General Resources for Parents of Children with Disabilities

  • Disability Rights Center of Kansas (DRC)
    DRC is an advocate for the civil and legal rights of Kansans with disabilities. DRC also educates policymakers on needed improvements to the law, programs and public policy.
  • DO-IT: Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology Center
    Dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. DO-IT promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.
  • Families Together, Inc.
    Families Together, Inc. is a statewide organization that assists parents and their sons and daughters with disabilities. Each year, Families Together Inc. provides, without fees, direct support to more than 12,000 Kansas families.
  • Infinitec
    The Mission of Infinitec is to advance independence and promote inclusive opportunities for children and adults with disabilities through technology. The Infinitec staff helps people with disabilities find and get access to information, technology services, training, assistive equipment and specialists by creating partnerships that maximize resources.
  • Kansas Inservice Training System (KITS)
    KITS is a program of the University of Kansas Life Span Institute at Parsons and is supported through grants from the Kansas State Department of Education–Early Childhood, Special Education and Title Services in order to provide professional development of early childhood professionals and families. KITS provides professional development for early childhood professionals and families.
  • Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC)
    KPIRC promotes meaningful parent involvement at all levels of education and provides information and resources to help parents, educators and other organizations promote the educational success of every Kansas child.
  • Keys for Networking, Inc.
    Keys serves and empowers parent clients through the programs listed to assist with children and adolescents who have behavioral, education, emotional, mental health, physical health, and substance abuse problems.
  • The Kansas Special Health Care Needs (SHCN) Program
    Promotes the functional skills of persons, who have or are at risk for a disability or chronic disease. The program is responsible for the planning, development, and promotion of the parameters and quality of specialty health care in Kansas in accordance with state and federal funding and direction.
  • Kansas State Department of Education
    The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) provides leadership, resources, support and accountability to the state’s K-12 education system. It is the goal of the agency to provide all Kansas children with equal access to a quality, high-level education that promotes student achievement and prepares all students for global success.

  • Kansas State School for the Blind (KSSB)
    KSSB is a catalyst and leader in the development of exemplary programs and practices in vision services in Kansas. We build local capacity throughout the state via strategic partnerships to ensure learners with visual impairments are able to assume responsible roles in society and lead fulfilling lives.
  • Kansas Technical Assistance Systems Network (KTASN): Professional Development Opportunities
    Listing of upcoming continuing education and training opportunities for professional development.
  • Project ENABLE: This training web site is intended for school, public and academic librarians. The site provides a unique and innovative combination of features, including: a site design based on instructional and motivational theories and modules; training that is customized according to a type of library setting (school, academic, public) and location (state); the option for librarians to register as individuals or for administrators or trainers to register a group or class; the opportunity to take an Initial Assessment to customize training; a variety of formats including text, videos, graphics, photos, audio files, links to relevant sites, games, interactive activities, evaluation checklists, and fill-in templates for creating action plans for ensuring an accessible library and designing inclusive lesson plans; a My Ideas feature allows the trainee to take notes or jot down ideas while progressing through the training; and a certificate of achievement, available (and printable) to any trainee successfully completing all of the training and assessments.