Disability Navigator

Disability Navigator


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What can a Disability Navigator do for You?

Who are Your Disability Navigators?

Why Might You Want to Use a Disability Navigator?

Helpful Links
 

What can a Disability Navigator do for You?

If you are a person with a disability seeking employment or training, our Disability Navigators can connect you to information about employment and training services provided by the Full Employment Council. They can also assist you in gaining access to the assistive technology already available at the Career Centers to meet your job search needs.
Disability Navigators will talk with you one-on-one, and determine what other community services and federal benefits programs may also be beneficial to you. They support you through the entire process, and are always willing to sit down and speak with you if you have any concerns. To read our brochure, click here.
 

Who are Your Disability Navigators?
 

Michael Long
Disability Program Navigator
mlong@feckc.org
´╗┐´╗┐Central City TWO Locations:
1740 Paseo Independence
Kansas City, MO 64108 15301 E. 23rd Street
816-471-2330 Ext. 1318 Independence, MO 64055
Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm 816-521-5700
  Mon., Wed., Fri. 9am-5pm
  Northland
  3100 N.E. 83rd St., Ste. 2100
  Kansas City, MO 64119
  816-468-8767 Ext. 2103
  Tues., Thurs. 9:30am-5pm



Why might you want to use a Disability Navigator?

  • Need access to accommodations for services
  • Need information about community resources including services for individuals with disabilities, Social Security, and emergency assistance
  • Need individualized assistance for job search services
  • Want someone to talk with for support throughout the process of receiving services

Helpful Links

Advocacy

The Whole Person - A disability advocacy organization in Kansas City that provides independent living services, support groups, employment services, telecommunications access program, and legal advocacy services.

MOadvocacy.org - This organization can assist with SSI/SSDI appeals

Employment/Training

Vocational Rehabilitation Offices - The MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education lists Vocational Rehabilitation offices in the state. Vocational Rehab can assist with  access to training and employment.

Transportation

KCATA - Kansas City Area Transportation Authority's (KCATA) Share-A-Fare program is a service for individuals with disabilites that may not be able to use the regular bus system. A van/car will pick you up at home and take you where you want to go. You do need to fill out an application, and the Disability Navigators can provide you with this form as wel as other information about the program.

Assistive Technology

Missouri Assistive Technology - MO Assistive Technology can help you choose the right equipment for your needs, as well as allow you to try it in their demonstration center. If you need financial assistance, they will provide you with information about loan programs and equipment exchange programs.


The Disability Navigator Program is provided by the Full Employment Council in partnership with Jewish Vocational Services.




 


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