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.

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Advocacy is the heart of any center for independent living.

Advocacy is the heart of any center for independent living. SKIL utilizes coordinators in each of the outreach offices and has 2 coordinators in the administration office in Parsons. Lou Ann Colyer is a coordinator in the Pittsburg office and works with the customers in Crawford county.

She reported from a recent advocacy meeting. State Representative candidates Julie Menghini and Michelle Hucke were available and they spoke about the issues within the state. Issues that related to tax reform and people with disabilities were the top items discussed. Managed health care and the reforms within this was highlighted.

Julie was a representative for 6 years and has experience with issues that relate to SKIL. Michelle has not served in this capacity in the past. Julie has worked for education programs also.

Michelle is a recent graduate with a Masters Degree from Pittsburg State. She is a former resident of Oswego but is currently living in Pittsburg.

Lou Ann encouraged both of the candidates to attend the July 26th ADA Celebration in Parsons at 1801 Main in Parsons. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am.