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.

Office of Special Educations Programs is seeking feedback

logo osersThe Office of Special Education Programs within the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) wants your feedback!

The current blog posting concerns a proposed approach for including results data in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C determinations process. At the request of OSEP, the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) developed a proposal for using results data to review states’ performance results for children who receive early intervention services. We would like your feedback on the proposal.

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Health Insurance Marketplace offers tool to help consumers review their plan options for 2015

ACA logoBeginning this week, consumers can visit HealthCare.gov to review detailed information about each health insurance plan offered in their area before applying ahead of open enrollment, which starts November 15, according to an announcement made today by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner.

With more issuers offering coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace this year, the majority of consumers will find more affordable options for themselves and their families. By answering a few simple questions, such as location and family size, consumers will be able to compare plans and get an estimate on how much financial assistance they may qualify for when shopping for coverage, without needing to submit an application.

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Ms. Wheelchair Kansas seeking contestants and nominations

MWKS-logo-new The Ms. Wheelchair Kansas program is currently searching for women of achievement, who are wheelchair mobile, to serve as contestants in the Eleventh Annual Ms. Wheelchair Kansas event.

Contestants can be nominated by a person or group or can choose to participate in the program. Organizations and companies are being encouraged to nominate women who are passionate, dynamic, articulate, and who have a message to share throughout the state.

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Election Day is tomorrow... Nov. 4!

Here are the 3 things you need to know before you go vote:

1. Kansas: Election Day is Tomorrow (Tuesday)

POLLS OPEN: 7:00 AM
POLLS CLOSE: 7:00 PM

Don't forget to bring photo ID!

 2 Click here to find your polling place

3 And finally, here’s the most important part: remind your friends and family to vote! 

 

Urgent DOL Rule Action Alert

We all need to Urge Congress to Delay the FSLA Companionship Changes!
National Call-In Day is Today -- October 30

The Department of Labor ignored the disability community, as well as state Medicaid Directors and Medicaid Home & Community Based (HCBS) providers, and implemented changes that will hurt attendants and people with disabilities if states don’t have more time to prepare!

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U.S. Senate candidate Orman issues plan for veterans

Greg-Orman150wIndependent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman, Olathe, at a Statehouse press conference Friday afternoon (Oct. 24) proposed a multi-faceted program for assistance to veterans.

The Orman plan includes proposals for increased support for veterans and their families, bridge loans to veterans who now can spend more than 125 days waiting for Veterans Administration approval for disability payments, steps to reduce homelessness of veterans and assistance for veterans to start businesses.

He said he has assembled a veterans advisory council to craft proposals that will allow veterans to more easily reintegrate with society on a number of levels.

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