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.

KanCare Calls

KanCare Call from November 7,2012

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To Matter, Your Right to Vote Requires Access and Voting Questionnaire

To Matter, Your Right to Vote Requires Access By Clyde Terry, National Council on Disability Published on the Disability Blog at Disability.gov http://usodep.blogs.govdelivery.com/2012/11/05/to-matter-your-right-to-vote-requires-access/

For voters with disabilities in the United States, just over a quarter of polling places are accessible (as of the last election). This isn’t because polling officials are deliberately blocking people with disabilities from voting, but one can easily imagine how the effect is essentially the same. Currently, a voter with a disability faces a nearly 75 percent chance that he or she will NOT be able to use his or her assigned polling precinct to vote.

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Know Your Rights When You Vote November 6th

People with disabilities have the right to vote!
 
Everyone needs to vote this year, including voters with mental disabilities. If you are a voter with a disability, you should know your rights. Knowing your rights will help make sure you can vote. Take this piece of paper with you when you go to vote so that you know what your rights are.
 
You can also show this to others if you run into any problems. This flyer tells lawyers and poll workers where to find the laws that protect your right to vote!
 

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Voting Accessibility Questionnaire

Dear Colleagues, The election’s around the corner! The National Council on Disability (NCD), in collaboration with the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and EIN SOF Communications, Inc., wants to hear about people with disabilities voting experiences during the upcoming 2012 General Election. Through a brief, open-ended questionnaire, NCD and our partners will collect information about voter’s experiences, including any physical, attitudinal, or other barriers they may have faced when attempting to exercise your constitutional right to vote.

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New Information Resource Available for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities

New Information Resource Now Available
TOPEKA – Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Resources Secretary Shawn Sullivan announced Thursday that a new resource is available to help Kansans. Effective November 1, the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is now available to provide Kansans with information and referrals. ADRC staff members can also put residents in contact with local Options Counselors.

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Pam Spohn

Pam SpohnShe was the first person hired to work for the SKIL Resource Center back in 1993, and since the day she came aboard Pam Spohn has put her imprint on the organization.
 
Although there are changes on the horizon at SKIL, Pam will continue as a strong asset to the Parsons disability and independent living communities.
 
Pam has worn many hats in her 19 years with the organization, with her latest being a two-fold gig. She serves as the assistant to business manager Bill Cochran during the morning hours before taking her spot at the SKIL reception desk after lunch.
 

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Time Sheet Submission

DSW Electronic Time Sheet Submission can now be done directly through the SKIL website. Take a photo of your time sheets and supporting documents and upload directly to the SKIL website at the DSW Submit Timesheet page.  There is a sub-menu link for it directly below the "DSW time sheets" menu located in the top menu and in the left menu of the home page.