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Tools to advocate for your disability rights

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Assistive Technology

Students with Disabilities have the right to AT under IDEA

Kansas AT Lemon Law

Vocational Rehabilitation & AT

Assistive Technology Online Resources

FREE Communication Devices

National Library Service free talking books and Braille services

 

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Crime Victims

Disability & Aging Crime Victims Unit

Money to help house crime victims with disabilities

Safe at Home Program – Confidential Mailing Addresses for Violence Victims

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Criminal Justice

Individual Justice Planning

 

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COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Access

Economic Impact Payments FAQ

 

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Deaf & Hard of Hearing Advocacy

Self-Advocacy Letter Templates

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Disability Employment 

Programs to help people with disabilities get a job

Recommendations to get more Kansans with disabilities good-paying jobs 

Video on Employment Rights

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Free "Secret" Benefits for Kansans with disabilities

We call these "secret" benefits because too few people know about them!

Child Tax Credit

Emergency Broadband Benefit

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Total and Permanent Disability Discharge (TPD)

Free lifetime pass to National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands

$700 Tax Refund for Homeowners

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Guardianship & Other Legal Decision Makers

Alternatives to Guardianship & Conservatorship

DRC's Rep Payee Program

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History of Disability Rights in the U.S. and Kansas

Where We Came From: A Brief History of the Disability Rights Movement and Disability Discrimination

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Home and Community-Based Services Medicaid Waiver Program 

EPSDT: Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment

Checklist of EPSDT services 

End The Wait Campaign

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Mental Health

The Rights of Persons with Mental Illness

Agreement with State of Kansas to Reform Services for People Living in Mental Health Nursing Facilities

 

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Recommendations for school to life transition

Web and device-based app that students with disabilities use to help transition to adult life (iTransition app)

Recommendations to get more Kansans with disabilities good-paying jobs 

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Social Security & Rep Payees

Consumer's Quick Guide to Ticket to Work in Kansas

Checklist for using your Ticket to Work

Employment and Social Security Benefits FAQ

DRC's Rep Payee Program

 

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Special Education

Know Your Special Education Rights: A Guide for Parents & Students in Kansas

Parents' and students' rights to SPED during COVID-19

Web and device-based app that students with disabilities use to help transition to adult life (iTransition app)

 

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Voting

Register to Vote

Your Right to Vote

Permanent Advance Voting for Kansans with disabilities

Having someone help you cast a ballot

Polling place accessibility

 

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