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.


 
 

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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Anniversary of Olmstead and the Faces of Olmstead

"Get us out, keep us out, don't put us in." -- Lois Curtis, leading a cheer during the February Disability Day Rally, Atlanta, 2009.On June 22, 1999, the United States Supreme Court held in Olmstead v. L.C. that unjustified segregation of persons with disabilities constitutes discrimination in violation of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The promise of the Olmstead decision is that people with disabilities get to live their lives in the same manner as people without disabilities--working, living, playing and enjoying their lives within the community based on decisions that they make for themselves!

On this anniversary of Olmstead, I want to thank the women who became the faces of Olmstead in the 1990s: Elaine Wilson and Lois Curtis.  These women had spent the majority of their lives in state hospitals and mental institutions until the Olmstead decision freed them, allowing them to live their lives more fully within the community.

Today, the US Dept. of Justice has a page dedicated to Olmstead, profiling some of the individuals whose lives have been made better through community-based living. Check it out for stories of amazing individuals! http://www.ada.gov/olmstead/olmstead_about.htm#faces