Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 is when ALL people with Medicare can change their Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage for 2014. Information on 2014 plans will be available beginning in October.
People with Medicare can call 1-800-MEDICARE or visit www.medicare.gov for plan information. If a person is satisfied that their current plan will meet their needs for next year, they don’t need to do anything.
Self-employment for individuals with developmental disabilities the topic of workshop coming to Pittsburg State Nov. 13-15
A workshop aiming to assist in making self-employment for the developmentally disabled, sponsored by the Kansas Council on Developmental Disablilities, is scheduled for Pittsburg Nov. 13-15.
It will be conducted at Pittsburg State University's Leonard H. Axe Library, and is also sponsored in collaboration with the Kansas Small Business Development Center and Griffin-Hammis Associates. Griffin-Hammis senior consultant Janet Steveley will be the presenter.
The event is a three-day training that teaches how to make self-employment a reality for interested individuals with developmental disabilities.
The Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center, in partnership with the National AgrAbility Project, is conducting a survey of farmers, ranchers, agricultural workers, and livestock handlers who have limb amputations.
The purpose of the survey is to determine how prosthetic components used (or rejected) by farmers and ranchers can be improved to better serve these individuals. The project is also interested in how the provision of prostheses -- the service provided by a prosthetist -- can be improved.
The Kansas Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (KSYLF) is currently searching for motivated young leaders to attend the fourteenth annual forum held July 14-19, 2014 at Washburn University in Topeka. Please note: KSYLF is moving to July in 2014!
We are also searching for adults to serve as volunteers for the week of the KSYLF.
The KSYLF is an annual conference that is heading into its fourteenth year serving students with disabilities across the state.
During the forum, delegates enjoy a week full of learning, fun, friends, and, most of all, a new sense of empowerment! Through various large sessions, delegates are able to hear from community leaders on such topics as disability history, advocacy, goal setting, leadership, resources, and much more.
Tuesday October 22, 2013
Tuesday the Assistive Technology for Kansas held a open house and ribbon cutting to recognized the new location at 1714 Main in Parsons. Several community members and Chamber of Commerce were on hand to celebrate the new accessible location.
The SEK access site is one of the services that is offered by SKIL Resource Center.
Vicki Souter reported that the event went "Excellent!" The staff had put a great deal of work in relocating from a South 18th Location.
The increased visibility and closer association with a additional programs such as Independent Strides which is located at 1712 Main were commented on by Shari Coatney CEO/President of SKIL, " This will make it more convenient for our customers to access the programs and services the need. We are always working to provide additional services for people with disabilities. We hope to offer new programs with this new expanded location."