Idahoans fear GOP American Health Care Act would end assistance

BY DOUG STEPHENS AND MIKE SMITH The Republican plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act would squeeze out funding for home and community-based services (HCBS), which enable more than 3 million vulnerable seniors, adults and children with disabilities to stay in ...

Peer Support Group

When working with people or even just answering calls, I noticed there was a desperate need for people with a disability to meet other people with the same disability. Being paralyzed is helpful for peer support but I cannot relate to somebody else’s disability in j the same ...

Most care for Idaho’s mentally ill is in prisons

By Katie Short, Daily News staff writer   May 22, 2017 Jails and prisons are Idaho’s largest providers of mental health treatment, and that’s not right, Michael Sandvig, president of Idaho’s National Alliance on Mental Illness, told a conference Saturday at ...

NAMI Spring 2017 Mental Health Conference

Disability Action Center NW Partnered with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Idaho and other organizations to host a mental health conference ‘Hope, Healing, Health’ on Saturday May 20th at the Pitman Center at University of Idaho. Over 120 people ...

Fraternity to build wheelchair ramp for paralyzed brother

by JESSICA ZHOU | Evergreen reporter Mar 30, 2017 The fraternity brothers of a WSU student, who was paralyzed in a car crash while travelling back to WSU after winter break this year, will be holding one silent and one live auction during Mom’s Weekend to raise money for ...

How ADA accessible is Bishop Boulevard?

If you had to navigate the streets, sidewalks and businesses of Pullman with a physical disability, what would you find? Do Pullman businesses conform to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990? More than 30 students from a Washington State University health ...

Ham Radio and Disabilities

Disabilities often frustrate communication, as I know from personal experience as one of an estimated 7.6 million Americans with hearing difficulty. I am also a federally licensed amateur radio operator (ham), joining more than 727,000 licensed hams in the United States and ...

Washington ready to swear in first blind lieutenant governor

OLYMPIA – As Washington state prepares to swear in its first blind lieutenant governor, the Senate has undergone a makeover that incorporates Braille into that chamber’s floor sessions. On a recent day just weeks before the start of the legislative session that ...

Update on N Idaho Veteran’s Second Chance at a Guide Dog

KREM 2 News SANDPOINT, Idaho —  A disabled veteran in Idaho is getting a second chance with a service dog next week after his first one was taken back because of unrestrained dogs in the neighborhood. Former Army Ranger Bill Yeager had no problem holding his own back ...

Accessible Home – Affordable Home

A new study by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies finds that in the next two decades, more than 20 percent of Americans will be over age 65. As they get older, those Americans will need homes that feature universal design elements like zero-step entrances, ...