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/

 


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! 
DSW Essential Worker - Proof Form
 

HELLO FROM SHARI - May 22, 2020

We hear a lot about healthcare workers on the front lines of the Coronavirus pandemic, and they are truly unselfish heroes who deserve much honor and praise.

People don’t always realize that, behind the scenes but still on the front lines at home, are the direct support workers, or DSWs. Direct support workers take care of many people with disabilities who choose to live in their own homes and communities instead of in a facility. The fact that DSWs are there day in and day out, to assure that individuals’ needs are met, makes them everyday heroes.

Throughout this pandemic, DSWs have had to face many new challenges. While much of our normal society has had to shut down, DSWs still have to meet the needs of their customers. Their ability to be resourceful, creative and loyal has become paramount to the survival of our thousands of customers with disabilities.

We hear about the numbers of people in nursing facilities who have been hit by this terrible virus. We realize now, more than ever, how important it is for people to be able to stay in their own homes and communities instead of a nursing home. We appreciate and honor the vital importance of these everyday heroes, the direct support workers.

My thanks and love to each and every one of you and the people that you serve,

Shari