The Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas, Inc. will be hosting a public comment forum over the State Plan for Independent Living(SPIL) for FFY 2017 to FFY 2019 on March 30th from 10am to 12pm. This is an opportunity to gather input, share comments and ask questions on the proposed  SPIL.  The forum will be webcast using interactive technology to connect people in 13 communities throughout Kansas.
The webcast will originate from the conference room on the 2nd floor of the Tower at the SILCK office located at the Downtown Ramada, 420 SE 6th Ave., Topeka, KS 66607.
The public may also attend the interactive webcast at any of the following locations:

Concordia
OCCK
1502 Lincoln St
Concordia, KS 66901 

Emporia
Resource Center for Independent Living
215 W. Sixth Ave., Suite 202
Emporia, KS 66801

Garden City
Families Together, Inc.
1518 Taylor Plaza
Garden City, KS 67846 

Hays
LINK
2401 E. 13th St
Hays, KS 67601 

Hutchinson
Prairie Independent Living Resource Center
17 S. Main St.
Hutchinson, KS 67501 

Kansas City
Coalition For Independence
626 Minnesota
Kansas City, KS 66101 

Lawrence
Independence Inc.
2001 Haskell Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66046 

Osage City
Resource Center for Independent Living
1137 Laing St.
Osage City, KS 66523 

Parsons
Southeast Kansas Independent Living
1801 Main
Parsons, KS 67357 

Salina
Independent Connection
1710 Schilling Rd
Salina, KS 67401 

Topeka
Topeka Independent Living Resource Center
501 SW Jackson, Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66603 

Wamego
Three Rivers
504 Miller Drive
Wamego, KS 66547 

Wichita
Independent Living Resource Center
3033 W. 2nd St
Wichita, KS 67203

The proposed State Plan for Independent Living will be available for review effective 2/22/16 at: http://silck.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/DRAFT-2-2017-19-SPIL.docx

Individuals who wish to submit comments in writing may do so no later than 4/21/16, using the following email address:  Kathy.Cooper@silck.org

For more information or to request accommodations, please contact Kathy Cooper, SILCK Executive Director at

785-234-6990 or email at Kathy.Cooper@silck.org  no later than noon 3/16/16.  All sites are accessible locations.

 

 

The Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas (SILCK) and the Centers for Independent Living in Kansas are holding stakeholder forums in 5 cities across Kansas to gain information on goals and issues regarding Independent Living for Kansans with disabilities.  The SILCK and the CILs plan to use this “grassroots” input to help write the next State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL).  Independent living demands consumer empowerment, control, equal access, and integration.  We hope that by hearing from the people first, we can better reflect what the needs are of people with disabilities and come up with an effective plan to truly make Kansas an inclusive community. 

Please join us for open discussion at one of the following events:

Thursday, October 29th, 2015  10am to 12pm
Victory Electric, Hampton room
3230 N. 14th Ave.
Dodge City, KS 67801
*Accessible parking on the South side, everyone else please park on the North side.

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015  10am to 12pm
USD 409 Atchison Public School District Office, Community Room
626 Commercial
Atchison, KS 66002

Monday, November 9th, 2015  10am to 12pm
Colby Public Library, basement conference room
375 W 4th St
Colby, KS 67701

Thursday, November 12th, 2015  10am to 12pm
Chanute Recreation Commission, Party Room
400 S. Highland
Chanute, KS 66720

Friday, November 6th, 2015  10am to 12pm
OCCK Transportation Building
340 N. Santa Fe
Salina, KS 64701

Please contact Kathy Cooper at kathy.cooper@silck.org or 785-234-6990 for any accommodations by 11/5/15.