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Kansas - Where to Find State Disability Assistance in Kansas

State Disability Resources for Kansas


Updated June 07, 2009

If your child has a disability, and you do not know where to find help, check out this list of essential resources available in your state. These essential contacts offer the most commonly needed services and can provide you with referrals to other appropriate services as well. If you have difficulty contacting any of these resources, please feel free to email me at: learningdisabilities@aboutguide.com.

Department of Education - Special Education - Ages 3 - 21

States' departments of education oversee disability education services to children. It monitors school districts for compliance with IDEA and state special education regulations. The Department of Education handles formal complaints, due process hearings, and mediation on special education issues.

Special Education Services Kansas State Department of Education
120 S.E. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612
Telephone: (785) 291-3097
Website: Special Education Programs

Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Disabilities

Services to children with disabilities include instruction, speech, physical, and occupational therapies.

Birth - 2:
Children's Developmental Services
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 220
Topeka, KS 66612-1274
Telephone: (785) 296-6135
Toll Free: (800) 332-6262 (Inside Kansas)
Website: Infant Toddler Services

Ages 3 - 5
Special Education Services

Kansas State Department of Education
120 S.E. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1182
Telephone: (785) 296-5352
Website: Special Education Programs

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

Vocational rehabilitation services help people with disabilities live independent lives with education, support, and employment assistance. The department works with middle schools, high schools, and higher education to help students with disabilities access appropriate supports for employment and independence such as job coaching, teaching skills, support in job placement, assistive and adaptive supports, and more.

Kansas Rehabilitation Services Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
915 SW Harrison Street, Floor 9 North
Topeka, KS 66612
Telephone: (785)368-7471
Telephone TTY: (785)368-7478
Toll Free: (800)432-0698
Website: Rehabilitation Services

Mental Health Services Agency

State mental health agencies provide services to individuals and families dealing with mental illness, mental retardation, and substance abuse. Services include advocacy, nursing home screening, psychiatric services, intervention, coordination of treatment, case management, and more.

Health Care Policy Division-Mental Health Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
Docking State Office Building
915 S.W. Harrison Street, 9th Floor
Topeka, KS 66612-1570
Telephone: (913)296-7272
Website: Mental Health Services

Disability Advocacy Services

Protection and advocacy offices offer information and referrals relating to disability issues, a resource database for self-advocacy, education and training in disability rights, and individual case advocacy.

Disability Rights Center of Kansas
635 SW Harrison Street, Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66603
Telephone: (785)273-9661
Toll Free: (877)776-1541 (Inside Kansas)
Website: Advocacy

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