April 2016

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Vicki Leeper

Letter from the Editor

In my home care setting for my Mum, I have learned the value of talking to my peers – people who have been there. I have learned far more from them; my friends, my neighbors, my co-workers, than from any medical establishment. I know the medical community wants to help, but ...

Did U Know?

For the third year in row, federal officials say that the graduation rate for the nation’s students with disabilities is on the rise. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “The hard work of teachers, administrators, students and their families has made these gains ...

News from LIFE Inc

Diabetes Prevention Half of all Americans age 65 or older have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. One out of every three Medicare dollars is spent on diabetes. However, it is known how to prevent and/or delay type 2 diabetes so these trends do not ...

News from DAC NW

NIC MAKES CHANGES TO BE MORE ACCESSIBLE! North Idaho College has made new seating areas for wheelchair access in Schuler Performing Arts Center and ongoing staff training on best practices for interacting with people with disabilities. This is in response to a letter sent in ...

News from LINC

5th Annual National Tour @ LINC When: April 11th, 9:00am Where: 1878 W Overland Rd, Boise, ID 83705 The DeafVibe Foundation is coming to Living Independence Network Corp (LINC) to give a presentation and workshop on how Deaf and Hard of Hearing people can achieve their ...

News from the Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

Ask any city and they are probably committed to improving the quality of life for its inhabitants. But city’s who strive for the title “Most Livable” want to provide equal access for all citizens, especially those with disabilities. Cities who refuse to settle for just ...

Seeking Treatment for the Disability of Mental Illness

Every kind of disability has its own challenges. As someone living with major mental illness, one of the challenges I face is getting good care from mental health professionals. After 30 years of treatment from various people with different professional titles, perhaps I can ...

Working Out – Do What You Can!

How do you get a good workout with a disability? For example a stroke can cause weakness of one side more than the other. Sometimes that arm may not move much at all, maybe just a shoulder shrug. Every Body Fitness recommends that you try to do whatever you can with that ...

Technology for Independent Living

Be ready for Brighter Days Ahead! Spring is here and with it more sunshine. Protect your winter weary eyes with these sunglasses! Cocoons Sidekick Flip-Up UV Sunglasses with Side Shields were designed to clip on to your prescription eyeglasses. All models feature 100-percent ...

Links Worth Sharing

  BioKite is designed using the same proven aerodynamic principles that allow jumbo jets to fly. This birdlike kite can soar in indoors allowing the disabled and anyone with mobility restrictions a chance to fly a kite.       Eight countries will compete ...