The 14th Kansas Disability Caucus will be held in Topeka, KS on August 9th and 10th, 2018. People with all types of disabilities, of all ages, representing every county of the State, are invited to attend. The purpose of the Kansas Disability Caucus is to provide opportunities for Kansans with disabilities to learn, share, and provide solutions to issues faced by the disability community. A tradition that has occurred for years at the KS Disability Caucus is to recognize individuals and entities for their advocacy work or progress to improve life for Kansans with disabilities.
Below are the categories in which you can make nominations:
- Grassroots Advocate- an individual or group that has made systems change at the grassroots level to increase the independence of Kansans with disabilities.
- Peer Mentor- an individual who has acted as a peer mentor to another individual or individuals with disabilities to improve their life or lives.
- Community/Business Achievement- a community or a business that has gone out of their way to ensure the independence and access of individuals with disabilities.
- Local/State Government- a local or State government entity or body that has gone above requirements to ensure the independence and access of individuals with disabilities.
- Youth up to age 19- a youth age 19 or under with a disability that has advocated for themselves or other individuals with disabilities to improve their independence and/or access.
- Youth between ages 20 and 30- a youth with a disability between the ages of 20 and 30 that has advocated for themselves or other individuals with disabilities to improve their independence and/or access.
- Lifetime Achievement- an individual who has dedicated their life to making change for Kansans with disabilities to be able to live their lives through choice, independence, integration, and freedom.
Deadline to submit nominations is by 5:00 p.m. on June 27, 2018. Nomination form is here.