disabilities http://kcur.org en Opening Up Extreme Sports To People With Disabilities http://kcur.org/post/opening-extreme-sports-people-disabilities <p>You wouldn’t think mountain climbing would be an activity a paraplegic person could still enjoy. But one group’s efforts to adapt activities like mountain climbing are coming to fruition.</p><p>In the first part of Friday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">we talk about how they’re making sports more available to people with disabilities and what inspired them to get involved with this project.</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guests:</span></strong></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:14:57 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 51570 at http://kcur.org Opening Up Extreme Sports To People With Disabilities Kan. Lawmakers Approve Disabilities Plan, Despite Pushback http://kcur.org/post/kan-lawmakers-approve-disabilities-plan-despite-pushback <p>While the legislative session in Kansas has ended, many advocates for Kansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities are now worried about how the approved budget will affect services for some of the state’s most vulnerable residents.</p><p>Advocates like Tom Laing, with the service organization InterHab, fought against a proposed plan that would move non medical services, like adult day care, into a new Medicaid managed care program called KanCare.</p><p>In the final moments of the legislative session, lawmakers moved forward with that plan.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 20:27:54 +0000 Elana Gordon 37849 at http://kcur.org