topeka!
The eligibility process for KanCare moved to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on January 1, 2016.
At the same time there has been an increase in the number of calls going to the KanCare Clearinghouse, and wait times have increased.
The Clearinghouse number is 1-800-792-4884
It is best to leave them a message and they will respond as soon as possible.
If your case is more complicated or urgent, you may send a letter explaining the details.
Please fax your letter to the fax number that is appropriate for your case:
Fax details of cases dealing with families and children to 1-800-498-1255;
Fax details of cases dealing with the elderly and disabled to 1-844-264-6285.
Thank you for your patience.
Angela de Rocha, Director of Communications, Office of the Secretary, Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, 785 296-6154 – Office, 785 806-7482 Cell, Angela.deRocha@KDADS.KS.gov, Or visit our website at www.kdads.ks.gov
KCDD State Plan FFY 2016
KCDD Program Performance Report FFY 2015
KCDD 2014 Program Performance Report
KCDD 2015 Five Year Plan
Interhab 2015 System Change/PowerPoint
Who’s on First – Expect, Employ, Empower/PowerPoint
History of Future/PowerPoint
The Coming Job War/Powerpoint
Articles on Project SEARCH
Newton Project SEARCH: http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140816/NEWS/140819616
Lawrence Project SEARCH: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2014/aug/18/project-search-helps-young-adults-developmental-di
Kansas Council On Developmental Disabilities Holds Employment Summit
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)– A Kansas organization that has built its reputation on supporting people with disabilities, wants to ensure they’re success rate when finding employment.
The Kansas Council on Developmental Disability hosted its 2014 Employment Summit at the Capitol Plaza and Convention Center.
What is Self-Determination and Why is it important to People with Developmental Disabilities?
People who are self-determined make things happen in their own lives. They know what they want and how to get it. They choose and set goals, then work to reach them. They advocate on their own behalf, and are involved in solving problems and making decisions about their lives.
Click here for more information: http://www.ngsd.org
End the Wait Campaign – Disability Rights Center – Click Here- www.endthewaitks.org.
- Local meetings are occurring in Shawnee, Sedgwick, Johnson, Wyandotte, Douglas and Jefferson counties.
- Project continues to build their database, develop local committees and impact funding for the waiting list.
- With the legislative session beginning soon, project staff will be soliciting information from Kansas Legislative Research to craft their legislative campaign, and they are collecting personal stories from those on the waiting list.
Final Report to Kansas Council on
Developmental Disabilities on
Health Care Outcomes Grant Project
In 2011, the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities (KCDD) funded the Disability Rights Center (DRC) of Kansas to gather information about the healthcare experiences and outcomes of Kansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). DRC partnered with the Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) at the University of Kansas to meet the result targets specified in KCDD’s “Call for Investment for Health Care Outcomes.”
This report presents:
1. Results of Town Hall Meetings and Online Survey – page 1 A. Regional meeting sites and participant numbers B. TownHallparticipantfeedback:WhatWorksandWhatDoesn’tWorkinYourCurrent
Healthcare Experience? C. Onlinesurveyresults(seeAppendixA) D. List of health information materials provided to participants
2. Recommendations to Improve Healthcare Access for Kansans with IDD – page 9
3. Suggestions for Disseminating Project Findings – page 10
Click Here - Certificate For Excellence in Caring for People with Disabilities
2012 Partners in Policymaking Graduates
The Partners in Policymaking class proudly graduated 18 participants on November 9, 2012. The graduation weekend session was facilitated by Teresa Schwab. The keynote graduation speaker was Ray Petty from the Great Plains Americans with Disabilities Act Center. These Partners students have received a wealth of great training and will make wonderful additions to the Partners Alumni Network.
Link for online options for Partners.
2015 Partners In Policymaking Classes cancelled
Federal Statute for KCDD: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/add/dd_act.pdf
State Statute for KCDD; Article 74-5501-5505 (scroll to next to see all five parts): http://www.kslegislature.org/li/statute/074_000_0000_chapter/074_055_000…
The Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilties
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Topeka, KS 66612
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