Currently 35 individuals are receiving day support services through the Envision PRIDE program. There are approximately 4,500 individuals on the IDD waiver waitlist in Kansas, with an 8–9-year waitlist for services per person.
Construction has officially begun on the 9,200 square feet of space within the Envision Industries building where PRIDE is located, with the purpose of modernizing facilities while providing expansion for up to 45 people to be able to participate in this unique day support program.
Renovations will include new paint, flooring, and accessibility markers throughout the PRIDE facility, as well as new furniture, artwork, and gaming tables.
Renovations will also create a new sensory room, an art workstation area with cabinets for organization and storage, and a media workstation area for communication and connectivity training.
The current apartment model in the building that is used to teach living skills such as cooking, cleaning and laundry to participants will also be updated for modern wheelchair accessibility, and both women and men’s restrooms will be receiving additional shower space with toilets and sinks connected to the main restroom area for ease and convenience, as well as privacy protection.