About TECH

Our Mission

The Training and Evaluation Center of Hutchinson is committed to assisting individuals with disabilities of all ages live full and productive lives through advocacy, education and quality supports.


Our Vision

In 1973, our founders had a dream. They believed individuals with disabilities deserve opportunities and support to achieve their potential, and they were passionate about creating a local organization to do exactly that. Since that time, TECH has helped Hutchinson-area individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities live the fullest life possible.

No matter whether we’re serving young children or adults, we help families make the best choices for their loved one. TECH facilitates the opportunity to be creative, to dream, and to become inspired. We provide a place to grow and to gain a sense of self-worth while encouraging each person to reach the highest level of independence possible. For the people we serve, TECH is the catalyst for a full and happy life.

Helping individuals with disabilities reach the highest level of independence in which they are comfortable since 1973!


TECH's History

In 1973, the Reno Occupational Center opened its doors in the Emerson Carey Building with 5 clients. Maurice Cummings was hired as the first Executive Director. Of the course of the next 45 years, the Reno Occupational Center would evolve to include a vast array of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Reno County and employ more than 100 people. Click here to learn more about TECH's long-standing history in Reno County.


Getting Started with Services at TECH

Everyone deserves the chance to reach their full potential. At TECH, our services are tailored to meet your needs and we pride ourselves on helping you navigate through each stage of the journey. To find out how to receive services from TECH, visit our Getting Started page here.