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Don’t hate, Appreciate! By Rachael Thompson

Our world has changed so much! Just in the last 40 years we have completely overhauled almost everything we do and will do. Some things were changed for the better, somethings just changed neither better nor worse and some things just became weird. My grandmother, who is 87 talks about how things were in the [...]

By | June 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Don’t hate, Appreciate! By Rachael Thompson

Communication: A win for everyone By Rachael Thompson

My daughter is an awesome person. She is one of those wonderful and rare people. She thinks about everything she says and I have never heard her say anything that might offend anyone or be deemed unkind. I would love to say that is because she has an amazing mother who taught her how to [...]

By | May 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Communication: A win for everyone By Rachael Thompson

The meaning of Memorial Day by Rachael Thompson

When I was a kid I LOVED Memorial day. I didn’t know the true meaning behind it but I knew that meant Family reunion. My father’s family always held a giant memorial weekend family reunion. My grandma would pick me up from school on Friday and we would be together by the pool and in [...]

By | May 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The meaning of Memorial Day by Rachael Thompson

We’ll do that together too. By Rachael Thompson

If you have read my other blogs it should come as no surprise to you when I say I LOVE MOVIES. My family does too. My husband is a huge Marvel fan and that has not diminished with the new movie End Game. Don’t worry, I am not giving spoilers to the movie but I [...]

By | May 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on We’ll do that together too. By Rachael Thompson

Coming Home by Rachael Thompson

My family has a strong group of military personnel in it. My father was in the Army reserves, my uncle was a Marine in Vietnam, my grandfather was in Germany during World War 2 with the Navy and 7 of my father’s cousins were in the military as well. So it was not really a [...]

By | May 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Coming Home by Rachael Thompson

From Apple Trees to Fairy Doors

It’s never dull at PILR; last week the excitement happened in my office. Debbie came to talk to me about something and suddenly asks, “How long has that door been in your office?” Now I am seriously confused. The only door I know of is the one she walked through to enter my office. She [...]

By | April 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on From Apple Trees to Fairy Doors

Understanding Life in a Wheelchair By Janice Talyor

When we were out in the public, I started noticing disturbing reactions from some people. Most people were helpful and opened doors for me or let us pass first. But sometimes people would bump into me when passing; they never stopped to apologize. They didn’t seem to have much patience if I was in front [...]

By | April 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Understanding Life in a Wheelchair By Janice Talyor

Post-Secondary programs more inclusive for people with disabilities.

Every year for the past 17 years, PILR has been proud to host Disability Mentoring Day. It’s a day for local youth with disabilities and employers to get together and learn from each other. It shows the employers how much the youth have to offer and shows the youth how many wonderful jobs are open [...]

By | April 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Post-Secondary programs more inclusive for people with disabilities.

Life hacks for all of us.

We see them on every form of social media almost daily. They get sent to our emails and they even show up on the news, these so called Life Hacks are everywhere. They take almost anything and show us neat ways to make life easier, but are they really useful? Are they good for everyone? [...]

By | March 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Life hacks for all of us.

“Neurodiversity” new buzz word or new Autism movement?

There’s a new word floating around that is being used to help describe people on the Autism spectrum. Neurodiversity is being pushed to describe developmental differences in children and adults. The hope is that by relabeling those on the Autism spectrum it will level the playing field and create a wider range of acceptance further [...]

By | March 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on “Neurodiversity” new buzz word or new Autism movement?