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Local, State, and Regional Resources

Aging and Disability Resource Center

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a trusted source of information where people of all ages, abilities and income levels – and their caregivers – can go to obtain assistance in planning for their future long-term service and support needs. The ADRC is designed to empower older adults and persons with disabilities to make informed choices about their services and supports.

Phone number: 1-855-200-2372


Area Agencies on Aging

NamePhone numberWebsite
Central Plains1-855-200-2372
East Central Kansas1-785-242-7200
Johnson County1-913-715-8861
North Central / Flint Hills1-800-432-2703
Northeast Kansas1-785-742-7152
Northwest Kansas1-785-628-8204
South Central Kansas1-620-442-0268
Southeast Kansas1-620-431-2980
Southwest Kansas1-620-225-8230

Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK)

ATK is a Kansas statewide assistive technology program to help improve access to acquisition of assistive technology (AT) for individuals with disabilities and health conditions of all ages. Services include device demonstration, short-term equipment loan, AT reuse, and determination of funding eligibility for new and used devices.

Phone: 1-800-526-3648



iCanConnect – Kansas Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Project

Kansans with a combined hearing and vision loss can receive telecommunications tools and the training to use them through iCanConnect, part of ATK.


Kansas Telecommunications Access Program (KS TAP)

The Kansas Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) is an equipment distribution program. The purpose of the program is to provide specialized telephones and other telecommunications devices to Kansans with disabilities who can’t use traditional home telephones.


Blinded Veterans Association of the Heartland

Regional group of the Blinded Veterans Association serving blinded veterans residing in Kansas and Missouri. Works to ensure visually impaired veterans possess a peer support network and quality healthcare services at local Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers.


Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults: Great Plains Region Office

Provides information and resources on programs and services that are available to deaf-blind individuals, their families and service providers, and assists with finding and accessing the right ones for you.

Voice: 913-677-4562

VP: 913-227-4282


Kansas Association for the Blind or Visually Impaired

Committee devoted to increasing the independence, opportunity and quality of life for blind and visually impaired individuals, and to assist in generating equality between blind and visually impaired and their sighted peers.

Phone number: 1-800-799-1499


Kansas Centers for Independent Living

NameCityPhone numberTTYWebsite
Independence Inc.Lawrence1-785-841-03331-785-841-1046
Independent ConnectionSalina1-800-526-97311-785-827-7051
Independent Living Resource CenterWichita1-316-942-63001-316-942-6300
LINK, Inc.Hays1-785-625-69421-785-625-9642
Beyond Barriers
Hutchinson1-888-715-6818(video) 620-860-0146
Resource Center for Independent LivingOsage City1-800-580-72451-785-528-3106
Southeast Kansas Independent Living Resource CenterParsons1-800-688-56161-620-421-0983
The Whole PersonKansas City1-913-871-4188
Three Rivers Inc.Wamego1-800-855-3994

Kansas Department for Children and Families Rehabilitation Services

Offers a number of programs to meet the diverse needs of Kansans with disabilities


Kansas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Advocates for residents rights to protect and improve quality of life and care for Kansans who live in long-term care facilities.

Phone: 1-877-662-8362


Kansas Partnership for Accessible Technology (KPAT)

Organized and run by the State of Kansas, Office of Information and Technology Services, KPAT works to ensure that access to State of Kansas information and communications technologies and systems is equitable and inclusive for everyone, including people with disabilities.

Phone: 785-291-3016


KSDS Assistance Dogs, Inc.

Organization providing guide dogs for the visually impaired, service dogs for individuals with physical impairments, and facility dogs that assist professionals in many fields.

Phone: 785-325-2256


National Federation of the Blind of Kansas

A member of the National Federation of the Blind using innovating initiatives and advocacy to integrate blind individuals in Kansas and throughout the nation into a society on an equal footing.

Tom Page, President

Phone: 316-734-4839


Parenting Children with Special Needs (PCWSN)

PCWSN is a magazine with articles and stories about the triumphs, challenges, and everyday living and parenting of children with special needs from the Kansas City metro area. While it is a magazine, they also provide a very detailed resource guide for parents of children with special needs.


National Resources

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AbleData: Tools and Technology to Enhance Life -

Alzheimer’s Association -

American Association of People with Disabilities -

American Council of the Blind -

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) -

American Printing House of the Blind -

American Stroke Foundation -

American Brain Tumor Association -

Americans with Disabilities Act -

Arthritis Foundation -

Blinded Veterans Association -

Canine Companions for Independence -

Disabled People’s International (DPI) -

Easterseals -

G - L

Gary Sinise Foundation -

Guide Dogs for the Blind -

iBill Currency Reader Program - 

IRS (Internal Revenue Service) Online Accessible Tax Forms and Services -

Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss -

Lions Club International -

M - R

Macular Degeneration Foundation -

MaxiAids -

Muscular Dystrophy Association -

Nanopac -

National Federation of the Blind -

National Multiple Sclerosis Society -

National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation -

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children -

National Stroke Association -

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy -

Parkinson’s Foundation -

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation -

S - Z

Social Security -

United Cerebral Palsy -

United States Brain Injury Alliance -

Wounded Warrior Project -