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.

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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.DSW Essential Worker - Proof Form
 

  IMPORTANT NOTICE!

ALL Exception forms are due by the 5th & the 20th of the Month.
Exception forms received late will be paid on the Late Batch, which is called in ON paydays.

Any time sheet received past 10:00 am on Paydays WILL pay the FOLLOWING pay date.

This change is in accordance with The Federal Reserve requirements of our Financial Institution.
Please be sure to use the Authenticare Call system for prompt payment.


 

 

 

SUSAN ROBERSON ON DISABLED VOTING

by Andy Rausch and Joe Reinecker - With the election quickly approaching (it's a week away now!), we spoke with longtime SKIL board member Susan Roberson, who has a disability herself, about the things she believes disabled people should remember when going to the polls (or voting from home).

“The main thing is, you need to know who is running,” Roberson says. “You need to find out exactly what they stand for. For us in the disability world, Medicaid expansion is an important issue. A lot of us have been pushing and pushing to get that passed for years. You want to know these things, and you want to make sure that whoever you vote for, whether it's for local office, state, or the country, you know what their views are on these issues that affect us. You want to find out if their views on every issue take the disability community into consideration. For a lot of people, the disabled are the last thing they think about, so it's up to us to make sure the candidates we support have our best interests at heart.”

Beyond this, she urges disabled voters to consider whether their candidates want SSI and social security raised or lowered. “People can't live like that. They're already some of the lowest paid people there are.”

She also wants people with disabilities to have a plan on how they will vote or go to the polls come election day. She urges people to make sure they have transportation arranged in advance and know where their proper polling location is. In addition, she says if you are planning to vote in advance, that you get your ballot in as quickly as possible.

“One of the smartest things I ever did was get an absentee ballot,” she says. “Because I don't drive and I have to depend on someone else to get me to the polls. If I can't get a ride at the last minute, I don't get to vote. And for myself, if I don't vote, I don't get to gripe.”