Quick Links - Please note, timesheet deadlines have changed. Now due on the 2nd and 17th of each month.
Did you know that in Kansas, for every 2 individuals seeking employment, there are 5 persons with disabilities also seeking employment.
3Rivers has resources to help! Both for employers seeking qualified, dedicated employees, and for persons with disabilities seeking employment training and supports.
Check out these statistics and more in the KS State Plan for Independent Living annual Report.... learn more
Are you a person with a disability and interested in connecting with other Kansans for peer sharing, education and advocacy?
Join KAN-DO; Kansas Advocacy Network Disability Organization.
click here to print an application or find out how to join the Facebook group.
What's Happening Now.....
Your Kansas Legislature is adjourning for a their spring break. Now is the time to catch up with your legislator while they are back home, to share your views on the numerous important issues in front of them this year.
KS Budget for Fiscal year 2017 that begins July 1, 2016: this budget reduces funding for the Physical Disability Waiver by 2.3 million
Why advocates are tracking: the Medicaid funded Physical Disability (PD) Waiver provides individuals the opportunity to receive care in their homes rather than forcing them to move into a nursing home to receive assistance with daily living activities. This community based service option provides significant savings to the State yet the budget proposed a reduction to the funding. There are currently just over 1400 Kansans on a waiting list to receive this service.
Youth Transition Services? Yes there's an App for that!
The Disability Rights Center of Kansas has developed the iTransition app; a free tool for students, teachers, parents and IEP team members to use in transition planning. You can download the app from the Google Play or iTunes store. It's also available at
Support the Disability Integration Act
The Disability Integration Act (DIA) is civil rights legislation, introduced by Senator Schumer to address the fundamental issue that people who need Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) are forced into institutions and losing their basic civil rights. The legislation (S.2427) builds on the 25 years of work that ADAPT has done to end the institutional bias and provide seniors and people with disabilities home and community-based services (HCBS) as an alternative to institutionalization. It is the next step in our national advocacy after securing the Community First Choice (CFC) option. more info...
Looking for an exciting way you can support our mission?
Are you a person with a disability or a community member with skills you believe would benefit 3Rivers?
Consider becoming a Board member.
3Rivers has an energetic Board but we need more representation from our communities to help insure we are responsive to our community's needs.
3Rivers needs Board representation from the following counties;
Board meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every other month - 6pm to 8 pm. Members attend meetings in person or via phone or internet. Click here for more.info...
Letters of interest can be sent to:
Attn Board President
PO Box 408
Wamego, KS 66547
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