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17.3. Additional Programs or Resources

Beach Center on Disability
Phone: (785) 864-7600
Since 1988, the Beach Center has conducted research, prepared doctoral and masters' students, and provided technical assistance, information, and referral services to families and individuals with disabilities throughout Kansas and the world.

communityworks, inc.
Phone: (913) 789-9900
communityworks, inc. is a nationally recognized service provider for individuals with disabilities. Our staff assists people with disabilities to live, work and play in the community by setting up support systems that gives control back to the consumer.

Disability Rights Center of Kansas
Phone: (877) 776-1541
DRC is the Official Protection and Advocacy System for Kansas and is a part of the national network of federally mandated and funded protection and advocacy systems. As such, DRC advocates for the rights of Kansans with disabilities under state or federal laws (ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, Federal Medicaid Act, Kansas Act Against Discrimination, etc.)

Families Together
Phone: (888) 815-6364
Phone: (800) 499-9433
Contact: Toll Free Spanish Line
Families Together is a statewide non-profit organization serving families in Kansas which include a son or daughter with a disability.

Kansas AgrAbility Project
Phone: (800) 526-3648
The purpose of Kansas AgrAbility is to provide information and resources to help Kansas farmers with disabilities locate and access appropriate assistive occupational technologies.

Midwest Special Needs Trust
Phone: (888) 671-1069
Midwest Special Needs Trust (MSNT) provides trust services for persons with disabilities. Special needs trusts are a type of trust specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. If properly structured and administered, special needs trusts do not affect an individual's eligibility for benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. In addition, MSNT administers the Charitable Trust. Funds of the Charitable Trust are used to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities who meet eligibility and income criteria.

OCCK is a not-for-profit Kansas corporation dedicated to helping people with physical or mental disabilities remove barriers to employment, independent living, and full participation in their communities.

The Capper Foundation
(785) 272-4060
The Capper Foundation Easter Seals is a community resource providing services to enhance the independence of people with physical disabilities, primarily children.


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