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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Free Webinar––Eliminating Medicare Restrictions to Essential Services and Equipment

What Can You Do? Hosted by National Spinal Cord Injury Association

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST

Medicare has undertaken many changes to therapy services, prescription drug coverage and medical equipment purchases critical to beneficiaries with disabilities.  These changes have serious impacts on the accessibility, affordability and quality of needed care. This webinar describes those issues within the Medicare program that impact you, including the following:

• The development of and the need for a separate benefit for customized rehab technology for people with disabilities;
• The importance of eliminating outpatient rehabilitation therapy payment caps; and,
• The support of implementing an appeals process for seniors on Medicare Part D dependent on ‘specialty tier’ prescription drugs

Read more: Free Webinar––Eliminating Medicare Restrictions to Essential Services and Equipment

Free Webinar––Domestic Violence and Disability - Don’t Fall Victim to Abuse

New Mobility magazine invites readers to attend two upcoming webinars hosted by National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA).

Free Webinar––Domestic Violence and Disability  -  Hosted by National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Don’t Fall Victim to Abuse

People with disabilities are more likely to be victims of domestic violence by their loved ones and caregivers. This can include physical abuse; verbal abuse; sexual abuse; neglect; overdosing or withholding medication; financial abuse; and denying necessary mobility equipment.

This webinar will explore the intersection of domestic violence and disability. Information will be provided about programming and services available at Barrier Free Living, Inc. and the importance of specialized programming for survivors of domestic violence living with intellectual and developmental (IDD), physical and/or psychiatric disabilities.

Read more: Free Webinar––Domestic Violence and Disability - Don’t Fall Victim to Abuse

IL Conversation March 28, 2012

You’re Invited to join us in an ………. IL Conversation March 28, 2012
3:00 - 4:30 pm Eastern Time  
Call the APRIL Bridgeline number:  218.339.2699  -  pin code  922899
This is not a toll free call. Your regular long distance charges will apply.

There is no registration fee.
 
Topic: Youth Transition: Back to the Future 4 Core Services with a Twist  

Read more:  IL Conversation March 28, 2012

New Ms. Wheelchair Kansas Crowned

Emily Evans of Bucklin received her crownBucklin woman to serve as spokesperson and advocate for people with disabilities

TOPEKA, Kan. – The 2012 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas (MWKS) was recently crowned during a weekend ceremony held March 11, 2012, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka, Kan. Emily Evans of Bucklin received her crown after participating in four judging sessions, as well as many other activities, throughout the three-day event held March 9-11. The weekend concluded with a formal crowning, where Emily was chosen as the new titleholder and fellow contestants Shanell Nieves of Leavenworth and Jessica Soderlund of Oakley were recognized for their accomplishments.

The crowning ceremony, held on Sunday, was attended by more than 90 family, friends, and community members. The event consisted of platform speeches by each of the three contestants, as well as two on-stage questions. The audience enjoyed a slide show of memories from the weekend; a keynote speech from Angel Shaver, MWKS supporter and former contestant; and a farewell from the 2011 MWKS titleholder, Jennifer Kreutzer of Wichita.

Read more: New Ms. Wheelchair Kansas Crowned

Legislature Questions SRS about Feds in discussion with SRS over waiting list

khi-logoSRS sheds little light on waiting-list discussion with feds

Confidentiality agreement precludes sharing details with Legislature, SRS official says

By Dave Ranney
KHI News Service
March 15, 2012

TOPEKA — A spokesman for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Service today declined to say much about a recent meeting with federal officials who are known to have raised concerns about the state's growing waiting list for services for the disabled.

“Both parties to the discussion have agreed to a strict confidentiality clause, so there’s not a lot that I can say,” said SRS Deputy Secretary Gary Haulmark, testifying before the House Aging and Long-term Care Committee.

Haulmark described the agency’s Feb. 27 closed-door meeting with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services officials as “very informal,” informational, and ongoing.

The discussion, he acknowledged, was about the waiting list for Medicaid-funded services for the physically disabled.

Read more: Legislature Questions SRS about Feds in discussion with SRS over waiting list