45% of Deaf or Hard of Hearing individuals experienced discrimination
Nationwide, more than 11 million individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing or experience other barriers in communication, rely on a telecommunications relay service to conduct daily activities necessary by telephone. Relay services are particularly useful when seeking rental housing; prospective tenants often first contact housing providers by telephone to obtain critical threshold information about apartment availability, rental rates, and the application process.
July 2012 SKIL Newsletter
Check out the July 2012 issue of the SKIL Newsletter. CLICK HERE to READ NOW.
This is the first newsletter produced by the new SKIL Media Team which includes Matt Newbery, Annette Tucker, Brandon Nivens, Karen Cantrell and Mike Snow. Bill Cochran, who has moved from communications to become the business manager for SKIL, included content and served as an adviser for this issue.
It includes highlights of the ADA Anniversary Celebration in Parsons as well as the Columbus SKIL picnic, plus a feature on what Lou Ann Colyer has been up to at the Pittsburg SKIL office.
All of that and more, just download the pdf CLICK HERE!
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Washington, DC - The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is a federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills so they can stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Energy assistance is especially important to households that include residents who are elderly, disabled or under the age of six by reducing the risk of health and safety problems such as illness, fire or eviction.
Lawrence, Ks - Independence, Inc., based in Lawrence, is working on getting more support for the USA to broadcast the Paralympics. On Monday, the United States Olympic Committee announced the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team that will compete in the upcoming London 2012 Paralympic Games, Aug. 29-Sept. 9. According to TeamUSA.org, the 227-member team, which includes six guides for visually impaired athletes, is comprised of 133 men and 94 women. The team also includes 20 U.S. military veterans and active duty service members, some of whom were wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
2012 Disability History Week Poster Contest Guidelines:
All voters are required to show a photo ID at the polls prior to voting. The August 7th Primary will be the first election under these new rules.If a voter doesn’t have their ID and doesn’t go through the trouble of getting it and coming back to try and vote, they can cast a provisional ballot. Ideally, we would not want to go this route because it is easy to disqualify provisional ballots, but casting a provisional is better than not voting at all.
- Casey Kasem Coming to KLKC on Weekends
- Live from the ADA Celebration 2012!
- Rick Macias Talks KLKC and SKIL Survey Calls
- National Survey on Abuse of People with Disabilities Ending July 31st
- Presidential Proclamation -- Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2012
- Health survey from Labette County Health Department.
- ADA 2012 Celebration
- Veteran Farmers Project
- JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI,
- Subject: IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding Medicaid changes!!!
- Brownback to review Kansas financial standing
- Sign Language Classes
- White House Observes ADA Anniversary
- Video Eye with LCD Monitor for sale
- Multiple Items for Sale
- Lift Chair for Sale
- Lift Chair
- New Service maps from KCDC
- The Challenge
- America Wins - ADA Celebration
- KHI Report - Atchison center for independent living closes
- State Signs Three KanCare Contracts
- Advocacy is the heart of any center for independent living.
- Anniversary of Olmstead and the Faces of Olmstead
- STATEMENT OF ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL THOMAS E. PEREZ BEFORE THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS ON OLMSTEAD ENFORCEMENT
- Faces of Olmstead
- More FHNB Skip Smith photos
- Skip Smith photos of 2012 FHNB
- For Sale Electric Wheel Chair $400.00
- A federal judge plans to approve a settlement between Virginia and the federal government that would shift the care of people with intellectual disabilities to community-based services.
- Scam Alert
- Willing to Barter or Trade
- Dennis Atkins and Katy Days
- Kansas to Submit Formal Section 1115 Waiver Application in July, Extend KanCare Public Comment Period
- Summer Food and Fun in Parsons
- FReSH is out!
- Waiting list call survey by the state of Kansas
- 2012 Columbus Picnic - Podcast and Photos
- For Sale 2 wheel chairs
- Legislature ends Day 95 without budget accord
- HUD Makes Available $85 Million to Fund Housing for Extremely Low-Income Persons with Disabilities
- KanCare Concerns form SILCK and KACIL
- KanCare Comment page and info
- U.S. Department of Education Issues Resource Document that Discourages Restraint and Seclusion
- Wichita Eagle - Brownback deliberately chose not to use available resources to reduce the waiting list
- Update on the new Kansas Authenticare system.
- Thunderstorms & Lightning and being prepared for a storm.
- For Sale Bruno vertical platfrom lift
- Local Senior Citizens May Apply to Receive Checks for use at Local Farmers Markets in Labette County