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KanCare educational meetings for members scheduled in 16 cities

KanCare logo Blue Gold jpeg t250TOPEKA, Kan. -- The KanCare program will be hosting educational meetings for members in 16 cities across Kansas from February 18-21.  Announcements about these meetings are being mailed to each KanCare household.  This is the first educational tour since KanCare launched on January 1.

While previous tours focused on what Medicaid consumers would need to know about KanCare starting in 2013, the upcoming round of meetings will be dedicated to helping members with questions they have regarding the ongoing transition, including the 90-day choice period for health plan coverage.  

Sessions in Southeast Kansas are scheduled in Parsons February 19 in the Betty Anderson Room at the Parsons Recreation Center, 200 S Heacock and February 20 at  the Fort Scott Community College Ellis Fine Arts Center, Meeting Rooms, 2108 S. Horton.  Two meetings are being held on the same day in each city. 

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Reflecting on the Connections between UsReflecting on the Connections between UsCategories: Community Life

By Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy. Reposted from the U.S. Department of Labor’s blog, (Work in Progress)

In the critically acclaimed film, “The Sessions,” actor and Golden Globe nominee John Hawkes delivers a sensitive and moving portrayal of real-life journalist and poet Mark O’Brien. As a result of contracting polio as a child, O’Brien was paralyzed from the neck down and dependent on an iron lung, which he could leave for only limited amounts of time.

While the film is partly about living with physical limitations, it is also about something much more profound — how the connections forged between people have the power to lift the spirit, despite the considerable challenges life can bring.

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SKIL expands its Fiscal Management Services to Cherokee County

PARSONS, Kan. -- SKIL Resource Center, Inc., has recently expanded direct access to its Financial Management Services to individuals in the Cherokee County area.

SKIL Fiscal Management Services helps those living independently who hire direct service workers for assistance around their home. It handles payroll services such as collecting time sheets, issuing payments and coordinating the necessary state and federal withholding.

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SKIL's Knight featured in television news package

Rick Knight-SKIL SKIL's Rick Knight was featured in a KOAM-TV news package Friday, Jan. 25, discussing the Department of Education's clarification of a law regarding inclusion of persons with disabilities into high school athletics programs.


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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.   

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Weekly Advocacy Monitor: Volume 11, Issue 4; January 23, 2013

A benefit of NCIL membership
Volume 11 • Issue 4
January 23, 2013


Happy Ed Roberts Day from the National Council on Independent Living!

Restraint and Seclusion in the 113th Congress


Disability Community Celebrates 57th Presidential Inauguration in Style

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