SKIL was created by; is driven by; and is focused on persons with disabilities, their families, and communities. We provide Advocacy, Education,and Support with Customer Controlled services to break down and remove existing barriers and bridge social gaps to ensure and preserve Equality and Independence for all.

NEW! List of Prohibited Offenses for Direct Support Workers and SKIL Employees
Effective 9/1/2017, We will no longer accept timesheets.  You MUST use the Authenticare system to clock in & out.

SKIL March 2013 Newsletter

newsletterpic march2013Check out the March 2013 issue of the SKIL Newsletter. CLICK HERE to READ NOW.

In this issue of the SKIL Newsletter, there is a review of the Annual Meeting and Dinner -- complete with a listing of award winners.

Also, more information on recent changes at SKIL as well as an open letter from the Kansas Lieutenant Governor and Kansas House Minority Leader about the KanCare transition.

All of that and more, just download the pdf CLICK HERE.


Please e-mail Kathy Crouch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by January 16, 2013, if you are interested in helping with this year’s Fishing Has No Boundaries event.  It will be held in June, but we need to know now if we can proceed with the planning.  We have lost some of our volunteers and without more help; we may not be able to have the event.

                                    Thank you,

KanCare “Issues Log”

FYI-  Following is a link on the KanCare website to the KanCare “issues log” that gets updated every day.  You may already know about this, but thought I would pass it on in case you don’t.
The log includes the questions and corresponding answers that come up each morning on the rapid response calls.  Have a great weekend.
Shawn Sullivan
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
503 S. Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66603
Office: (785) 296-5222
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Cherokee County Picnic

Cherokee County Picnic

The video below shows the pie eating contest at the Cherokee County Picnic May 22, 2008. J.D. Daggett won the pie eating contest. But there were many who tried. 135 people from all over Southeast Kansas were in attendance. Senator Dwayne Umbarger, Representative Doug Gatewood and his wife Crystal also attended the activities and shared their appreciation.  The fried chicken dinner with all the "fixings" was a great meal. Thanks goes out to a very hard worker the day of the picnic; Derrick January who was ill with bronchitis and also in very much pain from a spider bite. Live Country Music was provided by Jim Coble. Apple Market of Columbus supplied the chicken. Side dishes: Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, and Cole Slaw were donated by Anita Alltop from Orval Kent 100 N. Youngman/ Baxter Springs, KS. Baked beans were supplied by SKIL. Thanks to the Columbus office for a great kick-off of summer activities.