April 2020

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Idaho IL Newsletter

We are not ‘brave’ for having a disability: it’s not a choice. We didn’t pick up a semi-defective body from the line-up so no one else had to. It’s just who we are.

Vicki Leeper

From the Editor….

During the darkest of times, I turn to humor to lift my spirits. Nothing better than funny memes, uplifting stories, and yes, even cat videos, to get me through these times. Learning to work from home, while also checking in on my high school senior doing his work from home ...

News from DAC NW

Seed Gardening At Home – With DAC Consumers! Going a little stir crazy at home? How about some indoor gardening? Ironically, we have been having workshops every month at DAC and I hosted last months workshop – a Seed Biodome Workshop.     This workshop ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

If you push a manual wheelchair, there are unique precautions you should take related to hand washing. COVID-19 can survive on surfaces of your wheelchair, such as handrims. Any virus that may be on your hands can be transferred to your handrails as you push your wheelchair. ...

News from LINC, Inc.

Peer Providers – How Your Experience Helps    Living, learning and working with a disability can be challenging. Sometimes, the best person to understand what you’re going through might be someone who’s also been there. A peer provider is someone who draws on their own ...

News from LIFE Inc

A Letter from the Director:     We know that these are uncertain times, and we understand that with this it can cause fear and anxiety, especially for the disability community. First and foremost, we want our communities to know that we are still hard at work for you. If you ...

What to do During Social Distancing

Hi All!  How have you been lately? It’s been a minute since I have written an article for Idaho IL Newsletter, that’s because I have delved into DAC’s YouTube Channel and it has consumed a lot of my time, trying to figure out all the in’s and out’s of it. That being said, ...

Life Hacks – Board at Home

What I’ve been doing each day to stay somewhat sane. One. Challenge Myself Physically I have been challenging myself to move my body a bit more each day. So, I am in a wheelchair, and I started by rolling around my kitchen 5 laps. The next day I did six laps, the next day I ...

News from Self Directed Personal Assistant Services

For the first time ever, a new proposal to track the number of direct support caregivers will  help address the shortage of workers to assist people with disabilities. A bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in March will change the ...

News from Idaho SILC

Public health officials in the United States and in other countries are working to stop the spread of a new respiratory illness. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 are popping up across Idaho. It is important that people with disabilities understand this disease and stay safe and ...

Links Worth Sharing

  Video consultations with your general practitioner are a viable means for maintaining continuity of care for at-risk groups. In general practice this means using a web platform, similar to Skype, but utilizing secure technology that protects patient confidentiality. ...

Technology for Independent Living

POUR THING Pouring has never been easier! Simply insert desired beverage in this product and just tilt downward with two fingers to pour. After use, tilt the Pour Thing back into place for the next use. This product is designed for those with disabilities or spill-prone ...

Timely Tidbits

Quotes to make you think! “That quote, ‘the only disability in life is a bad attitude’, the reason that’s bullshit is …No amount of smelting at a flight of stairs has ever made it turn into a ramp. No amount of standing in the middle of a bookshelf and radiating a positive ...