February 2018

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Vicki Leeper

From the Editor

Recently I have heard about reimbursements plummeting for those living on government assistance that need incontinence products to stay independent. They have to strategize how to stretch the use of pull-on protective underwear to maximize the little they get. To make the ...

Restaurant now posts Service Dog Policy

When Pigs Fly BBQ reached an agreement with the Justice Department  after discriminating against a veteran with PTSD. They have now adopted a service dog policy. They have trained their staff in this policy and posted this statement on their website and advertising: “We are ...

What is a Service Animal?

  Dogs are mans best friend, probably since the beginning of time. They are easy to train, loyal, compassionate, and trust worthy so it makes sense that dogs would become service animals.  The question is “What is a Service Animal?” The ADA defines a service animal as “dogs ...

News from NW ADA Center – Idaho

As the ADA celebrates its 28th anniversary this year, it has become a given that physical locations should be accessible to all people, especially those with disabilities. The digital world should be no different but unfortunately, an alarming number of websites have proven ...

News from LIFE, Inc

Whether it’s for ourselves, or for a family member with a disability joining our household, there comes a time for analyzing your home with accessibility in mind. You can try searching for a new or existing home that is wheelchair accessible, but if none are available you ...

News from LINC

by Shaun Hasley CVS is ramping up its efforts to hire people with disabilities with a slew of new mock stores designed to help train this traditionally-underemployed demographic. The pharmacy chain said it will open at least eight mock stores by spring. Each site features ...

Technology for Independent Living

Free Audio Magazine If you have conditions that make it difficult to read, such as low vision, macular degeneration, MS, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s’ or any condition that makes it difficult to  hold a magazine, you are eligible for Choice Magazine Listening Service. ...

LINKS WORTH SHARING!

Eastern Idaho has a attentive and reliable in-home day care for pets that is provided by a former Guide Dog for the Blind Trainer. They take care of all sorts of animals from fish to llamas. They also do individual pet counseling and dog obedience classes to help your animal ...

Be Prepared for Your Service Animal!

Sometimes we humans may not do anything to prepare ourselves for an emergency but we will think ahead to prepare for our service animal. Ahead of time you can make sure your local authorities, particularly the fire department and EMTs, are notified of your disability and ...

TIDBITS

Quotes to make you think!  “All the commercials on TV today are for antidepressants, for Prozac or Paxil. And they get you right away. ‘Are you sad? Do you get stressed, do you have anxiety?’ Yes! I have all those things! I’m alive!” ~ Ellen DeGeneres   Improv Classes ...