PILR’s Staff Give Thanks. I am thankful for my family and friends, my job and that I get to help people in said job -Megan Hayse, Employment Specialist I am thankful for my amazing girlfriend and our 2 kids, my family, a job that I enjoy very much and to life in general. – Anthony [...]

By | November 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Driver Safety

Driver Safety Training! At our November Staff meeting we had Kansas State Trooper, Chad Crittenden; speak with our staff regarding Driver Safety Training. The big focus was on distracted driving, especially distractions from technology and electronic devices. We reviewed some of the driving laws and heard some interesting statistics about distracted driving. Drivers are over [...]

By | November 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Veterans Day 2017

Happy Friday, we want to thank all veterans for their service! Veterans Day 2017 Why do we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th every year? Originally, Veterans Day was called Armistice Day and commemorated the cessation of fighting during World War I. This happened at the 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pratt DMD 2017

Have a wonderful fall weekend! Disability Mentoring Day 2017 - Pratt Last week, and the weeks leading up to it, have been quite busy for myself and the Pratt PILR Office Staff. On October 24th PILR hosted Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) at the United Methodist Church in Pratt. It was an amazing day! We started [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Digital Distractions

Happy Friday, stay warm this weekend! Digital Distractions It seems that everywhere I go; people are on their cellphones, tablets, laptops, or other electronic device. It can be hard to pay attention to what’s going on around you when your eyes are constantly stuck to a screen.  I have watched people walk into traffic, because [...]

By | October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DMD 2017 Report

Disability Mentoring Day 2017 On October 18, PILR hosted Disability Mentoring Day in Hutchinson. This year, 126 students with disabilities from all six Reno County public high schools as well as Sterling High School spent the day learning about a career they may pursue after high school. They were mentored at 56 different sites across [...]

By | October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month Happy Friday, have a great weekend! October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This is the perfect time to hold our Disability Event for High School Students with Disabilities to be immersed in a career for a day. NDEAM began in 1945, when it was known as “National Employ [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

EDK Service

End-Dependence Kansas Employment Service As an Employment Specialist for the EDK program our ultimate goal is to get consumers competitive employment in a position that they want. Now, with that said it is not that simple. The EDK program receives referrals from Vocational Rehabilitation; the employment rate of people with disabilities is about a third [...]

By | October 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DMD 2017 Update!

Happy Friday, Enjoy the Hot Rod Run! Disability Mentoring Day On October 18 in Hutchinson, and October 24 in Pratt, approximately 260 High school students with disabilities will learn about a career they may want to pursue after high school as PILR hosts Disability Mentoring Day 2017. This will be the 16th year we have [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Fair” Enough

"Fair" Enough Working or Residing in Hutchinson, KS in the middle of September, always brings plenty of feelings and opinions regarding the Kansas State Fair. For longtime residents, the fair can be well anticipated or completely dreaded. I think the biggest complaint most people have with the State Fair is the increase in traffic. For [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments