2015 Annual Conference on Independent Living
Mark Derry presented Lou Ann with the Corey Rowley National Advocacy Award in Washington, DC.
The National Council on Indpenendent Living held its annual conference in Wahington DC. According to LouAnn Kibbee NCIL President, This was the largest conference we have ever had! Largest March to the Capitol! Largest 25th Anniversary of the ADA! First time to the Kennedy Center! An interesting Annual Meeting as usual!
Lou Ann shared that she was reelected to the NCIL Board. However one of the surprises of the event was when she was awarded the Corey Rowley National Advocacy Award. Lou Ann shared it is, "an absolute honor!"
Kibee reported that some family members were available and her trip ended with her niece and family coming over to DC.
Sharon Traylor works as a Independent Living Coordinator in the Chanute SKIL Office. These are some of the fun things a couple of people have put together for themselves on the Jewelry Day activity in Chanute. They were made by Glenda McCarty, and Susan Roberson. To learn more about the many activities and outreach projects going on in your area contact any of the SKIL Office Locations.
Everyone Has a Part in the ADA was the theme of the day.
Friday July 24, 2015 the streets of Parsons, KS were alive with activities that celebrated the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
At the heart of the ADA is the idea that the places we all share are for everyone -- whether you are a person living with disability or not. This powerful idea has helped improve the quality of life for many people in Kansas and many more across the country over the past 25 years. Everyone has a part in the ADA because we all are all better off as a result. While we still have work to do, we have made a great deal of progress since ADA became law.
The day was celebrated with games and activities for all ages. Thanks to Skip Smith a photo archive is available on this website for you to take part in the celebration also.
This one piece of legislature has been the back bone that has moved Independent Living to the point we are at now.
This family style event included: Snowcones by Parsons State Hospital, Face Painting by the Cardinal Cheerleaders, Popcorn by Ace Hardware, Hot Dogs, Cold Drinks, Inflatables, Contests, Prizes, Ice Cream, Petting Zoo and more.
Everyone has a part in the ADA.
PITTSBURG, Kan. -- The SKIL Resource Center, Inc., has started the process of transferring KSEK-AM & FM radio stations to new local ownership groups, it was announced Monday (July 20).
SKIL is moving forward to transfer the necessary documents to operate KSEK-FM to Jessica and Mika Nugent, while doing the same for KSEK-AM with Triple T Plus Two, Inc. – headed by Jerry Tibbetts. The sale of the stations will be finalized pending approval from the Federal Communications Commission.
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