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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Guidance from People with Disabilities on How to Provide Disability-Competent Care During the COVID-19 Epidemic

Centene, in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living, is pleased to provide timely recommendations from experts with disabilities on how our national network of providers can deliver disability-competent care during the COVID-19 epidemic.

The first two 15-minute videos in the “Provider Accessibility Initiative COVID-19 Web Series” cover important topics such as: concrete steps health professionals can take now to improve disability access during the COVID-19 epidemic, and important considerations for Personal Attendant Services during the epidemic. Future topics in the Web Series include, “Ensuring Equal Access for People with Disabilities to Telehealth,” and, “The Right of People with Disabilities to COVID-19 and other Life Saving Treatment.” Please send feedback and requests for future video topics to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Don’t have time to watch the two 15-minute videos because you are too busy serving on the front lines? No problem. Take a look these one-page “Quick Tip Sheets” that highlight some of the main points from the videos (Episode #1 Quick Tip Sheet for Providers, and Episode #2: Quick Tip Sheet for Providers).

COVID-19 and People with Disabilities

Join us for this short video to learn how health professionals can best include people with disabilities in their response to the COVID-19 epidemic. Our speakers share simple, concrete steps health professionals can take to improve access and provide safe, effective care to people with disabilities.  

Speakers: Ami Hyten, Executive Director of the Topeka Independent Living Resource Center, Kelly Buckland, Executive Director of the National Council on Independent Living, and Dr. Bonnielin Swenor, Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Director of the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center.

Essential Services: Maintaining Access to Personal Attendants During the COVID-19 Epidemic

Access to person attendants (aka personal care attendants or home care workers) can be a life or death service for people with disabilities.  It also greatly diminishes the ability of some people with disabilities to socially distance or isolate.  Join us for this short video to learn how you can help maintain access to personal attendants during the COVID-19 epidemic. 

Speakers: Ami Hyten, Executive Director of the Topeka Independent Living Resource Center, and Kelly Buckland, Executive Director of the National Council on Independent Living