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.

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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.


 

 

 

U.S. Senate Fails to Pass Disability Treaty

Washington, DC - ADAPT joins the rest of the disability community in expressing our deep disappointment that the majority of Republican Senators voted against ratifying the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD).

Whatever the individual rationale, this vote is a slap in the face against the community integration principles that are the foundation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the disability community which has worked so hard to secure ratification of this treaty.

Disability rights advocates were hopeful that the Republican party, which in 1990 joined with Democrats to pass the ADA, would do so again in 2012 to pass the CRPD.  We were wrong.  In the wake of the election, the Republicans need to engage people with disabilities.  This vote has just produced the opposite effect.

 Many of the ideas we support are consistent with the party s philosophy, but the Republican Senators who voted against the treaty would apparently rather represent the interests of the extreme elements in their party rather than include all people with disabilities and our families and friends,  said Marsha Katz of Montana ADAPT.

Although the Senate voted against ratifying the CRPD, disability advocates point out that the negotiations on the fiscal cliff give Republicans another opportunity to demonstrate that they want to broaden their base and engage the disability community. The fiscal cliff threatens not only healthcare services that people with disabilities need but the services and supports that allow people to live their daily lives. Republicans have been calling for  entitlement reform  that arbitrarily cuts Medicaid through block grants which will have a devastating impact on people with disabilities.

 Medicaid funding assures that people with disabilities are provided necessary health care, but Medicaid also funds the services and supports that allow people with disabilities to perform the most basic tasks needed for daily living, including getting in and out of bed, bathing, dressing, cooking and eating,  said Bruce Darling of Rochester ADAPT.  We call on the nation to join the MY MEDICAID MATTERS campaign and fight for this funding.

ADAPT s MY MEDICAID MATTERS proposes real Medicaid reform that would contain spending while modernizing Medicaid so that people with disabilities have greater control over their lives and be able to live in the community rather than be forced into institutions.
(www.adapt.org/main/medicaid_rally/medicaid_savings)

 Now that the vote on the CRPD is done, Republicans in Congress have a fundamental choice. They can embrace ADAPT s proposals for true entitlement reform and broaden their base to include people with disabilities or they continue to represent the interests of party extremists and push people with disabilities off the fiscal cliff,  said Bob Kafka of ADAPT of Texas.

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