Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services http://kmuw.org en Kansas Program To Help Those With Brain Injury Up for Renewal http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-program-help-those-brain-injury-renewal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state of Kansas has a special program to help some people who have suffered serious brain injuries. It's a part of the Medicaid program, but is managed under a waiver from the federal government. That waiver is up for renewal, some people are concerned that access to the program may be cut back.</span></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:05:17 +0000 Bryan Thompson 32879 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Program To Help Those With Brain Injury Up for Renewal Is Kansas Short-Changing The Disabled? http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-short-changing-disabled <p>A Kansas advocacy group says the state has failed to comply with targets for delivering services to developmentally disabled people for years.<br /><br />The Disability Rights Center says 3,300 developmentally disabled Kansans who qualify for Medicaid services continue to be denied aid.<br /><br />The DRC says number of vacancies has grown each of the past four years.<br /><br />And these vacancies have contributed to people having to wait up to five years to start receiving home- and community-based aid.<br /> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:09:02 +0000 Associated Press 25497 at http://kmuw.org Kan. Plans Events On Medicaid Changes For Disabled http://kmuw.org/post/kan-plans-events-medicaid-changes-disabled <p>Kansas officials have scheduled four meetings next week to discuss how people with disabilities will be affected when they're included in an overhaul of the state's Medicaid program.<br><br>The Department for Aging and Disability Services says the meetings are intended for physically and developmentally disabled Kansans, their families and groups that provided services. The sessions will give those parties a chance to ask questions about the overhaul.<br> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:47:37 +0000 Associated Press 23545 at http://kmuw.org Licensed Guns Now Allowed In State Buildings http://kmuw.org/post/licensed-guns-now-allowed-state-buildings <p>As of Monday, properly licensed firearms will be allowed in all state office buildings, except those exempted by law.<br><br>The new law stipulates that concealed carry is permitted in any state or municipal building unless the building has adequate security measures to make sure no weapons are allowed inside.<br><br>State correctional facilities, courtrooms and law enforcement agencies are generally exempt from the new law.<br><br>Some state health care facilities and post-secondary educational facilities have asked for temporary exemptions from the law.<br> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:17:57 +0000 Kate Clause 19697 at http://kmuw.org