Category Archives: Kansas

BELL Comes to Kansas!

I am BEYOND EXCITED to share that the NFB’s BELL Program is finally coming to Kansas this year!  I’ve pasted the email I received regarding the program below. FROM THE MAILBAG: The National Federation of the Blind of Kansas is … Continue reading

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Urban Air

Location:  14401 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66223 Cost:  Pricey.  The amount you pay relates to the options you choose.  In my instance, I had a 5-yo, 8-yo, and an adult; I paid for two hours bounce time for the … Continue reading

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Tavern in the Village

Location:  3901 Prairie Lane, Prairie Village, KS 66208 Cost:  Varies, depending on what you order.  You can see menus at the Web site below.  They also have a $5 children’s menu that’s not included on the site (this includes their … Continue reading

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Winter/Spring Challenger Programs

The YMCA Challenger program is gearing up for Winter/Spring sports.  Challenger athletics are for anyone with a disability from ages 3-30; they also offer a variety of meet-ups for teens and older children.  We’re getting ready to try our very … Continue reading

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Adaptive Yoga

MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital in Overland Park is offering an Adaptive Yoga class for people with disabilities and their families on the last Tuesday of every month.  I’ve attached a .pdf of the first month’s invitation here: SCIintrotoyoga1.26.16

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Ms. Wheelchair Kansas

From the mailbag . . . I am writing to ask for help! We have extended our deadline for Ms Wheelchair applicants this year, but we are having difficulty finding women who may be interested. Do you or your colleagues … Continue reading

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Skate City Overland Park

Location:  10440 Mastin, Overland Park, KS 66212 Costs: $5 per person for a two-hour session $2 skate rental (4 wheels) $3.50 for a Skate Mate (photo below) 50 cents extra per charge if using a credit card Web site:  http://www.skatecitykansas.com/Overland_Park.html#Continue reading

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Chick-Fil-A on Metcalf

Where:  6039 Metcalf Ave, Mission, KS 66202 Cost:  Free!  (But you could always buy a sandwich.) Web site:  http://www.cfarestaurant.com/missioncrossing/home On a recent teacher work day, Efrit took Peanut to the Chick-Fil-A on Metcalf to while the afternoon away.  It’s cold, … Continue reading

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(A Small Part of) Antioch Park

Location:  6501 Antioch Road; Merriam, KS Cost:  Free!! Web site:  http://jcprd.com/parks_facilities/antioch_park.cfm If you enter Antioch Park at the entrance closest to Shawnee Mission Parkway and follow the road straight back, you’ll arrive at a big shelter with an A-shaped roof … Continue reading

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IKEA

Location:  6000 IKEA Way, Merriam, KS 66202  (I35 & Johnson Drive–the big blue & yellow store is hard to miss.) Cost:  FREE! Web Site: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/store/merriam Overview: I admit it:  I’m an IKEA lover.  Efrit and I have been fans since Dr. … Continue reading

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