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…

Read Article

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…

Read Article

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…

Read Article

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.

Read Article

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…

Read Article

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…

Read Article

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…

Read Article

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.…

Read Article

Helpful Tips on Self-Directing Your Home and Community Based Services from our friends at GRAIL

By Adam | March 23, 2020

Consumers and Direct Support Workers – here’s an important list of Self-Direction-Preparation tasks to keep in mind to prepare and protect yourselves during this COVID-19 health crisis.

Read Article

UPDATE – Office Closures

By Adam | March 17, 2020

In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus, RCIL offices are closed to the public until further notice.  Limited staff will be working in the main office in Osage City to ensure that FMS/HCBS payroll is issued as scheduled. Questions?  Call 785-528-3105 between 8:00 – 4:00, Monday-Friday. Need to submit paperwork?  Please scan and email…

Read Article

RCIL Office Updates & Cancellations

By Adam | March 16, 2020

RCIL offices are taking the following precautions due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus: We encourage all consumers, direct support workers, and other potential visitors to handle all business and communications with us over the phone, by email, and fax whenever possible.  If you must come to the office make sure you meet the criteria set forth…

Read Article

Now Hiring! Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) – Emporia Office

By Adam | February 20, 2020

Two full-time positions with excellent benefits and competitive pay. Case Manager/Independent Living Specialist (ILS) –The person hired for this position will deliver our Core Services (Information & Referral, Independent Living Skills Training, Advocacy, Peer Support, youth transition and nursing facility diversion/deinstitutionalization) to individuals with disabilities.  The ILS also works with other organizations on related issues,…

Read Article

RCIL Seeking Volunteers

By Adam | January 31, 2020

RCIL is seeking volunteers to assist with building ramps for individuals with disabilities who need accessible entrances and other minor home modifications.  The RCIL Build a Ramp Program provides eligible individuals with home modifications at no cost.  If you are interested in volunteering your time and skills or materials please contact RCIL at 785.528.3105.

Read Article

Changes to Assistive Technology Services

By Adam | January 9, 2020

Assistive Technology Programs Relocated RCIL served as the Northeast Kansas access site for the Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK), the Kansas Equipment Exchange (KEE), and more recently the Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) for the past nine years.  These programs are still available, but the staff, equipment, and services have moved to a different agency within…

Read Article

Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities seeking members

By Adam | November 27, 2019

The Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities is seeking 4 new council members. Two self-advocates, one Non-Profit concerned with IDD Services, and one non-governmental organization concerned with IDD Services.  If you are interested complete this KCDD Council Application and email it to  or mail to: Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities 900 SW Jackson St. Landon…

Read Article

Together We Can Learn Conference

By Adam | August 13, 2019

Sharing this information from our friends at Families Together: As parents and professionals, we understand the process of helping youth/adults transition to adulthood and/or obtain employment, can come with many challenges and obstacles. The Together We Can Learn Conference is the perfect opportunity for parents, transition age youth and professionals to gain information, inspiration, and…

Read Article

Transition Youth… Family Education Session!

By Adam | July 23, 2019

Please see the event flyer for the August 8th Kansas LEND’s Family Education Series – Transition in Kansas presented by Stephanie Coleman and Sean Swindler.  The in-person (see below for online) event will be at KU Edwards Campus, Regnier Hall Room 153 from 6-7:30pm. Families will learn how engaging in research will help their family. The…

Read Article

Disability Rights Center of Kansas Public Input Survey 2020

By Adam | July 5, 2019

Please take a few moments to review this message from the Kansas Disability Rights Center:  “The Disability Rights Center (DRC) of Kansas is our State’s Protection and Advocacy system for people with disabilities. DRC Kansas provides advocacy services and legal representation at no charge in certain disability cases where the civil or legal rights of…

Read Article

“Design the Future” Seeking Applicants

By Adam | June 13, 2019

Are you, or is someone you know an individual living with a disability who is passionate about working with young people? If so, please apply! DC Design is currently recruiting Project Partners for the 2019 Design the Future program at University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS): July 29-August 3, and August 5-10!  A program overview can…

Read Article

Focus Group Members Needed!

By Adam | May 23, 2019

The State’s workforce development team is currently seeking input from job seekers/students from all across Kansas.  The sessions begin next week so act fast!  Please contact Shanna Jager at 785.532.6251 or email for more information.  You can also check out these flyers for more specific information on each of the upcoming sessions in Wichita,…

Read Article

RCIL Job Opening

By Adam | May 10, 2019

Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. is seeking to fill a part-time (20 hours per week) position in its Kansas Equipment Exchange (KEE) program in Topeka.  Drive to pick up and deliver medical equipment.  Use a database to log work and match donated equipment with individuals seeking equipment.  Flexible daytime schedule with competitive hourly wage…

Read Article

Free Health Screenings

By Adam | April 30, 2019

Here’s a link to check eligibility for free health screenings for women who do not have health insurance. The program enrolls Kansas women at average risk who meet the income eligibility and: * are 40 to 64 years old for cervical cancer screenings * are 45 to 64 years old for breast cancer screenings *…

Read Article

Free Supported Decision-Making Conference

By Adam | April 8, 2019

The Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities is hosting a free event to present information on supported decision-making.  Go online and register to attend the Supported Decision-Making Conference on Friday, April 12th from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Tony’s Pizza Event Center in Salina, KS.  This is a FREE conference!!  Go directly to their Eventbrite page…

Read Article

Upcoming Fashion Show Featuring People with Disabilities

By Adam | March 20, 2019

Runway of Dreams Foundation and Zappos are hosting the first nationally live-streamed fashion  show with models having disabilities wearing adaptive clothing and shoes. It will be next Wednesday, March 27 in Las Vegas from 3:30-5:30 (Central Time).  The link to the live stream feed is This link will only be active during the show 3:30-5:30 (Central Time) on March…

Read Article

Family Education Series – IEP Development

By Adam | February 26, 2019

Check out this new Family Education Series provided by KU and livestreamed on Facebook.  There will be new sessions on the second Thursday of every month.  Session 1: IEP Development will begin 6:00 pm Thursday, March 14th.

Read Article