Empowering Kansans with disabilities to live independently

The Resource Center for Independent Living is a non-profit organization that provides services to individuals with disabilities, their families and their communities. Our goal is to empower persons with disabilities to the maximum extent possible to control their lives and live independently.

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Assistance with losing sight

By Mandy Smith | November 17, 2022

Is your mom, dad or grandparent struggling with their eye sight? RCIL has a program (iKan-RCIL) for anyone 55 years or older that has a vision loss that is affecting their daily living. This service is free and offered in 32 counties. Services include: white cane training, independent living skills training (such as cooking and…

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Success! Persistence and Self-Advocacy Increases Financial Stability for Consumer

By Beth | November 7, 2022

A consumer learned that the Social Security Administration (SSA) denied his Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.  He contacted RCIL for assistance to understand why and to get his benefits back.  He discussed his issues with an Independent Living Specialist (ILS) and they developed a plan.  They called SSA and the consumer learned that they…

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Direct Support Workers Needed!

By Adam | November 3, 2022

Individuals with disabilities who need support to remain living in their own homes need your help!

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Kansas Communities We Serve

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Osage City

Emporia office

Emporia

Iola office

Iola

RCIL El Dorado Office

El Dorado

Topeka RCIL office

Topeka

What Our Consumers Think

“RCIL is awesome! Staff at RCIL does a great job finding ways to help me when I need it. Whenever I call RCIL there is always a nice person on the phone and that person will make an effort to help me find answers to my questions.”

“The best thing that happened in my life is receiving services from RCIL.”

“RCIL has treated me well. I appreciate the services I receive from them.”