Disability Rights Center of Kansas Public Input Survey 2019

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Please complete this survey no later than Friday, September 14, 2018.

The Disability Rights Center (DRC) of Kansas is our State’s Protection and Advocacy system for people with disabilities. DRC Kansas provides advocacy services and legal representation at no charge in certain disability cases where the civil or legal rights of people with disabilities are violated. We help people with disabilities enforce the provisions of many federal and state disability rights laws.

People with disabilities in Kansas face many barriers to full equality and justice. However, DRC Kansas does not have the resources necessary to tackle all of the issues facing people with disabilities at one time. That is why we create Priorities and Objectives, which provides the structure for how we spend our limited resources.

DRC Kansas must ensure we focus our limited resources on the issues that members of the disability community believe are important. We are asking you to complete this survey because your input will help us make better decisions about our work in the coming fiscal year.

Please complete this survey by September 14, 2018. Also, please share the link to this survey with your friends, family, and anyone who cares about people with disabilities. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DRC2019

If you need a disability accommodation to complete this survey, call 877-776-1541 or email info@drckansas.org. If you would rather complete the survey in written form, call 877-776-1541 and ask our receptionist to mail a copy of the survey to you.

If you wish to sign up to make in person, public comment on the 2019 Priorities held on September 28, 2018, at 12:00 pm at the Disability Rights Center of Kansas office at 214 SW 6th Ave, Suite 100 Topeka, KS 66603, please email info@drckansas.org or call 877-776-1541.

Kansas State Fair

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It’s time for the 2018 Kansas State Fair – Find Your Fun. The Fair dates are September 7 – 16, 2018.  The Kansas State Fair offers group rates for our Kansans with Disabilities program.

 

This program is available only to Agencies and organized groups, who provide support to a group of individuals with disabilities. This year we have created on-line information instead of sending individual letters. Please click on this link https://www.kansasstatefair.com/p/fair/728

for the information about the Kansas with Disabilities Program and the Purchasing Form. You may complete the form on-line and submit it to us directly or you may print the form and mail or fax it to us.

If you have questions, contact the Ticket Office at 620-669-3618.

Joy Whitman

Kansas State Fair

Marketing/Ticket Office

620.669.3624

Join us for the fun!

September 7-16, 2018

KDADS-HCBS Final Settings Rule Stakeholder Call

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This is a reminder to join KDADS on the third Wednesday of the month for the HCBS Final Settings Rule Stakeholder Call. This is an opportunity to stay updated on the State’s planning for Final Settings Rule implementation.

Call in line: (866) 620-7326  Code: 582 673 67 91

General information about these calls:

  • Calls are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 12:00 & 5:30 pm.
  • During each call KDADS staff will share updates about what they’re working on for the Final Settings Rule and the feedback they’ve gotten from CMS.
  • There will be time for questions from stakeholders during the call.
  • Calls will be facilitated by Wichita State University’s Community Engagement Institute.
  • During each one-hour call:
  • The WSU facilitator will introduce the topic of the day.
  • Participants will be asked to keep their phones on mute (*6 on your key pad or use your mute key) until the Q&A Time. This will reduce background noise.)
  • KDADS Staff will provide any updates they have.
  • After KDADS updates, the line will be opened for questions related to the updates or the Final Settings Rule in general.
  • Questions and answers from each call are posted on the HCBS Settings Final Rule page of the KDADS website, found here: https://www.kdads.ks.gov/commissions/home-community-based-services-(hcbs)/hcbs-waivers (right click and open)

 

Or Write To:

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Home and Community Based Services

503 S. Kansas Ave

Topeka, Kansas 66603

Phone: 785-368-6246

Fax: 785-296-0256

Visit Our Website: www.kdads.ks.gov

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INTERHAB TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Quality of Life Training  (Lunch is included on both days)

Have a blast with fellow service coordinators and direct support professionals while learning and practicing quality of life enhancement super skills.  Camp graduates will be better equipped to support the behavior support needs and quality of life goals of those they serve and themselves.

Salina- July 12th from 10am to 5pm (Targeted Case Managers), July 13th from 8:30am to 3pm (Targeted Case Managers & Direct Support Providers) located at the OCCK Transportation Center in Salina, KS.

Learn and practice how to:

  • Create supportive environments
  • Encourage positive behaviors
  • Respond to challenging behaviors
  • Take care of your own quality of life
  • Implement function-based interventions outlined in individual behavior support plans

Topeka- Sept. 13th from 10am to 5pm (Targeted Case Managers), Sept. 14th from 8:30am to 3pm (Targeted Case Managers & Direct Support Providers) location to be announced in Topeka, KS.

 

 

Final Rule Milestones & Timeline for Distribution

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Final Rule Milestones & Timeline for Distribution

Helpful Resources

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Do you need resources other than ID/DD?  Click the link below and see what resources could help you.

Cowley County Resource Directory 2018

Faces of Change

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Faces of Change is seeking young adults, between the ages of 17 and 25 who want to take their leadership to the next level.  Click on the links below to apply and see the schedule.

2018 Session Schedule final

Faces of Change application 2018

Faces of Change fact sheet 18

2017 CDDO Capacity Report for Cowley

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CDDO Capacity Report Cowley June SFY17 (3)

Kansas Able Savings Plan

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If you are a person with disabilities and would like to learn how to plan for your future and to improve your quality of life, we will be in Cowley County on November 3, 2017 from 9am to 10:30am at the Winfield Public Library located at 605 College, Winfield, Ks.  67156.  You can also visit our website at ABLE@treasurer.ks.gov or call 888-609-8919.

 

CDDO News

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Hello HCBS Stakeholders.  Please join us for this month’s HCBS Settings Final Rule Stakeholder Call, October 18th 2017 at noon and 5:30pm.  Call in line: (866) 620-7326 Code: 582 673 67 91.

This month’s topic – Systemic Assessment vs. Systemic Remediation.  This is an opportunity to stay updated on the Stat’s planning for HCBS Settings Final Rule implementation.  As a reminder, the Statewide Transition Plan (STP) draft is the stat’s plan for evaluating current compliance with the Settings Rule, utilizing the results of evaluation, and developing plans for full compliance by March 17, 2022.  In addition to the planned topic, any new information and updates are also shared during the monthly call.  As with every call, the main purpose is to hear from stakeholders and shape an engagement process that meets your needs.  You can view the STP here:  http://www.kdads.ks.gov/commissions/home-community-based-services-(hcbs)/hcbs-waivers.  Any questions or call topic suggestions can be emailed to medicaid@wichita.edu

General information about these calls:

  • Calls are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 12:00 & 5:30pm
  • During each call KDADS staff will share updates about what they’re working on for the Final Settings Rule and feedback they’ve gotten from CMS.
  • There will be time for questions from stakeholders during the call.
  • Calls will be cacilitated by Wichita State University’s Community Engagement Institute.

During each one-hour call:

  • The WSU facilitator will introduce the topic of the day.
  • Participants will be asked to keep their phones on mute (86 on you key pad or use your mute key) until the Q&A time.  This will reduce background noise.)
  • KDADS Staff will provide any updates they have.
  • After KDADS updates, the line will be opened for questions related to the updates or the Final Settings Rule in general.
  • There is a limited capacity (150 lines) for each call, if you aren’t able to get on the 12:00 call, please join the 5:30 call where the same information will be shared.  Questions and answers from each call will be posted on the HCBS Settings Final Rule page of the KDADS website, found here:  https://www.kdads.ks.gov/commissions/home-community-based-services-(hcbs)/hcbs-waivers (right click and open)

 

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