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.






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


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.




Home for the Holidays 2012

Skip Smith presents his portrait of Rich Proehl (photo by Bill Cochran)PARSONS, Kan. -- The SKIL Resource Center held its annual meeting and holiday celebration, "Home for the Holidays" on Dec. 7 at the Parsons VFW Hall.

More than 600 meals were served, with a dinner including choices of ham, turkey or pulled pork provided by Ultimate Choice Catering of Frontenac.

SKIL presented state representative Richard Proehl with a portrait, drawn by Parsons artist and SKIL photographer Skip Smith (with microphone in photo at left), to honor his support of SKIL and its endeavors while a member of the Kansas House. Proehl's wife, Linda, recently retired as superintendant of USD 503 in Parsons, also was present.


Read more: Home for the Holidays 2012

FPI Reception

Parsons, Ks –  The Southeast Kansas Independent Living Center (SKIL), based in Parsons will be hosting a reception for the Family Peace Initiative (FPI) from 2-3 p.m. next Thursday in the John Spillman Conference Room at KLKC.  According to Dave Sorrick, SKIL Director of Development & Special Projects, the event will provide an opportunity to say “Thanks and farewell” to personnel involved with FPI.  SKIL will terminate administration of the batterer intervention program December 31st . 

Read more: FPI Reception's New YouTube Channel has launched a YouTube channel to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The channel currently showcases a self-help video about the site's confidential prescreening tool, the Benefit Finder. A YouTube account is not required to view the videos, but if you have an account, you can subscribe to the channel and receive emails when new videos are posted.

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Adult Abuse Awareness & Prevention

Parsons, Ks – The Adult Protection Services Assistant Program Administrator Ruth Santner is in the process of visiting Independent Living Centers, Community Mental Health Centers and organizations that serve individuals with developmental disabilities in the East Region of Kansas.  On Friday she was accompanied by Gary Crissman from the Pittsburg Office of the Kansas Department for Children and Families, formerly known as the Department of Social & Rehabilitation Services on a stop at the SKIL Resource Center in Parsons. 

Read more: Adult Abuse Awareness & Prevention

New KanCare ombudsman appointed

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TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Secretary Shawn Sullivan announced today the appointment of attorney James Bart, of Lawrence, to serve as KanCare Ombudsman for the State of Kansas.

KanCare is Kansas’ innovative new system to provide Medicaid services to consumers in an integrated care model through three new health plans, or managed care organizations (MCOs) , beginning January 2013.

Read more: New KanCare ombudsman appointed