NEWS & EVENTS

2019 SpinLife.com Innovation in Motion Scholarship Program

06/11/2019
As the country’s largest internet retailer of mobility equipment, SpinLife is excited to offer the annual Spi ... READ MORE

Section 14(c) National Online Dialogue

06/11/2019
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), through its ePolicyWorks initiat ... READ MORE

Join the “See Us” Movement Today!!

06/11/2019
There are 5.4 million Americans living with paralysis. Despi ... READ MORE

Free Rides to the Smoky Hill River Festival via OCCK and CityGo

06/10/2019
The Smoky Hill River Festival is this week. Plan ahead and avoid the traffic congestion by riding the bus!! OCCK, ... READ MORE

KDADS Post-Legislative Session Stakeholders Meetings to be Held This Week

06/10/2019
DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS TO BE HELD THIS WEEK Secretary Laura Howard invites you to th ... READ MORE

Ask KDHE To Do Better!!

06/10/2019
Kansans with disabilities using Medicaid in-home services celebrated the 2019 State Legislature’s decision to incre ... READ MORE

OCCK Transportation Launches KANcycle, Bike Sharing for Rural Kansas

06/07/2019
OCCK Transportation is pleased to announce a ribbon cutting for KANcycle, bike sharing for rural Kansas, will take p ... READ MORE

Kansas Talking Books Announces: Call for Artists

06/07/2019
Kansas Talking Books is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in 2020.  As part of their celebration, they woul ... READ MORE

ACTION ALERT: Comment Today to Support Equal Pay for People with Disabilities!

05/30/2019
Input from people with disabilities, families, employment providers and employers is important.  Share your per ... READ MORE

TFKC Annual Meeting Coming June 27th

05/28/2019
The TFKC (Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition) Annual Meeting will be held June 27th, from 9AM - 3PM, at the Rolling Hills Z ... READ MORE

Salina Area United Way Seeking Volunteers for RAWR Program

05/23/2019
Salina Area United Way is seeking volunteers for the RAWR program this summer. Do you love to read out loud to chi ... READ MORE

KYEA Seeking Nomination for Awards

05/23/2019
KYEA (Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy) Awards Each year, we recognize and celebrate three outstanding people who ... READ MORE

Research Opportunity for Adults who Use Wheelchairs Full-Time

05/23/2019
Research Opportunity for Adults who Use Wheelchairs Full-Time Study title: Falls and Fear of Falling in Adults ... READ MORE

June 2019 Community Conversations

05/23/2019
Strengthening Early Childhood In Kansas Please see the flyer at THIS LINK for June events open to anyone who is ... READ MORE

Action Alert: Momentum is Building – Help Secure Additional DIA Cosponsors!

05/16/2019
The Disability Integration Act (DIA), H.R. 555 and S. 117, is continuing to gain cosponsors thanks to the efforts of ... READ MORE

Job Seeker Focus Groups May 20th, 2019

05/13/2019
Wichita State University’s Public Policy and Management Center will host Job Seeker Focus Groups at KANSASWORKS - ... READ MORE

May Commodities Distribution

05/08/2019
For information on the May Commodities Distribution, please click HERE. ... READ MORE

CSI: North Central Kansas Newsletters - Information for YOU!

05/07/2019
Our Independent Connection Inc. Newsletters!  Please go into the following links for issues: May ... READ MORE

Invitation to 2019 Salina Housing Summit

05/07/2019
The City of Salina’s Community Relations Division invites you to participate in their first annual Housing Summit. ... READ MORE

KDADS Proposed Waiver Renewal Meetings (PD & FE)

04/23/2019
Kansas is renewing the Frail Elderly (FE) waiver with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Ka ... READ MORE

Reeve Foundation Launches New Campaign to Combat Stigma

04/23/2019
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation launched a national campaign — See Us — to gather the largest collec ... READ MORE

IMPORTANT!! Time to Thank Your Legislators & Governor

04/18/2019
The Legislature comes back after Spring Break on May 1st. They did not finalize their Mega Budget bill yet. So the i ... READ MORE

Barbie Branching Out

04/04/2019
Mattel’s Barbie is branching out to now include dolls with disabilities. For more information, please click HER ... READ MORE

“Neurodiversity” - New Buzz Word or New Autism Movement?

