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NEW! Effective July 1, 2018 - List of Prohibited Offenses for Direct Support Workers and SKIL Employees - CLICK HERE

Effective 9/1/2017, We will no longer accept timesheets.  You MUST use the Authenticare system to clock in & out.

Disability News /KLKC

Safety Begins at Home

Home Safety enlarge for more informationParsons, Ks - In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, the SKIL Resource Center, based in Parsons is inviting the public to a Safety Begins at Home Training session to be held at 11 a.m., September 29th at 1801 Main.  Topics will cover Accessibility, Carbon Monoxide, Fire Protection, Disaster Preparedness, Emergency numbers, Escape plans, House Hygiene, Kitchen safety and Security.  Steve Moffitt will lead the session.  When President Barack Obama proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month, he stated, “In April of this year, a devastating series of tornadoes challenged our resilience and tested our resolve. In the weeks that followed, people from all walks of life throughout the Midwest and the South joined together to help affected towns recover and rebuild…Disability community leaders worked side-by-side with emergency managers to ensure that survivors with disabilities were fully included in relief and recovery efforts.” has an Emergency Preparedness Section that lists resources available in each state to help people with disabilities and others prepare for, and recover from, emergency situations.  Information includes tips for people who have pet or service animals, preparing for emergencies at work and school, plus accessible shelters and emergency housing.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency also has a website that is great for families and teachers called

HUD Points Out Olmstead Enforcement Options.

HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity issued guidance on 8/11/2011 to its regional and field offices regarding enforcement of the ADA, Section 504 and particularly the Olmstead decision.  It noted that HUD has "prioritized efforts to support the transition of people with disabilities out of institutions and into community-based settings."  The guidance "highlights civil rights related compliance and monitoring strategies to ensure that public housing programs operate in a manner that supports this important objective."

Read more: HUD Points Out Olmstead Enforcement Options.

My American Dream Video Contest

Washington, DC - National Disability Institute (NDI) has launched its 2nd annual My American Dream - Voices of Americans with Disabilities Video Contest.  NDI wants to hear from individuals with disabilities across America about their American dreams and the steps they are taking to achieve them.  In keeping with their mission to build a better economic future for all people with disabilities, NDI has created a prize package for the contest that will help the grand prize winner take solid steps toward living his/her American dream.  One Grand Prize Winner will receive $1-thousand dollars, an iPad 2 and sessions with a mentor to help the winner take positive steps toward achieving his or her dream.   To enter, contestants need to create a three-minute video that tells their story and then upload the Video Submission to YouTube.  E-mail the corresponding YouTube URL along with your first and last name, phone number and e-mail address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before midnight September 18th.   After the entry deadline, five finalists will be selected by an independent panel and then America will have an opportunity to vote and select the winner by viewing and voting on the official contest website, with the winner being announced by October 20th. Visit for full contest rules.