Kansas Department for Children and Families: Services for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

General Information

Kansas Department for Children and Families: Services for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
555 S. Kansas, 3rd Floor
Topeka Kansas 1 66603
(785) 368 7471
sps@srs.ks.gov
http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/RS/Pages/Blind.aspx

Staff

Mike Donnelly, Director, Michael.donnelly@dcf.ks.gov

Diane Hemphill, Administrator, Services for the Blind

Services Offered

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Mobile teams offer specific services throughout state.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in independent living skills, orientation and mobility, technological services. Provides community or in-home training (communications, orientation and mobility, daily living skills) for visually impaired persons 55 and older through its Kansas Seniors Achieving Independent Living (KAN-SAIL) program.

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Business Enterprise Program (BEM) offers employment opportunities such as managing food service operations and operating vending stands and snack bars. Funds matched by federal funding.

  • Services for Seniors

  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.