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About Us

The Kansas Association of Centers for Independent Living (KACIL), is a member organization comprising eight (8) Centers for Independent Living (CILs) spanning the state.   Our members cover diverse regions from metropolitan to frontier rural maintaining a commitment to promote the Independent Living Philosophy and provide the core Independent Living Services upon which our grassroots organizations are founded.

Our member Centers provide services to people with all types of disabilities of all ages and all income levels through grant funded and fee for service programs.  Centers are consumer controlled, private nonprofit agencies promoting the Independent Living Philosophy of equal opportunity and self-determination for individuals with disabilities.  Centers for Independent Living provide education and assistance to businesses and all other entities in the community to increase access for people with disabilities.

We advocate at a local, state and national level for the rights of all people with disabilities to actively participate in their communities; living, working and raising families in the communities of their choice.

Mission Statement

KACIL provides a powerful framework for member Centers to excel in advocacy and services, ensuring that all Kansans with disabilities have opportunities for independent living and enjoy their civil and human rights.

Vision Statement

KACIL will facilitate collective work among member CILs resulting in a resilient association, driving change for people with disabilities

KACIL Board of Directors

Erica Rivera

Executive Director, Beyond Barriers

115 E. 4th St.

Hutchinson, KS 67501

620-259-5778 [voice]

620-860-0140 [video]

620-663-4711 [fax]

888-715-6818 [toll-free]

Jill Dudley, Treasurer

Executive Director, Independence, Inc.

2001 Haskell Ave.

Lawrence, KS 66046

785-841-0333 [voice]

785-841-1094 [fax]

Angie Saenger

Executive Director, Independent Connection

436 S. Ohio St.
Salina, Kansas 67401

785-452-9580 [voice]

785-515-2190 [fax]

Cindi Unruh, Vice Chair

Executive Director, Independent Living Resource Center

3033 W 2nd Street North
Wichita, KS 67203

316-942-6300 [voice/TTY]
316-942-2078 [fax]
1-800-479-6861 [toll free]

Angie Zimmerman

Executive Director, LINK, Inc.

2401 East 13th Street
Hays, Kansas 67601

785-625-6942 [voice/TTY]
785-625-2334 [fax]
800-569-5926 [toll free]

Deone Wilson, Chair

Executive Director, Resource Center for Independent Living

1137 Laing
Osage City, Kansas 66523

785-528-3105 [voice]
785-528-3665 [fax]
1-800-580-7245 [toll free]

[Open Position - TBD]

Chief Executive Officer, The Whole Person, Inc.

8040 Parallel Parkway, Suite 300

Kansas City, Kansas 66112


913-262-1294 [voice/TTY]
913-262-2392 [fax]
877-767-8896 [toll free]

Audrey Schremmer, Secretary

Executive Director, Three Rivers Independent Living Resource Center

504 Miller Drive
PO Box 408
Wamego, Kansas 66547-0408

785-456-9915 [voice]
785-456-9923 [fax]
1-800-555-3994 [toll free]

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