Career Development Resources

Area Career Development Resources

Vocational Rehabilitation

Technical and financial assistance for transition students and adults with disabilities
Customized plan to obtain and maintain competitive or self-employment
Career counseling and guidance
Job placement and job coaching support
Access to education and training
Assistance with employment and/or education related costs 

Department of Children and Families
122 W. 19th Avenue 
Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 221-6400
http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/RS/Pages/Employment-Services

Job Corps

No cost residential and vocational training program for youth ages 16-24

Flint Hills Job Corps Center
4620 Eureka Drive
Manhattan, KS 66503
(785) 564-4900
www.jobcorps.gov 

Kansas Works

Connects job seekers, employers and education programs
Wide variety of support and resources 
Online resources
In-person resources through Workforce Centers
In-person job fairs and hiring events

Sumner County Workforce Center
314 N. Washington Avenue
Wellington, KS  67152
(620) 326-2659
www.kansasworks.com

Wichita Area Technical College (WATC)

Degree and technical programs
Multiple locations and online classes
Financial aid and scholarships available for qualified students
Disability services available

Wichita Area Technical College
4004 N. Webb
Wichita, KS  67266
(316) 677-9400
www.watc.edu

Cowley College

Degree and technical programs
Multiple locations and online classes
Financial aid and scholarships available for qualified students
Disability services available
Free online resources for assessment and career planning

Cowley College
125 S. 2nd Street
Arkansas City, KS  67005
(800) 593-2222
www.cowley.edu

Wichita State University

Degree and technical programs, credited and non-credited classes
Multiple locations and online classes
Financial aid and scholarships available for qualified students
Disability services available
Wide variety of non-credited classes and conferences through Office for Workforce,                       Professional and Community Education (WPCE), including educational day trips
Ed2Go online open enrollment programs, including high school diploma + career programs
Career Development Center for online and in person support for students

Wichita State University
1845 Fairmont Street 
Wichita, KS  67260
(316) 978-3456
www.wichita.edu

Self Advocacy Resources

 Self-Advocacy Online

Series of online lessons for self advocates 
Listing of advocacy groups nationwide 
Testimonials from self advocates on a range of topics
Disability-related research converted into easy to understand, accessible information

www.selfadvocacyonline.org

Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas (SACK)

Online training
Statewide conference information
Listing of advocacy groups across Kansas

www.sackonline.org 

Employment First Summit

Bi-annual conference for job seekers with disabilities held in Topeka
Reimbursements/scholarships available 

www.employmentfirstsummit.com

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

International toll-free expert consulting service for businesses and individuals with disabilities
Vast resources regarding job accommodations and employment issues
Confidential technical assistance specific to the business or individual’s needs 
Email, live help online, or over the phone support
Information on local, distant and remote training events

Voice: 1(800)526:7234
TTY: 1(877)781-9403
www.askjan.org

Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy (KYEA

A variety of workshops and conferences for Kansas youth with disabilities who have displayed or have an interest in developing leadership skills
Facilitate mentorships for youth with disabilities to connect with successful adults with disabilities
Training and awareness services for the disability community (all ages) and the general public
Links to state contacts and national resources

517 SW 37th St., Suite B
Topeka, KS  66611
Voice: 1(800)577-5932
TTY: 1(785)215-6698
www.kyea.org

Beach Center on Disability

Resources for transition students
Resources on self-determination and supported decision making for children and adults
Family and Employment Awareness Training (FEAT)

University of Kansas
Haworth Hall, Room 3134
1200 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS  66045
Voice: 1(785)864-7600
www.beachcenter.org 

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