Kansas Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities. For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

See Kansas Web Resources     

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:  Special Education Services. STATE VOCATIONAL   Rehabilitation Agency


DISABILITY  Organizations

DEVELOPMENTAL    DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
DEVELOPMENTAL    DISABILITIES Services
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN ages 3 through 5.  STATE VOCATIONAL   Special Needs Programs DISABILITIES 
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs  
 
EARLY 
Intervention System.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL HEALTH 
for children and youth.
CLIENT ASSISTANCE   Program. TECHNOLOGY RELATED Assistance.
PARENTS  Training and Information Project. DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL Health  PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN with Special Health CareNeeds. PARENT-TEACHER Association (PTA)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Michael Remus, Team Leader
Student Support Services
Kansas State Department of Education
120 East 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612
            (785) 291-3097      
E-mail: mremus@ksbe.state.ks.us

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Carol Dermyer
Student Support Services
Kansas State Department of Education
120 East Tenth Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1182
            (785) 296-7454      
E-mail: cdermyer@ksbe.state.ks.us

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Jayne Garcia
Infant-Toddler Services
State Department of Health & Environment
Landon State Office Bldg.
900 S.W. Jackson, 10th Floor
Topeka, KS 66612-1290
            (785) 296-6135      
E-mail: uskank86@ibmmail.com

STATE DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

Joyce Cussimanio, Commissioner
Rehabilitation Services
Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
3640 SW Topeka Blvd., Suite 150
Topeka, KS 66611
            (785) 267-5301      

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Frayna Scrinopskie, Education Program Consultant
Technical Education Team
Kansas State Department of Education
120 Southeast 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612
            (785) 296-2221      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COMMISSION

Connie Hubbell, Commissioner
MH & DD/Dept. of Soc. & Rehab. Svcs.
Docking State Office Bldg.
915 SW Harrison Street, 5th Fl. North
Topeka, KS 66612-1570
            (913) 296-3773      
E-mail: clh@srsmhdd.wpo.state.ks.us

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Patrick Dickey, Program Consultant
Child & Adolescent MH Programs
SRS/MH & DD
Docking State Office Bldg., 5th Fl. North
Topeka, KS 66612-1570
            (785) 296-7272      
E-mail: pwd@srsmhdd.wpo.state.ks.us

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAM

Darvin Hirsch, Director
Developmental Disabilities Services
SRS/ MH & DD
Docking State Office Bldg., 5th Floor North
Topeka, KS 66612-1570
            (785) 296-3561      
E-mail: dfh@srsmhdd.wpo.state.ks.us

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Jane Rhys, Executive Director
Kansas Council on DD
Docking State Office Building, Rm. 141
915 SW Harrison Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1570
            (785) 296-2608      
E-mail: jrhys@midusa.net

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

James L. Germer, Executive Director
Kansas Advocacy & Protective Services
3218 Kimball Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66503
            (785) 776-1541      ;             (800) 432-8276      

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Mary Reyer, Director
Client Assistance Program
2914 SW Plass Ct., Suite B
Topeka, KS 66611-1925
            (785) 266-8193      ;             (800) 432-2326      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Jamey Kendall, Director
Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Department of Health & Environment
Landon State Office Bldg., 10th Floor
900 S.W. Jackson
Topeka, KS 66612
            (785) 296-1316      ;             (800) 332-6262      
E-mail: jkendall@kdhe.state.ks.us

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Dawn M. O’Brien, Assistant Director
KS Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
3640 SW Topeka Blvd. Suite 150 Topeka, KS 66611
            (785) 267-6100       (V/TTY)
            (800) 432-0698       (V/TTY, in KS only)
E-mail: kcdhh@cjnetworks.com
URL: http://www.ink.org/public/srs/KCDHH.html

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

Michael Remus, Team Leader
Student Support Services
State Board of Education
120 East 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612
            (913) 291-3097      
E-mail: mremus@ksbe.state.ks.us

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Charles Spellman, Project Director
Assistive Technology for Kansans Project
2601 Gabriel
P.O. Box 738
Parsons, KS 67357
            (316) 421-8367       (V/TTY);             (316) 421-0954       (Fax)
E-mail: ssack@parsons.lsi.ukans.edu

REGIONAL ADA TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY

ADA Project
University of Missouri/Columbia
4812 Santanna Circle
Columbia, MO 65203
            (573) 882-3600       (V/TTY)

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
9930 Johnnycake Ridge Rd., Suite 3E
Mentor, OH 44060
            (440) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NatlADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Kansas Resource Center on Autism
The Teachers College
P.O. Box 4036
Emporia State University
1200 Commerical
Emporia, KS 66801-5087
            (316) 341-5525      
E-mail: dowmirah@emporia.edu

