SLI's 45th Anniversary
In May, SLI celebrated its 45th year of service in Topeka. SLI started in 1971, when a group of families and concerned community advocates provided a choice to families for their adult children with disabilities other than institutionalization or staying at home with family. Over the years, we have gone from one home serving 12 people to
21 homes serving 140 people, a community integration program serving 40 people, a job training program serving 16 people and targeted case management serving over 212 people.
In celebration of SLI’s 45 years of service and the growth, SLI was honored by Larry Wolgast, Mayor of Topeka, at the May 17 Topeka City Council meeting. During the meeting, Mayor Wolgast read a proclamation declaring the month of May as SLI Month in Topeka. SLI also held an open house celebration and ribbon cutting on May 3 to celebrate with the community, donors and SLI families.
SLI has seen much progress in this service field over the years and are proud to have been strong and supported enough to withstand regulation changes and funding cuts. SLI has been a progressive organization, constantly searching for ways to provide higher quality services in the most effective and efficient way while being a constant and strong voice for people with disabilities.
Thank you to everyone who has been a part of making it possible for SLI to celebrate 45 years of service for people with intellectual disabilities!