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Human Services

Phone: 913-715-8800

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

Disability Services

Services to individuals with visual, hearing,
mental, or physical disabilities.

(Also see Community & Disability Resources
a wide-variety of resources published by
the Resource Center for Independent Living.)

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Aging & Accessibility Directory above.

Ability KC
(formerly The Rehab Institute of KC)
3011 Baltimore Ave. KC, MO 64108
816-751-7700
http://abilitykc.org/
Medical and vocational rehabilitation
services. Evaluation, testing, training,
job placement, follow-up.
Driver eval and testing. 
Therapeutic preschool.

Accessibility Program
Johnson County Human Services
11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1300
Olathe, KS 66061 
913-715-8916, 1-800-766-3777/TTY
(Services for individuals with a disability
under the age of 60,  case management,
home-delivered meals and light housekeeping.)

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

Alphapointe Association for the Blind
7501 Prospect
Kansas City, MO 64132
816-421-5848
www.alphapointe.org
(Empowers people with vision loss to
maximize their independence.
Rehabilitation, assessment, and treatment
for patients with vision loss.
Connecting Pointe Retail Store)

ARCare
8417 Santa Fe Drive, Suite 107
Overland Park, KS 66212-2756
913-648-0233
www.arcare.org
(Long-term & financial planning,
representative payee, and trust program
for individuals with disabilities.)

Associated Audiologists, Inc.
Shawnee Mission Medical Campus
Antioch Hills Medical Building
8800 W. 75th St., Suite 101
Shawnee Mission, KS 66204
913-403-0018 Voice/TTY
www.hearingyourbest.com
Private audiologist group, hearing evaluations,
hearing aids and repairs, assistive technology, 
diagnosis/rehabilitation of tinnitus & vestibular
(balance) disorders.
Other locations:

  • 301 Mission Road, Suite 140 
    Prairie Village 913-262-5855
  • 12541 Foster, Suite 220 
    Overland Park 913-498-2827

Audio-Reader Network
1120 W. 11th St.
PO Box 847
Lawrence, KS 66044
800-772-8898, 785-864-4600
www.reader.ku.edu 
(Reading information services
for the blind and visually impaired)

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Cerebral Palsy Resource Information

Open Access/UCP
3100 Broadway, Suite 330
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-531-4454
www.ucpkc.org
(Services & support group for individuals
with cerebral palsy & developmental disabilities;
information, recreation, housing, case management.)

Other Cerebral Palsy Information:

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College Resources for Disabled Students
www.BestColleges.com 
Schools, programs, and information
for students with physical or learning disabilities. 
Career Guide for Students with Disabilities
offers college-to-career strategies &
job-hunting resources.

Community Living Opportunities
11627 West 79th Street
Lenexa, KS 66214  
913-341-9316   
P.O. Box 14395 Lenexa, KS 66285
(Case management, information, & advocacy
for employment, housing, education...
for children/adults with developmental disabilities
seeking fulfilling lifestyles in the community.)
http://www.clokan.org/

Communication Speech Pathology
Research Medical Center
2316 E. Meyer Blvd., Room 148
Kansas City, MO 64132 816-276-4023

Communityworks, Inc.
7819 Conser Place
Overland Park, KS 66204
913-789-9900, 866-429-6757
www.communityworksinc.com 
(In-home services and case management 
for Traumatic Brain Injury, Physical Disability, 
and Frail Elderly. Advocacy & employment support.)

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Disability Resources Online
www.disability.gov
Applying for benefits, civil rights, community life,
education, emergency preparedness, employment,
health, accessible housing, technology, transportation.)

ADA Compliant Ramps from Amramp
http://www.amramp.com/ada-guidelines

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Publications and Fact Sheets

https://adata.org/ada-publications

Clear Health A-Z
from National Institutes of Health (NIH)

https://www.nih.gov/health-information
Click on Clear Health A-Z to get easy, accessible information
about any health diagnosis, disease, disorder, or condition.

