The Process of Getting a New….Leg!

   Today I thought I’d write for you about something I get asked about a lot; what happens when I need a new prosthetic leg. An appointment day starts by getting in to a patient transport ambulance provided by my local council for disabled people to get to and from hospital ...

Volunteers install ramps

Residents were given a chance to have more accessible homes, as well as a more convenient way to the outside world, with free ramp installments throughout the community. The Disability Action Center NW received a $17,500 grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation ...

Grant allows residents to receive ramps for no charge

By Kara McMurray, Daily News staff writer Oct 14, 2017 Betty Westergreen sat in the corner of her back door entry Friday, smiling as she watched volunteers install a ramp leading off her back porch and into her driveway. “It’s going to be really nice, I ...

Residents receiving needed wheelchair ramps for free

        




Local residents are benefiting from a grant received in September 2016 by the Disability Action Center NW that allows for the installation of modular wheelchair ramps at residences at no cost to the recipient Accessible wheelchair ramps were recently installed ...

Moscow’s Lena Whitmore looks to replace playground equipment

By Taylor Nadauld, Daily News staff writer Oct 11, 2017 Moscow resident Katherine Haggard is a full-time wheelchair user and has been for the past five years. That makes taking her 8-year-old daughter to the playground a struggle. At Lena Whitmore Park – a park the ...

Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute

Helloooooo all you nature lover fans! This is the one armed bandit….burning up the keyboard, coming to you from Disability Action Center’s main office in Moscow located at the gateway to the panhandle of North Idaho. That being said…..Boy, oh, boy, do I have a good one for ...

Why I Started a Blog!

The following is a blog post from Kristin Blevins. She uses journaling and blogs as a form of expression to cope in a difficult world. Follow her posts to find out how she stays upbeat being a mother, wife, and a person with a disability. Every since I was a little girl; I ...

Travelling Abroad with a Disability

In today’s world, travel isn’t restrictive. Regardless of whether you’re fit and healthy, have a physical impairment; learning disability or other condition, there is no excuse to avoid travelling. You’ll be able to visit even the most exotic of destinations to experience ...

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 ...