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Kansas Department for Children and Families: Services for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Kansas Department for Children and Families: Services for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
915 SW Harrison
DSOB, 8th Floor West
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 368-8204 (Local)
(888) 369-4777 (Toll-Free)
ctl@srs.ks.gov
http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/RS/Pages/Blind.aspx

Brief Description

Geographic area served: Kansas.

Staff

Mike Donnelly, Director, Michael.donnelly@dcf.ks.gov
Diane Hemphill, Administrator, Services for the Blind

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Mobile teams offer specific services throughout state.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in independent living skills, orientation and mobility, technological services. Provides community or in-home training (communications, orientation and mobility, daily living skills) for visually impaired persons 55 and older through its Kansas Seniors Achieving Independent Living (KAN-SAIL) program.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Business Enterprise Program (BEM) offers employment opportunities such as managing food service operations and operating vending stands and snack bars. Funds matched by federal funding.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

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