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  • 2020 Jack Jonas Spirit Award Winner: Michelle Pryor | CPRF

    Posted: 12-17-2020

    Jack Jonas, CPRF Founder, dedicated his life’s work to serving and advocating for an underrepresented population, creating an organization based around the principle that everyone, regardless of their physical abilities, has the right to an education, a career, and independence. In honor of Jack’s legacy and spirit, CPRF established the Jack Jonas Spirit Award to

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  • 2020 Jack Jonas Spirit Award Winner: Tammy Coleman | BTCO, Inc.

    Posted: 12-17-2020

    Jack Jonas, CPRF Founder, dedicated his life’s work to serving and advocating for an underrepresented population, creating an organization based around the principle that everyone, regardless of their physical abilities, has the right to an education, a career, and independence. In honor of Jack’s legacy and spirit, CPRF established the Jack Jonas Spirit Award to

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  • 2020 Jack Jonas Spirit Award Winner: Lisa Dean | Center Industries Corporation

    Posted: 12-17-2020

    Jack Jonas, CPRF Founder, dedicated his life’s work to serving and advocating for an underrepresented population, creating an organization based around the principle that everyone, regardless of their physical abilities, has the right to an education, a career, and independence. In honor of Jack’s legacy and spirit, CPRF established the Jack Jonas Spirit Award to

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  • MacKenzie Winder Wins 2020 Peter John Loux Award

    Posted: 12-11-2020

    About MacKenzie “MacKenzie is a joy to be around.” —Amy Terrill | Teacher MacKenzie Winder has never let a world of inaccessibility define her potential. MacKenzie was born with spina bifida and she underwent 18 surgeries in the first 18 years of her life. She has hydrocephalus (water on the brain), two shunts and a

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  • Deryl Schuster | Lifelong Philanthropist and CPRF Board Member

    Posted: 11-13-2020

    To celebrate National Philanthropy Day, we want to honor and recognize the legacy of a loyal friend, a generous donor, and a dedicated advocate for the CPRF mission – a man who supported us from the beginning in 1972 until his death at age 85 on Sept. 24, 2020. Deryl Schuster was a champion for

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  • Dane G. Hansen Foundation awards grant for disability service initiative

    Posted: 9-23-2020

    Wichita, Kan. – The Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas, Inc. (CPRF) received a $100,000 grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation (Logan, Kan.) in support of the organization’s new endowment campaign. This campaign will support CPRF’s Wheelchair & Posture Seating Clinic and Equipment Fund programs, which provide customized seating systems and funding for assistive

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  • Aviation Aspirations: Ryan’s Job Journey

    Posted: 9-21-2020

    CPRF’s End-Dependence Kansas Project has obtained successful outcomes with youth referred to the project. One such success story is presented in the following paragraphs. Ryan was an 18-year-old male diagnosed with autism and a learning disability when he was initially referred to CPRF’s EDK Program by his high school Transition Specialist. He was a senior

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  • Bank of America Supports Business Fundamentals For Youth Program

    Posted: 5-19-2020

    When educational and employment opportunities are accessible, communities are stronger. Thanks to Bank of America’s support, CPRF’s Business Fundamentals for Youth program continues to serve young adults with disabilities as they prepare to enter the workforce and post-secondary education. The program’s focus is to equip young adults with key technical skills through Microsoft Office training

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  • CPRF Youth Class Goes Virtual

    Posted: 4-30-2020

    The CPRF School of Adaptive Computer Training (SACT) has joined virtual learning initiatives across the state during this quarantine period. The SACT Business Fundamentals for Youth (BFY) program is a collaborative effort between CPRF and the Wichita and Haysville Public School Districts. The program is designed to equip high school juniors and seniors with disabilities

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  • Marla Brockmeyer is an honoree at 2020 Wichita Business Journal CFO Awards

    Posted: 1-24-2020

    Marla Brockmeyer has been an integral part of CPRF for the last 31 years. She began her career at CPRF as the Controller, but became Executive Vice President and CFO five years ago. A person of integrity, intelligence, and humor, Marla is highly thought of within and outside CPRF, and she shoulders her vast responsibilities

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