PARSONS, Kan. – Anglers with disabilities will again enjoy fishing, food and fun at a popular annual fishing event that has become a national tradition. The Southeast Kansas Chapter of Fishing Has No Boundaries (FHNB) event is scheduled for Saturday, June 6 at the Big Hill Lake, Cherryvale Campground. The lake is located west of Parsons in Labette County.
Each year, SKIL personnel transport anglers with disabilities and their assistive equipment to Big Hill Lake. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The day includes breakfast, lunch, a dinner cookout, catch-and-release fishing, pontoon boating with SKIL personnel on the lake, prizes for the biggest fish caught and unsupervised overnight camping if desired.
COLUMBUS, Kan. -- The SKIL Resource Center’s Columbus satellite office will be hosting its annual Cherokee County Customer Appreciation Picnic Thursday, May 28 at the Columbus 4-H Building, 114 W. Country Road.
The event is free and open to the public, and will get underway at 5 p.m.
This year’s theme is “Everyone Has A Part in the ADA,” as 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of President George H.W. Bush’s signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Steve Hoover is set to retire from the Agrability and Kansas Equipment Exchange programs that are part of the Assistive Technology Access site in Southeast Kansas. Steve has worked since early June of 2009 helping to create opportunities for people with a disability to be more independent and remain active in their community.
The SKIL Resource Center and the SEK A.T. Access site celebrated with Steve and friends from the community. “We wish Steve the best. We are going to miss him.” Shari Coatney President of SKIL shared.
There is a great deal of work in gathering equipment from around the state that is then refurbished and made available to qualifying individuals as a result of the KEE Program.
Steve was the representative for the SEK area for the Kansas AgrAbility Project. It assists people with disabilities who work in agriculture.
The vision of AgrAbility is to enable a high quality lifestyle for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities. While the term “disability” often brings to mind conditions such as spinal cord injuries and amputations, AgrAbility addresses these and many other conditions, such as arthritis, chronic back pain, and behavioral health issues.
Through education and assistance, AgrAbility helps eliminate (or at least minimize) obstacles that inhibit success in production agriculture or agriculture-related occupations.
AgrAbility is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and consists of a National Project and State/Regional Projects, including the Kansas AgrAbility Project. Each project is a collaborative partnership between a land grant university and one or more nonprofit disability services organizations.
Kansas AgrAbility partners are: Kansas State University, Southeast Kansas Independent Living (SKIL), and Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK). Contact Us at 1-800-KAN DO IT (1-800-526-3648)
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SKIL's Resource Central is back with host Annette Tucker. Annette chats with Shari Coatney, CEO of SKIL Resource Center and co-director of Kansas AgrAbility Project and Sheila Simmons, Specialist Trainer for Assistive Technology for Kansans.
Learn about how assistive technology benefits farmers with disabilities and helps keep them in the farming workforce. Shari and Sheila discuss their involvement with the programs and the different services offered through the Kansas AgrAbility Project and Assistive Technology for Kansans.
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