This Kettle Korn company has production sites in both KS and Georgia and makes gourmet kettle korn. CEO Joe Steffy creates over 5 different types of kettle korn. Joe has owned his company for 15 years, moved to online sales, and has even spoken before the US Congressional Small Business Committee Hearings! I should also mention Joe has Down Syndrome.
Disability:IN Greater Kansas City is exactly what KC stands for, since 2009 this organization has helped businesses to reach out, hire, and retain individuals with disabilities. They work to educate businesses on how to advance disability inclusion in their workplace. They work with some of the biggest companies in Kansas City.
I’m a Travel Agent who specializes in creating Dream Vacations for individuals and families with physical challenges, disabilities or special needs. As an amputee myself, I live what YOU live. If you can dream it, it can be created FOR YOU! We will handle every nook and cranny of your trip planning down to the most minute detail, so there are no unwanted surprises. All you have to do is show up with bags packed!! We'll even pick you up from your house!!
Project RISE is helping to create employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. This program is helping the to find part or fill time paid employment at CMH in a variety of roles. They also offer positions for supported volunteers in the hospital. Project RISE also offers assistance to current and former CMH patients who are about to transition to adulthood and the job force.
Have you ever worried about your child being able to safely navigate your home? Or that they can independently take a shower? For many parents, these are daily worries. Accessibility Remodeling is here to help make your home, business, or commercial space accessible to all people. The passion and drive this company has to make KC accessible to all of its citizens is infectious and I am proud to be able to include them on the MKCA site. They can help you with everything from putting in a functional handrail, and all the way to completely remodeling your home to fit the needs of your loved one.
**Their website is being updated currently, this link will take you to their Facebook page. The website ill be added soon.**
Dreamers Merchants Coffee Company began in 2015 when Diane Grover learned of the low rate of employment of individuals with a disability. In hopes of creating a future job for her daughter, Mary Ellen, Diane started a coffee company. Today 30 Dreamers can be found in 13 states and both the company and the movement are growing rapidly. Every Dreamer's purchase allows them to hire individuals of all abilities in an inclusive environment.
This company was started by Andrew Banar who has Down syndrome and other associated health issues. Andrew wanted to raise money to go to college so he started with a lemonade stand but his mom encouraged him to use his rock & roll drawings on printed t-shirts instead and they grew from there!
Brittany’s Baskets of Hope, Inc. is dedicated to bringing information, support, guidance, and hope to families that have newly welcomed a baby with Down syndrome into their lives.
We believe that all babies, no matter who they are or how they’re born, deserve to be celebrated, and to know that they can achieve anything!
As part of our mission, we make and deliver baskets to celebrate the arrival of babies with Down syndrome that features information and guidance for the parents and gifts of love and joy for the babies and their siblings.
Since delivering our first basket of hope in October 2016, we have now sent over 950 baskets of hope to families in all 50 states across the country (and Puerto Rico)!
This is a father-son business with a social and retail mission of spreading happiness in the world. Check out John’s Crazy Socks to meet John, a young man with Down syndrome who believes in giving back as his business donates five percent of their earnings to the Special Olympics!
Side note, I want all of these socks!
Collettey's is changing the world, one cookie at a time. Collette is an individual with Down syndrome and after being turned down in many job interviews, she decided to pursue her passion for baking. She now employs 13 individuals with disabilities and speaks frequently about how the disability community is often overlooked.