Disability Resources from the United States Department of Labor
Benefits | Civil Rights | Community Life |  Education | Employment
https://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/disability.htm

Grab Bars are Your Friend
Safety Options from Adaptive Access

http://www.adaptiveaccess.com/grab_bars_shower_tub.php

Low Costs Solutions for Making Your Home Accessible

Nine Principles of Disability Rights
http://www.globaldisabilityrightsnow.org/principles

Social Security Disability Evaluation
Listing Of Impairments & Claims Process
https://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/AdultListings.htm

Stairlifts from Handicare
(U.S. Division, St. Louis)
http://www.handicare.com/us

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Disability Rights Center of Kansas
214 SW 6th Ave., Suite 100 
Topeka, KS 66603
785-273-9661, 877-776-1541
877-335-3725 Toll-free TTY
www.drckansas.org, info@drckansas.org
(Represents clients in meetings, negotiations,
judicial proceedings. Files legal actions.
Investigates complaints. Informs individuals with
disabilities about their legal rights. Monitors institutions.
)

(The) Dream Works, Inc.
5800 Foxridge Drive, Suite 235
Mission, KS 66202
913-281-8695
www.thedreamworksinc.com 
(Services for frail elderly, physically disabled; 
case management for persons with head injuries, 
development disabilities, employment advocacy, 
transportation, medical equipment)

Focus Hearing
10990 Quivira Rd Suite 120,
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 754-2144
http://www.myfocushearing.com
(Hearing testing, hearing aids,
and hearing aid repairs.)

 

Helen Keller National Center
for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults
Great Plains Regional Office
450 E. Park St.
Olathe, KS 66061
www.helenkeller.org/hknc
913-677-4562, 913-677-4562 TTY
913-677-1544 Fax, 913-227-4282
(Videophone Information and referral, advocacy,
education, training for staff/personnel, & assistance
in referrals to Helen Keller National Center
 for comprehensive training.
)
 

Heartland Therapeutic Riding
19655 Antioch Road  
Bucyrus, KS 66013
913-897-3939
www.heartlandtherapeuticriding.org
(Teaches horseback riding to persons
with a disability. Therapeutic & recreational.)

Home Team of Kansas, LLC
P.O. Box 36
Olathe, KS 66051
913-712-9502, 866-395-2041
www.hometeamks.com 
(Services for frail elderly and
physically disabled; medical equipment)

Independence, Inc.*
2001 Haskell Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66046
888-824-7277, 785-841-0333
www.independenceinc.org 
(An information & advocacy center
for independent living. Advocacy,
technology, housing, employment)

Johnson County Developmental Supports
10501 Lackman Road
Lenexa, KS 66219
913-826-2626/V, 913-826-2625/TTY
http://www.jocogov.org/dept/developmental-supports/home
(Facilitates career and personal development
for residents with intellectual & developmental
disabilities.)

Johnson County Library
Home Connect
913-826-4600/V, 913-495-2433/TTY
www.jocolibrary.org 
JCL-HomeConnect@jocolibrary.org
(Homebound services.)

Johnson County Motor Vehicle Department
Northeast County Offices
6000 Lamar Ave.Mission, KS 66202
or
782 N. Ridgeview Road Olathe, KS 66061
913-826-1800
- Frequent Questions re Vehicle Tags, etc
- Disabled Parking Placard or License Plate
(To secure a place in line call 1-888-956-2657
or go to website.)
24-hour Information Line
913-715-2650

Kansas Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Kansas Rehabilitation Services
Kansas Department for Children and Families
915 SW Harrison, 9th Floor North
Topeka, KS 66612
1-800-432-0698, 785-368-8034 
785-246-5077 Voice/Video Phone
http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/RS/Pages/KCDHH.aspx
(Information referral, sign language interpreter
coordinating, Kansas Quality Assurance Screening
KQAS for sign language interpreters, online registry
of sign language interpreters, lending library.)

Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns 
900 SW Jackson St. Room 100A
Topeka, KS 66612-1246
1-800-295-5232 (voice)
711 for Relay Service
(Provide disability related information re work,
school, daily living, legislation, and advocacy.)

http://www.kcdcinfo.com/

Kansas Department for Aging
and Disability Services (KDADS)

New England Building
503 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603
800-432-3535, 785-296-4986
www.agingkansas.org

Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF)
8915 Lenexa Drive
Overland Park, KS 66214826-7300
800-766-3777/TTY
www.dcf.ks.gov 
(Food assistance, vocational rehabilitation, 
family, and economic support services)

Kansas State School for the Blind
1100 State Ave. Kansas City, KS 66102
913-281-3308
www.kssb.net
Serves blind,visually impaired, deaf-blind and 
blind-disabled youth/young adults in Kansas.
On-campus K-12 program. Consultation for
local preschool/K-12 programs/school districts.

