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STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION
Student Support Services
Kansas State Department of Education
120 East 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 291-3097
E-mail: mremus@ksbe.state.ks.us

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Carol Dermyer, Director
Student Support Services
Kansas State Department of Education
120 East Tenth Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1182
(785) 296-7454
E-mail: cdermyer@ksbe.state.ks.us

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2
Jayne Garcia
Infant-Toddler Services
State Department of Health & Environment
Landon State Office Bldg.
900 S.W. Jackson, 10th Floor
Topeka, KS 66612-1290
(785) 296-6135
E-mail: jgarcia@kdhe.state.ks.us

STATE DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
Joyce Cussimanio, Commissioner
Rehabilitation Services
Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
3640 SW Topeka Blvd., Suite 150
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 267-5301
E-mail: jac@srkrspo.wpo.state.ks.us

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Grace Hayes, Education Program Consultant
Technical Education Team
Kansas State Department of Education
120 Southeast 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 296-2221

STATE MENTAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COMMISSION
Connie Hubbell, Commissioner
MH & DD/Dept. of Soc. & Rehab. Svcs.
Docking State Office Bldg.
915 SW Harrison Street, 5th Fl. North
Topeka, KS 66612-1570
(913) 296-3773
E-mail: CLH@srskansas.org

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Patrick Dickey, Program Consultant
Child & Adolescent MH Programs
SRS/MH & DD
Docking State Office Bldg., 5th Fl. North
Topeka, KS 66612-1570
(785) 296-7272
E-mail: PWD@srskansas.org

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAM
Darvin Hirsch, Director
Developmental Disabilities Services
SRS/ MH & DD
Docking State Office Bldg., 5th Floor North
Topeka, KS 66612-1570
(785) 296-3561
E-mail: DFH@srskansas.org

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL
Jane Rhys, Executive Director
Kansas Council on DD
Docking State Office Building, Rm. 141
915 SW Harrison Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1570
(785) 296-2608
E-mail: jrhys@midusa.net

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY
James L. Germer, Executive Director
Kansas Advocacy & Protective Services
3218 Kimball Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66503
(785) 776-1541; (800) 432-8276
E-mail: Michelle@ksadv.org

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Mary Reyer, Director
Client Assistance Program
2914 SW Plass Ct., Suite B
Topeka, KS 66611-1925
(785) 266-8193; (800) 432-2326

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Jamey Kendall, Director
Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Department of Health & Environment
Landon State Office Bldg., 10th Floor
900 S.W. Jackson
Topeka, KS 66612-1220
(785) 296-1316; (800) 332-6262 (in KS)
E-mail: jkendall@kdhe.state.ks.us

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING
Rebecca Aranda, Assistant Director
KS Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
3640 SW Topeka Blvd. Suite 150 Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 267-6100 (V/TTY)
(800) 432-0698 (V/TTY)
E-mail: rja@srskansas.org
Web: www.ink.org/public/srs/KCDHH.html

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE
Carol Dermyer, Director
Student Support Services
State Department of Education
120 East 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612
(913) 291-3097
E-mail: cdermyer@ksbe.state.ks.us

REGIONAL ADA TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY
ADA Project
University of Missouri/ Columbia
100 Corporate Lake Drive
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 882-3600 (V/TTY)
Web: www.adaproject.org

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS
Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CH.A.D.D)
8181 Professional Place, Suite 201
Landover, MD 20785
(301) 306-7070
(800) 233-4050  (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: national@chadd.org
Web: www.chadd.org

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 1303
Northbrook, IL 60065-1303
E-mail: mail@add.org
Web: www.add.org

Autism
To identify an autism group in your state, contact:
Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-0881; (800) 3-AUTISM
Web: www.autism-society.org

Kansas Resource Center on Autism
The Teachers College
P.O. Box 4036
Emporia State University
1200 Commerical
Emporia, KS 66801-5087
(316) 341-5525
E-mail: dowmirah@emporia.edu

Mirah Dow, Chair
KS Govenor’s Commission on Autism
504 E. Fifth Street
Eureka, KS 67045
(316) 583-7702; (316) 583-7479 (Fax)
E-mail: dowmirah@emporia.edu

Brain Injury
Elizabeth Jenkins, Executive Director
Brain Injury Assn. of KS & Greater Kansas City
1100 Pennsylvania, Suite 4061
Kansas City, MO 64105-1336
(800) 783-1356; (816) 842-8607
Web: www.brain-injury-ks-gkc.org

Cerebral Palsy
Pat Jones, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of KS
P.O. Box 8217
Wichita, KS 67208-0217
(316) 688-1888

Learning Disabilities
Kent Williams, President
Learning Disabilities Association of KS
P.O. Box 4424
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 272-0033

Mental Health
Rose Mary Mohr, President
Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas
555 N. Woodlawn, Suite 3105
Wichita, KS 67208
(316) 685-1821
E-mail: mha@southwind.net
Web: www.mhasck.org

Terry Larson, Executive Director
NAMI Kansas
112 Southwest 6th, P.O. Box 675
Topeka, KS 66601
(785) 233-0755; (800) 539-2660
E-mail: ksami@sprynet.com

Robbyn Myers
KS Mental Illness Awareness Council
P.O. Box 2264
Topeka, KS 66601
(785) 235-3866
E-mail: robbyn@KMIAC.org
Web: www.kmiac.org

Mental Retardation
Robert E. Geers, Coordinator
The Arc of Kansas
3601 S.W. 29th, Suite 105
Topeka, KS 66614
(785) 271-8783
E-mail: TheArc@cjnetworks.com

Speech-Language and Hearing
Dixie Heinrich, KSHA Coordinator
KS Speech-Language-Hearing Association
3900 17th
Great Bend, KS 67530
(316) 793-6550; (800) 248-5742
E-mail: ksha96@AOL.com
Web: www.ksha.org

Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association of Kansas
4421 W. Harry Street
Wichita, KS 67209-2733
(316) 946-9670

Visual Impairments
Judy Scott, Director
American Foundation for the Blind-Southwest
260 Treadway Plaza, Exchange Park
Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 352-7222
E-mail: afbdallas@afb.org

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM
Stephen Schroeder, Director
Life Span Institute
University of Kansas
1052 Robert Dole Human Development Center
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-4295
E-mail: schroede@dole.lsi.ukans.edu

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE
Charles Spellman, Project Director
Assistive Technology for Kansans Project
2601 Gabriel Avenue
P.O. Box 738
Parsons, KS 67357
(316) 421-8367 (V/TTY); (316) 421-0954 (Fax)
E-mail: ssack@ukans.edu

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION CENTER
Connie Zienkewicz, Director
Families Together, Inc.
3340 W. Douglas, Suite 102
Witchita, KS 67203
(316) 945-7747
(888) 815-6364 (Witchita); (800) 264-6343 (Topeka)
(888) 820-6364 (Garden City); (800) 499-9443 (Espanol)
E-mail: fmin@feist.com
Web: www.kansas.net/~family

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)
Laura Robson, President
Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers
715 Southwest 10th Street
Topeka, KS 66612-1686
(785) 234-5782
E-mail: ks_office@pta.org

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS
Marie Mareda, President
Goodwill Industries/Easter Seal Society of Kansas
P.O. Box 8169
Wichita, KS 67208
(316) 744-9291

Dr. Jane Adams, Executive Director
Keys for Networking
117 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603
(785) 233-8732
Web: www.keys.org

Beverly Dick, Executive Director
Special Arts Kansas, Inc.
829 N. Market Street
Wichita, KS 67214
(316) 262-8184