Rainbows United, Inc.

Wichita, KS   |  http://www.rainbowsunited.org

Mission

Rainbows United, Inc. enhances the lives of children with special needs and their families by bringing together community resources and providing customized services.

Ruling year info

1974

Principal Officer

Mrs. Deb Voth

Main address

3223 N. Oliver Avenue

Wichita, KS 67220 USA

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EIN

48-0793004

NTEE code info

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Child Day Care (P33)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Services Overview

Rainbows United, Inc. was founded in 1972 as a developmental training center for children with severe, multiple disabilities who were ineligible for special education services provided through the public schools. In the 1970's, when legislation required public schools to provide services to all children of school age regardless of their disability, Rainbows began focusing on delivery of early intervention services to children below school age. In the early 1990's, legislation extended mandated special education services to children beginning at age three. Rainbows continues to serve this population through a contract with Wichita Public Schools.  The following year, when community networks were established statewide to serve infants and toddlers with special needs in Kansas, Rainbows assumed lead and fiscal agency responsibility for services to this population in Sedgwick County, and later in Butler County.

Since 1994, Rainbows has been the sponsoring agency for Connecting Point, a project of the Sedgwick County Early Childhood Coordinating Council which brings together more than 40 agencies committed to young children.

Rainbows provides center based, community based and home based service options for young children with special needs.  Service components added in the past decade include hearing and vision specialty services, respite care for individuals across the life span, case management services, autism waiver services, supported family living, foster case for children with special needs, outpatient therapies, and therapeutic child care.

Center based classrooms include typically developing children to promote understanding and learning among children with varied abilities and needs.

Population(s) Served

Rainbows United is the regions leading center for early childhhod education and care, featuring the latest practices in Pre-kindergarten learning for children of all abilities, and the most advances therapies for children with developmental delay and disabilities ages birth to 21.

Population(s) Served

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Financials

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Operations

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Rainbows United, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Gail Johnson

INTRUST Bank

Term: 2017 - 2017


Board co-chair

Mrs. Janeen Hughes

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Term: 2017 - 2017

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes