SKIL Blog

SKIL OFFERING FREE COVID VACCINATIONS

by Andy Rausch and Joe Reinecker A federal grant to assist getting people within the disability community Covid-19 vaccination shots is allowing SKIL to provide free vaccinations at their annual customer appreciation picnics. “It came to us that we were already having these picnics, so we thought, how about we...

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

You may have already heard by now but May 12 was announced as the start date for the Emergency Broadband Benefit program.   This morning, the FCC announced that on May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit. In announcing the official launch date, Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel stated:  “Families in every corner of the...

REFEREE WITH AUTISM A ROLE MODEL FOR KIDS WITH DISABILITIES

by Andy Rausch and Joe Reinecker As a young man with autism, basketball gave Will Fried confidence. Today he’s hoping to share that confidence with autistic high school students. He’s also having fun along the way. Fried started playing basketball in his backyard at the age of six after his...

ARE COVID-19 VACCINE INGREDIENTS SAFE?

COVID-19 vaccines give us our best shot at beating the virus. Concerned about what’s in them? These facts may give you peace of mind. No live coronavirus in the vaccine None of the current vaccines use the real coronavirus to build immunity. Instead, they deliver instructions to your cells to...

SKIL HOLDS DIVERSITY TRAINING FOR STAFF

Written by Nancy Holman PARSONS, Kan.—The SKIL Resource Center recently held mandatory diversity training for its entire staff, said SKIL President/CEO Shari Coatney. Staff at the Independent Living Center’s downtown Parsons headquarters, six branch offices, the Assistive Technology for Kansans and K-Loan offices participated in the formal training on April...

Safe Haven Fundraiser

Safe Haven is doing an Adopt-A-Room fundraiser to help with maintenance refreshing and renewing! To help with this we are asking local businesses to make a donation to purchase the supplies needed in each area of the house. Living room – $500.00 (Paint, replace rotten door frame, clean carpet and...

April 9, 2021

Many people don’t realize that hate, intolerance and discrimination are not based only upon color of the skin today. Historically; however, there was much more focus on skin color involving these evils than there is currently. We have made some progress, thankfully. Now we have Federal Protected Classes: Race, Color,...

March 26, 2021

The events are coming! The events are coming! Approximately one year ago our world changed when the Coronavirus became an unexpected and most unwelcome part of it. Much of normal life changed—slowing down, skidding to an unhappy halt or far worse. COVID-19 altered the way we lived, and usually not...