03/28/2019
There’s a new word floating around that is being used to help describe people on the Autism spectrum. Neurodiversi ... READ MORE

NCIL Opposes Gillibrand and Gardner’s Opioid Proposal

03/28/2019
Senators Gillibrand (D-NY) and Gardner (R-CO) introduced the John S. McCain Opioid Addiction and Prevention Act (S. ... READ MORE

IMPORTANT NEWS!! Technology Assistance Waiver Amendment

03/27/2019
Some people with disabilities may be having changes in the limit to the benefits they receive from Specialized Medica ... READ MORE

Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas Independent Living Annual Report 2018

03/25/2019
For more information on the Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas (SILCK) Independent Living Annual Report 2018 ... READ MORE

Anthem Paid Summer Internship Opportunity

03/25/2019
Anthem, one of the nation’s leading health benefit companies, is providing a PAID Summer internship opportunit ... READ MORE

Dickinson County Public Transportation Survey

03/07/2019
Please take the Dickinson County Public Transportation Survey exploring the possibility of developing an experimenta ... READ MORE

KS Disability Caucus 2018 Executive Summary

02/27/2019
The summary shows highlights of the 2018 KS Disability Caucus held in Topeka last August. For more information, ... READ MORE

KU LEND Starting New Series for Families With Autism Or Related Disabilities

02/26/2019
The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities training program (KU LEND) at the University ... READ MORE

Carrie Ann Lucas Dies At Age 47

02/26/2019
You probably haven’t heard of her and that’s a problem.  To find out more about her, click HERE. ... READ MORE

A Short History of the Disability Rights Movement

02/26/2019
The Disability Rights Movement is an integral part of US American history. This post is a very, VERY short summary o ... READ MORE

Require Bed Regulations in Wheelchair Accessible Lodging Facilities

02/26/2019
The Americans with Disabilities Act fails to address an imperative part of access in hotels and other lodging facili ... READ MORE

Salina Area United Way - VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Don’t Worry - We’re Open!

02/20/2019
You’ve heard the saying back door guests are best?  Plenty of parking is available even though there is const ... READ MORE

Gov. Laura Kelly models Medicaid Expansion Plan on Bill Passed by 2017 Legislature

02/20/2019
Gov. Laura Kelly endorsed a Medicaid expansion bill targeting services to 150,000 Kansans.  For more information, c ... READ MORE

Inclusive Emojis Are Coming to an iPhone Near You In 2019!!!

02/20/2019
Emojis of people using wheelchairs, service dogs, hearing aids and more will be coming to your iPhone late 2019.&nb ... READ MORE

KANSAS YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM Seeking Volunteers for 2019 KSYLF

02/19/2019
For more information on how to apply to be a volunteer, please click HERE. ... READ MORE

Are You Ready to Transition to Adult Health Care?

02/19/2019
When you take charge of your health, you take charge of your life!  Are you ready to transition?  Find out mor ... READ MORE

$5000 Grant Received to build Sensory Garden in Lakewood Park

02/14/2019
For more information on the grant for the Sensory Garden, please click HERE. ... READ MORE

On Your Own - A Guide to Your Legal Rights and Responsibilities As An Adult

02/14/2019
This link will explain many important rights and responsibilities you may have as an adult and give advice on how to ... READ MORE

Federal Trade Commission Scam Warning

02/07/2019
The Federal Trade Commission is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration ... READ MORE

How to Find Your Legislators

02/07/2019
Find out how to find your Legislators and their contact information for both the KS Legislature in Topeka and the KS C ... READ MORE

Governor Kelly Signs Executive Order 19-02 Into Effect

02/01/2019
To see Executive Order 19-02 in full, please click HERE. ... READ MORE

Short-Term Money Follows the Person Extension Signed Into Law!!

01/29/2019
Last Friday H.R. 259, the Medicaid Extenders Act, was signed into law.  For more information, please click HER ... READ MORE

Are You Looking for a Way to Protect Your Resources?

