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SKIL trains other Centers for Independent Living

Rick_Knight_helping_a_manRick Knight wears several hats at SKIL Resource Center. He is the Independent Living Manager, ADA Coordinator, Advocacy Coordinator, and the Independent living Counselor for the Working Healthy and Work Programs .

Right highlighted some recent training on the Olmstead decision for the Prairie Independent Living Resource Center in Hutchinson. The Olmstead decision was made by the Supreme Court in 1999. It originated from a law suit in the state of Georgia. The issue dealt with two women who had mental disabilities. Both ladies were in an institution. "They wanted out and the state wouldn't let them out. Rick explained.

There was a law suit filed against the state's health agency. The commissioner of the health agency was Tommy Olmstead and that is how the decision has come to be named and recognized. The issue went from Georgia all the way to the supreme court. The supreme court affirmed the lower court's decision and "it became the law of the land".


The training about the law is to teach other centers how to file the necessary forms and papers to identify when a person has had their civil rights violated. If a person feels their rights have been violated they can file a Olmstead Complaint.

Rick shared, "This is all about either helping people stay out of or get out of institutions. To allow them to live in what the law says is the most integrated setting; another words in the community."

This will affect people with disabilities not only in southeast Kansas but all over the State and people in other parts of the country. This is a Federal law and decision.

Contact Right Knight at the SKIL Resource Center if you would like more information.