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Ms. Wheelchair Kansas featured on newspaper's website

Ms Wheelchair Kansas Brigid SchwillingLast month, Bridgid Schwilling won the “Ms. Wheelchair Kansas” title at a state pageant in Topeka.

Read about how Schwilling battled to overcome recent issues in her life to "find a purpose through adversity" in this article from the Lawrence Journal-World's site.

NCIL Action Alert: Tell Congress to stop Medicare reform mistakes that impede access to wheelchair repairs!

NCILlogo1Many Medicare beneficiaries’ access to mobility equipment and repairs is becoming increasingly challenged as a result of recent Medicare reform. In July 2013, Medicare introduced the Durable Medical Equipment Competitive Bidding Program.

This program lowers the amount that Medicare pays for mobility equipment and limits who can supply and repair these items. As a result, access to repairs for integral mobility equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers is becoming increasingly limited.

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Resource Central - The Spirit of Marty Wooten with Shari Coatney

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Juddmo talks to Shari Coatney, CEO of SKIL, about Marty Wooten. Wooten was one of the founding mothers of SKIL Incorporated who recently passed away. Shari talks about what it was like working with Marty, and how she didn't back down when it came to the rights of individuals with disabilities. Shari shares how the spirit of Marty Wooten lives on.

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Hear it Friday mornings on the SKILmedia Radio Network. Max FM 93.5, U-Rock 99.1 FM, Fox Sports 1340 AM, or Katy Country 1540 AM.

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Tenth Annual SEK Fishing Has No Boundaries event slated for June 21

FHNB-2014Southeast Kansas Fishing Has No Boundaries will be hosting its 10th Annual Fishing Event for anglers with disabilities on June 21 at Big Hill Lake in Labette County.

The SEK chapter, chaired by Shari Coatney, is offering opportunities to help sponsor activities that will include breakfast, lunch and a cook-out at the end of the day.

The original concept was developed by Bobby Cammack, a fishing guide in Hayward, Wis. In 1986, he broke his leg and discovered he had trouble pursuing his passion of fishing. Two years later he hosted a fishing event designed to enable people with disabilities to enjoy the great outdoors.

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HELP WANTED: Home Health Aide

WANTED:  Home Health Aide to work for Independent Strides Home Health.  Full-time.  Excellent Benefits.  Must have a CNA/HHA certification in Kansas and have reliable transportation. Home Health experience is essential.  Interested persons may call (620) 423-3328 to receive an application in the mail or an application may be picked up at:  Independent Strides, 1712 Main, Parsons KS 67357.  Independent Strides is an EOE.


WANTED:  RN to work for Independent Strides Home Health agency.  Full-time.  Excellent Benefits.  Must have a Kansas license.  Home Health experience would be an asset.  Interested persons may call 620-423-3328 to receive an application in the mail or an application may be picked up at:  Independent Strides, 1712 Main St, Parsons KS 67357.  Independent Strides is an EOE.

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Time Sheet Submission

DSW Electronic Time Sheet Submission can now be done directly through the SKIL website. Take a photo of your time sheets and supporting documents and upload directly to the SKIL website at the DSW Submit Timesheet page.  There is a sub-menu link for it directly below the "DSW time sheets" menu located in the top menu and in the left menu of the home page.