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.