Individualized skills training to enhance independent living in the community in a number of areas

PILR provides Independent Living skills training to people with all types of disabilities to assist them in managing their own lives and live more independently. Training includes use of public transportation, budgeting, cooking, comparison-shopping, and many other areas of daily living.

Transition and Diversion Services

PILR can provide 3 components of transition: “(I) facilitate the transition of individuals with significant disabilities from nursing homes and other institutions to home and community-based residences, with the requisite supports and services; (ii) provide assistance to individuals with significant disabilities who are at risk of entering institutions so that the individuals may remain in the community; and (iii) facilitate the transition of youth who are individuals with significant disabilities, who were eligible for individualized education programs under section 614(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1414(d)), and who have completed their secondary education or otherwise left school, to postsecondary life.”   In other words, these services assist people living in institutions, or who are at risk of going to institutions, to find the services they need to live in their community. Services can also be provided to youth, who had an Individual Education Plan (IEP), who have graduated from, or left high school, as they transition to life after school.

PILR provides Independent Living Services to the following counties:

Barber, Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Ford, Harper, Harvey, Hodgeman, Kingman, Kiowa, McPherson, Ness, Pratt, Reno, and Stafford.

Prairie Independent Living Resource Center, Inc. (PILR) and its’ programs are funded in part through Rehabilitation Services, the state vocational rehabilitation agency in Kansas https://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/RS/Pages/IndependentLiving.aspx. Funding was comprised of State General Funds and Federal Funds. Federal funds are authorized under PL 105-220 VII Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Program Title: Independent Living – State Grants. CFDA/Subprogram No. 84.169A. The contents and or events of PILR programs do not necessarily represent the policies of the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and or Kansas Department of Rehabilitation Services, and you should not assume endorsement by the State or Federal Government.