Please note - There are some significant changes to the Home and Community Based Services program HCBS. The new Direct Service Worker Application is available at the link below. An explanation of some of the changes is available on the Direct Service Worker page. (see the link at the top of the page)
Quick Links - Please note, timesheet deadlines have changed. Now due on the 2nd and 17th of each month.
What's Happening Now.....
Respite Training Course to Help Caregivers in Manhattan KS, Thursday, July 23
Family members, volunteers or job seekers looking to learn or enhance skills to provide relief and support to people caring for others at home are invited to attend an upcoming Respite Education and Support Tools (REST) training. The one-day training happens in Manhattan, Thursday, July 23. A second course will be offered in Salina on Thursday, August 13. more...
New Service for Entrepreneurs Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now providing information in American Sign Language (ASL) to help people with hearing disabilities start and grow small businesses. The ASL Video Customer Support Line allows callers using videophones to be connected to representatives who are fluent in ASL. Watch this video to learn more. Call 1-855-440-4960 Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to be connected with a SBA representative.
Looking for information about becoming self-employed or tips on starting your own business? Check out Disability.gov's Guide to Self-Employment & Starting a Small Business.
FEMA invites individuals and organizations across the country to describe inclusive emergency management practices. Reviewers from FEMA ODIC and the Pacific ADA Center (on behalf of the ADA National Network) will select practices that have promise for national dissemination. These promising practices will be presented in monthly webinars sponsored by the two organizations. We encourage proposals that highlight inclusive practices in emergency management, response and recovery, mitigation, as well as practices for integrating people with disabilities in emergency preparation issues.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please fill out the attached form and submit by July 20, 2015.
Please submit your application (attached) by fax at 540-504-2830 or by email to Jacob.Rodrigueznoble@fema.dhs.gov. Webinars will be selected by September 29, 2015.
The Kansas Disability Caucus is Returning!
We are excited to announce that advocates have been working very hard to bring back this powerful event which brings together individuals with disabilities from across Kansas.
The event will be held August 13-14, 2015 at the Topeka Downtown Ramada. A vareity of workshops and trainings sessions will provide education on important issues for individuals with disabilities. Scholarships are available. Contact the Kansas Association on Centers for Indpendent Living for more information. (785) 215-8048
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ADA - Ignite the Fire of Independent Living!
3RIvers is seeking Board members to represent the following counties in our service area; Geary, Clay, Washington, Nemaha, Wabaunsee and Marshall. Board meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday evening of the month. more....
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