The State’s workforce development team is currently seeking input from job seekers/students from all across Kansas.  The sessions begin next week so act fast!  Please contact Shanna Jager at 785.532.6251 or email shannad@ksu.edu for more information.  You can also check out these flyers for more specific information on each of the upcoming sessions in Wichita, Emporia, Great Bend, Dodge City, Garden City, Colby, Kansas City, Lenexa, and Chanute.

Researchers from The University of Michigan Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation are doing a research project on women’s health and disability. They are interested in connecting with women with physical disabilities living in Lyon County. We are helping spread the word to women in our community!

The researchers want to hear from you and get your opinion about important areas of your health as a woman. They will travel to Emporia, Kansas to host a focus group of 8 to 10 women. Women in this study will receive $25 as a thanks for their time.

If you are between 18 and 50 years old and have some limitation in your mobility for at least 6 months and need some help with either personal care and/or routine needs, like everyday chores or going to the store you may be eligible.

To learn more about the study and see if you qualify, you can contact the researchers in three different ways.

  1. Call them at 734-763-0430
  2. Email them at kreschme@umich.edu
  3. Write them at Women’s Health and Disability Study, c/o Jodi Kreschmer 325 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108.
  4. Or if you wish, the Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) would be happy to send your -name and contact information to the researchers with your permission. Just call or email Beth Burnett and her phone number is 785-528-3105 and email is bethc@rcilinc.org at RCIL and let them know.

Women’s Health (PDF Flier)

Employment Skills Class

Categorized: Employment

Are you interested in seeking employment, but not sure where to start?

Join us May 24th for a free employment skills class!  In the morning session we’ll learn about resumes, job searches, and the interview process.  In the afternoon speakers from Vocational Rehabilitation, Kansas WORKS, and a Benefits Specialist will give brief presentations of their services.  Sessions will be held 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 2 pm on May 24th at our Emporia office location:  215 W. 6th Ave. Suite 202

Please RSVP by May 22nd by calling 1-800-580-7245 or emailing info@rcilinc.org

#KSCILs

Watch the following video on how our RCIL Friends’ Group in Emporia was able to advocate for more accessible crosswalks!

“Stoplights Don’t Stop Us!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQEf-y08-To
“Stoplights Don’t Stop Us!” with audio description: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmeCIZuqwcI

 

 

 

 

In case you haven’t seen our Winter Newsletter here is the article regarding our consumer Christmas parties!

The holiday season is here! RCIL will have their annual consumer Christmas parties during the month of December. Below is a listing of the dates and locations of the parties. Pick the event you would like to attend and RSVP to the RCIL office hosting that event at least one week prior. Please be sure to request special accommodations when you RSVP if necessary.

The Christmas parties are being held in conjunction with the December RCIL Friends meetings. There will be fun activities and food provided. If you have questions or would like more information, feel free to contact your local RCIL office.

RCIL staff would like to wish you a   Happy Holiday Season and safe travels.

Christmas Parties Schedule

Fort Scott – Dec. 7 at the Fort Scott Housing Authority (315 Scott St.) from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Iola – *Dec. 20 at the Iola Housing Authority (217 N. Washington Ave.) from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Osage City – Dec. 14 at the Park Place Apartments (207 S. 6th St.) from 1:00pm – 3:00p

Paola – Dec. 16 at the Paola Housing Authority (310 S. Iron Ave.) from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Emporia – Dec. 19 at the Broadview Towers Apartments (110 W. 6th Ave.) from 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Eureka – Dec. 20 at the Magic Circle Apartments in the South Community Room (301 Magic Circle Rd.) from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

El Dorado – Dec. 21 at the RCIL Office (615 1/2 N. Main) from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

 

*Note* Iola’s meeting has been changed from the time the newsletter was printed.  The date is the 20th!

 

Now Hiring!

Categorized: RCIL Updates

RCIL is hiring for the following positions:

Transitional Living Skills Specialist(s) – Work part-time with individuals that have experienced traumatic brain injury as they re-learn independent living skills.  Training provided.  Great hourly pay.  In the Coffeyville, Fredonia, Severy, Toronto, Burlington, and Leroy areas.  Call Tania Harrington at 1-800-580-7245 for more details or request an application by email at hr@rcilinc.org.