Disability Resources

Why should you self-identify that you have a disability to your employer?

This informational video from the Department of Labor explains why a person should self identify that they have a disability to his or her employer.  


Living and Home Assistance

Accessibility Program – Johnson County Human Services

11811 S. Sunset Drive, Ste. 1300, Olathe, KS  66061

P. 913-715-8914/ TTY 913-894-8822

www.jocogov.org/dept/human-services/accessibility/overview

Provides services for individuals with a disability under the age of 60, case management, home-delivered meals and light housekeeping, deaf services.

 

Assisted Services

1625 S. 45th Street, Kansas City, KS  66106

P. 913-262-3100/ Toll Free 800-716-0181

www.assistedcompanies.com

In-home services, companion, emergency response, private pay, and veterans’ benefits.

 

Johnson County Motor Vehicle Department – Northeast County Offices

6000 Lamar Avenue, Mission, KS  66202

782 N. Ridgeview Road, Olathe, KS  6601

P. 888-956-2657 (to secure a place in line)

P. 913-715-2650 (24 hour information line)

http://treasurer.jocogov.org

Online application for disabled parking placard or license plate.

 

Olathe Housing Rehabilitation Services

201 N. Cherry, Olathe, KS  66061

P. 913-971-6268/ TTY 913-971-6855

www.olatheks.org

Home assistance/ Accessibility Programs

 

Prestige Home Care of Kansas

1090 Delaware Street, Leavenworth, KS  66048

P. 913-680-0493, 888-680-0493(24 hr. line)

www.ksprestigehomecare.com

Provides full array of service, skilled and non-skilled for specific health needs.

 


Financial Planning

ARCare

8417 Santa Fe Drive, Ste. 107, OPKS   66212-2756

P. 913-648-0233

www.arcare.org

Long-term & financial planning, representative payee, and trust program for individuals with disabilities.

 


Vision Disability Resources

Alphapointe Association for the Blind

7501 Prospect, KCMO  64132

P. 816-421-5848

www.alphapointe.org

Empowers people with vision loss to maximize their independence. Rehabilitation, assessment, and treatment for patients with vision loss. Retail store carry many vision aids. Serves individuals in Kansas and Missouri.

 

Audio-Reader Network

1120 W. 11th Street, PO Box 847, Lawrence, KS 66044

P. 785-864-4600/800-772-8898

www.reader.ku.edu

Reading information services for the blind and visually impaired.

 

Kansas School for the Blind

1100 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS  66102

P. 913-281-3308

www.kssb.net

Serves blind, visually impaired, deaf-blind and blind-disabled youth/young adults in Kansas.

 

Kansas Rehabilitation Services for the Blind

400 State Avenue, Tower 1, Kansas City, KS  66101

P. 913-279-7544/913-279-7000

Statewide Office 800-547-5789

Kansas Talking Book Program

1515 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS  66604

Statewide 800-432-2925

www.tscpl.org

 

 

Hearing Disability Resources

Associated Audiologists, INC

Shawnee Mission Medical Campus/Antioch Hills Medical Building

8800 W. 75th Street, Ste. 101, Shawnee Mission, KS  66204

P. 913-403-0018 Voice/TTY

www.hearingyourbest.com

Private audiologist group specializing in hearing evaluations, hearing aids, and repairs, assistive technology, diagnosis of tinnitus & vestibular disorders.

 

Kansas Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

915 SW Harrison, 9th Floor North, Topeka, KS  66612

P. 800-432-0698/785-368-8034 – Voice/Video Phone – 785-246-5077

http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/RS/Pages/KCDHH.aspx

Information referral, sign language interpreter coordinating, Kansas Quality Assurance Screening, and lending library.

 

Kansas State School for the Deaf

450 E. Park Street, Olathe, KS  66061

P. 913-791-0573

http://www.ksdeaf.org

Serves deaf and hard of hearing deaf-blind and deaf-disabled youth and young adults in Kansas. On-campus K-12 program. Residential and day programs, early childhood program. Consultation for local K-12 school districts.

