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Southwest Center for Independent Living (SCIL) proudly co-hosts the annual Day at the Range and Outdoor Adventure Fair (DATR) with the Missouri Department of Conservation and Sho-Me Chapter of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation and the Wheelin’ Sportsmen to provide recreational opportunities to persons with disabilities that they would not typically have. Visit the event website at www.southwestmissouridayattherange.com…Details
National Reform! Links to resources and other organizations advocating for people with disabilities: Cover Missouri‘s guide to Healthcare Reform Disability Coalition on Healthcare Reform (DCHR) http://www.familiesusa.org/ Summary of final coverage provisions: http://www.kff.org/healthreform/upload/8023-R.pdf Implementation timeline: http://www.kff.org/healthreform/8060.cfm Reconciliation bill improvements:http://docs.house.gov/energycommerce/KEYIMPROVEMENTS.pdf Implementation timeline:http://docs.house.gov/energycommerce/IMMEDIATE_PROVISIONS.pdf Recent reports on preexisting conditions: Missouri Report National Report A great way to educate your community…Details
Gregory S. Greven – 1968-2011 2012 Honoree When looking back at Greg Greven’s life one might say he was always on the go. Whether he was checking to make sure things were accessible, taking pictures or videos or talking to someone he knew or wanted to know, advocacy was always at the forefront. From the Springfield…Details
Determined to Experience Life By Stacey Amschler Over the years I have worked with hundreds of individuals with disabilities as a Disability Advocate (DA) at SCIL. Recently I met a man who represents the independent living movement and is determined to experience life to the fullest. “I’m not a nursing home kind of guy,”…Details
You Gave Freedom to Over 100 People with Disabilities “I knew we had to become involved when I learned about the growing need for ramps. Some couldn’t get out of their own homes; one lady hadn’t gone outside in nine months! Can you imagine that?” said Dwight Ingalsbe, 2011 Gift of Time Award Recipient. Ingalsbe…Details
Don’t Take Life For Granted By Krista Forck, Disability Advocate Many times we take things for granted such as choosing the kind of meal we have for dinner or sitting outside enjoying the sunshine. Well, not Carol, a senior who recently transitioned back into her own home from a nursing home. Carol spent the…Details
Online Colleges One option for youth with disabilities who wish to obtain a college education is to attend an online college. AccreditedOnlineColleges.org provides a searchable list of online colleges that are accredited. College accreditation is a process by which schools are certified by an outside agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), such as…Details