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Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults: Great Plains Region Office - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults: Great Plains Region Office
450 E. Park Street
Suite 108
Olathe, KS 66061-5410
(913) 677-4562 (Local)
(913) 677-1544 (Fax)
(913) 677-4562 (TDD/TTY)
beth.jordan@hknc.org
http://www.hknc.org

Brief Description

Does not provide transportation, but may travel to the home of the consumer if more convenient.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
Number of staff: 2
Geographic area served: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska.
Publications: Nat-Cent News, Giving Newsletter

Staff

Beth Jordan, Regional Representative, beth.jordan@hknc.org
Diana Meier, Administrative Assistant, dianna.meier@hknc.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Conducts informal assessment to determine individual service needs of clients who are deaf-blind.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Refers to community rehabilitative resources relevant to deaf-blindness. May also refer to Sands Point, NY facility for comprehensive rehabilitation services for deaf-blind persons.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides public information about deaf-blindness and refers to community resources. Provides follow-along support. May refer to Sands Point, NY facility for comprehensive rehabilitation. Maintains information for National Registry.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Training provided at HKNC in NY.

Services for Children

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information, support and advocacy nationwide to individuals with combined vision and hearing loss, their families and the professionals who support them.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultation and technical assistance regarding deaf-blindness to schools and agencies. Assists in developing local services for deaf-blind persons.
  • Professional Training
    • Offers professional development and in-service training.
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