 

 

Specific Disability Resources

Cerebral Palsy Guide

P. 855-329-1008, Orlando, FL  32803

http://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com

Information and resources for families on cerebral palsy symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and support groups.

 

Johnson County Developmental Supports

10501 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS  66219

P. 913-826-2626/ 913-826-2625 TTY

www.jcds.org

Facilitates career and personal development for residents with intellectual & developmental disabilities.

Minds Matter, LLC
7819 Conser Place, Overland Park, KS 66204

P. 913-789-9900 | Toll Free (866) 429-6757

http://www.mindsmatterllc.com

Customized, consumer-driven rehabilitation therapy  – that takes place in your home and community – makes it possible to relearn, to reinvent and to reconnect – paving the way for continued progress after traumatic injury or brain injury.

 

Mosaic, Inc.

8047 Parallel Pkwy # 9, Kansas City, KS 66112
P. 913-788-8400

www.mosaicinfo.org

Mosaic partners with people with intellectual disabilities to provide a meaningful life in a caring community, giving a voice to their needs.

Riverside Resources, Inc.

700 N 3rd St, Leavenworth, KS 66048
P. 913-651-6810

www.riversideresources.org

Provides day, residential, and support services to individuals with Developmental Disabilities in Leavenworth County. 

 

Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center

6319 W. 110th Street, OPKS  66210

P. 913-451-1500

www.questtowalk.org

Short-term goals to increase independence and health. Long-term goal is to walk.

 

 

Adaptive Technology & Equipment Resources

Coalition for Independence – Assistive Technology Center

4911 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas 66102

P. 913-321-5140/913-321-5126 TTY/866-201-3829

www.cfl-kc.org

Information & advocacy for independent living, adaptive equipment, medical equipment recycling, and home modification resources.

 

Handicap Conversions Inc.

8200 NW 97th Terrace, Kansas City, MO  64153

P.816-471-0305/800-809-LIFT(5348)

www.handicapconversions.com

Van rentals and conversions, chair lifts and hand controls for vans, wheelchairs, scooters, cars etc..

 

Home Team of Kansas, LLC

PO Box 36, Olathe, KS  66051

P. 913-712-9502/866-395-2041

Services for frail elderly and physically disabled; medical equipment.

 

Johnson County Library

9875 W. 87th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212

P. 913-826-4600/913-495-2433 TTY

Outreach Services, ext. 64384

Senior Services Librarian, ext. 64382

www.jocolibrary.org

Email: JCL-HOmeeConnect@jocolibrary.org

Equipment/software for limited vision, mobility, and learning disabilities.

Homebound services, “talking books”, Audio-Reader

 

Kansas Telecommunications Access Program (TAP)

Assistive Technology for Kansas

2601 Gabriel, Parsons, KS  67357

P. 866-666-1470/800-526-3648

F. 620-421-0954

Email – atkapss@ku.edu

Vouchers for specialized telecommunication services for persons with disabilities.

Statewide – download and print an application.

Olathe Public Library – Homebound Services

201 E. Park Street, Olathe, KS 66061

P. 913-971-6879/913-971-6855 TTY

www.olathelibrary.org

 

United Access – Mobility for Living/Service for Life

7921 Bond Street, Lenexa, KS  66214

P. 913-894-8080/866-894-8080

www.unitedaccess.com

Wheelchair vans for rental or sale, wheelchair lifts, hand controls, scooter lifts, wheelchair ramps, etc..

 

Vantage Mobility International

www.vantagemobility.com/

Find wheelchair vans that new or used, and resources for van conversions.

 

 

Advocacy Resources

Centers for Independent Living

www.kacil.org

 Agencies that provide services to people with disabilities and assist businesses and other entities in offering services to people with disabilities. They offer in-home services to person under age 65 on Medicaid’s Physically Disabled Waiver.