Mirah Dow, Chair
KS Govenor’s Commission on Autism
P. O. Box 108
Eureka, KS 67045
            (316) 583-7702      ;             (316) 583-7479       (Fax)
E-mail: dowmirah@emporia.edu

Brain Injury
Brain Injury Assn. of KS & Greater Kansas City
1100 Pennsylvania, Suite 4061
Kansas City, MO 64105-1336
            (800) 783-1356      ;             (816) 842-8607      
URL: http://www.brain-injury-ks-gkc.org

Cerebral Palsy
Dave Jones, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of KS
P.O. Box 8217
Wichita, KS 67208-0217
            (316) 688-1888      

Learning Disabilities
Kent Williams, President
Learning Disabilities Association of KS
P.O. Box 4424
Topeka, KS 66604
            (785) 272-0033      

Mental Health
Rose Mary Mohr, President
Mental Health Association in Kansas
555 N. Woodlawn, Suite 3105
Wichita, KS 67208
            (316) 685-1821      
E-mail: mha@southwind.net
URL: http://www.mhasck.org

Lonny Lindquist, Executive Director
KS Mental Illness Awareness Council
P. O. Box 2264
Topeka, KS 66601
            (785) 235-3866      

Terry Larson, Executive Director
NAMI Kansas
112 Southwest 6th, P.O. Box 675
Topeka, KS 66601
            (785) 233-0755      ;             (800) 539-2660      
E-mail: namiks@sprynet.com

Mental Retardation
Robert E. Geers, Coordinator
The Arc of Kansas
3601 S.W. 29th, Suite 1625
Topeka, KS 66604
            (785) 271-8783      
E-mail: TheArc@cjnetworks.com

Speech-Language and Hearing
Dixie Heinrich, KSHA Coordinator
KS Speech-Language-Hearing Association
3900 17th
Great Bend, KS 67530
            (316) 793-6550      
E-mail: ksha96@aol.com

Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association of Kansas
4421 W. Harry Street
Wichita, KS 67209-2733
            (316) 946-9670      

Visual Impairments
Judy Scott, Director
American Foundation for the Blind-Southwest
260 Treadway Plaza, Exchange Park
Dallas, TX 75235
            (214) 352-7222      
E-mail: afbdallas@afb.org

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

Marie Mareda, President
Goodwill Industries/Easter Seal Society of Kansas
P.O. Box 8169
Wichita, KS 67208
            (316) 744-9291      Dr. Jane Adams, Executive Director
Keys for Networking
117 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603
            (785) 233-8732      

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Stephen Schroeder, Director
Span Institute
University of Kansas
1052 Robert Dole Human Development Center
Lawrence, KS 66045
            (785) 864-4295      
_____________________________________University of Kansas Medical Center, 
Kansas City, 
Kansas Contact: Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, Department of Special Education, 
4001 Miller Building, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., 
Kansas City, Kansas 66106-7335,             (913)588-5943      . 
This group sponsors a support group for parents
of children with AS. 

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION CENTER

Connie Zienkewicz, Director
Families Together, Inc.
3340 W. Douglas, Suite 102
Witchita, KS 67203
            (316) 945-7747      
            (888) 815-6364       (Witchita);             (800) 264-6343       (Topeka)
            (888) 820-6364       (Garden City);             (800) 499-9443       (Espanol)
E-mail: fmin@feist.com
URL: http://www.kansas.net/~family

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Laura Robson, President
Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers
715 Southwest 10th Street
Topeka, KS 66612-1686
            (785) 234-5782      
E-mail: ks-office@pta.org

 

 
Kansas Web
 

Civil Liberties and Human Rights 
ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri Legal Assistance 
The Kansas Elder Law Network 

Peace and Conflict Resolution 
Mediation Center Of Wichita, Inc.

Disability Informatrion 
Beach Center on Families and Disability   
Three Rivers Independent Living Resource Center 
Trinity Respite Care, Inc.Community Service (Volunteering) 
Kansas Americorps
Health 
C.H.A.D.D. of Greater Kansas City 
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Kansas City Chapter 
Kansas Health Foundation 
Katy’s Place 
Wichita Celiac Support Group
Children and Youth   
CASA – Douglas County 
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kansas 
Wichita Area Girl Scout Council 
Youth Friends
Community  
Kansas Library Network Board
Information Network of KansasRecovery, Addiction, and Abuse 
Douglas County Rape Victim/Survivor Service 
Self-Help Network of Kansas 
Education 
CUBE – Center for Understanding the Built Environment 
Greenbush Crime 
Koch Crime Commission 

 

Visit these sites for more information
Early Origins of AutismAsk an Expert on AutismHealth FinderTalk to Autism ExpertNational Institutes of Mental HealthCombined Health Information DatabaseAbstracts on Autism

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