Topeka Independent Living Resource Center, Inc

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501 SW Jackson Street, Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66603-3300 (m)
Phone: (785) 233-4572
Toll Free: (800) 443-2207
TDD: (785) 233-1815
Fax: (785) 233-1561

Mike Oxford, Executive Director

Mission Statement: To advocate for justice, equality and essential services for a fully integrated and accessible society for all people with disabilities

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Personal Assistant Management Services: Provides assistance with Home and Community Based Services
  • Targeted Case Management: Assists with application preparation for Medicaid in-home service qualification. Upon qualification, provide all assistance to set up an appropriate plan of care and monitor services
  • Individual and Systems Advocacy: Provides support for individuals to act on his/her own  behalf to deal with administrative procedures of various agencies, settle disputes, secure various entitlements and financial assistance, and safeguard legal civil and human rights
  • Housing Assistance: Provides assistance to consumers with obtaining accessible, affordable housing. Technical assistance offered regarding accessibility and accessibility modification to existing structures
  • Independent Living Skills Training: Provides assistance in developing daily living skills necessary to live independently in the community
  • Communications Services: Interpreter services and referrals, Braille and other alternate format materials
  • Provides assistance to individuals with disabilities by acting as advisors, mentors and role models
  • Community integration: Offers intensive supports for people moving from nursing homes, hospitals, or other institutions back into home communities
  • Information and Referral: Maintains a library of information on specific disability related topics

Eligibility: Services available to persons with disabilities and their families

How to Apply: Apply in person or by phone

Fees: Most services are free to individuals with disabilities. Fees apply for agencies

Funding: U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration Grant, fees for services and donations