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! 
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HELLO FROM SHARI - June 26, 2020

Summertime greetings to everyone! The warmest season of the year has officially arrived.

I looked out my window at home today and saw the trees moving, so I knew there was a breeze on this hot summer’s day. That got me thinking about how, while I cannot literally see the breeze, I can see the manifestations of the breeze and feel the breeze. I know it is there because of its effects.

Societal change is like that. We work for change via systems advocacy, or “changing the systems” that present barriers to society, especially to people with disabilities. We know that things are changing, but we cannot “see” the actual change in people’s hearts and lives until or unless they show it by their actions. But we can sense it.

I have been in the Independent Living movement for a number of years and have worked on many social change issues. What I know is that it is not fast and it cannot be done alone. There is a sign that hangs in our office that reads, “Never doubt that a group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead

We still have much work to do and many barriers to remove before our work for equality is done, but we remain committed to the task. Be healthy and stay safe.

Love, Shari