Kansas Youth Leadership Forum 2017

Happy Friday, have a great weekend! Preparing youth for their future One of the highlights of my year is the week I spend every July at the Kansas Youth Leadership Forum in Topeka. This is a program for high school juniors and seniors with disabilities which teaches them not only leadership skills, but introduces them [...]

By | July 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PILR is Hiring!!!

Prairie Independent Living Resource Center, Inc. has 1 opening for Business Account Manager. Business Account Manager Hutchinson, KS Job Description RESPONSIBILITIES **This position includes traveling between all offices and to several counties that we serve.* Plan and implement a comprehensive and integrated employment development program. Plan, implement, and develop community employment support. Assist in planning [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|12 Comments

Myths vs Facts

Myths vs Facts At PILR, we work with a vast array of people with disabilities. When we do outreach to explain the consumers we serve and the services we provide, there are always misconceptions about people with disabilities. We would like to clarify some of those. ·     People with disabilities live very different lives than people [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Independence Day

We enjoyed a shorter work week, thanks to a wonderful 4th of July Holiday Weekend! Happy Friday! Our Independence Day In 1776, the second continental congress voted to declare their freedom from the British Empire and started the United States of America. At the time, they declared that all men are created equal and that [...]

By | July 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Behind the Scenes

Happy Friday, have a great (possibly 4 day) Weekend! Enjoy your Independence Day Celebrations! Behind the Scenes I have always felt that it is important to be open and honest with people and to always be who you are. However, I think everyone has several sides, and which one they choose to show is affected [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Constantly Growing

Happy Friday, have a great weekend! Constantly Growing There has been a lot of personal growth happening around PILR lately. We have started a journey towards becoming more self-sustaining and are working with a consultant to create a Social Enterprise. The Hutchinson Community Foundation provided us with a grant to work with the consultant, Jean [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Happy Friday have a wonderful weekend and Happy Father's Day! Unexpected This week is full of relief for me. After a hectic month or two of finding new people to fill our open positions, a lot of which I was able to cover for, I am back doing just my job. The past couple of [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Legislative Update

Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Friday! Legislative update After more than 100 days in Topeka, the Kansas legislature is getting closer to completing their work for the year so it might be good to look back at this session. The most pressing things the legislature needed to complete were a school funding formula that will [...]

By | June 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kids are Curious

Kids are curious and it’s ok I recently saw a news story about a kid who was creating an app which would allow people with disabilities to know if businesses were accessible or what accessibility challenges someone might find when patronizing a business. He got the idea when he saw a person, who used a [...]

By | June 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Memorial Day

Happy Friday, we are excited about Memorial Day weekend! Memorial Day to Remember With Memorial Day coming up, I am looking forward to a longer weekend than usual. I am also looking forward to remembering all the important people that have impacted my life, but are no longer here with us. Every one handles grief [...]

By | May 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments