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.

If you are not working or working reduced hours due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.

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Due to the potential spread of the Corona Virus, all SKIL Offices will be closed to visitors and the general public until further notice.

SKIL staff will continue providing services while the offices are closed. Communication, during this time, will take place through phone, email or fax. If needing to turn in or receive a hire packet and/or other paperwork, we encourage you to send your information by email to your local SKIL office. When bringing paperwork to SKIL offices during regular business hours, call that office, and someone will come to the door to assist you.  DSW Essential Worker - Proof Form


 IMPORTANT NOTICE!

ALL Exception forms are due by the 5th & the 20th of the Month.
Exception forms received late will be paid on the Late Batch, which is called in ON paydays.

Any time sheet received past 10:00 am on Paydays WILL pay the FOLLOWING pay date.

This change is in accordance with The Federal Reserve requirements of our Financial Institution.
Please be sure to use the Authenticare Call system for prompt payment.


 

 

 

Virginia woman with Down syndrome becomes hero to persons with disabilities

They greeted her as a hero when she took the stage in Richmond.

Just days after a Virginia judge let Jenny Hatch leave a group home and take her first steps toward independence, the 29-year-old woman with Down syndrome delivered a speech to a gathering of the Arc of Virginia.

Hundreds of people -- including those with developmental disabilities and their family members, advocates and caregivers -- listened as Hatch spoke about the former life that was forced on her and the one she is now free to pursue.

Read more: Virginia woman with Down syndrome becomes hero to persons with disabilities

Suicide Prevention & Awareness Event scheduled for Aug. 23 at the Capitol

The Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services and Kansas Department of Health and Environment, along with representatives of the Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council and its Suicide Prevention Subcommittee, Headquarters Counseling Center, and survivors and family members from across the state will host a public event on August 23, 2013 from 10:30-noon at Memorial Hall Auditorium, 120 SW 10th, to bring to light the importance of suicide prevention, and to kick-off Suicide Prevention Week in Kansas.

Read more: Suicide Prevention & Awareness Event scheduled for Aug. 23 at the Capitol

Bonnie Sloan, first deaf NFL player, to be honored

Bonnie Sloan-StLFBCardsA Tennessee town is honoring one of its own -- the first deaf football player in the NFL. Bonnie Sloan played for the St. Louis Cardinals during the 1973 season.

The City of Hendersonville, Tennessee is honoring him by declaring this coming Sunday, Aug. 25, as Bonnie Sloan Day. City officials are inviting everyone to join them in honoring Sloan on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Hendersonville City Hall.

Read more: Bonnie Sloan, first deaf NFL player, to be honored

AARP Blog: Home and Community-Based Services -- The Right Place and the Right Time

By Enid Kassner

As evidenced at a recent hearing of the federal Commission on Long-Term Care,broad support is building: It’s time to end Medicaid’s “institutional bias.” It’s not rational that Medicaid entitles eligible individuals to be placed in nursing homes, while limiting their ability to receive services at home.

On average, the Medicaid program can serve about three older people or adults with physical disabilities with home- and community-based services (HCBS) for the cost of putting one in a nursing home. Moreover, nearly all people – regardless of age or type of disability – prefer to live in their own homes or in comfortable community settings, not institutions.

Read more: AARP Blog: Home and Community-Based Services -- The Right Place and the Right Time

Nomination process underway for Michael Lechner Award from KCDC

The Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns (KCDC) is taking nominations of people or groups who have advocated for changes in their communities or state for improvements to access, programs, education, transportation or employment for people with disabilities.

The Michael Lechner Award is given annually to a Kansan with a disability who has effectively advocated for changes in his or her community to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Read more: Nomination process underway for Michael Lechner Award from KCDC