Yearly Archives: 2017


I want it for free

I Want it For Free! Happy Friday. have a wonderful weekend! I hear” I want this” from many people. So, I assist people look for these things that they want but they want it for Free. Most of the things cost money.  I encourage people to save money, but they don’t want too.   My question [...]

By | August 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I want it for free

PILR is Hiring!!!

We are currently accepting applications for the following position(s): Hutchinson: Independent Living Specialist Job Description Responsibilities Actively engage in the agencies information and referral process in a timely manner. Able to relate to and provide peer counseling to people with all types of disabilities including mental illness, Intellectual, sensory and all types of physical disabilities. [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on PILR is Hiring!!!

NCIL 2017

Happy Friday, have a wonderful weekend! NCIL 2017 I spent the last full week of July at the National Council on Independent Living conference in Washington DC. On the Saturday before the conference started, since I am the region VII representative, I attended the board meeting. I knew it was going to be a powerful [...]

By | August 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NCIL 2017

Focus on the Positive

Focus on the Positive Happy Friday, have a wonderful weekend! It seems like there is a general tendency to focus more on what things are going wrong and complaining rather than looking at what is going well and looking for the silver linings. Typically, negative memories are recalled more vividly and more often than positive [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Focus on the Positive

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|Comments Off on Kansas Youth Leadership Forum 2017

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|Comments Off on Myths vs Facts

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|Comments Off on Our Independence Day

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|Comments Off on Behind the Scenes

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|Comments Off on Constantly Growing


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|Comments Off on Unexpected