Now in year two of the five-year End-Dependence Kansas (EDK) contract awarded by Kansas Rehabilitation Services (KRS), OCCK continues securing community-integrated work experiences and job placements for individuals with disabilities. The progressive employment model we have implemented enables us to prioritize the employer’s needs as well as the individual’s.

Under this contract KRS pays the individual’s wages, liability, and worker’s comp insurance during short-term internships customized with the business. This allows both the employer and the individual to see if the employment match will be successful before any hiring decisions are made and leads to more rewarding long-term jobs for Kansans with disabilities.
End-Dependence Kansas is funded through Title I – Vocational Rehabilitation of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act). Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Education (CFDA 84.126A). A total of 78.7% of the project funds are federal dollars referenced above. There are no non-government sources of funds.

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