December 2019

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Vicki Leeper

From the Editor

Inclusion is a big word we throw around in the disability community.  Basically we are not after special treatment, just the same access that everyone else has. Inclusion builds strong communities, creates a sense of belonging for everyone. That investment is typically ...

News from DAC NW

#GivingTuesday    Disability Action Center NW is taking part in the 2019 #GivingTuesday fundraising campaign to raise money for portable ramp parts.     DAC NW knows the importance of independence and being able to stay in your own home. Since 2016 they have installed a ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

Accessible Parking and How To Do It. The ADA Standards apply to both permanent and temporary facilities for parking. This includes grass and gravel lots. Spaces and access aisles must be marked and have firm, stable, and slip resistant surfaces.    The parking identification ...

News from LINC

Holiday Pet Advice The holidays are upon us and pets and service animals can be affected by the chaos that goes along with it. Between cooking, decorating, traveling, and hosting guests there are a lot of ways dogs and puppies can get themselves into trouble while their ...

News from LIFE, Inc

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

2020 Census

Every town is an important part of the American story. Make sure your town’s story is told by responding to the 2020 Census – the count of everyone living in the United States. When you do, you’ll also help your town get the most out of the American dream. ...

Ideas to Help with Depression

This is a list of ideas from a letter dated February 16th, 1820, written to his dear friend who suffered from ‘melancholia’ or what we call depression today. Dear Lady Georgiana, Nobody has suffered more from low spirits than I have done – so I feel for you.  1st~Live ...

Self Directed Personal Assistant Services

   Finding a good in-home caregiver can be challenging. How do you find someone who is reliable and trustworthy, as well as comfortable  to be with. Here are tips that can help: Know your needs – Determine the level of care you need. This can pinpoint the type of help ...

News from Idaho SILC

   The Idaho Youth Leadership Forum is a career and civic leadership program for young adults with disabilities, ages 16-21. IDYLF provides young people, or delegates, the opportunity to learn full citizenship skills, including advocacy, leadership, community participation, ...

Links Worth Sharing

What do you want to learn? Birding or Beethoven? Film festivals or photography? Whatever you are interested in Road Scholars have a learning adventure for you! These low cost, very safe trips make it easy for seniors to travel, even if they are alone. Rest assured every ...

Technology for Independent Living

Hands Free Phone Do you find the keys on mobile phones too small and fiddly to use? If so, Sesame Phone might be what you are looking for. It’s touch free, you control it by moving your head. It is switched on by speaking the phrase “Open Sesame”. Once activated, the front ...

TIMELY TIDBITS

Quotes to make you think! “Disability is not a brave struggle or courage in the face of adversity. Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live.”    ~  Neil Marcus Accessibility Champion At 28, after a decade as Jordan’s biggest voice in accessibility, Aya ...