The state of Kansas partners with local, state and federal entities to provide disability resources and information to assist Kansans with achieving their employment goals.
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: [email protected]
Phone: (866) 213-9079
TDD: (800) 432-0698
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.
RETAINWORKS is a free, grant-funded program focused on helping people whose lives have recently been disrupted because of an injury, illness, or worsening health problem. Retaining valued employees is critical, especially during today’s workforce shortage. The cost of finding new employees is typically greater than returning employees to work, even if in a different capacity. With early coordination of support and services, along with training, individuals can continue to play a critical role in their respective organizations.
Phone: (800) 526-7234
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.
Phone: (800) 514-0301
ADA provides employer resources on responsibilities, regulations, enforcement, etc.
Phone: (573) 882-3600
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.
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).
This is an interactive map that provides links to information about Kansas transit provider agencies and the Coordinated Transit Districts to which they belong.
Phone: (800) 526-3648
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.
Phone: (866) 465-2826
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.