Spanish Speaking Staff and Interpreter are Invaluable to Families

When 3-year-old Daniela (Dani) was born, she was diagnosed with Down Syndrome and a heart murmur. Anjelica, Dani’s mother was given information about Rainbows’ services from doctors at St. Joseph Via Christi Hospital. She called Rainbows and soon began receiving Infant/Toddler Services with Physical Therapist Pam Chiles and Spanish Interpreter Scarlett Grassie. Pam and Scarlett […]

Now she’s confident, creative and vibrant

Twelve-year-old Amiya Marcelle Irene Miner (Miya) loves art and her goal in life is to become a graphic artist. Miya is on the Autism Spectrum Disorder scale, as well as having developmental and behavioral disabilities.  “In 2014 when I was looking for a program to help us, the Sedgwick County Developmental Disability Organization gave me […]


Even though the Blarney Breakfast event has been adapted to a virtual event, the event is important to Rainbows as a major fundraiser. Opportunities to support Rainbows are now focused online and through local media. Items that would be sold at the event, will be available online at  Imagine you’re an 11-year-old boy whose […]

Karina Vargas, Targeted Case Manager

“To me, all children no matter their background are equal and deserve the best quality life,” said Karina Vargas, Targeted Case Manager. “Rainbows is the place to make that happen. I love everything about my job.” As a Targeted Case Manager, Karina’s days are never the same. They can differ from scheduling meetings, updating client […]

44th Annual Blarney Breakfast

The $54,554 raised at this year’s 44th Annual Blarney breakfast helps support Rainbows’ Targeted Case Management (TCM) services. So what do TCM Case Managers do? They help families and their children with special needs find needed resources and support. Their primary function is to advocate for each individual and empower parents. Partial proceeds from this […]

Blarney Breakfast

A sweet little boy with a very gentle soul, Wyatt has autism.  “He is nonverbal, but does his best to communicate with those that he likes and loves,” said Wyatt’s dad, Bobby. “The fact that he is so sweet and gets so excited about his favorite people and activities inspires us to do better for […]

Karis Sparks

The definition of the name Karis describes Karis Sparks perfectly: “A highly unique, interesting person who is worth taking the time to know. Karis is witty, intelligent, passionate, and wise.” A master of organization with a sense of humor, Karis Sparks is the Targeted Case Management/Autism Program Assistant. Karis started working at Rainbows through a temp agency and […]

Staff Profile

Meet Emma Low, a Rainbows’ Targeted Case Manger… “I am Emma Low, a Targeted Case Manager at Rainbows United. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Wichita State University. My goal is to eventually return to school to attain a Master’s degree in Social Work as well.  I completed my practicum at the […]

The Blarney Impact

My son is 12-year-old Kolton Wyatt Wiening. Kolton is a bright, big-hearted, and kind young man. He is full of life and love and always has a smile on his face! Kolton is also diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis (NF). Kolton’s NF diagnosis affects daily life because it causes him to deal with fine motor impairment on his […]

Targeted Case Management Highlight

This year marks the 43rd year of the Blarney Breakfast. This special celebration of St. Patrick’s Day is one of the oldest running in Wichita! The Blarney Breakfast began in 1975. KAKE TV hosted a letter writing competition to decide which charity would host and receive proceeds from a St. Patrick’s Day event. Margaret Shook, a member of […]