Other Programs

KYEA offers a variety of other programs for youth with disabilities in Kansas. These programs are listed below. Also see Other Services.

"Listen to Me" Advocacy Presentations
Interns Creating Opportunities Now


"Listen to Me" Advocacy Presentations

Listen to Me- I am my own best advocate!

Gain the skills needed to advocate in all areas of your life! This presentation is specifically designed for the youth audience. Learn how to voice your thoughts, wants, and needs to everyone around you, including:

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Doctors and Healthcare Providers
  • Peers

This FREE presentation covers a variety of topics in an interactive, informative way. Topics include:

  • Explanation and exploration of self-advocacy
  • Forms of advocacy
  • Profiles of advocates through the years
  • Communication techniques
  • Tips on how to advocate in a variety of settings
  • Personal stories of advocacy

To book a presentation, please contact Carrie at 866.577.5932 (toll free), 785.215.6655 (local), or carrieg@kyea.org.

View the Listen to Me flyer


Interns Creating Opportunities Now (ICON)

Intern Laridda talks on the phone while at her deskAt KYEA, we believe in mentoring youth with disabilities to be good employees. With this thought in mind, we created our internship program, called Interns Creating Opportunities Now (ICON). Each selected intern spends five months working in the KYEA office or in participating Centers for Independent Living (CILs) throughout the state. Each intern will play a key role in at KYEA or in their CIL by participating in projects and programs and other office tasks, while also learning soft skills and employment skills. The intern will be exposed to a working and learning environment, and the opportunity looks great on a resume! The internships are temporary, five month positions of 8-10 hours a week. Interns receive a monthly stipend and work in the office of the closest participating CIL or in the Topeka KYEA office.

This program is currently on hold, but may return in the future. Stay tuned!