Continuing education program for individuals with developmental disabilities on the JCCC campus. This is a non-credit program designed to teach independent living skills and provide life-enhancing experiences. This is available to individuals 18 and over who have been attending secondary programs for individuals with disabilities.
The Rehabilitation Services Program offers a variety of rehabilitation services offering a variety of services for the state of KS. This site has information regarding gainful employment, disability determination services, deaf/hard of hearing help, independent living supports, and supports for de-institutionalization. This is also known as pre-ets and an application should be filled out by the guardians when the individual is in high school. Schools are not allowed to refer students for this program, but parents are encouraged to set up a meeting with a pre-ets counselor and they can help with answering questions.
Project SEARCH began in Ohio at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 1996 and has developed into a successful international program. The state of Kansas began implementing Project SEARCH with its first high school model in 2010. Since then, Project SEARCH sites across the state have averaged a 72% success rate with securing employment for Project SEARCH interns. Johnson County Developmental Supports implemented the first adult model of the Project SEARCH program in Kansas in August of 2014. We experienced a 100% success rate in our first program year.
End-Dependence Kansas (EDK) is a program aimed at helping jobseekers diagnosed with IDD find competitive employment in the community. EDK uses a progressive, educational approach to employment that helps jobseekers develop work skills. Participants receive one-on-one training from employment specialists and participate in job shadows, company tours, and informational interviews to learn more about different work environments to help them find the right match. End-Dependence Kansas is a statewide program aimed at helping 2,000 Kansans with disabilities access employment. It is funded through a Kansas Department for Children and Families grant
We are pleased to introduce you to a place where adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities are valued employees. Heartstrings Community Foundation, a local nonprofit, assists adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities to live meaningful, productive, and independent lives through successful employment in the business community.
The Dream Works provides Residential, Community Integration, Therapy, and Transitional Living Services in the Kansas City metro area since 1997. They work to promote independence, equal opportunities, and a real choice for all individuals with disabilities. This is being done regardless of the individual's physical, mental, or socioeconomic status.
The KS office is in Mission, KS.
Summit Future Foundation is Kansas City’s leading provider in transitional services. We understand the complexities of navigating for your child’s future and our team is comprised of parents who have navigated the same challenges. From employment training for your child to transition planning mentoring for you, we ensure that we take a holistic approach in supporting individuals and families in planning for life after school based services.
The Staples Training Program provides individuals with disabilities on-the -job training experience at the Staples Fulfillment Center. Individuals gain experience and the skills needed to make them desirable candidates during the multi-week paid training program. An on-site Job Coach from Ability KC follows individuals through the program and is available for technical assistance and support if needed.
One of the largest worries a parent has when their child is coming to the end of their time in high school is being unsure of what is next. The Transition Academy is a parents source to transition, college and career training. The Transition Academy offers help for parents, students and teachers.