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Service providers unite to effectively represent people with developmental disabilities

Members of the Alliance for Kansans with Developmental Disabilities are, from left: Jim Leiker and Kathy Stiffler, both with Easter Seals Capper Foundation; Jon Zehnder, Disability Supports of the Great Plains; Richard Shank, retiring group lobbyist; Tammy Hammond, Rosewood Services; along with L...

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Five community service providers representing nearly 800 people with developmental disabilities from across the state met recently in Great Bend and discussed the upcoming Legislative session.  The Alliance for Kansans with Developmental Disabilities includes: Creative Community Living (Winfield, Ark City and El Dorado); Disability Supports of the Great Plains (Hutchinson and McPherson);  Easter Seals Capper Foundation (Topeka); Quest Services (Hiawatha); and Rosewood Services, serving the central Kansas area.
The November meeting took place in the loft of the Rosewood Wine Cellar.
“We’ve gained a lot more recognition and respect at the state level by coming to Legislators as an ...


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