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.

If you are not working or working reduced hours due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.
Get more info here: https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/

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Due to the potential spread of the Corona Virus, all SKIL Offices will be closed to visitors and the general public until further notice.

SKIL staff will continue providing services while the offices are closed. Communication, during this time, will take place through phone, email or fax.
If needing to turn in or receive a hire packet and/or other paperwork, we encourage you to send your information by email to your local SKIL office.
When bringing paperwork to SKIL offices during regular business hours, call that office, and someone will come to the door to assist you.

 Thank You for your patience in these extraordinary times! 
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Ed. Advocacy

Educational Advocacy

What if I am not sure if my child needs help in school?

While some parents know their child has a disability, others don’t suspect anything until the child has been in school. For definite answers, ask the school to do a full assessment. You will need to fill out a Referral Form from the school to start the process. The assessment is conducted by the school at no charge; the service is free and must also be done in a timely manner. The school has 30 school days to complete the assessment.


What is an Individual Education Plan (IEP)?

An IEP is a plan that is prepared jointly by a team that must include a parent or guardian and may include the student, school administrator, guidance counselor, teachers, other family members and other staff, including advocates for the family. The purpose of the IEP is to coordinate any special services the student may need to provide an education in the least restrictive environment. SKIL can assist in an advocacy role, whether the family wants support in an initial planning session or requires technical support for complex situations.


What if there is disagreement about the IEP?

Because the team consists of different people who are involved with the student in different areas, it’s not unusual to have different points of view. However, the IEP is not a concrete document. It can be modified at any time. The team can meet to discuss the student’s progress and the outcome of strategies in the plan. If the team reaches a stalemate about the value of a therapy or program, you may request an outside assessment. Again, in such situations you may request advocacy assistance from SKIL.