ARC of the Central Plains

600 Main St., Hays

Special Olympics Chapter.  Donation to the Thrift store are used to fund special programs for people with disabilities and/or the intellectually challenged.

Dept. for Children and Families (DCF)

2250 E. 22nd St., Hays

Offers programs and services for people with disabilities including advocacy, independent living, skills training, peer support, information/referral, and deinstitutionalization support.

Hays-West Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative


Provides special education services to all students who are eligible for special education and gifted services between the ages of 3-21

Families Together, Inc.

1518 Taylor Plaza, Garden City

Serves and assists families of children, youth and young adults with disabilities and/or special health care needs from birth through 26 years old.  Offers Parent Training and Learning Workshops.

Early Childhood Connections - Preschool

2501 E. 13th St., Hays

A free comprehensive child development program for children 3 to 5, concerned with the health, education and welfare of its participants.  The program serves income eligible families or over income families who meet certain criteria.  Children must be three years of age before August 31.  Center and home-based services are provided in Ellis, Rooks, Rush, and Russell counties.

Developmental Services of NW Kansas, Inc. (DSNWK)

2703 Hall St. Ste. 10, Hays

Provides programs and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the 18 counties of Northwest Kansas.  Services include:  College for Living, Employment Connections, Creative Living, Kid-link, Service Coordination, Transportation and more.

Kansas Legal Services

2017 Vine St., Hays

Non-Profit law firm that focuses its efforts on individuals such as victims of domestic violence, homeless, elderly, individuals with disabilities and individuals that need basic assistance in consumer, housing and family law issues.

Health and Wellness Services - FHSU

Fischli-Wills Center for Student Success
Third Floor, Room 301
FHSU Campus, Hays

Provides a range of counseling, medical, and accessibility services for FHSU students, faculty, and staff.

LINK, Inc. (Living Independently in NW Kansas)

2401 13th St., Hays

Provides services to individuals of all ages with any type of disability; Information & Referral, Independent Living Skills Training, Peer Support, Advocacy, Transition Services, Financial Management Services, Housing Referrals and Durable Medical Equipment Loan Pool.

Northwest Kansas Down Syndrome Society

P.O. Box 382, Hays

A Local Non-Profit Organization who strives to connect families and enhance the lives of people with Down Syndrome in our communities by providing emotional, educational, and social support to them and the professionals who serve them.

SKIL Resource Center

P.O. Box 366, Hays

Provides advocacy, education, and support wiht customer controlled services to people with disabilities to ensure and preserve equality and independence.

Social Security Administration

1212 E. 27th St., Hays

Social Security pays disability benefits to people who can't work because they have a medical condition that's expected to last at least one year.

Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation

P.O. Box 8217, Wichita, KS  67208

Provides independent living opportunities and orthopedic and adaptive equipment.

Western Kansas Association on the Concerns of the Disabled (WKACD)

105 E. 27th St., Suite A, Hays

Provides outreach services to individuals in the Ellis County area.  They provide Social Security services, Representative Payee services, job services through Vocational Rehabilitation services and medical assistance.