Shawnee County CDDO

Individual Rights and Responsibilities

Kansans with developmental disabilities are guaranteed the same rights as non-disabled Kansans have unless otherwise limited by provision of law or court order.

Know your Rights

  • Being free from physical or psychological abuse or neglect, and from financial exploitation
  • Having control over your own financial resources
  • Being able to receive, purchase, have , and use your own personal property
  • Being able to actively and meaningfully make decisions affecting your life
  • Having privacy
  • Being able to associate and communicate publicly or privately with any person or group of people of your choice
  • Being able to practice the religion or faith of your choice
  • Being free from the inappropriate use of a physical or chemical restraint, medication, or isolation as punishment, for the convenience of a provider or agent, in conflict with a physician’s orders or as a substitute for treatment, except when physical restraint is in furtherance of the health and safety of your self
  • Not being required to work without compensation, except when you are living and being provided services outside of the home of a member of your family, and then only for the purposes of the upkeep of your living space and of the common living areas and grounds that you share with others
  • Being treated with dignity and respect
  • Receiving due process
  • Having the access to your records, including information about how your funding is accessed and utilized, and what services were billed for on your behalf.

  • If you believe that your rights have been violated here are some links that may help you:

    Adult/Child Protective Services Reporting

    Kansas Attorney General

    KDADS Adverse Incident Reporting (AIR) Form