January 2020

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Haiku by Ashley Centers

And at the day’s end,          fill yourself with light because                        you’re worthy of love.

Vicki Leeper

From the Editor….

Years ago, when I first started at DAC NW, I put together a film event called Alive Inside. This film looked at how the part of the brain that processes music is the last to go in people who have dementia. A program called Music & Memory put the film together and they ...

News from DAC NW

Fighting the Common Cold Disability Action Center NW is kicking off the new year with a series of workshops to help people with disabilities. The first is Fighting the Common Cold on January 15th at their office in Post Falls. For most people, a cold or flu means a day or ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

A friendly reminder about what it is that the Northwest ADA Center – Idaho does. We are available to provide you with information, resources, and materials on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability related laws. We are your go-to resource for ...

News from LINC, Inc.

Gifts & Abilities – Youth Program Meeting Thursday, January 9th at 5:30 pm will be LINC’s Youth Program meeting and they are looking for ideas and samples of something YOU are good at.  Sometimes people with disabilities can offer a perspective others don’t see. ...

News from LIFE, Inc.

Increased Accessibility for Airlines   Plane travel presents a few challenges for a person with disabilities. The first is sitting for a long time. You can sit on your wheelchair cushion if you need to. The bulkhead seats have more room, but the armrests may not lift out of ...

Goat Packing: What is it?

   Goatpacking is a growing sport that is enabling many people to go places they otherwise could not reach. The word pack goat generally means a full sized goat that is emotionally bonded to its human and is willing to go anywhere you go while carrying your supplies. These ...

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 easily ...

News from Self Directed Personal Assistant Services

Organizing Your Health Records Having your health records clearly organized helps you and your health professionals make informed health decisions. Being able to review these records can help you monitor your health over time. Other benefits: If you get a second opinion, you ...

LINKS WORTH SHARING – James Pickard

  This inexpensive Phone Jack Powered Charger will charge your devices using an active land line during a power outage. It plugs into the phone jack and even has a nite lite feature. A trickle of power always runs through your landline and now you can access it. Only ...

News from Idaho SILC

ABLE Accounts and Independent Living Many Idahoans with disabilities are caught between needing federal and state benefits, like SSI and Medicaid, and asset restrictions inadvertently work to keep these people living in poverty. Asset restrictions prevent people from saving ...

Technology for Independent Living

Ford Upfits Program Reimburses $1,000 towards Accessibility The Ford Accessibility Program makes it easier for persons with disabilities to get on the road. They have a variety of adaptable vehicles to meet different needs. And to get things started they offer up to $1,000 ...

Timely Tidbits

Quotes to make you think! “The downside of my celebrity is that I cannot go anywhere in the world without being recognized. It is not enough for me to wear dark sunglasses and a wig. The wheelchair gives me away.”                             ~ […]