February 2020

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Vicki Leeper

From the Editor

I have always loved old movies. So when I learned more about Jack Oakie, some of it came as a surprise. America’s beefy, plump-faced comedian Jack Oakie was one of the funniest top and second banana of the stage, radio, and the golden age of Hollywood films. Born Lewis ...

NEWS from DAC NW

Events to keep people connected Sometimes the best connection people can make is with a peer – someone who has been there and can share about it. In tjh Post Falls office we are focusing on helping people be healthier. Due to disability related limitations some people ...

NEWS from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

  A new publication came out Jan 28th that provides guidance in how housing providers can comply to the Fair Housing Act when assessing a person’s request to have an assistance animal because of a disability.     The Ace requires housing providers to permit a change in rule, ...

NEWS FROM LINC

Disability Issues in the 2020 Presidential Race    In a shift that has become a political necessity, Democratic presidential hopefuls are giving unprecedented attention to disability issues in the 2020 election. Nearly every contender, including front runners like Joe Biden, ...

NEWS FROM LIFE INC.

Celebrities Call for More Inclusive Casting Danny DeVito, Bryan Cranston,Mark Ruffalo and Glenn Close are among dozens of Hollywood insiders pressing the entertainment industry to become more inclusive of people with disabilities. In an open letter, 72 actors, directors and ...

Youth Leadership Forum

   My name is Fanisee Bias and I am a second-year college student attending the University of San Diego. I grew up in Boise, Idaho where I feel most at home and where my activism and involvement started!   My activism developed when I was diagnosed with a spinal disease ...

Life Hacks for Disability!

Want to learn some quick and easy life hacks that are easy to do, low cost and save you effort and time? By tweaking little things in your daily life, you can make your life easier and more convenient. Send us a pic of your favorite Life Hack!     You can repurpose ...

NEWS FROM SELF DIRECTED PERSONAL ASSISTANT SERVICES

Disaster Preparedness Natural disasters put everyone in their path at risk. Whether it’s a hurricane, a wildfire, a winter storm, or even a heat wave, lives can hang in the balance. But seniors and people with disabilities are even more at risk. Here are some eye-opening ...

NEWS FROM IDAHO SILC

  IDAHO YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM     The deadline has been extended to February 15th, 2020 to apply for the Youth Leadership Forum. That means you still have time! The IDYLF is a career and civic leadership program for young adults with disabilities, ages 16-21. IDYLF provides ...

LINKS WORTH SHARING

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is a frustrating and time-consuming process. Approaching the application process with full preparation and a complete understanding of the requirements will help. Here are 10 tips for applying.     Becoming disabled ...

Technology for Independent Living

As-Seen-On-TV products aren’t for “Lazy People” – they make disabled people’s lives easier Many products, tho not officially marketed specifically to people with disabilities, are incredibly helpful whether they have chronic pain, low mobility, tremors, or other ...

Timely Tidbits

Quotes to make you think! “I know tomorrow is going to be a better day. And if it isn’t, I can make it better”                             ~ Alec Cabacungan Alec served as spokesperson for the Shriners Hospitals and currently hosts a YouTube Channel […]