NEWS & EVENTS

Showing of Intelligent Lives - A Film by Dan Habib, Coming to Salina

03/21/2019
This is a great film.  Come join us for this free event. For more information, click HERE. ... READ MORE

Supported Decision-Making Conference coming to Salina, Friday, April 12

03/20/2019
Come learn how Supported Decision-Making can lead to the Good Life for your loved ones at this FREE event. For more ... READ MORE

It is time to TAKE ACTION NOW!!!!!

03/19/2019
We Have A Hearing on a Top Priority!! This Wednesday morning the House Appropriations Committee will be havin ... READ MORE

Disability Community Supports Expanding KanCare

03/18/2019
The opportunity to expand KanCare is before us again. Bills have been introduced in both the Kansas House and Senate ... 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

Call to Action for KS Legislators to Debate & Vote on KanCare Expansion

03/07/2019
The Alliance for a Healthy Kansas says it’s time to urge our legislators to debate and vote on KanCare Expansio ... READ MORE

March Is National Nutrition Month

03/05/2019
March is National Nutrition Month focusing attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developin ... READ MORE

Faces of Change Mail-in Application Deadline is TOMORROW!!!

02/27/2019
Faces of Change is an advanced leadership program offered by the Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy, for youth ages 16 t ... READ MORE

The Next USDA Emergency Food Assistance is March 20, 2019

02/27/2019
The Salina distribution will take place from 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. in the 4-H Building in Kenwood Park. For ... 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

INTELLIGENT LIVES - A film by Dan Habib Will Be Showing In Concordia

02/26/2019
INTELLIGENT LIVES - a film by Dan Habib will have 2 showings in Concordia!! Showings will be March 5th and March 7th. ... 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

Today is National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

02/22/2019
For more information, click HERE. ... READ MORE

March 2019 SNAP Benefits Dispursement Date

02/21/2019
Due to early disbursement of February 2019 SNAP benefits, March benefits date of disbursement has been changed.  Fo ... READ MORE

Precautions People With Disabilities Can Take During Bad Weather

02/21/2019
Some precautions that people with disabilities can take during bad winter weather are listed HERE. ... 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

Sign on to Support the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act by COB Today!

02/19/2019
For more information on how to sign on, 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

Join BIAKS and Greater Kansas City to Commemorate Brain Injury Awareness Month

02/19/2019
WE NEED YOU!! Please plan to attend Advocacy Day for Brain Injury. Email Amy Gaier at agaier@biaks.org if you can vo ... 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

Valentine’s Day and the Disabled: Challenge Your Thinking

02/12/2019
Valentine’s is coming. Rethink your assumptions about the disabled and romance.  For more information click HER ... READ MORE

Why Your 2019 Early Tax Return May Be Delayed This Year

02/12/2019
It’s possible your tax refund could be delayed this year. To find out who this will effect and how long you may ... READ MORE

CSI: North Central Kansas Newsletters - Information for YOU!

02/11/2019
Our Independent Connection Inc. Newsletters!  Please go into the following links for issues: Feb ... 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

DEMAND THE LEGISLATURE EXPAND KANCARE IN 2019

02/07/2019
Find out what the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas has to say about how you can make a difference.  Just click HERE fo ... 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

Health at the Capitol: Week 3

02/05/2019
Bitter cold temperatures didn’t slow down the 2019 Kansas Legislature as they powered through hearings on health ... READ MORE

AS EXTREME COLD APPROACHES, FEMA ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO PREPARE NOW

02/05/2019
With the development of an arctic outbreak that could bring recording-setting cold temperatures to several cities thro ... READ MORE

Project SEARCH Presents: A Reverse Job Fair for People of Ability! February 19, 2019

02/03/2019
Project SEARCH at Salina Regional Health Center presents: A Reverse Job Fair for People of Ability! Join us as we help t ... 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

Supported Decision-Making Conference Coming to Salina!!

01/29/2019
Supported Decision-Making - A Guardianship Alternative to Consider.  For more information, please click HERE ... 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

KMOM 2019 to be Held at Pittsburg State University

12/10/2018
KMOM 2019 to be Held at Pittsburg State University ... 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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