The 16th Kansas Disability Caucus will be held in Topeka, KS on August 10-12, 2022. 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.
One of the vital pieces of the KS Disability Caucus has always been to have participants divide into three regions where we gather their concerns on issues or barriers to their independence and potential solutions that they may have. Another important part is the opportunity for participants to gain information about topics and issues occurring that affect Kansans with disabilities and our rights to live independently in our communities and make choices in our lives.
This year’s Caucus theme is “Together We Rise, United in Action!” When we are united, big things can happen! This year’s theme celebrates the strength of our Kansas disability community and encourages advocacy to improve independent living for people with all disabilities, including all intersections with marginalized populations. The Disability Caucus offers the opportunity for the Kansas disability community to come together and unite voices for change.
Every Kansan deserves the chance to live independently in every part of life, and this year’s Caucus will bring EVERYONE together to promote full inclusion and integration of people with disabilities. Registration ends July 10, 2022!
A Note from KDC’s Board Chair, Lou Ann Kibbee
“The 16th Kansas Disability Caucus Registration “Together We Rise, United In Action” is HERE!!!!! The KDC Board is excited and working hard to make this the best Disability Caucus ever! There is a lot of excitement from people across the state.
The Wednesday through Friday schedule has returned. The location has also been moved back “home” to the Hotel Topeka at City Center (formerly the Capitol Plaza). We will have some great keynote speakers and breakout sessions. We will of course have the three regional Caucus sessions to gain input from participants about issues and barriers they experience and what they think the solutions could be. The Awards Banquet is returning as well as the night of fun with the Caucus Dance on Wednesday night. For the first time there will be a Youth Gathering on Thursday night so encourage youth to register so they can join in with their peers.
KDC will share more details as we move forward. Be sure to register and tell your friends, coworkers, peers, and family to register. The deadline for registration is July 10th, 2022.
Get Registered!!!!! Hope to see you all there!!” – Lou Ann Kibbee, KDC Board Chair