Scott Ball Talks About His Life with SKIL
On this episode of "Resource Central," host Joe Reinecker talks with Scott Ball. Ball is a SKIL customer who also works in the Pittsburg office. In addition to this, he is the president of the local chapter of SACK (Self-Advocacy Coalition of Kanas). He discusses his life and the many ways that SKIL has helped enrich his life.
Joe Reinecker Talks to Leva Hayden
On this week's episode of "Resource Central," host Joe Reinecker talks to Leva Hayden. Leva is a 66-year-old Pittsburg woman who has from a number of disabilities. She talks about her life and how it has been improved with assistance from SKIL.
TRANSITION TO EMPLOYMENT
Come help define gainful employment pathways for youth and young adults with disabilities. As an Employment First state, Kansas’ priority is for youth and young adults with dis-abilities to transition into employment. The Transformers Coalition—a coalition of state agencies, nonprofits, and other interested parties—needs your assistance in identifying successes and challenges youth and young adults with disabilities experi-ence during the transition to employment. Who should attend? Youth, young adults, family members, community members, educators, providers, and other professionals who wish to help define employment pathways for youth and young adults with disabilities.
March 9, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Greenbush South East Kansas Education Service Center
947 W. 47 Highway
Light refreshments will be provided.
Information from town hall meetings will be used to prepare a statewide resource guide and to design sessions for a future-dated Kansas Transition Conference. Please register at www.Eventbrite.com.
The Disability Integration (DI) Cadre is hiring!
Disability Integration Advisor Lead – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/464608200
A Disability Integration Advisor Lead serves as the expert-level advisor to the Command Staff and program areas providing expert-level advice, guidance and technical assistance on programmatic, physical and effective communication access for people with disability and others with access and functional need for all Presidentially Major Disaster and Emergency Declarations. This position has primary supervisory level duties for staff in field offices to which can range from 3-50 staff dependent on type of event.
On this episode of "Resource Central," host Joe Reinecker talks to Judy Blunk, Independent Living Coordinator (ILC) from Columbus about two programs which can substantially help eligible consumers. One of these programs is the Kansas Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP). This is a Federallly funded program that helps eligibile households pay a portion of their home energy costs. The other program is the Homestead Program, which assists disabled individuals to get a tax credit if they own their own home.