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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Advocacy Services

By Beth | January 18, 2022

Do you know that one of the five Core Services that RCIL offers is Advocacy?  RCIL offers two forms of advocacy services and they are individual advocacy and system advocacy.  Individual advocacy services help people with disabilities develop the skills they need to represent themselves.  These skills help them act on their own behalf to…

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Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance

By Adam | January 11, 2022

Since the CDC eviction moratorium was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, evictions for nonpayment of rent have returned in full force. However, if tenants are experiencing a financial hardship due to COVID-19 and are at risk of homelessness or housing instability they can apply for assistance through the Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program.…

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KSYLF Delegate Applications Due Feb 4th

By Mandy Smith | January 4, 2022

The 2022 Kansas Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities will be held July 11-16, 2022 at Washburn University in Topeka. The KSYLF is an annual conference that is heading into its 21st year serving students with disabilities across the state. During the forum, delegates enjoy a week full of learning, fun, friends, and, most…

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