Each day, decisions are being made in Kansas, Washington D.C. and across the country that affect people with disabilities and Capper Foundation’s ability to provide life-changing supports and services to them. We are engaged in advocating and educating public policy makers about the challenges and needs of people with disabilities and service providers. Compassionate public policies and adequate funding are necessary to continue building abilities and empowering people of all ages living with disabilities. Please join us in our important disability advocacy efforts.

Capper Foundation
Legislative Priorities

  1.  Address the urgent need to stabilize and build the capacity of Disability Service Providers to adequately serve Kansans with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
    • Staffing: Kansas continues to have a disability service provider workforce shortage which limits providers across the state to meet the growing needs of Kansans with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD).
    • Housing: There is a growing need for safe and affordable community-based housing for Kansans with an intellectual/developmental disability.

  2.  Address the State of Kansas of Waiting List of more than 4,500 adults and children with disabilities who need essential services.
     No one wants to be a number on a waiting list. There are more than 4,500 Kansans with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) waiting for life-sustaining I/DD Waiver services. Currently, the waitlist to access these services is about nine years.

      • Reduce barriers to providing essential I/DD services.

      • Protect and maintain the elements of Targeted Case Management (TCM) that are of value to persons served.

        • Maintain local control of case management.

        • Promote practical and financially sustainable alternative models of case management.

        • Further develop the highly specialized supports needed to serve complex needs populations.

        • Eliminate duplicative processes that place unnecessary additional burdens and costs on providers.

  3.  Expand Medicaid in Kansas to increase access to health care services and decrease the number of uninsured citizens.

To contact a Kansas State Legislator - click here for the Senate or click here for the House of Representatives 

To contact a U.S. Senator or Representative - click here for the Senate or click here for the House of Representatives