Kansas State School for the Deaf
450 E. Park Street Olathe, KS 66061
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 preschool/K-12
programs/school districts. For residents of Kansas, age 3-21,
with hearing loss that interferes with education.
Missouri residents accepted on tuition basis.

Kansas Human Rights Commission
900 SW Jackson—568 South Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-3206, 888-793-6874 Toll-free
www.khrc.net
Advocates to prevent or eliminate discrimination in housing,
employment, accessibility based on race, religion, color, sex,
age, national origin, or disability. Individuals may file
discrimination complaints with the KHRC.

Kansas Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
400 State Ave., Tower 1
Kansas City, KS 66101
913-279-7544, 913-279-7000
State-wide office 800-547-5789

Kansas Talking Book Program
Topeka/Shawnee County Library
1515 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604
800-432-2925
www.tscpl.org

Kansas Telecommunications Access Program
(TAP)

Assistive Technology for Kansas
2601 Gabriel, Parsons, KS 67357
800-526-3648, 866-666-1470
atk.ku.edu/kansas
(620) 421-0954 FAX
Email atkapss@ku.edu
(Vouchers for specialized telecommunication 
services for persons with disabilities. 
Download and print application.)
Local TAP Demonstration Sites:
Mid-America Alliance for Access

see listing below

Read more about the statewide
Telecommunications Access Program
and the equipment provided.
 

Make-a-Difference Information Network
800-332-6262
www.makeadifferenceks.org

Mid-America Alliance for Access*
Assistive Technology Center
626 Minnesota Ave. Suite 200
Kansas City, KS 66101
913-321-5140/V, 866-201-3829, 913-321-5216/TTY
http://www.weloveaccess.org/kansas-location
(Information & advocacy for independent living.
Adaptive equipment, medical equipment recycling,
home modification resources)

Neighborhood Hearing Aid Centers
10801 West 87th Street, Suite 300
Overland Park, KS, 66214
913-438-3000
http://www.hearkc.com/
(Hearing tests, hearing aids,
resource information, seminars.)

Olathe Housing Rehabilitation Services
201 N. Cherry
Olathe, KS 66061
913-971-6268, 913-971-6855/TTY
(Home Assistance/Accessibility Programs)
www.olatheks.org

Olathe Public Library
Library to You

201 E. Park St.
Olathe, KS 66061
913-971-6843
lbond@olatheks.org
Application online
http://olathe.lib.ks.us/librarytoyou
(Homebound services.)

Quest to Walk –
Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center

6319 W. 110th St
Overland Park, KS 66210
913-451-1500
(Short-term goals to increase independence and health.
Long-term goal is to walk.)

www.questtowalk.org

Rollx Vans
Savage, Minnesota
952-890-7851, 1-800-956-6668
(Wheelchair accessible
mini & full-size vans,
new & used, nationwide
service & delivery.)
http://www.rollxvans.com/

Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
MS 4003, 3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Center for Child Health Development— Room 2022b
Kansas City, KS 66160-7340
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.

United Access
Mobility for Living/Service for Life
7921 Bond Street
Lenexa, Kansas 66214
913-894-8080, 866-894-8080
(Wheelchair vans for rental or sale, wheelchair lifts, 
hand controls, scooter lifts, wheelchair ramps, etc…)

www.unitedaccess.com

Vantage Mobility International
(Find wheelchair vans, new or used,
and resources for van conversions.)
http://www.vantagemobility.com/

(The) Whole Person, Inc.*
7301 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66208
913-262-1294 V/TTY, 877-767-8896
www.thewholeperson.org
(A community-based, consumer-controlled,
cross-disability center for independent living.
Information, advocacy, services, resources)

(CIL*) = Centers for Independent Living are 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
for persons under age 65 on Medicaid’s Physically Disabled Waiver.
Kansas Association of Centers for Independent Living
www.kacil.org