01/24/2019
For information on ABLE Accounts and Special Needs Trusts, please click HERE. ... READ MORE

How to Apply For or Choose Your Medicaid Provider

01/24/2019
For information on how to apply/or choose your Medicaid provider, please click HERE. ... READ MORE

Social Security Administration Scam Alert

01/24/2019
To see the SSA’s release on the Scam Alert, please click HERE. ... READ MORE

Energy Assistance Available for Low-Income Kansans

01/24/2019
For information on LIEAP, please click HERE. ... READ MORE

IMPORTANT!!! Concerning Feb. 2019 SNAP Benefits During Government Shutdown

01/17/2019
For important information on February 2019 SNAP benefits, click HERE. ... READ MORE

Lack of Transportation Options Worry Seniors, People with Disabilities

01/15/2019
Given that 600,000 people stop driving every year, there is no end to the challenge in sight.  For more information ... READ MORE

KanCare Oversight Committee Members

01/14/2019
Please reach out to them to talk about our concerns over HCBS and KanCare. Click HERE for more information. ... READ MORE

Lady Gaga Says “Chronic Pain Is No Joke”

01/08/2019
For more on Lady Gaga and her fight with fibromyalgia, click here. ... READ MORE

Disability Integration Act to be Reintroduced in Congress

01/07/2019
For more information on the reintroduction of the Disability Integration Act in Congress, click here. ... READ MORE

Happy Holidays from Independent Connection Inc.

12/26/2018
Happy holidays to everyone we have worked with or been in contact with in this past year!!  All of the staff and ... READ MORE

Save the Date - February 12th: Annual Community Volunteer Event

12/18/2018
February 12th is your opportunity to give back in a big way! ... READ MORE

VITA - File Your Taxes Fast and FREE

12/18/2018
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for 2019 ... READ MORE

FDA to Finalize Ban on Electrical Shock Devices

12/17/2018
Keep the pressure on the FDA to #StopTheShock! ... READ MORE

Fact Sheet: Opening Doors to Everyone—ADA National Network

12/17/2018
As a small business owner, you want to open your doors to as many customers as possible.  But the door may litera ... READ MORE

FYI… IMPROVE Act Passed the House - Now Call Your Senators

12/13/2018
Call your Senators today and tell them to vote YES on the IMPROVE Act! ... READ MORE

FYI… Ask Congress to Pass the EMPOWER Care Act

12/10/2018
FYI… Ask Congress to Pass the EMPOWER Care Act ... READ MORE

Crisis Text Hotline Awareness

12/10/2018
Did you know that if you text 741741 when you are feeling depressed or suicidal, a crisis worker will TEXT with ... READ MORE

Inclusive Playground Project Under Way

11/20/2018
Salina Regional Health Foundation has plans for a new inclusive playground in Salina ... READ MORE

Open Enrollment for 2019 Marketplace coverage is here!

11/13/2018
Open Enrollment for 2019 Marketplace coverage is here! ... READ MORE

KSYLF July 8-13, 2019 - Seeking Delegates and Volunteers - Apply by Dec. 15th

10/22/2018
“The Kansas Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (KSYLF) is currently searching for motivated young ... READ MORE

EARN MONEY by way of Dillon’s & AmazonSmile for ICI

09/18/2018
Independent Connection (ICI) is now signed up with Dillon’s and AmazonSmile so ICI can earn community rewards - ... READ MORE

Salina area FREE Community Resources

01/04/2018
See attached, a listing of FREE community resources in the Salina area: FREE Meals FREE Laundry FREE Clothing ... READ MORE

Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy Newsletter

10/30/2017
Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy - KYEA, keeps us informed on their website and with their Newsletter!  The ... READ MORE

“Ask a Lawyer” - free on Thursdays -to seniors- at the Senior Center

06/02/2017
Noted in the 2nd Sixty, included in the Salina Journal once a month, from the December issue, included an article,  ... READ MORE

HOUSEHOLD WEATHERIZATIN PROGRAM

01/25/2017
The North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC) operates a Weatherization Program for lower income residents of K ... READ MORE

Ultimate List of GRANTS AND RESOURCES for Families with Special Needs

01/03/2017
Families Together, Inc. has passed on information regarding Grants and Resources for families with special needs. Cli ... READ MORE

Kansas Centers for Independent Living (CILs) Information

08/25/2016
Independent Connection, Inc. serves 9 counties in Kansas:  Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Mi ... READ MORE

Disabled Parenting Project -The Disabled Parenting website

03/21/2016
Do you know about the               &nbs ... READ MORE

ADA 25 Years - was July 26th, 2015

07/26/2015
ADA 25 Years, July 26th, 2015     /assets/ADA%2025%20years%20pamphlet.pdf   ... READ MORE
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