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    WOW! This month is the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.      I remember when I was growing up in a suburb of northern California some 60 years ago, we didn’t have “handicapped” or “crazy” people. There were non in my schools all the way through ...

NEWS FROM DAC NW

DAC NW Celebrates the Anniversary of the ADA 3 Ways! Ideas are tossed around every year about how to celebrate the anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. To add a fun element to it this year, all three DAC NW offices will be hosting a Poker Run! In Moscow, DACNW ...

NEWS FROM NORTHWEST ADA CENTER – IDAHO

New federal data shows that there are more children in special education and they are accounting for a greater percentage of public school students across the country.  For the 2017-2018 school year, there were 7 million students ages 3 to 21 receiving services under the ...

NEWS FROM LINC

Improving Accessibility at Southern Idaho’s National Parks Staff from a number of southern Idaho National Parks, including Craters of the Moon, City of Rocks, Hagerman Fossil Beds, and Minidoka Internment Historic Site, have completed the draft Accessibility Self-Evaluation ...

NEWS FROM LIFE

Newest Muppet Julia The bravest new character on TV is a Muppet that doesn’t say much. But she speaks volumes about autism. In 2010, Sesame Street began working with educators, psychologists and activists to arrive at a character that is on the spectrum. Although boys with ...

SELF DIRECTED PERSONAL ASSISTANT SERVICES

Centers for Independent Living that provide self-directed in home care, are dedicated to altering an industry that has made little investment in these direct care workers. Wages are low and benefits nearly non-existent. Across the nation, turnover rates are high. Our goal as ...

LINKS WORTH SHARING

Interested in throwing a 4th of July party on a limited budget? homesteading.com has 25 low budget ideas for celebrating the 4th. Check out their ideas from homemade popsicles to mason jar lanterns and throw a party that’s sure to be the coolest in the neighborhood! Make ...

INTIMACY AND DISABILITY

These are topics that many feel uncomfortable talking about, especially when both of these words appear in the same sentence. It is no secret that many feel this is a taboo subject and, even one step further, that people with disabilities do not need intimacy or that that ...

TIMELY TIDBITS

What would you do? You are walking around downtown and notice there are new sets of apartments popping up everywhere. But you know affordable housing is tight. Lot’s of people are asking about section 8 and low income housing and all they can do is get on a waiting list. How ...