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.

SEK-ADAPT Fundraising

Neosho County Accessibility Coalition is having a yard sale at the SKIL office 106 East Main.

Saturday, August 14, 2010 from 10:00 to 3:00.
All donations will go to the Southeast Kansas ADAPT fundraising.  

Grassroots effort to pass Constitutional Amendment in November

Dear Advocate:

The 2010 Kansas Legislature passed a resolution that would allow some archaic and discriminatory language to be removed from the state constitution which now allows mental illness as a reason to preclude Kansans from their fundamental right to vote.

It is important to note that one in four adults—approximately 57.7 million Americans—experience a mental health disorder in a given year. Five of the top ten leading causes of disability world wide are mental disorders--such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, alcohol use, post traumatic stress disorders, and obsessive compulsive disorders. They contribute more to the disease burden worldwide than heart disease or cancer.

As it is currently written, even though the Kansas Constitution guarantees citizens the right to vote , it also allows the Legislature to restrict those with mental illness from voting. The truth is, this section was adopted before there were aggressive and evidence-based treatments for mental illness. This was written when people with depression and other mental illnesses were automatically remanded to state institutions and hospitals.

Read more: Grassroots effort to pass Constitutional Amendment in November


(Jogging on the inside/)
I was sitting in the hospital waiting room while my wife was in labor. The nurse appeared and told a man sitting near me, "Congratulations, Sir! You're the new father of twins!" The man replied, "How about that! I work for the Double mint Chewing Gum Company."

About an hour later, the nurse returned, to the waiting room and told Mr. Smith that his wife had just had triplets: Mr. Smith said, "Well, how do ya like that! I work for the 3M Company."

A gentleman sitting next to me then got up and started to leave. When I asked him why he was leaving, he remarked, "I think I need some fresh air. I work for 7-UP."

Sedan SKIL Announces Commodities Program

By: J. Waller
The Sedan SKIL office is happy to announce the United Methodist Open Door, Inc. Community Supplemental Food Program will now be distributed from the SKIL office located at 113 W. Main in Sedan, KS. This is the commodities program that in the past was distributed from the Senior Center in Sedan.

August 17th will be the next date to pick up the commodities food. The food will be picked up August 16th and will be available to pick up from the SKIL office anytime between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm on August 17th The guidelines for the program are as follows:
The recipient must be at least 61 years of age and the income guideline is $1174.00 for 1 person and $1579.00 for 2 persons in the household.

If you have received the supplemental commodities in the past, or would like to fill out an application to begin receiving the food, please call either J. Waller or Diana Clanton at the SKIL office in Sedan at 620-725-3990 and we will be happy to provide you with an application and even assist with filling the application out.

If you would like to come by the office for assistance, please bring a copy of your yearly income and proof of age and address and we will be able to assist you with filling out the application and we will mail it off for you. The SKIL office in Sedan is here to assist you in any way that we can. If you have a problem question or complaint of any kind, please call us at 620-725-3990 or stop by the office located at 113 W. Main in Sedan and we will be happy to assist you in any way that we can. Our office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.


Woodson and Allen County July 2010 Newletter

by Linda Spunaugle

“Feminine Mystique” Advocacy group
No group held in July….our next meeting will be on Aug. 18th from 12pm to 2pm at the Yates Center SKIL Resource Center at 119 W. Butler. 620-625-2818. We will be studying & giving out weather safety booklets, as well as, CPR instructions for Adults, children and pets. After the door prizes; we will be making a tornado in a bottle and two other experiments that will be a lot of fun! Come and join us. We will be having potluck lunch so bring anything that you would like. Bring with you two 2-liter bottles for each person.


Delicious in the Kitchen!!
Creamy Green Bean & Potato Soup Ready in 1 hour
3 cups fresh green beans/ cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 ½ cups peeled & diced potatoes
1/3 cup melted butter
½ cup diced onion
1/3 cup bacon bits
1 can cream of chicken soup
3 cups milk
Salt & ground pepper to taste

Read more: Woodson and Allen County July 2010 Newletter