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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Feedback Requested on State Plan

By Adam | September 23, 2022

The Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas (SILCK) is in the process of preparing the next 3‐year State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL), one of its federally‐mandated duties. As part of that process, the Council is seeking input from people with disabilities regarding issues that are critical to their living as independently and inclusively as possible…

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Sept 21st – RCIL’s 38th Anniversary

By Adam | September 21, 2022

Today marks RCIL’s 38th year since incorporation! Founded by Bill Reyer in 1984, we have been working for, and with, Kansans with disabilities all along the way. Enjoy these 1984 fun facts as we take a look back.

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PEER Program

By Mandy Smith | September 14, 2022

Did you know RCIL has a PEER program?  PEER stands for Peers Empowering Each (other) Responsibly.  So what does this mean? RCIL has people with disabilities on staff, Peer Specialists, who work with our consumers (who have disabilities).  The Peer Specialist assists the consumer with setting up an independent living plan and helping the person…

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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.”