In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Geary County Schools USD 475 would like to share resources available families as well as those students who are on the Spectrum.
Take Me Home is a service provided by the Junction City Police Department Community Involvement Unit. This is a database that is maintained at JCPD of persons who may need special assistance if they are alone. They system includes a picture, demographic information and caregiver contacts. If a person in the program is encountered by a JCPD officer, the officer can appropriately assist the person. For information or to enroll someone in the Take Me Home program please visit the Junction City Police Department. (785) 762-5912
Big Lakes Developmental Center, Inc. is located in Manhattan, KS. This nonprofit organization serves individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in Riley, Geary, Clay and Pottawatomie counties in Kansas. They host two Adult Training Centers, one in Manhattan and the other in Clay Center. Big Lakes also owns and leases various residential homes and apartments as part of the Residential Services provided for adults age 16 and older who are developmentally disabled. (785) 776-9201
Integrated Behavioral Technologies, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that focuses primarily on children and families affected by an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Located in Basehor, Kansas, IBT uses ABA techniques to improve communication, direction following, eye contact, daily living skills, motor skills, academic skills and much more. IBT’s goal is to provide needed services to children with special needs and their families.
Irwin Army Community Hospital provides a behavioral health clinic for child and family counseling services. Whether you are active duty, family member or beneficiary, behavioral health care at IACH is designed to aid in recovery. (785) 239-7208 Ext.7291
Fort Riley also offers the Exceptional Family Member Program. This program is designed to provide comprehensive services for medically related issues and an educational/social support and personnel type service that enhances the quality of life for families with special needs. Learn more about EFMP on Facebook. (785) 239-9435
Inspire ABA currently has ABA therapists across northeast Kansas. This company provides quality, comprehensive, individualized care to address challenges faced by those on the spectrum and their families. They are currently accepting clients in the Fort Riley, KS area. (913) 787-3969
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services offers opportunities for children with Autism to receive intensive early intervention treatment and their primary caregivers to receive needed support through respite services. Kimberly Pierson is the Autism Program Manager and can be reached by email: Kimerly.Pierson@kdads.ks.gov.
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