Local Officials Address Medicaid Gap

Krista Kramer, Independent Living Planning Coordinator, has been working to bring attention to the Medicaid Gap in Idaho for many individuals below the poverty line. She brought up the issue at the Moscow Town Hall meeting, Saturday, December 19th. Below is the article ...

Top Five Attitudinal Barriers to Inclusion

Inclusion is arguably one of the top priorities for a Center for Independent Living. Many community organizations and programs are stuck in their diversity mission because they do not know the difference between diversity and inclusion. Diversity is being invited to sit at a ...

Pet or Service Dog, That is the Question

There is a lot of misunderstanding about what a service dog is and where service dogs are allowed to go, and a growing problem of pets being passed off as service dogs (that is “fake” service dogs). Colt Rosensweig over at Growing Up Guide Pup does a good job explaining some ...

Staying in your home with technology…

With longer life spans and aging baby boomers, the growth of today’s senior population is unprecedented. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), by 2030 older adults will account for roughly 20 percent of the U.S. population. This dramatic growth ...

Quad Cities struggle to comply with ADA

Posted in the Lewiston Tribune: Sunday, October 11, 2015 12:00 am By CHELSEA EMBREE  Slow. That’s the way community members describe the process to bring the Quad Cities into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The legislation, passed 25 years ago, ...

Help for Hiring People with Disabilities

People with disabilities represent the largest minority, roughly 15 percent of the United States population. The unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities is 11.3 percent. It’s more than double that for people without disabilities. So why the continuing gap ...

Sharon Fuller

BluePath Welcomes New Pathfinders

Sharon Fuller has over thirty years personal experience using a wheelchair after a spinal cord injury. Currently she is the Social Media & Web Coordinator at Disability Action Center NW. Adept in technology and providing peer support, she advocates for Independent Living ...

DAC helps create a new path to ‘freedom’

A wheelchair to the beach? Down to the shoreline? Yes, actually, at City Beach. Such access had been requested over the years in Coeur d’Alene, and it finally became a reality on August 31st. “We never really had a plan for how we were going to do it,” Parks and Rec Director ...

Tips for Traveling with a Disability

Currently, the Open Doors non-profit organization estimates that people with disabilities spend approximately 15 billion dollars on travel each year! From a current article in wikihow.com, here are a few travel tips for planning and having the best trip possible! The rise in ...