The Arc of the United States
If you are interested in what is going on with the Arc at the national level, checkout their website at http://www.thearc.org/
Down Syndrome Society of Wichita
Resources are available to all interested families, friends, and professional. Many of the people in our group have experiences with professionals in the community and are a valuable resource with whatever needs arise.
Parent members are available for home and hospital visits to provide support for parents after the diagnosis of Down syndrome.
Sedgwick County Developmental Disability Organization (SCDDO)
Sedgwick County Developmental Disability Organization is the community developmental disability organization for Sedgwick County, Kansas. SCDDO is the agency that ensures services and support are available for children and adults with developmental disabilities. As the SCDDO, they are a one-stop resource and a…”point of entry”…for services available to individuals and families in need of developmental disability needs. Their website is http://www.sedgwickcounty.org/cddo/
United Way of the Plains
We are a funded partner of The United Way. Checkout their website for other funded partners and community resources. http://www.unitedwayplains.org/
Transition Tool Kit
The transition process for students preparing for graduation and becoming an adult should start at the age of 14. Here is the transition tool kit that will help you in taking the steps to develop a transition plan.
Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation – Financial Empowerment
The goal of AmeriCorps Financial Empowerment Services is to help low-income, working individuals and families improve their financial situation and achieve a greater degree of financial self-sufficiency.
The project is supported by a grant from AmeriCorps State and National, as well as funding from the Institute of Economic Empowerment. AFES offers free tax preparation, financial literacy classes, and Social Security Disability Benefits and work incentive education to people with disabilities and the community.
Free Income Tax Preparation
Social Security Benefits Education
Kansas Work Incentives Network