Since 1990, SEKRS has provided families in southeast Kansas with much needed support in the care of their family member of any age with any disability or health condition. And for all those years, Diane has been the person managing the day to day services for families /caregivers, meeting with them to determine their specific needs, hiring staff and coordinating their training to provide competent and safe support, as well as meeting with the SEKRS board of directors, consulting with program supporters, and stepping in as needed in any capacity. She has been instrumental in developing a program that has served as a model to others across the state of Kansas and the region. Services have been added in addition to Respite and include Coordinated Resource Support Services (CRSS) and the Payee Program.
In The Insider newsletter, April 2017 issue, SEKRS: A good idea since 1990, Dr. David Lindeman, Director, LSI/Parsons, said, “The programs provided by the University of Kansas in collaboration with SEKRS and our community partners are a valuable resource to southeast Kansas and provide vital supports to children, families, and individuals with disabilities.” (Archived at http://parsons.lsi.ku.edu/newsletters)
So when you walk past her office with a view, and see someone who is not Diane, be assured that Diane leaves SEKRS in capable hands. We look forward to introducing you to Breta Campus in the October newsletter and welcoming her to the SEKRS team.
For more information about SEKRS, visit the project website online at http://sekrespiteservices.org/.