2014 Day at the Range and Outdoor Adventure Fair

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…


National Healthcare Reform

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…

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Gregory S. Greven

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…


Accredited Online Classes

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…


Look What’s New at SCIL

Look What’s New at SCIL This page contains links to current topics, new pages and other new items of interest.  Come back regularly to see what’s new at SCIL! Assistive Technology Demonstration Room Survey SCIL’s Assistive Technology department is planning to update the equipment demonstration room.  We would love to have your input on what…

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Augmentative Communication Devices

Augmentative Communication Devices The Assisting Consumers Through Technology (ACTT) department recently assisted a consumer who had lost his ability to speak due to cancer find adaptive devices to help him communicate with the outside world. AT Specialist, Shannon Powell, helped him find a phone that would meet his needs through the Missouri Telecommunications Access Program…