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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.




Subject: IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding Medicaid changes!!!

Below you will find a forward from Oral Health Kansas.  It was the most understandable version I have found. 

If you are a person with Medicaid or a family member and want to know the changes to Medicaid, you should attend this meeting.  The closest is in Fort Scott on August 1st at 6 pm, you do not have to preregister.

If you are a provider that bills Medicaid and want to know what is happening this is the meeting to attend.  The closest and you must preregister at . The closest is Fort Scott on August 1st at 1 pm.  

KanCare Educational Meetings Next Week
Next week, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will convene a series of educational workshops designed for Medicaid providers and beneficiaries. Meetings will be held in eight cities throughout Kansas and will feature afternoon sessions for providers, including dentists, followed by evening sessions for consumers of Medicaid services. The workshops will provide information about the transition to Medicaid managed care known as KanCare. Three managed care organizations (MCOs) have been selected to provide all Medicaid services in the state, and representatives from the MCOs will take part in the workshops.
The meeting schedule is as follows. Registration for the provider meetings is required, as space is limited.
Monday, July 30:              Garden City and Topeka
                1 - 4 pm               Provider Meeting
                6 - 8 pm               Beneficiary Meeting
Tuesday, July 31:              Wichita and Leavenworth
                1 - 4 pm               Provider Meeting
                6 - 8 pm               Beneficiary Meeting
Wednesday, August 1:  Salina and Fort Scott
                1 - 4 pm               Provider Meeting
                6 - 8 pm               Beneficiary Meeting
Thursday, August 2:        Hays and Overland Park
                1 - 4 pm               Provider Meeting
                6 - 8 pm               Beneficiary Meeting
To register for the provider meetings, please visit this site:
To learn more about the beneficiary meetings, please visit this site:
New dental benefits
One significant new feature of KanCare is an adult preventive dental benefit. It is important that members of the Kansas dental community take part in the meetings in order to learn more about that benefit as well as how the current fee-for-service model for children's dental care will transition to a managed care model.
If you have any questions, please contact Tanya Dorf Brunner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 785-235-6039.

Kathleen Brennon
CDDO Director
Tri-Valley Developmental Services, Inc.

Brownback to review Kansas financial standing

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback plans to visit with reporters to review the state’s finances as the books are closed on the latest fiscal year.

Brownback scheduled a news conference today to discuss where the state’s finances stood when the 2012 fiscal year ended on June 30.

The governor also is expected to discuss the state’s ability to retire some of its bond debt ahead of schedule. Brownback has made debt reduction a priority since he took office in January 2011.

Kansas ended the fiscal year with a revenue surplus, although the precise amount has not been disclosed. The surplus is being applied to government programs for the fiscal year that began July 1.

| The Associated Press

© 2012 Kansas City Star and wire service sources. All Rights Reserved.


Sign Language Classes

Parsons, Ks – Labette Community College is offering two Sign Language Classes.  The Beginning Course covers the manual alphabet and basic sign language vocabulary with an emphasis on signed English.  The course is intended to provide individual as well as group learning, discussion, practice and utilization in signing conversations with hearing impaired individuals at a beginning level.  The class will be offered from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, August 23rd through December 6th in Room M208 in the main building on the Parsons campus.  In-state tuition is $246 plus two required textbooks, approximately $42.  Tuition for residents of Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas is $309 plus textbooks.  Debbie Burke from Greenbush will be the instructor. 


She will also teach an Intermediate Sign Language class that will be offered on Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m., August 21st through December 4th in the same location with the same rate of tuition.  Two textbooks are also required for the intermediate class.  If a student has not taken the Beginning Sign Language course from Debbie Burke, then her permission is required to enroll in the Intermediate Course.  To enroll for either one of the 3-credit hour classes, contact Carol Rabig at 620-820-1273 or 1-888-522-3883, Extension 1273.  Refer to Course Code PARA 132 00001

White House Observes ADA Anniversary

On Thursday, July 26, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern, please tune in as the White House observes the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and hosts a discussion on the state of disability policy.  You can tune into the live stream which will have live captioning at
You will have the opportunity to hear from Senior Advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, as well as other senior administration officials.  We also will have a panel discussion with administration officials who will discuss technology, education, community living, civil rights, employment and emergency preparedness—among other topics. 

Thank you, and we look forward to observing the anniversary of this landmark civil rights law with you.

  • What: White House Observance of ADA Anniversary
  • When: Thursday, July 26, 2012
  • Time: 8:00-9:00 a.m. Eastern
  • How: Live stream at

This event is closed press.

Note: If you received this email as a forward but would like to be added to the White House Disability Group email distribution list, please visit at and fill out the "contact us" form in the disabilities section, or you can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide your full name, city, state, and organization.

New Service maps from KCDC

Disability Service Maps are provided as a resource to help individuals and organizations find resources across Kansas for a variety of needs. Many of these resources are particularly for people with disabilities.

There are two versions of each resource:
1) A map of Kansas counties, showing regions if applicable, with a short description of the organization and services provided, a web site address, and phone numbers for contacts across the state. You can also look at the whole set of maps in one file.
2) The same information in written form, or "text."

The 2012 Disability Service Maps are here! The whole set of maps with cover page and title page are included here.

Service Providers

  • Centers for Independent Living - Map | Text
  • Kansas Department for Children and Families  - MapText
  • Services for Kansans who are Blind or Visually Impaired - Map | Text
  • Community Developmental Disability Organizations (CDDOs) - MapText
  • Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas (CMHC) - MapText
  • Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) - MapText
  • Mental Health Field Staff - MapText
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman Offices - MapText
  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention Centers - MapText

More information at