 

College Resources for Disabled Students

P. 281-846-3072

contact@bestcolleges.com

http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/disabled-students/

Online guide for disabled students with physical and/or learning disabilities. Covers legal rights, where to find assistance on campus, & provides an extensive list of websites, apps, and software resources designed for students’ specific needs.

 

Independence, Inc.

2001 Haskell Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66046

P. 785-841-0333/888-824-7277

www.independenceinc.org

An information & advocacy center for independent living. Advocacy, technology, housing, employment.

 

Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns

900 SW Jackson St., Rm. 100A, Topeka, KS 66612-1246

P. 800-295-5232/711 for Relay Service

www.kcdcinfo.com

Provide disability related information regarding work, school, daily living, legislation, and advocacy.

 

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS)

New England Building – 503 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS  66603

P. 785-296-4986/800-432-3535

www.agingkansas.org

 

Kansas Human Rights Commission

900 SW Jackson/568 South, Topeka, KS  66612

P. 785-296-3206/888-793-6874

www.khrc.net

Advocates preventing or eliminating discrimination in housing, employment, and accessibility based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Individuals may file discrimination complaints with the KHRC.

 

Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

KS Dept. of Health and Environment

3901 Rainbow Blvd., MS 4003, Center for Child Health Department

P. 913-588-6343

http://www.kdheks.gov/shcn/index.htm

Promotes functional skills by providing or supporting specialty health care for Kansans under the age of 22 who have a disability or chronic disease.

 

The Whole Person, Inc.

3710 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

P. 816-561-0304/877-767-8896 TTY

www.thewholeperson.org

A community-based, consumer-controlled, cross-disability center for independent living, information, advocacy services, and resources. Serving Kansas and Missouri residents.

 

 

Mental Health

Johnson County Mental Health

6000 Lamar, Mission, Kansas                          P. 913-831-2550 (Mission Office)

6440 Nieman Road, Shawnee, Kansas           P.913.826-4000 (Shawnee Office)

1125 W. Spruce St., Olathe, Kansas              P.913.715-7700 (Olathe Office)

http://www.jocogov.org/dept/mental-health/home

Deaf Services - The JCMHC Deaf services team provides community-based assistance to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and families in their recovery by promoting wellness and successful living. Includes outpatient counseling, case management, vocational assistance, and attendant care/supported housing services.

Johnson County Mental Health Center offers a wide range of mental health and substance abuse services to residents. We provide services throughout the county with highly trained and compassionate professionals.

 

Wyandot Center

7840 Washington Ave., Kansas City, Kansas 66112 (Washington West location)

1301 North 47th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102 (47th Street Facility)

21 North 12th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102  (Bethany Building)

1201 North 7th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 (Frank Williams Outreach Center)

P. 913-328-4600   24-Hour Crisis Line 913-788-4200

http://www.wyandotcenter.org

Comprehensive outpatient services, community support services, crisis stabilization, and community outreach.

 

Mental Health America of the Heartland

739 Washington Ave, Kansas City, Kansas 66101

P. 913-281-2221

http://mhah.org/

Mental Health America of the Heartland is dedicated to promoting the mental health of the community, and improving the quality of life of persons with mental illness, through advocacy, education, and support.

 

The Guidance Center

500 Limit St, Leavenworth, KS 66048

P. (913) 682-5118

http://www.theguidance-ctr.org

The Guidance Center promotes healthy communities by providing integrated behavioral services and partnering in the delivery of general healthcare in Atchison, Jefferson, and Leavenworth counties.  We provide a full range of quality outpatient programs and services for individuals, children, families and businesses in our communities.

 

KVC Behavioral Healthcare

513 S. 5th Street, Leavenworth, KS                    P. 913-680-1226

4300 Brenner Dr., Kansas City, KS                     P. 913-621-5753  (866) 582-2273

1211 N 8th St, Kansas City, KS                          P. 913-890-7500

21344 W 153rd St, Olathe, KS                           P. (913) 499-8100

www.kvc.org

Committed to treating the whole person and providing a continuum of care to keep the family healthy and strong.