Mission: Rainbows was founded in 1972 by Linda Weir Enegren to provide developmental training for children with severe, multiple disabilities who, without self-help skills, were ineligible for special education services through public schools. Over time, Rainbows' focus has shifted to early intervention services for children with a wide range of abilities and needs, ages birth to five. Rainbows meets community needs by identifying children with developmental delays and disabilities and linking them with early intervention services that promote their development and prepare them for kindergarten. The agency also offers a high quality early childhood literacy rich environment for typically developing young children through integrated classrooms. Rainbows meets the needs of families of infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays through home based early intervention services. Family support and training are woven throughout Rainbows' service offerings.A variety of support services are also available to school age children and youth with disabilities through the agency's community outreach program.
Target demographics: children with special needs and their families
Direct beneficiaries per year: 3,400 children
Geographic areas served: Sedgwick and Butler Counties
Programs: bringing together community resources and providing customized services for