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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.
176373 – Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Coordinator Position will close January 31, 2014.
The Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities currently has a Public Policy Coordinator position open. This unclassified position is located in Topeka, KS and will earn 20.13/hr. Individuals with disabilities or who are parents/guardian of a person who has a disability are encouraged to apply.
As a Public Policy Coordinator, the primary responsibility of this position is the planning, development, and coordination of the council’s public policy and advocacy activities. This position performs the legislative education and advocacy activities necessary to achieve the council’s legislative goals on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities.
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2014 Employment First Summit
Changing Expectations: Changing Lives
April 30, 2014 – May 1, 2014
Capitol Plaza & Convention Center
Call for Presentations
Vendor Booth Opportunities
Family Employment Awareness Training (FEAT)
Mary Herbert Education Center
1700 W. 7th
Part 1 – March 29, 2014 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Part 2 – April 4, 2014 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Church of the Nazarene
2720 North Campus Drive
Garden City, KS
Part 1 – April 5, 2014 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Part 2 – April 25, 2014 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Derby High School
920 North Rock Road
Part 1 – October 18, 2014 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Part 2 – October 24, 2014 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Click: 2014 FEAT Derby Flyer 131r1.copy_pdf
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.
There will not be 2013 Partners In Policymaking Classes.
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
915 SW Harrison, DSOB Rm 141
Topeka, KS 66612
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