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Parsons State Hospital Partners

Community Involvement

PSH&TC staff and residents pride themselves in making our community a better place to live with Community Involvement.

PSH Endowment Association

This 501(c)3 Corporation was formed in 1982 to support services and programs of PSH&TC residents. The PSH Endowment Association is the primary sponsor for the Gary J. Daniels Sunbelt Rodeo, funds monthly bus trips to Kansas City or Wichita for residents to visit their families, and funds several vocational projects at PSH&TC including Screen Printing, Claythings, Just Furniture and Laser Designs.

S.T.A.N.D. Advocacy Group

Adult Self-Advocacy Group of Parsons was established in 2004 and, according to the Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas, has grown to be the 2nd largest advocacy group in Kansas.

KU Lifespan Institute at Parsons

The Schiefelbusch Institute for KU Lifespan Institute at Parsons has conducted research in the field of developmental disabilities since January 1958 and has acquired an international reputation for its work with persons with disabilities.

KSU Southeast Agricultural Research Center

The KSU Southeast Agricultural Research Center is located on the Campus of PSH&TC, where staff conduct research projects including, Beef Cattle Production, Crops and Soils, Soil and Water Management and Crop Variety Development.

Child Care Center

Parsons State Hospital Child Care Center collaborates with a variety of organizations to enhance services to children and families, allowing access to the many services located directly on campus. Direct referrals to DDT&TS, Family Care Treatment and Tiny-K, allows early detection and implementation of services for children with special needs.

Project Alternative

Project Alternative is a cooperative effort between Greenbush, Tri County, and ANW special service providers, to provide an educational alternative for school aged special education students. This school is for students who exhibit disruptive behaviors that may cause them to drop out or be placed out of school.

Southeast Kansas Education Service Center

Since 1977, the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center has had a contractual relationship with Parsons State Hospital and Training Center (PSH&TC) to provide educational services for school aged students who are residents of the State Hospital. The Special Purpose School program serves students with severe behavioral issues (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorders, Conduct Disorder, Impulse Control Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, etc.). In addition, local school districts and special education cooperatives contract on an individual basis for day school services for students who do not reside at PSH&TC.

Services we offer:

How does this benefit schools:

This service allows public schools time and opportunities to concentrate their efforts on those students who are less behaviorally and academically challenged while their severe population receives intensive services at the Special Purpose School.

Contact Information: Email Alice Corn or phone (620) 421-6550 ext. 1753

Link to Southeast Kansas Education Service Center.

Special Olympics Kansas

Special Olympics collage of pictures

Special Olympics Kansas is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports competitions, health and nutrition programs and leadership development. Offering year-round initiatives to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics Kansas is a platform for acceptance and inclusion as well as one of the largest advocates for healthy lifestyles in the state – regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or cultural differences.

Labette Community College

Labette Community College offers specialized curriculum (27 hours) for PSH&TC, public schools, and community agency paraprofessional in the Mental Retardation Developmental Disability Technician Training Program.

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg State University hosts the Annual Summer Seminar on Intellectual Disabilities, a one credit hour workshop, by co-sponsoring the event with PSH&TC and Kansas University Affiliated .

PSH&TC also provides training to students from Pittsburg State University. Students are provided training on various assessment tools, diagnosing, therapy interventions, behavioral interventions, functional analysis, and treatment planning. These students work within the Psychology Department to develop needed skills to treat/assess individuals who vary in intellectual levels/adapted abilities as well as psychiatric issues.

Wichita State University

PSH&TC provides training to students from Wichita State University. Students from the University work within the Psychology Department to develop needed skills to treat/assess individuals who vary in intellectual levels/adapted abilities as well as psychiatric issues (e.g., Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders, etc.). Students are provided training on various assessment tools, diagnosing, therapy interventions, behavioral interventions, functional analysis, and treatment planning.

 

 

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