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Each Kansas Center for Independent Living (CIL) delivers the four Core Services as mandated by the Rehabilitation Act: Information & Referral, System & Individual Advocacy, Independent Living Skills Training, and Peer Counseling. In Kansas, De-Institutionalization was added as the 5th Core Service.
The Kansas Association of Centers for Independent Living (KACIL) is a member association whose mission is to provide a powerful framework so that member Centers continue to excel in advocacy and services ensuring that all Kansans with disabilities have opportunities for independent living and enjoy their civil and human rights.
All Kansas CILS (KACIL members and others) meet the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 definition of a Center for Independent Living.
The term "center for independent living" means a consumer controlled, community based, cross disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services.
All Kansas CILs are required to complete an annual 704 report documenting the types of people and the types of services provided. This document represents the combined numbers for all Kansas CILS in 2015. CILs are required to serve people without regard to the type or severity of the disability, a person’s age or a person’s income. In 2015 Kansas CILs delivered services to people with physical, intellectual developmental, mental health, vision, hearing and multiple disabilities.
CILs provide information and referral services to maximize people’s use of various community resources. Information on an unlimited variety of issues is provided by printed information, email, web sites, fax, phone, or meeting directly with an individual.
This service is provided to everyone: people with a disability, family members, community service providers, and other community members who do not have a disability.
The purpose of this survey is to gather input from service providers and consumers about how well the current system is meeting the Standards of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN). This survey is completely anonymous, meaning we are not collecting any information that can identify you. We do ask whether you are a service provider or a consumer/family member/caregiver for the purpose of identifying any differences in opinion.
The following statements are the standards that have been set by the National Consensus Framework for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Project. These standards have been developed to improve the services families and their children receive. For each one, you are asked to rate how well you think service providers or the current system meets the standard. For example, if you think service providers in general do a great job of providing access to health care services 24 hours, seven days a week, you might choose “fairly well” or “very well.” Please think in terms of “the system” in general, which means this is not about any one provider or service.
This survey is being administered by Wichita State University's Center for Applied Research and Evaluation on behalf of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Special Health Care Needs (SHCN) Program.
Participating in this survey is completely voluntary. You may skip questions or stop at any time. Your answers on this survey will not affect your relationship with KDHE or Wichita State and will not affect any services you may be receiving.
This survey should only take about 10 – 15 minutes to complete. Don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your answers. Choose the one that occurs to you first. Link to survey is here.
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Summary by Andy Rausch
This week on Resource Central, Joe talks to Director of Independent Living (IL) and Quality Assurance Mary Reynolds. They first discuss the ins-and-outs of the Independent Living program. She explains that SKIL offers five core Independent Living services; these are: advocacy, de-institutionalization, Independent Living skills training, information and referral services, and peer counseling.
They then discuss the importance of voting and how voting decisions can significantly impact the disabled community.
Summary by Andy Rausch
This week on Resource Central, Joe talks to Chanute Independent Living (IL) Coordinator Sharon Traylor about a woodworking class she is establishing. She explains that she has several SKIL customers who are interested in attending.
Sharon says the class is open to anyone in the area who would like to participate. To get involved they should contact Sharon at (620) 431-0757.