Great Plains Region

Our Service Area

The Great Plains Region encompasses the following states:

Iowa
Kansas
Missouri
Nebraska

What We Do

Our regional offices bring HKNC resources to you. Your regional representative knows all about the programs and services that are available to deaf-blind individuals, their families and service providers in your state and beyond, and can help you find and access the ones that are right for you.

Whether you’re interested in learning about support services near your home, would like to take advantage of the technology available through the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) or want to explore the possibility of training at our national headquarters, your regional rep is your link to all that HKNC has to offer ─ consultation, advocacy, assessment, training, referrals and more.

Regional Representative

Headshot Beth Jordan
Beth Jordan, M.Ed., CRC

Beth Jordan has served as the HKNC representative for Region 7 since 1992. Through the years, Beth has developed expertise in several areas including support service providers (SSPs) and customized employment. She also co-coordinates the Iowa NDBEDP from the Region 7 Office.

Beth earned an M.Ed. in rehabilitation counseling and independent living with an emphasis on deafness from the University of Arkansas and a B.S.in rehabilitation services from Murray State University, graduating with honors from both institutions. She is a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC).

Contact Information

Beth Jordan, M.Ed., CRC (Regional Representative)

Email: beth.jordan@hknc.org

Dianna Meier, B.S. (Administrative Assistant)

Email: dianna.meier@hknc.org

450 E. Park Street

Olathe, KS 66061

Voice: 913-677-4562

VP: 913-227-4282

Local Events

Are you interested in getting involved in the deaf-blind community in the Great Plains Region? Your regional representative can provide information about social gatherings, conferences, listservs and more. Check this space for announcements about upcoming events or contact your regional representative to request email notifications.

Local Resources

You need answers about what’s out there for you, and HKNC has them.

Ask your regional reprensentative about:

  • The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program
  • Local services and referrals
  • On-site assessment, consultation and training
  • Making connections with other individuals and families within the deaf-blind community
  • Technical assistance and in-service training
  • Plans for youth transitioning from educational programs to post-educational services
  • Educational materials and presentations about the capabilities and preferences of people with combined vision and hearing loss

If the services you need are not available in your area, you might want to consider exploring HKNC headquarters in New York as an option for assessment and training. Check out our FAQs and contact your regional rep for more information.

Local Organizations

HKNC maintains relationships with various government agencies and nonprofit organizations that serve deaf-blind individuals.

Your regional representative can connect you with the best contacts at each organization.