Our History

From its inception in 1984, Independent Living Resource Center has actively worked to address the needs of people with disabilities who live in south-central Kansas.

For more than 20 years, ILRC has helped people with disabilities live more independent lives. From the early 1980s to today, there have been major legislative changes and protections put in place to protect the civil rights and liberties of individuals with disabilities.

ILRC has grown from a three-person office to more than 30 in-house staff. ILRC also provides payroll services to several hundred employees who provide in-home, non-medical attendant services to consumers with disabilities.

The number of people we serve each year has grown from a few dozen to more than 2,000 individuals and families. Services provided by ILRC are always individualized to meet the consumer’s needs’ and are based on consumer choice and empowerment.