Community Resources

Select one of the services below to learn more


The Arc of Douglas County

Provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Audio-Reader 

Reading and information service for the visually impaired. The Audio-Reader Network also specializes in Audio Description for live performances and events, museum exhibits, and video.

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center

Non-profit, outpatient mental health services for residents of Douglas County.

Cottonwood Incorporated

Provides services to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Headquarters Counseling Center

Offers suicide prevention and emotional chat support for the people of Douglas county and the State of Kansas.

Independence, Incorporated

Supports people with varying disabilities to support living fulfilling, independent lives.

Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns

Provides disability related information to the people of Kansas. See their service maps for location of various services near KU.

Mental Health Resources

A collection of resources relating to mental health on the KU campus, in the community, and online.


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Events
News

From the archives: Powerpoint presentation from the Derek Shields 2018 visit to campus.

This Washington Post article describes and contains a link to the Smithsonian show EveryBody, an online collection of artifacts describing the history of disability in the United States. 

Recent CUPA article on KU's very own Mentoring Circles program

Time to redesign the accessibility logo. Essay by Melissa Blake

Read this article about the findings of the Disability Rights Center of Kansas around violations of the ADA here in Kansas

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped offers free braille and talking book services for people with disabilities that prevent them from reading or holding books. Read more about the NLS. 

Yes, you can call me disabled. Enjoy this essay on people-first vs. identity-first language. 

Read about a recent ADA RCEA lunchtime conversation with Dawn Kuhlman on practicing trauma informed communication.

CUPA features our very own HawkRoute in their blog. Read Creative Parterships: The Path to an Inclusive Campus. 

Interested in wheel chair basketball? Check out this offering from the City of Lawrence

Need tips for making a private residence accessible for people with mobility issues? Check out this handy guide!

Good things on the way from Google! They are starting to include wheelchair accessible routes in their google maps. This blog post describes their initial offering.

2018 Gerber Baby makes history as first with Down syndrome

Did you know the American Council of the Blind Audio Description project keeps a master list of audio described DVD's, TV shows, and streaming videos? List of alphabatized videos here. And check the audio reader Audio Description site for a listing of local events with audio description at the Lied Center and Theater Lawrence. 

Former KU student Elizabeth Boresow featured in NPR story "Navigating Life on Campus When You're on the Autism Spectrum."

KU professor developing a video game to prepare students with disabilitie for STEM careers

Matthew W. Mosconi assumes the directorship of the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training, or K-CART

Get information about receiving audio description at home on your television from the American Council for the Blind.