DSNWK has received a three-year accreditation to provide services
and programs to those with developmental disabilities. This
three-year time period is the longest accreditation awarded by CARF,
a national accreditation commission.
DSNWK now holds accreditation in the following areas through June,
2014: Employment Services: Employment Service Coordination,
Organizational Employment Services and Community Employment Services
(Job Development, Job Supports and Job-Site Training); Community
Support Services: Community Services Coordination, Child and Youth
Services, Community Housing, Community Integration, Community
Transition Services, Family
Services, Host Family Services and Supported
CARF utilized five surveyors to review DSNWK over a three day
period. The surveyors came from all over the country and reviewed
programs and services including Employment, Residential, Family, and Community Integration. "DSNWK is complimented for employing highly
committed, caring, and skillful staff members throughout the services it provides. It is very evident the staff members are focused on
meeting the expressed outcomes and needs of the persons served," the latest CARF Survey Summary reads.
In addition to being awarded the CARF . . The Accreditation
Commission seal of approval for our programs and fully complying
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, our programs also
comply with the provisions of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Pub.
Section 504, Title VII and Title XIX of the Civil Rights
Act. This means that no person shall be excluded from participation,
benefits, or subjected to any form of discrimination
because of his or her race, religion, color, sex, national origin,
handicap, or political affiliation.
DSNWK is partially funded on a contractual basis by the Kansas State Department for Aging and Disability Services; Kansas Department for Children and Family Services/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); Kansas Department of Health and Environment; Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services/ICF's/MR; U.S. Department of Education; Rehabilitation Services Administration; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and the Kansas Department of Transportation.
As required by the Developmental Disabilities Reform Act of 1995,
the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) has
designated a Community Developmental Disabilities Organization
(CDDO) for every area of the state to help coordinate developmental
disability services and programs.
Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas is the Community Developmental Disability Organization (CDDO) for the
served in Northwest Kansas. DSNWK works with all
affiliate agencies in the area to promote and preserve quality
services and programs that
are accessible as well as cost effective.