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 USA 66603
(785) 368-7143
sps@srs.ks.gov
http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/RS/Pages/Blind.aspx

Staff

Charlene Johnson, OIB Program manager, Charlene.Johnson@ks.gov, (785) 296-8600

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.