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.
Get more info here: https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/

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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.

 Thank You for your patience in these extraordinary times! 
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Youth Opportunities through AAPD

NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship!
AAPD is proud offer eight (8) NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarships for the fall semester of 2020.

The NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who are pursuing an interest in the media, entertainment, or communications fields. Each recipient will receive $5,625 to help cover the cost of education.

For more information please visit the AAPD website.

The application deadline is May 21, 2020 and here is the link to apply: https://aapd1995.wufoo.com/forms/m18h47my1w9fpuo/.
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Fannie Lou Hamer Leadership Program!
Applications are now open for AAPD's Fannie Lou Hamer Leadership Program. This program is designed for young (ages 18 – 30) Black disabled advocates who are committed to boosting voter registration and civic engagement across Black communities leading up to the 2020 elections.

Key benefits to the program:
Participants will receive a $1,500 stipend and work as a cohort to create a national nonpartisan campaign that promotes voter registration and participation.
Interact with experts across the civil rights community to learn about key political issues and gain guidance on building a voting campaign. A couple of partners for the program include: The Leadership Conference, Center for American Progress, Imani Barbarin, Neal Carter, Alliance for Justice, State Voices, and more!
Attend and participate in the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference (September 16 – 20, 2020) in Washington, DC to learn further about voter engagement and to promote their recently launched campaign. *dependent upon regulations with COVID-19.*

The application deadline is April 20, 2020 and here is the link to apply: https://aapd1995.wufoo.com/forms/fannie-lou-hamer-leadership-program/.