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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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Kansas Disability Caucus

By Adam | May 19, 2022

The Disability Caucus is scheduled to be held in-person August 10-12th in Topeka. It is a chance for Kansans with disabilities to come together and discuss the challenges they face in their communities and to identify potential solutions to overcome those challenges. Registration is now open! Click on the document link below for more information.

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Free Budgeting Class!

By Adam | April 7, 2022

Attention Emporia area consumers! ECKAN, the United Way of the Flint Hill, and Housing & Credit Counseling, Inc. are offering a free budgeting class on April 25th from 3 – 4 pm. You will have the opportunity to learn to create and manage a household budget. See the flyer below for more details! The class…

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SAVE THE DATE! Kansas Disability Caucus

By Adam | March 16, 2022

August 10-12th in Topeka Join other Kansans with disabilities to come together and share challenges, barriers, ideas, and solutions at the Disability Caucus. More details coming soon…

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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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SCAM ALERT

By Adam | December 1, 2021

The Social Security Administration will never threaten, scare, or pressure you to take an immediate action. If you receive a call, text, or email that… Threatens to suspend your Social Security number, even if they have part or all of your Social Security number Warns of arrest of legal action Demands or requests immediate payment…

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BRAIN INJURY FAMILY & SURVIVOR SEMINAR

By Adam | October 20, 2021

The Brain Injury Association of Kansas & Greater Kansas City is offering a seminar for survivors. Details from their website: “The 2021 Family & Survivor Seminar, Moving Forward with a Brain Injury, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9 am to 2 pm at Menorah Medical Center, 5721 W. 119th St, Overland Park,…

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Mobile Crisis Helpline

By Adam | October 1, 2021

The Kansas Department for Children and Families Family Mobile Crisis Helpline is a great resource to know. As the flyer states: Services are available for all Kansans 20 years old or younger, including anyone in foster care or formerly in foster care. The helpline phone number is 833-441-2240. Services available include: Over the phone support…

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Transportation for Vaccinations

By Adam | September 30, 2021

Interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, but need a ride? You might be eligible for a free ride with Uber through the Vaccine Access Fund. Reach the service by calling their partner, GoGoGrandparent at (855) 921-0033 Say that you would like to book a free ride to and from your vaccine location, and they will…

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Direct Support Workers Needed

By Adam | July 29, 2021

Get paid to help someone stay out of a nursing home! Persons with disabilities are seeking friendly, compassionate, and reliable individuals to assist them with daily activities to enable them to remain independent in their own home. Some examples include housekeeping, errands/shopping, cooking, personal care, and more. These are rewarding opportunities for the right individuals! …

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The RCIL Consumer-Directed Handbook Is Now Available!

By Adam | July 6, 2021

The recently updated RCIL Consumer-Directed Handbook is now available.  In it you can find information on how to direct your own care and be the employer of your Direct Support Workers (DSW).  Information in the handbook includes tips on advertising and interviewing potential Direct Support Workers, using the AuthentiCare KS Electronic Visitor Verification system, background…

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Feedback Requested – Special Education & Transition

By Adam | May 24, 2021

Parents and students! Here is your chance to advocate and provide feedback on transition services. The Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities (KUCDD) is conducting listening sessions as part of a policy analysis on transition from school to community living for youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).  They are interested in hearing…

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SILCK Board Seeking Applicants

By Adam | April 30, 2021

The State Independent Living Council of Kansas (SILCK) is an independent, non-profit state council with the primary responsibility to jointly develop, monitor and evaluate the three-year Statewide Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) with the network of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and the Kansans with disabilities they serve. The council is authorized under Section 705…

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Southcentral Kansas Employment Summit

By Adam | March 1, 2021

Registration is now open for the Southcentral Kansas virtual Employment Summit being held online Thursday, April 8th at 8:30 am! Keynote speakers include Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, motivational speaker, author & inspiration for the movie “Rudy” and Ed O’Malley, President and CEO of the Kansas Leadership Center. Participants can also join breakout sessions on topics such…

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Vaccination Info for Direct Support Workers

By Adam | December 30, 2020

We have been receiving some questions regarding how Direct Support Workers (DSWs) can get a COVID-19 vaccination.  The following information was provided by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS): Community-Based Long-Term Services and Support (LTSS) workers like DSWs in Kansas are deemed health care workers in the context of receiving a COVID-19…

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Accessible Recreation Survey

By Adam | November 19, 2020

The Kansas Disability and Health Program (DHP) is conducting a survey to collect information about accessible recreation and physical activity opportunities available to Kansans with all types of disabilities, including mobility, vision, hearing, intellectual and developmental. This information about programs, parks and sites will be compiled into a resource directory to be published on the…

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Kansas Disability Caucus Seeking Board Members

By Adam | October 29, 2020

A message from the Kansas Disability Caucus Board Chair Lou Ann Kibbee: “The KS Disability Caucus, Inc. Board has five positions up for election each beginning January 1, 2021 for a two year term.  The Board wants to make sure that it represents the faces of Kansans with disabilities, therefore we need applicants from various…

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Get Paid to Workout!

By Adam | September 15, 2020

WOWii Recruitment Flyer (KU) Introducing a new WOWii program that is being implemented as part of the Kansas Disability & Health Program. This program is a 16-week online program focused on increasing physical activity for persons who have a mobility disability and use a wheelchair. Equipment and services are provided at no cost. There is…

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Mental Health Program for Women with SCI

By Adam | August 7, 2020

Online Group Psychological Health Promotion Program for Women with Spinal Cord Injury The Spinal Cord Injury and Disability Research Center (SCIDR) at TIRR Memorial Hermann is recruiting for a study to test a psychological health promotion program for women with spinal cord injury (SCI). The 10-week group program, Zest: A Psychological Health Promotion Program for Women…

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2020 Kansas Disability Caucus

By Adam | June 5, 2020

The 2020 Kansas Disability Caucus has been cancelled due to concerns about the Coronavirus.  However, plans are being made to hold some caucus sessions virtually.  More information on that will be released soon.  Please see this cancellation announcement for more complete details.

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SNAP Program Benefits & Eligibility Update

By Adam | April 27, 2020

All households participating in SNAP will get the maximum benefit per their size beyond May. Emergency allotments for SNAP food assistance are extended on a month-by-month basis. For example, a household of one will now automatically get their monthly food benefits increased to $194. Families of four will get $646 per month. Now is the…

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Stimulus Checks for SSI Recipients

By Adam | April 16, 2020

The U.S. Treasury Department has announced that individuals receiving SSDI and/or SSI will automatically be sent stimulus funds.   However, those who have who have qualifying children under age 17 must enter information as soon as possible to receive the $500 per dependent rebate.  Those who have dependents should visit the IRS website and complete the…

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Local COVID-19 Resources and Services

By Adam | April 8, 2020

We have started a list of localized resources, services, and changes to businesses, agencies, and other organizations on our resource page.  Remember to check it often as the information changes quickly. If you know of a resource in your area please share it with us by commenting here or emailing us with the details at…

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Travel to Provide HCBS

By Adam | March 24, 2020

RCIL has received some phone calls from concerned Direct Support Workers regarding the need for travel documents while they are working for their consumer during “stay at home” ordered periods. RCIL has received official direction from the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services that Home and Community Based Services (HCBA) are considered essential healthcare.…

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