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.




Community Play Space

 5K and 10K Runs are planned on October 6th to raise money for a universally accessible, multi-generational playground to be placed in Pittsburg’s Schlanger Park.  The event is also designed to increase awareness about the community play space.  Pittsburg Parks and Recreation is accepting pre-registration by phone at 620-231-8310. 

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Website for College Students with Disabilities

Dear KACILnow,

I would like to share with you the link to the We Connect Now website. The website was created while I was a
college student with a grant I received from YP4 to develop a website to
serve college students with disabilities. The website was developed in an
effort to connect and integrate college students with disabilities as a
virtual community with a voice on important issues.
The We Connect Now website has been up and serving college students with
disabilities since April of 2008.

Read more: Website for College Students with Disabilities

Support Olmstead

Subject: DISTRIBUTE WIDELY: TAKE ACTION TODAY to support Olmstead!

Governor Gregoire (D) of Washington State only has two days left to ask for an extension of the September 17th deadline to appeal MR v Dreyfus to the Supreme Court.  So far, we ve been told that Governor Gregoire has not been moved by our advocacy and it seems likely she will appeal the case, putting Olmstead at risk.

Today (9-5-12), at noon Pacific time, the Washington State Chapter of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and the Alliance for People with Disabilities will be holding a press conference urging Governor Gregoire to not appeal the case to the Supreme Court.  Thanks to Washington State Chapter of ASAN and the Alliance for People with Disabilities for raising awareness and building pressure through the media.

Let s support them and TAKE ACTION!

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Subject: Sign the Petition urging DOL not to eliminate the companionship exemption!

Sign the petition urging the US Department of Labor (DOL) to not eliminate the companionship exemption:

Thanks to ADAPTer Philip Bennett for setting up this petition urging that DOL not eliminate the companionship exemption!  He is a hard-core ADAPTer who works as an attendant.  He describes the problems with DOL's proposed changes very well.

Read more: Subject:  Sign the Petition urging DOL not to eliminate the companionship exemption!

ATK Conference & AT Expo 2012

ATK Conference & AT Expo 2012Do you want to be more active? Need some help with learning? Looking for tools for outdoor activities? Considering a new assistive technology solution in your workplace? Attend the Assistive Technology for Kansans ATK EXPO 2012 - KSHA Conference on September 27-28 at the Wichita Hyatt – Century II Bob Brown Exhibit Hall. Try out 100’s of devices representing the latest technology shown by experts ready to talk about your assistive technology needs.

Read more: ATK Conference & AT Expo 2012