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Check out what has been taking place in the first quarter of 2019! 

HB 2044 Signed into law

Yesterday afternoon, HB 2044 (income tax credit for taxpayer purchases of certain goods and services from qualified vendors providing employment for blind or disabled individuals) was signed into law!

Congratulations to Pat Jonas and Pat Terick of CPRF for their incredibly hard work on this bill!

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InterHab to hold legislative advocacy rally March 26

TOPEKA, KAN. – InterHab, Inc., the statewide association for developmental disability service providers, will host its annual Advocacy Day on Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019. More than 600 Kansans with developmental disabilities, their friends and family, as well as disability advocates from across the state are registered to meet in the state capitol at 9:30 a.m.

The annual event is a day for attendees to call on the legislature to enact laws and policies that will improve and sustain services provided to more than 9,000 Kansans with developmental disabilities—services necessary for them to live independent and inclusive lives in their home communities.

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Congrats to t-shirt design winner - Brad Friedman!

Please join us in congratulating Brad Friedman, JCDS in his t-shirt design win! We are thrilled to have a consumer design on our 2019 Advocacy Day t-shirt and can't wait to wear them on March 26 at the Capitol. 

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Networking Across the State

Networking helps develop and improve your skill set, stay on top of the latest trends in your field, meet prospective mentors, partners, and clients, and gain access to the necessary resources that will help your career development.

InterHab offers an added value to your membership and assists in fostering the exchange of information and ideas among individuals and groups that share common interests through our resource networks. Throughout the past five decades, InterHab resource networks have been key in the development of I/DD strategy across the state of Kansas, not to mention an incredible resource for I/DD employees of all types.

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Disability Integration Act Would Prohibit Wait Lists

The Disability Integration Act would prohibit states from imposing waiting lists, cost caps, and other policies which are currently different than those in place for institutional care. 

The bill would ensure that people with disabilities would have the right to access services in their own homes, rather than in an institution. 

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InterHab 2018 Wrap Up

A last look at our work in 2018 and a huge thank you to everyone on the InterHab team - we couldn't do it without you!

The More Things Change…

Update from the Executive Director: 

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