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Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation Of Kansas Inc

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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Job Training, Vocational Rehabilitation

Mission: Cprf's mission is to provide individuals with disabilities customized services, supports, and technologies, with an emphasis on employment & training, to facilitate their chosen economic and personal independence.

Programs: Community support services includes adult day services, case management, housing (available through the timbers apartments), and transportation. Adult day services provides options for adults with severe disabilities, including personal care, socialization and educational & recreational activities that promote their preferred lifestyle, personal growth and integration into the community. Case managers coordinate services that assist individuals with disabilities in achieving and maintaining their preferred lifestyle. They help with identifying, obtaining and coordinating services and supports. The timbers apartments is an independent living option for people with disabilities and the elderly. Modifications for accessibility is incorporated throughout the community, including roll-in showers, roll under sinks and counters, automatic doors, and an accessible outdoor swimming pool. Timberlines transportation service provides easy, accessible and affordable transportation for people with disabilities and special needs through the city of wichita in order to help them gain and enhance their personal independence.

technical service division includes customized wheelchairs and repair, therapy services and home accessibility modifications. The cprf posture seating clinic builds customized seating systems for wheelchairs and performs repairs as well. With state-of-the-art technology, clinic staff can prescribe a wheelchair seating system to provide better body alignment, normalize muscle tone, and inhibit abnormal reflexes all in a way that ensures that every installation adapts to individual needs. The maintenance therapy department provides a regimen of strengthening muscles, controlling pain, increasing flexibility and improving muscle tone. Many people with severe disabilities need this in order to retain or improve their current level of independence.

the employment services & research division includes vocational assessments, career placement, employment related training, financial counseling and benefit assistance as well as tax assistance. Cprf helps individuals identify their vocational strengths and potential employment barriers, including job aptitudes, interests & personality traits. The placement department provides career guidance, job readiness, development, placement and retention services to people with disabilities and others with vocational barriers. The school of adaptive computer training is devoted to improving marketable computer skills for people with disabilities. Financial support services are provided to give people with disabilities support to understand and manage their disability benefits while gaining and advancing in their employment. This is done through benefits screening, income tax assistance, financial education and asset development courses and counseling.

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