Nothing About Us Without Us will include a host of speakers on a variety of topics including The Independent Living Movement with TILRC’s Executive Director, Ami Hyten.
Voting. It is how we let our government know what we want and what we expect from them. It’s our way of shaping the world around us.
Paratransit was specifically defined as a civil right.
by Ericka Jones This is an uncertain period during the COVID-19 pandemic and the senior and disabled communities have been hit hard. Since we first learned about the virus; the infection rate and death toll has skyrocketed and now, the United States is leading the charge in most infected people in the world. More people […]
Meet the interns of the Topeka Independent Living Resource Center’s George Wolf Internship Program. https://youtu.be/pPcVPcQWGME
Topeka Independent Living Resource Center cares about your health, the health of our employees, and the health of YOUR employees! We believe the work we do to support people with disabilities living in the community is important. We want our offices to remain open and our employees and consumers to remain healthy, as we all […]
TILRC has fact sheets available about COVID-19 prevention and preparation. Please take and share these. If you need help preparing or protecting yourself, WE WANT TO HELP. Our Independent Living Advocates will help you: ▪ Advocate with your doctor to get extra medications if needed. ▪ Locate mail-order prescription options. ▪ Find ways to stock […]
On January 14, 2020, the second day of the Kansas Legislative Session, advocates gathered on the second floor of the State Capitol to encourage elected officials to expand Medicaid with #NoBarriersNoDelays. Mike Oxford, Kansas ADAPT, explained how Medicaid expansion in Kansas would extend coverage to approximately 52,000 Kansans who are disabled as defined by the […]
Kim Dietrich, independent living advocate, was appointed to the City of Topeka Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Advisory Council in August. Kim has been an advocate with Topeka Independent Living Resources Center (TILRC) for 25 years, where she has helped people with individual and systems advocacy, learning skills to live independently, navigating systems to get services […]
January 2020, Topeka Independent Living Resource Center (TILRC) will become the Northeast Kansas Assistive Technology Access Site. Assistive Technology includes devices, equipment and services that help people hear, see, live, learn, and work better. A tremendous variety of assistive technology is available today. Assistive Technology Kansas is a way to connect Kansans to assistive technology. […]