Disability Resources

Workforce resources for Kansans with disabilities

The state of Kansas partners with local, state and federal entities to provide disability resources and information to assist Kansans achieve their employment goals.

Ticket to Work

Website: choosework.ssa.gov

The Ticket to Work program supports career development for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 who want to work. The program is free and voluntary, and it helps people with disabilities progress toward financial independence.

An Employment Network (EN) is an entity that enters into an agreement with the Social Security Administration (Social Security) to either provide or coordinate the delivery of services to Social Security disability beneficiaries. Ready to get started? KANSASWORKS is an approved EN to accept your “Ticket to Work.”

Get in touch with us to learn more or to get connected with an Employment Service Provider near you who can help you achieve your employment goals.

KANSASWORKS Employment Network
Phone: (785) 239-0405
Email: Amanda.Ramsey@ks.gov

Kansas Rehabilitation Services (KRS)

Phone: (866) 213-9079
TDD: (800) 432-0698
Website: dcf.ks.gov/services/RS/Pages/Employment-Services.aspx

To help Kansas citizens with disabilities meets their employment goals, KRS offers a variety of vocational rehabilitation (VR) services. VR services are the cornerstone of our efforts to empower Kansans with disabilities to become gainfully employed and self-sufficient. VR helps people with disabilities achieve employment and links businesses with qualified, productive employees to meet their workforce needs.

If you have a disability which impacts your ability to get or keep a job, you may want to apply for VR services. You can apply at the nearest Kansas Department for Children and Families (KDCF) office. Find the office serving your community here.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Phone: (800) 526-7234
Website: askjan.org

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Phone: (800) 514-0301
Website: ada.gov

ADA provides employer resources on responsibilities, regulations, enforcement, etc.

Great Plains ADA Center

Phone: (573) 882-3600
Website: gpaadaproject.org

The Great Plains ADA Center provides information, technical assistance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability laws to the Great Plains region.

Kansas Working Healthy

Website: kdheks.gov/hcf/workinghealthy

Working Healthy offers people with disabilities who are working or interested in working the opportunity to get or keep Medicaid coverage while on the job. Through Working Healthy, people can earn more, save more, achieve their career goals and still maintain their health coverage.

Benefits specialists are available to discuss Working Healthy and provide benefits planning and analysis regarding the effects of earnings on cash (Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income) and medical benefits (Medicare and Medicaid).

Kansas Transit Provider Directory

Website: https://kutc.ku.edu/map

This is an interactive map that provides links to information about Kansas transit provider agencies and the Coordinated Transit Districts to which they belong.

Assistive Technology for Kansas (ATK)

Phone: (800) 526-3648
Website: atk.ku.edu

Assistive Technology for Kansas (ATK) connects people with disabilities and health conditions of all ages with the assistive technology they need to learn, work, play and participate in community life safely and independently. ATK strives to improve access to and acquisition of assistive technology for individuals of all ages with disabilities and health conditions.

K-LOAN

Phone: (866) 465-2826
Website: k-loan.net

K-LOAN was established and is directed by persons with disabilities. It is a consumer-run financial program founded to provide persons with disabilities and their families with access to financial resources toward acquiring assistive technology through education, saving and borrowing. The Kansas Assistive Technology Loan Program manages a low-interest loan program and a directed savings program. Highly individualized financial planning and credit restoration counseling is provided for persons with disabilities and their families through the program.


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