EXPANDED ELIGIBILTY FOR 2013 THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS SCHOLARSHIPS
Through the Looking Glass and its National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families have expanded the eligibility requirement for its 2013 Scholarships for Students who have Parents with Disabilities. In addition to students enrolled in a two- or four-year college, students who attend an accredited technical or vocational school are also eligible to apply for these scholarships.
Weekly Advocacy Monitor: Volume 11, Issue 4; January 23, 2013
A benefit of NCIL membership
Happy Ed Roberts Day from the National Council on Independent Living!
Disability Community Celebrates 57th Presidential Inauguration in Style
ACTION ALERT – Seclusion and Restraint in Schools
Hearing February 12 at 1:30 pm before State Board of Education
I have good and bad news to share regarding the use of seclusion and restraint practices on students in the Kansas public schools. The good news is the Kansas State Board of Education (SBOE) is holding a hearing on February 12 on proposed regulations for these dangerous and deadly tactics. The bad news is the proposal is inadequate in protecting Kansas school children. The proposed regulation leaves enforcement and investigation up to the same school districts whose employees inappropriately use these tactics that hurt children. The Disability Rights Center (DRC) Kansas has a simple, 3-step proposal to make the regulations both effective and enforceable.
What can I do? What can my Organization do?
Whole Person Headquarters
Posted on Mon, Jan. 21, 2013
The $5 million project is one of a few commercial structures built predominantly for people with disabilities and using guidelines of a concept called universal design.
From its wider-than-usual hallways to color-coded walls to extra-deep, voice-controlled elevators, the building was custom-rehabbed for The Whole Person, an agency that serves the “differently abled” — those in wheelchairs or who live with sensory or mobility impairments.
The agency is consolidating three area offices, the main one at 3420 Broadway and smaller ones in Gladstone and Prairie Village, and moving about 85 employees to the new space. It hopes to establish the three-story building as a Midtown grass-roots gathering place.
Scholarship Opportunities for Children Who’s Parents are Disabled
Through the Looking Glass and its National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families are pleased to announce new scholarships specifically for high school seniors or college students who have parents with disabilities. A total of fifteen $1000 scholarships will be given out Fall 2013.
Home for the Holidays 2012
More than 600 meals were served, with a dinner including choices of ham, turkey or pulled pork provided by Ultimate Choice Catering of Frontenac.
SKIL presented state representative Richard Proehl with a portrait, drawn by Parsons artist and SKIL photographer Skip Smith (with microphone in photo at left), to honor his support of SKIL and its endeavors while a member of the Kansas House. Proehl's wife, Linda, recently retired as superintendant of USD 503 in Parsons, also was present.
- The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
- KanCare Workgroup Membership - February 15, 2013 deadline to nominate members
- AbleGamers Announces Accessible Mainstream Game of the YearAbleGamers Announces Accessible Mainstream Game of the Year
- ODEP Launches Media Campaign Encouraging Youth with Disabilities to Pursue Career Goals
- FISHING HAS NO BOUNDARIES: JUNE 2013
- Thinking outside the Box
- SKIL, Parsons Police Officers to present Cool Collectables Show in February
- FPI Reception
- Benefits.gov's New YouTube Channel
- Adult Abuse Awareness & Prevention
- New KanCare ombudsman appointed
- HUD, Houston Housing Authority settle discrimination complaint involving deaf resident
- KanCare Ready for January 1 Start
- Alert on Incorrect Phone Number in Packets to Clients
- The SKIL Annual Christmas Dinner with Greg Jones
- U.S. Senate Fails to Pass Disability Treaty
- SKIL to Close Yates Center Office
- Family Peace Initiative Program to Continue Operation
- November 2012 SKIL Newsletter
- Susan Schulze has been a large part of SKIL’s growth
- From USICD: Thank you!!! CRPD is on the move!
- Create a W2 Account to download electronic W2
- Ms. Wheelchair Kansas seeking contestants, nominations for contestants
- State readies KanCare information website; schedules listening session & webinar
- National Family Caregivers Month: Because Caregivers Matter
- Medicaid enrollees to have KanCare packets by month's end
- Vets 101
- Colyer, Disability Mentoring Day Committee earn state award
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt our 32nd President
- Weekly Advocacy Monitor
- Using a paint brush or a camera, Skip Smith is an advocate for SKIL
- My Home for the Holidays
- Help NCD Kick Off Our Online "Family Faces of Disability" Photo Album
- Notice of Stakeholder Meetings
- KanCare Calls
- To Matter, Your Right to Vote Requires Access and Voting Questionnaire
- Know Your Rights When You Vote November 6th
- Voting Accessibility Questionnaire
- New Information Resource Available for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities
- Pam Spohn
- Get Out to Vote
- KanCare Fact Sheet and Time Line
- NCD Wants to Hear About Your Voting Experiences!
- Breast Cancer Awareness
- Jim Kleinsorge
- Protecting the Right to Vote
- Help Make NCIL an Even Greater Non-Profit
- Stakeholder Meetings in six communities
- Children's Health Month
- Call for Award Nominations