Aging and Disabled people should not have been an afterthought, or left to die in institutions in the time of COVID.
Employment & addressing the ableist elephant in the room
Using your job posting to show that your work environment is inclusive and welcomes disabled people is a great step to changing this toxic and ableist habit in the future.
EVENT: “Nothing About Us Without Us” with Judith Huemann
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.
Food insecurity is growing in the United States
At its base, food insecurity means that an individual is unable to maintain food in their home after their bills are paid. This leads to many having to choose between keeping their power on or rent being paid and paying for groceries.
Your Vote, Your Voice
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 doesn’t go far enough to serve the disability community!
Paratransit was specifically defined as a civil right.
COVID-19 exposes the government’s apathy toward disabled people
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 …
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Meet the Interns
Meet the interns of the Topeka Independent Living Resource Center's George Wolf Internship Program. https://youtu.be/pPcVPcQWGME
Reduce Your Risk: COVID-19
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 …
COVID-19: We Can Help
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 …