Independent Connection Independent Living Services 5
Independent Living Services, Kansas

Making Independence a Reality

Based in Salina, Kansas, Independent Connection Inc. provides services to people with disabilities in nine North Central Kansas counties. Our goal is to eliminate barriers so that living independently is a reality for all!

Independent Living Services

Our core independent living services are provided for free and do not require any proof of disability.

Advocacy

Advocacy

Independent Connection advocates for people with disabilities, both on an individual level as well as on community, state and national levels.

  • Individual Advocacy
    We provide information about your rights and responsibilities and teach you the skills needed to make changes in your life.  
  • Systems Change Advocacy
    We advocate for you at local, state and federal levels for integration, public access and policy changes that will create inclusive, accessible communities. 

Information and Referral Services

Information and Referral Services

Are you looking for services in the community? Are you struggling with where to start looking for the resources you need? Independent Connection provides information about services and resources that promote independence and access to the community.

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Peer Support

Peer Support

Do you have questions about your disability? Would you like to connect with other people who have similar disabilities? Independent Connection provides support for the emotional ups and downs of a disability by group and individual support.

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Independent Living Skills Training

Independent Living Skills Training

To maintain independence, people with disabilities must learn new skills to accomplish routine tasks. Independent Connection teaches independent living skills in your home or the environment in which the skills will be used. 

Skills taught may include:

  • New ways to get dressed
  • Learning to use adaptive equipment
  • Household budgeting
  • Home management
  • Learning how to hire, manage and fire personal attendants

Youth Transition Services

Youth Transition Services

Are you a youth currently living with your parents or in an institutional setting but would like to live independently? Independent Connection provides services that support the transition into adulthood.

Services may include:

  • Helping with financial planning
  • Finding the services you need in the community
  • Finding accessible housing
  • Helping you talk to your family about your needs and wants

Returning Home Services/ Deinstitutionalization

Returning Home Services/ Deinstitutionalization

Are you moving out of a nursing facility, institution or returning home from a hospital? Let Independent Connection assist you in identifying available options to prevent you from having to unnecessarily leave your home again.

Services may include:

  • Helping with financial planning
  • Finding the services you need in the community
  • Finding accessible housing
  • Helping you talk to your family about your needs and wants

Additional Services

Additional Services

In addition to our core services above, Independent Connection provides low-cost additional services related to independent living, such as: 

  • Pre-Employment Transition Services
  • ADA Assessments
  • Independent Living Assessments
  • Disability Etiquette Training

Interested in Our Services?

If you have questions about any of our independent living services, please contact us at (785) 452-9580. We look forward to speaking with you!

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