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Kansas

1. State CHIP Program
Kansas HealthWave

P.O. Box 3599
Topeka, KS 66601
(800) 792-4884

2. Early Intervention

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
Carolyn Nelson, Director
Children's Developmental Services
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 220
Topeka, KS 66612-1274
(785) 296-6135; (800) 332-6262 (in KS)
Web & E-mail

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Student Support Services
Kansas State Department of Education
120 S.E. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1182
(785) 296-1944
Web

3. Education Support

State Department of Education: Special Education
Colleen Riley, Director
Student Support Services
Kansas State Department of Education
120 S.E. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 291-3097
Web

State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
Dr. Tom Foster, Deputy Commissioner of Education
Kansas State Department of Education
120 S.E. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 296-2303
Web

4. Vocational Rehabilitation

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Michael Donnelly, Director
Kansas Rehabilitation Services
Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
3640 S.W. Topeka Boulevard, Suite 150
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 368-7471
Web

Coordinator for Transition Services
Wenda Blaauw, Education Program Consultant
Student Support Services
Kansas State Department of Education
120 S.E. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612 
(785) 296-7453
Web & E-mail

5. Developmental Disabilities

Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Jane Rhys, Executive Director
Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities
Docking State Office Building, Room 141
915 S.W. Harrison Street
Topeka, KS 66612-1570
(785) 296-2608
Web & E-mail

6. Mental Health Agency

State Mental Health Agency
Steve Erikson, Mental Health Director
Health Care Policy Division-Mental Health
Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
Docking State Office Building
915 S.W. Harrison Street, 9th Floor
Topeka, KS 66612-1570
(913) 296-7272
Web & E-mail

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Integrated Services
Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
Docking State Office Building
915 S.W. Harrison Street, 10th Floor
Topeka, KS 66612-1570
(785) 296-7272
Web

7. Referral Centers

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Michael Wehmeyer, Director
Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities
University of Kansas
1052 Robert Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-4295; (785) 864-5051 (TTY)
Web & E-mail

8. Links

Protection and Advocacy Agency
Rocky Nichols, Executive Director
Disability Rights Center of Kansas
3745 S.W. Wanamaker Road
Topeka, KS 66610
(785) 273-9661; (877) 776-1541 (in KS only)
Web & E-mail
 
Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Jamey Kendall, Director
Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Department of Health and Environment
1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 220
Topeka, KS 66612-1274
(785) 296-1316; (800) 332-6262 (in KS)
Web & E-mail

NICHCY

Updated: August, 2007
A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

 
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