disabled http://kmuw.org en 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 Grants To Help Disabled Kansas Job Seekers Awarded http://kmuw.org/post/grants-help-disabled-kansas-job-seekers-awarded <p>The first grants under a United Healthcare initiative to help disabled Kansas job seekers are going to groups with a collective presence across the state.<br><br>The health insurer said Friday it will provide $1.5 million in "Empower Kansas" grants over the next three years to community groups. The first five recipients were announced at a news conference in Overland Park.<br><br>The Wichita-based Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation is getting the largest grant, at nearly $116,000. The Sedgwick County Developmental Disability Organization was awarded $9,000.<br> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:00:13 +0000 Associated Press 23457 at http://kmuw.org Brownback To Discuss Waiting List For Disabled http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-discuss-waiting-list-disabled <p>Gov. Brownback has scheduled a press conference Wednesday afternoon in Topeka, with Lieutenant Gov. Jeff Colyer.<br><br>They will talk about shrinking waiting lists for disabled Kansas residents who are seeking in-home services.<br><br>Colyer is a surgeon who led the overhaul of the state's Medicaid program, which covers health care for the needy and disabled.<br><br>Kansas turned over administration of most of the Medicaid program to three private health insurance companies at the beginning of the year.<br> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:19:02 +0000 Associated Press 23259 at http://kmuw.org What KanCare Could Do For Thousands On The Disability Waiting List http://kmuw.org/post/what-kancare-could-do-thousands-disability-waiting-list <p>Kansas continues to have a lengthy waiting list for services for people with disabilities, but advocates are hoping the list will be addressed thanks to a clause in KanCare that earmarks savings for disability services.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:44:02 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 13730 at http://kmuw.org What KanCare Could Do For Thousands On The Disability Waiting List KanCare To Offer Disability Support Services March 1 http://kmuw.org/post/kancare-offer-disability-support-services-march-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansans</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;with developmental disabilities and their caregivers have been among the most vocal critics of the new privatized Medicaid system</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:08:27 +0000 Bryan Thompson 12514 at http://kmuw.org KanCare To Offer Disability Support Services March 1 Top Morning News 2.11.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-21113 <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bill would limit union access to teachers; </span>KanCare<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to start trial for developmentally disabled; 19 Kansas murderers paroled.</span></em></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Bill Seeks Equal Kansas Teacher Union Access</strong></p><p>A Kansas House committee will hear testimony Monday on legislation that guarantees all teachers' unions equal access to public school employees.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:42:09 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 12523 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 2.11.13 Kansas Validates 2,200 On Physical Disability Waiting List http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-validates-2200-physical-disability-waiting-list <p></p><p>State officials say the actual number of physically-disabled Kansans legitimately in line for home and community-based Services is about 2,200.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:43:30 +0000 Bryan Thompson 8059 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Validates 2,200 On Physical Disability Waiting List Top Morning News 11.06.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-110612 <p><em>Polls are open for election day 2012; State revenues are expected to be forecast today; Kansas officials say there are 2,200 people on waiting list for disability services.</em></p><p>In Sedgwick County, the polls are open for General Election Day - the polls will be open from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. Every voter must now show a photo ID when voting . Advance ballots must be in the Election Office by 7 p.m. Tuesday night. For more information, or to look up your assigned polling location, go to <a href="http://sedgwickcounty.org/elections/">sedgwickcounty.org/elections</a></p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:40:30 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 8060 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 11.06.12 KS Officials To Discuss Disabled Waiting List http://kmuw.org/post/ks-officials-discuss-disabled-waiting-list <p>Two top officials in Governor Sam Brownback's administration are preparing to make an announcement about the waiting list faced by hundreds of physically disabled Kansans seeking in-home services.</p><p>Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer and Aging and Disability Services Secretary Shawn Sullivan have planned a Statehouse news conference Monday. The administration didn't provide details before the event.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 12:02:01 +0000 Associated Press 8004 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 11.05.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-110512 <p><em>Advance voting in Kansas ends Monday at noon; The Wichita School Board will consider a contract that would end busing; Announcement about disability services waiting list expected.</em></p><p><strong>Advance Voting Ends Today, Election Day Is Tomorrow</strong></p><p>In Sedgwick County, advance voting in person ends at noon Monday at the election office.</p><p>Tuesday - General Election Day - the polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Every voter must now show a photo ID when voting. Advance ballots must be in the Election Office by 7 p.m. tomorrow.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:24:10 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 8006 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 11.05.12