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Advocacy Resources

American Association for People with Disability (AAPD)
1-800-840-8844
Nations largest disability rights organization that provides information on subjects such as education, workplace and employment, health and benefits, housing, interfaith services, technology, transportation,Veterans Services, job board

Coalition for Independence
913-321-5140
Advocacy, Support Groups, Community Intregration, Resources, Information, Referrals, Independent Living Skills, Medical Equipment, Assistive Equipment, Johnson County, Leavenworth County, Wyandotte County

Disability Rights Center of Kansas
Formerly Kansas Advocacy & Protective Services (KAPS), DRC is a public interest legal advocacy agency empowered by federal law to advocate for the civil and legal rights of Kansans with disabilities. DRC is the Official Protection and Advocacy System for Kansas and is a part of the national network of federally mandated and funded protection and advocacy systems.

Disability Rights Course
A free self paced webcourse that provides an overview of disability rights laws

Disability.gov
Learn about and receive up-to-date information regarding disability reform and legislation, and find tons of helpful resources for you and your family members for many different facets of life, including disability.gov’s blog site.

Kansas Children’s Service League
877-530-5275
No one knows kids better than the Kansas Children’s Service League. For over 120 years, we’ve provided a continuum of programs and services, advocated for children and collaborated with public and private agencies to impact the lives of more than 40,000 children and families each year. KCSL is dedicated to providing services and advocacy efforts that focus on preventing child abuse, strengthening families and empowering parents and youth

Kansas Elder Law Hotline
1-88-353-5337

Kansas Legal Services
1-800-723-6953

Kansas Resource Guide
1-800-332-6262
Advocacy, adult and aging, disability, education, Employment, health care, Independent and community living, Insurance/benefits, nutrition and wellness, women’s and children’s and youth services and resources.

Kansas National Organization for Women
1-888-363-2287
List of resources for many issues, such as clothing, discrimination, domestic violence, employment, WEN (Womens Employment Network), Food, Healthcare, Elder Abuse and Human Trafficking

KC Passages
816-931-0334
LGBT Youth Support, Education, Johnson County, Wyandotte County

Mesothelioma Symptoms

Parents, Friends and Family(PFLAG)
816-765-9818
PO Box 414101
Kansas City, Mo 64141
LGBT Resources, Support, Advocacy, Education, Anti-Bullying, Johnson County, Wyandotte County

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
1-800-532-5274
Organization that helps to solve health insurance and access problems.

People on Wheels
This is a website with updates and resources for people with disabilities.

Topeka Independent Living Resource Center (TILRC)
785-233-4572
TTY 785-233-1815
501 Southwest Jackson St, Ste 100
Topeka, KS 66603
Information, Referrals, Transitional Living Skills, Social/Recreational Opportunity, Individual Advocacy, benefit Advocacy, Systems Advocacy, Transitional Living Program, Housing Assistance, Community Services, Peer Counseling, Shawnee County.

Positive Changes
913-764-2072
Works with newly injured and their families on the transition to life in a wheelchair, provide information, referrals, individual advocacy, peer counseling, family support program

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Kansas City
Helpful community resource for folks in Kansas City living with CP. The site offers community and family support, helpful information about CP, event listings, programs and services in the area, and awards and recognitions.