Mental Illness: One of the Unseen Disabilities

Recently my housemate was on crutches after knee surgery. She had a temporary but clear disability, one that all the world could see. I live with major mental illness, a disability that has – at least for now – ended my working career. My disability is unseen but sometimes ...

A Career in Care-Giving

Would you like a career that has on-the-job training, a median salary range of $20,000 a year, and potential job growth rate of 49% to year 2022? Personal Assistants make their clients lives easier and more comfortable and allow them to remain in their own homes. Having a ...

Group says proposed bill would eliminate Idaho’s health care gap

Posted in Moscow/Pullman Daily News: Thursday, February 25, 2016 12:00 am | Updated: 8:16 am, Thu Feb 25, 2016. By Samantha Malott, Daily News staff writer At least 78,000 Idahoans fall within the health care coverage gap, but Christine Tiddens, who works with Close the Gap ...

Latah County has big plans for parks

By ELIZABETH RUDD of the Tribune  MOSCOW – Some recreational vehicle sites in Latah County could be getting a little more accessible if a series of grant requests are filled this year. Latah County Parks and Recreation Director Andrew Grant said the county has applied ...

Martin Luther King Jr. – The Dream Lives On!

The following is an essay written by Lena Werner, a Moscow High School student who won the essay award and presented at the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast in January. She feels strongly about creating environments where people with disabilities are able to feel comfortable ...

General Lifts – What are the Differences?

Before a caregiver tries to physically lift someone, it is best to look into obtaining a lift. This will assist a caregiver in the lifting process, such as from a bed to a chair. This type of device adds a measure of safety for both the consumer and assistant. Before looking ...

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 ...