How to contact Assistive Technology for Kansans

Contact ATK

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What We Do

Assistive Technology for Kansans is the Kansas statewide assistive technology program and has AT Access Sites located in Oakley, Wichita, Salina, Topeka and Parsons and an equipment reuse site in Garden City. The management offices of ATK are located in Parsons.

ATK strives to improve access to and acquisition of assistive technology (AT) for individuals with disabilities and health conditions of all ages. A statewide Advisory Council provides consumer direction and input from consumers from all regions of the state. State agency and disability organization representatives also serve on the Advisory Council and help guide the program. ATK provides four core services: device demonstration, short-term equipment loan, AT reuse, and assistance in determining funding eligibility for both new and used technologies. The program also works with K-Loan to offer low interest financial loans for the purchase of AT. Through these efforts ATK works to make AT more available and accessible to individuals with disabilities and their families.

AT includes devices and services that help people hear, see, live, learn and work better. A tremendous variety of assistive technology is available today. ATK is a way to connect Kansans to AT. For more information please call 800 KAN DO IT (800-526-3648).

To contact ATK management, please call 620-421-8367 or email us at atkapps@ku.edu

Sara Sack, ATK Director
Sheila Simmons, ATK Coordinator

ATK
atkapps@ku.edu
2601 Gabriel
Parsons, Kansas 67357


State Map

Map of Kansas showing names of counties and the locations of ATK Access Sites


Western AT Access Site
Assistive Technology Department of
Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center
703 West Second
Oakley, Kansas 67748
PHONE: (785) 672-3125
FAX: (785) 672-3175
krasmussen@nkesc.org
South Central AT Access Site
3033 West Second, Suite 104
Wichita, Kansas 67203
PHONE: (316) 942-5444
FAX: (316) 942-3311
gayec@skilonline.com
North Central AT Access Site
OCCK, Inc.
Solution Outreach Center
2941 Centennial, PO Box 1160
Salina, Kansas 67401
PHONE: (785) 827-9383
FAX: (785) 452-9374
skieff@occk.com
Southeast AT Access Site
Southeast Kansas Independent Living
1714 Main Street
Parsons, Kansas 67357
PHONE: (620) 421-6551
FAX: (620) 423-3505
vickis@skilonline.com

Northeast AT Access Site
Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL)
1507 SW 21st Street, Suite 203
Topeka, Kansas 66611
PHONE: (785) 267-1717
FAX: (785) 267-1711
Cathy.Fagan@rcilinc.org

Southwest KEE Affiliate Office
Families Together
1518 Taylor Plaza
Garden City, Kansas 67846
PHONE: (785) 673-9609
FAX: (620) 276-3488
jwindholz@nkesc.org

ATK Advisory Council

The statewide Advisory Council provides consumer direction and input from persons with disabilities and family members from all regions of the state. State agency and disability organization representatives also serve on the Advisory Council and help guide the program. The Advisory Council develops the ATK State Plan, reviews data and directs programmatic activities.

Consumer Members

Western Region South Central Region
Gene Delaney, Ness City Dinell Smith, Derby
Maria Martinez, Garden City Lisa Herren, Wichita
Joella Green, Liberal Roger Frischenmeyer, Hutchinson
Tami Schwindt, Garden City
   
North Central Region Southeast Region
Position open Toni Martin, Emporia
Position open Jane Greer, Erie
Rocky Arb, Altamont
Jessica Manier, Parsons

Northeast Region
Ray Petty, Lawrence
Robert Beach, Kansas City
 

Agency Members

Sarah Walters, Kansas Infant Toddler Services
Open, Kansas State Board of Education
Jane Kennedy, Services for Children with Special Health Needs
Kathy Cooper, Kansas Rehabilitation Services
Open, Community Support Services
Sandra Akpovona, Health Care Policy Authority
Open, Department for Aging and Disability
Jeanne Kessler, Higher Education (Washburn)
Shelly May, Kansas Council on Developmental Disability
Martha Gabehart, Kansas Commission on Disability Concern/Workforce Investment

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