“In The Know- Community Supports and Services for All Ages”

Inclusion for Life

Tuesday, June 16

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Zoom Presentation

Learn how a Kansan with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability (IDD) can access community service funding and why the Johnson County Developmental Disability Community Developmental Disability Organization (CDDO) is the single point of entry for someone seeking services. Will cover the intake and eligibility process for the Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver.

Questions encouraged! This topic is a must for every family with a loved one with an intellectual disability at all ages. Whether your loved one is a toddler or an adult, if you have not started this process, please plan to be a part of this session.

Beginning with this session, there will be a $5 per household fee. This is a link to the registration. Please share with others who may need to attend this session.



Advocacy Training Boot Camp:

Aimed at beginner advocates, this is a great opportunity to get the advocacy training you have been wanting.. This virtual NDSC Advocacy Training Boot Camp From Your Couch is free and open to anyone wanting to learn more about advocacy. Self-advocates are encouraged to participate.  This session features information from effective self-advocates, parent advocates, and the expert NDSC Policy & Advocacy Team. From the comfort of your own home, learn what advocacy is, the basics of the legislative process, how to engage and build relationships with elected officials, and how to utilize social media in your advocacy efforts. You will also receive other important resources and tips. I am the coordinator of this camp and my daughter Rachel and I will both be presenting a segment. We hope you’ll join us.


Register at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhUPdgnQyxBgFXbuNWMMtB_yz2OLFKmOcEVLpl8aBEfFMfhA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3U9GXrRac_2XThvgL7OYSglF2JjfKHPu3Rzt-JZ_MzoJ9Zc_IdsliBYWM


Special Guest for Inclusion For Life in July

I am very excited to announce that our July Inclusion for Life Zoom Session will feature Jonathan Martinis, Esq., J.D., giving a Supported Decision-Making Overview.  Jonathan is a popular and knowledgeable expert on this topic and co-authored Supported Decision Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice For All.  Click hear to read more about Jonathan Martinis

Please add Tuesday, July 21, 6:30 – 8:00 PM to your calendar. Registration information will be coming soon.


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