Advocates Seek Funding For Disabled Kansans

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Advocates for disabled Kansans say its time for the state Legislature to fund services for the disabled.

They say about 4,000 Kansans are on waiting lists for services to help them lead more fulfilling lives. Some people have been on the lists for up to two years.

InterHab, an umbrella organization for 40 groups that work with the disabled, launched a campaign called Invisible Kansans. It involves TV ads and billboards, as well as Facebook, YouTube and MySpace.

The effort comes even as the state faces a financial crisis. Senate and House negotiators currently are trying to close a $199 million deficit in the current budget.

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