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

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

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

May Commodities Distribution

For information on the May Commodities Distribution, please click HERE. ... READ MORE

Invitation to 2019 Salina Housing Summit

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)

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

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

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

CSI: North Central Kansas Newsletters - Information for YOU!

Our Independent Connection Inc. Newsletters!  Please go into the following links for issues: ... READ MORE

Barbie Branching Out

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?

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

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

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

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

Anthem Paid Summer Internship Opportunity

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

Dickinson County Public Transportation Survey

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

KS Disability Caucus 2018 Executive Summary

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

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

Carrie Ann Lucas Dies At Age 47

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

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

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!

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

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!!!

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


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?

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

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

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

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

How to Find Your Legislators

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

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

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

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?

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

How to Apply For or Choose Your Medicaid Provider

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

Social Security Administration Scam Alert

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

Energy Assistance Available for Low-Income Kansans

For information on LIEAP, please click HERE. ... READ MORE

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

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

Lack of Transportation Options Worry Seniors, People with Disabilities

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

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”

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

Disability Integration Act to be Reintroduced in Congress

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

Happy Holidays from Independent Connection Inc.

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

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

VITA - File Your Taxes Fast and FREE

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for 2019 ... READ MORE

FDA to Finalize Ban on Electrical Shock Devices

Keep the pressure on the FDA to #StopTheShock! ... READ MORE

Fact Sheet: Opening Doors to Everyone—ADA National Network

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

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

FYI… Ask Congress to Pass the EMPOWER Care Act ... READ MORE

Crisis Text Hotline Awareness

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

Salina Regional Health Foundation has plans for a new inclusive playground in Salina ... READ MORE

Open Enrollment for 2019 Marketplace coverage is here!

Open Enrollment for 2019 Marketplace coverage is here! ... READ MORE

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

“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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Disabled Parenting Project -The Disabled Parenting website

Do you know about the               &nbs ... READ MORE

ADA 25 Years - was July 26th, 2015

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