April 2019

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Food Not Bombs

   Food Not Bombs is focused on food rescue (going to supermarkets, restaurants, etc. and collecting food that would otherwise be thrown out, and taking it to those who need it).     Food Banks typically collect from larger grocery stores, but until recently, smaller grocery ...

Haiku

And fight when you feel                 like flying, ‘cause tomorrow                 might be worth something.

NEWS FROM DAC NW

DAC HOSTS PARKINSONS EVENT Disability Action Center NW is partnering with students from the Human Development department to host a screening of the film “Ride With Larry”, a film about the onset and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. A powerful documentary that follows Larry ...

NEWS FROM NW ADA CENTER – Idaho

Ryan Saglio worked as an assistant for people with disabilities for years and decided to study accessibility in cultural institutions as a graduate student. Here are her takeaways: 1. There are no perfect answers In an ideal world, every museum would have the capacity to ...

NEWS FROM LINC

Success with the IEP Webinar A new web based system to create your IEP (Individualized Education Program) for your child with a disability started up in August of last year. An IEP is both a process and a document that details a school’s provision of agreed-upon instruction ...

NEWS FROM LIFE, INC

Blind Man Runs Half Marathon with Dogs For many, completing a half marathon is all about putting one foot in front of the other. For runner Thomas Panek, a few paws also helped get him to the finish line. He made history becoming the first blind runner to complete the New ...

Self Directed Personal Assistant Services

    Historically, women have served as both paid and familial caregivers. While the demographics are shifting, with more men and millennials stepping up to help care for disabled and aging loved ones, the majority of caregivers remain women.  It is critical the industry ...

Links Worth Sharing

Idaho Parents Unlimited is a  statewide organization that supports, empowers, educates, and advocates to enhance the quality of life for Idahoans with disabilities and their families. They ensure parents of children with disabilities receive the support they need. And their ...

10 Gardening Tips for the Disabled

When I was in my teens, I used to jump off the tailgate of a pickup truck, no problem. When I was in my 40s, I could still hop off the tailgate, but I usually took someone’s hand and jumped more carefully. Now in my early 80s, I sit down carefully and slide off very […]

TIMELY TIDBITS

#AbledsAreWeird? Lady on train: Why is your wheelchair pink? Me: Because I like pink. Lady on train: But you shouldn’t make a wheelchair pretty. Me: Why not? Lady on train: Because then people might think it’s okay to have one.   Superhero with Down Syndrome Superb ...

Technology for Independent Living

Portable Stair Climber The Liftkar PT-U wheelchair stair climber attaches to a manual wheelchair and locks into place. Makes it easy for you and an assistant to handle stairs, either for visiting or for emergency evacuation in case an elevator is out of order. The unit is ...