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.

CRO of H.O.P.E. makes deal with Parsons Pizza Hut for fundraiser

The CRO of H.O.P.E. has struck a deal with the Parsons Pizza Hut for a fundraiser.

All day Thursday, Oct. 2, those bringing this voucher to the restaurant will have a percentage of their purchase donated to the CRO of H.O.P.E. to help fund its various events and activities.

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KDADS HCBS-I/DD waiting list update

KDADS-1By Greg Wintle, HCBS I/DD Program Manager
Community Services and Programs Commission,
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

On Friday, KDADS mailed out 100 offers of services to persons for the HCBS-I/DD program. Click here to see a copy of the notice that was sent to each person.

As you will see, persons have two weeks to respond to the offer and they can respond either by returning the completed form or by calling our office.

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Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation's Public Policy Fellowship Program accepting applications for 2014-15

JPKFThe Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation is seeking exemplary professionals, and/or persons experiencing disability and/or family members of persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are currently working or volunteering in the field of inclusive services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for an intensive one-year Public Policy Fellowship in Washington, D.C.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to prepare both early career and more seasoned leaders to assume leadership in the public policy arena in their home state and/or nationally.

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

2014PosterEnglish SKIL announces its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October.

The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week."

In 1962, the word "physically" was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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Pittsburg SKIL picnic featured on KOAM-TV

SKIL PittsburgThe Crawford County SKIL Customer Appreciation Picnic was featured on KOAM News Wednesday night.

Natalie Bruggeman, who raised $500 for the Everybody Plays accessible playground, and Pittsburg HS theatre teacher Greg Shaw, who directed a social issues play about autism last year, were recognized for their efforts.

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DOJ, HHS post tribute video celebrating Olmstead anniversary

The 15th Anniversary of Olmstead video compilation is a Department of Justice/Department of Health & Human Services tribute to the dedicated and brave individuals who have brought to life the Olmstead decision's promise of community integration for people with disabilities.

The video features images and live interviews from disability rights advocates, including Sue Jamieson, the lead attorney in the Olmstead case, and people with disabilities who live independently and fully participate in their communities.

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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.