KDADS Announces Restrictions for Visitors to State Hospitals in Response to COVID-19

By Mandy Smith | March 19, 2020

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Secretary Laura Howard today announced that visitation at all four state hospitals has been restricted effective immediately as a measure of precaution to reduce exposure of COVID-19 to residents and staff. “Restrictions on visitors at state hospitals are a difficult but necessary step in our mission to…

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(800)273-8255 Suicide Hotline

By Mandy Smith | January 2, 2020

Holidays and winter can be a rough time for many people.  In the last two days, I found out, 3 people I know tried to commit suicide in 2019.  Suicide is not the answer.  If you are feeling down or in a bad place, please talk to someone.  The suicide hotline is always available (800)273-8255.

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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 zappos.com/adaptive/fashionshow. This link will only be active during the show 3:30-5:30 (Central Time) on March…

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Thank you, Veterans!

By Mandy Smith | November 9, 2017

RCIL would like to thank all Veterans for their service.  Here are some family members and co-worker that RCIL would like to send an extra big thank you to!  (You can click on the pictures to see it enlarged, titles are underneath the photo)      

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Carrie Sunday Crowned Ms. Wheelchair 2015

By Mandy Smith | March 18, 2015

      The Ms. Wheelchair Kansas ceremony was held on Sunday, March 15th at the Capital Plaza Hotel.  Keara Hockman, Jessica Soderlund, and Carrie Sunday were this year’s contestants.  They began their weekend of events on Friday with orientation and getting to know each other and the committee members.  On Saturday, they participated in…

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Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2015 to be crowned this weekend

By Mandy Smith | March 12, 2015

The 2015 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas will be crowned on Sunday and YOU are invited to witness this great event in our state! Not only are we crowning a new titleholder, but we are also crowning our FIRST EVER Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas! Be there as we say farewell to our current titleholder, Bridgid Schwilling, and welcome…

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Ms. Wheelchair Kansas Crowing Ceremony

By Mandy Smith | March 13, 2013

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RCIL Remembers 9/11

By Mandy Smith | September 11, 2012

Eleven years ago today our lives were forever changed.  Please read below as RCIL staff share their thoughts and stories of 9/11. Vicki Gillespie – “I was with my RCIL family!” Kathy Holloway – “We had a staffing meeting in Osage City that day!  I remember standing outside in the parking lot looking at all…

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