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The beauty of inclusion

Picture this; You walk into a room and realize you don't know anyone. You look around for a familiar face and start to get a bit nervous. You are in a new environment, dealing with a new situation and you’re all alone. You take a deep breath to steady yourself and continue to look around, [...]

By | September 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The beauty of inclusion

Roger Remembered

PILR staff Remembers Roger Chris Owens, Executive Director: Roger believed that everyone has the right to live, love, work and play in the community of our choice, and to that end was quite outspoken.  Roger's passion was working with our youth with disabilities.  He wanted them to be proud of being a person with a [...]

By | August 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Roger Remembered

You Can’t Go Back

You can’t go back! “We ought not to look back, unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dear bought experience.”     -George Washington There are about a million clichés an quotes about not being able to go back in time, but, there are still people always want [...]

By | August 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on You Can’t Go Back


Last Friday was a Special Day, Friday the 13th When the 13th day of the month falls on a Friday, there is a certain dread that some people seem to acquire. Superstitiously, it is seen as a day of bad luck and to make sure you avoid situations that are certain to increase your bad luck [...]

By | July 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Phobias


WHAT’S REALLY HAPPENING? Recently my husband and I were asked if we could be featured in an organization’s newsletter as a couple where one of the partners has a disability.  Of course, we said that would be fine.  It got me to thinking about comments that have been made over the years to him and [...]

By | July 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Really?

Ignorance is Bliss

Ignorance is Bliss? You may have heard the saying “Ignorance is Bliss” you may or may not fully understand the implications of this phrase. If we start with the word ignorance, it is defined as the lack of knowledge. The idea that it could be “blissful” is that if you don’t know about something you [...]

By | July 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ignorance is Bliss

Independence Day

The 4th of July is next week! Independence Day In 1776, the United States of America was started by the second continental congress who voted to declare their freedom from the British Empire. They declared that all men are created equal and that they should have certain rights among which include life, liberty and the [...]

By | June 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Independence Day


Happy Friday, Enjoy your first official summer weekend! Every week I wake up at 6:00 get myself and my son ready and head to work. As a night owl this is not my favorite time of the day. In fact it’s not till my coffee hits my system and the caffeine does its magic that [...]

By | June 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Employment

Fun and games and… Chores?

Happy Friday, Have a great Father's Day Weekend! Most people that I know don’t particularly enjoy doing chores around the house. However, they are a necessity to keep an organized and generally clean home. Something I used to do as a kid was turn chores into a game, so that they are more fun and [...]

By | June 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fun and games and… Chores?

There Is Help

There is help, there is hope, this is temporary. I recently finished watching the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why. For those who don’t know anything about the series, the first season chronicles 13 reasons why Hannah Baker, a high school student commits suicide, and the second season deals with the aftermath of that suicide. [...]

By | June 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on There Is Help