Public Hearing for State Plan for Independent Living (Kansas)


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Please share the following notice of public hearing for the 2014-2016 State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) with all interested parties. 
The Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas (SILCK) and Kansas Rehabilitation Services (RS) invite individuals and organizations interested in independent living services for people with disabilities to participate in a statewide public hearing from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 29. The hearing will provide an opportunity for persons with disabilities, advocates and stakeholders to offer input on its 2014-2016 State Plan for Independent Living. The meeting will be an interactive webcast facilitated by Michael Donnelly, RS director, and Lou Ann Kibbee, SILCK board chair.
Participants will have the opportunity to provide input on a variety of issues including:
 Priorities for use of federal independent living funds
 Identification of unmet independent living service needs
 Other priorities for the independent living community
Input received will be used to generate the State Plan for Independent Living for the years 2014-2016 and to establish priorities for use of available funds.
The interactive webcast will use technology to connect people in six Kansas communities through a live audio and video broadcast. In addition, participants in each location will be able to share their comments or questions, which will be broadcast live to all locations.
The locations for the interactive webcast are as follows:
Garden City
Bunker Conference Room
Department for Children and Famlies (DCF) Service Center
1710 Palace Drive
Grey Room
DCF Service Center
3000 Broadway
Kansas City
South East Conference Room North 1050
DCF Service Center
402 State Ave.
Large Conference Room
DCF Service Center
300 N. 17th
Room C
DCF Learning Center
2nd and MacVicar
Conference Room 5082
DCF Service Center
Finney State Office Building
230 E. William
Those who wish to submit comments in writing may email
To request a sign language interpreter or other accommodation, call toll-free TDD 866-213-9079 not later than May 15. All meeting sites are accessible locations.
State of Kansas
Michael Donnelly, Director
Kansas Rehabilitation Services
Maia Ruby-Clemmons
Independent Living Program Manager
Kansas Rehabilitation Services
915 SW Harrison
Docking State Office Building, 8W
Topeka, KS 66612
785-368-8266 phone
785-368-7478 TTY