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.

 Thank You for your patience in these extraordinary times! 
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SKIL March 2013 Newsletter

newsletterpic march2013Check out the March 2013 issue of the SKIL Newsletter. CLICK HERE to READ NOW.

In this issue of the SKIL Newsletter, there is a review of the Annual Meeting and Dinner -- complete with a listing of award winners.

Also, more information on recent changes at SKIL as well as an open letter from the Kansas Lieutenant Governor and Kansas House Minority Leader about the KanCare transition.

All of that and more, just download the pdf CLICK HERE.


Please e-mail Kathy Crouch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by January 16, 2013, if you are interested in helping with this year’s Fishing Has No Boundaries event.  It will be held in June, but we need to know now if we can proceed with the planning.  We have lost some of our volunteers and without more help; we may not be able to have the event.

                                    Thank you,

KanCare “Issues Log”

FYI-  Following is a link on the KanCare website to the KanCare “issues log” that gets updated every day.  You may already know about this, but thought I would pass it on in case you don’t.
The log includes the questions and corresponding answers that come up each morning on the rapid response calls.  Have a great weekend.
Shawn Sullivan
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
503 S. Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66603
Office: (785) 296-5222
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Iowa Network Makes History

Iowa Network Makes History with Unprecedented State Funding for CILs!

 This year the Iowa SILC, the seven Iowa Centers for Independent Living, and other partners came together in an organized effort to obtain state funding for Iowa Centers for Independent Living.  The result was $250,000 in state funding for Iowa CILs, the first time that state funding has ever been obtained for Centers! Group of Iowa residents standing near the Governor after signing the bill to fund CIL in Iowa Iowa CILs are severely underfunded, mainly because they only receive federal IL funding, which is based on state population.  Since Iowa has such a small population, Iowa receives a much smaller amount of IL funding than many other states.  Five of the seven CILs receive less than $100,000 to operate.  Most CILs operate with 2 or less full time equivalent staff.  The first priority in the new Iowa SPIL was to obtain state funding to strengthen existing CIL operations, to bring them up to a Minimum Operational Funding Level.  While Centers actually needed about $750,000 to accomplish this, the $250,000 is a great start, and will help them to each hire an additional part-time staff to more adequately serve Iowans with disabilities in their service areas. Senator Bob Dvorsky, Senator Mike Gronstal, and Representative Ro Foege were instrumental in helping to find state funding for Centers this year!  The disability community is very grateful that they and other legislators LISTENED to our voices, HEARD our voices, and TOOK ACTION to meet the needs of the Iowa Disability / Independent Living Community!