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.

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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.

2020 SKIL Fiscal Agent DSW W2 forms are now available ONLINE!



Board of Directors

January 15, 2021

IMG 3812 This is a sad time for the SKIL Resource Center and the many people with disabilities whose lives our beloved co-founder, Jeanette Pruitt, touched over the years. Jeanette and her sister Marty Wooten co-founded SKIL in 1992 after becoming concerned that people with disabilities in the area had major life needs not being met. They petitioned the state of Kansas to open an independent living center. SKIL is in existence today because of these two selfless, visionary sisters.

Jeanette was a tough, tireless advocate for people with disabilities and had her own disabled condition. She waged her final, hard-fought battle against it on January 10, 2021 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center. She was only 68 years old at the time of her death.

Jeanette was the inspiration behind the advocacy that formed SKIL. Her work to establish our agency led to the work we have done to help thousands of people with disabilities. She was always an advocate and spent many hours travelling to Topeka and Washington to push the independent living agenda. Jeanette loved SKIL, and SKIL loved her. She and Marty were also founding SKIL board members who faithfully served for 19 years before retiring in 2011.

We will deeply miss Jeanette and all that she stood for. Her heart, and her incredible legacy to people with disabilities and the entire southeast Kansas area, will live on as we continue her vision and mission to serve.

Love, Shari