Entries by Shawna Maase

Easter Themed SOARly Needed R&R – APRIL 12th!

Our next SOARly Needed R&R will be on April 12th and it will be Easter themed. Keep your eye out in the next few days for more information about registration. Notice!!! We sold out this R&R in record time and had a long wait list.  To make it fair to all families, if you are on the wait list and DO NOT get accepted […]

Open Enrollment for KanCare Beneficiaries

Consumers that are currently enrolled in KanCare with Aetna, Sunflower, or United HealthCare are in their open enrollment period to either remain with their current insurance carrier or switch. The current options for KanCare enrollees include Aetna, Sunflower, or United HealthCare.Please direct consumers to this website to review the different plans and ways to switch if they […]

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group

The University of Kansas Health System For patients who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, as well as their loved ones and caregivers, we offer a support group to provide information, education and encouragement. Who: Anyone who has suffered a traumatic brain injury, along with loved ones and caregivers When: Every other month, on Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 […]

LOVE Your Brain YOGA

Registration is open for the LoveYourBrain Yoga program at Om Prana Yoga starting January 27th! LoveYourBrain Yoga is free and open to individuals who have experienced traumatic brain injury (including concussions) and caregivers. The two are welcome to attend together but are not required to. What: This FREE 6-week program offers gentle yoga, guided meditation, and facilitated group […]


Food Assistance for Eligible Individuals United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) The Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has corresponded with states that food assistance – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be available for February benefits in January.  Eligible participants will receive their February benefits before January 20th. This is not an extra benefit and NO […]

On-Demand Transportation to Be Trialed in Johnson County

Beginning February 2019, RideKC will offer an on-demand service to connect people to work, school, shopping and more! What is RideKC Micro Transit? RideKC Micro Transit is an app-based, on-demand service that uses vans to get you where you need to go within the service area in Johnson County. What makes this service unique? It’s […]


Free Tax Preparation Volunteer Income Tax Assistance It’s income tax time! Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is again partnering with El Centro and NextStepKC to host the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Dates and Times: Feb. 6 – April 13, 2019 Wednesdays: Noon – 4:30 p.m. (or until full) Thursdays: Noon – 4:30 p.m. (or […]

2019 SPRING I/DD SUMMIT – April 10th, 2019

SPRING IDD SUMMIT: POSITIVE APPROACH TO CARE FOR ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA RELATED ILLNESSES April 10, 2019       9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center 8788 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park, KS 66212 9:30-10 a.m. Registration 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Positive Approach to Care by Shelly Edwards (see below) – Part 1:  12-1 p.m. Lunch […]

SOAR R&R on Feb 1, 2019 with a Superheroes Theme!!

The registration for SOAR R&R on Feb 1, 2019 with a Superheroes Theme is now open! Register online by clicking HERE! You will need to log in to register. Our siblings (5-13 y/o) will be having a great night of fun at BV Rec at 151st and Metcalf for a night of swimming in the heated pool!!! Superheroes will be joining us at Grace Church! We expect […]

Sensory Friendly Christmas Eve Services

Christmas Eve services at Grace Church. We will be offering Sensory Friendly Services during all of our services for your family. Our services will be as follows: South OP: Sat 12/22 – none; Sun 12/23 – 9/11am; Mon 12/24 – 2/4/6pm North OP: Sun 12/23 – 10am; Mon 12/24 – 5pm Olathe: Sun 12/23 – 9/10:45am; Mon 12/24 […]

Project SEARCH Informational Meeting – 1/31/2019

You’re invited to a Project SEARCH Informational Meeting! When: Thursday, January 31, 2019 Tuesday, February 5, 2019 (Select one date to attend) Time: 6:00 pm – 8 pm Where: Johnson County Administration Building 111 S. Cherry, Olathe, KS 66061 In Lower Level Room 200 Project SEARCH is an education and employment program model for individuals […]

SUPERHERO themed SOARly Needed R&R – FEB 1st!

Our next SOARly Needed R&R will be on February 1st and it will be Superhero themed. Keep your eye out in the next few weeks for more information about registration. Notice!!! We sold out this R&R in record time and had a long wait list.  To make it fair to all families, if you are on the wait list and DO NOT get accepted […]