July 2018

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Guest Editor

     Monday, at the Moscow Public Library, I led a discussion of a work of fiction about a 12 year old boy with autism written from the point of view of the boy. The book is about the social world of this autistic boy. It’s about the life of the boy with a disability; […]

REV Up the Vote

 We are making a concerted effort to get people with disabilities registered to vote, educated about this year’s election, and prepared to cast a ballot in November. With numerous events and activities happening around the state, attention from the media and candidates ...

NEWS FROM DACNW

Celebrating the ADA with a DogFest Walk ’N Roll As the anniversary of the ADA rolls around DAC NW is busy partnering with a great event in Sandpoint, Idaho. After the success of our “Going to the Dogs” event in 2017, we have joined forces with Canine Companions for ...

NEWS FROM NORTHWEST ADA CENTER – IDAHO

  June is a very busy time for graduation ceremonies, a time for celebration and creating lifetime memories with family and friends. Not all graduations are pleasant experiences for individuals with disabilities. Recently I received a call from a mother asking questions ...

NEWS FROM LIFE, INC.

WISHING OUR RETIRING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR THE BEST! Everyone at LIFE, Inc. would like to take a moment to say congratulations to Dean Nielson on his retirement!  He spent a quarter of a century working to help people with disabilities live more independently and built LIFE, ...

Technology for Independent Living

Group Conversations for Deaf Most day to day group conversations are not accessible to the Deaf and hard of hearing, so many tend to avoid them. Now SpeakSee can build connections and make it easier for people to showcase their talents, share ideas and be part of the ...

LINKS WORTH SHARING

  Have you ever read the entire Declaration of Independence? This 4th of July you can view the original draft of the document and see the strike throughs, additions and more. Or you can listen to the reading of it in an accessible format!     Learn about the ...

A.I. for Accessibility

Hey all…it’s me hailing from Moscow Idaho, the gate way to Idaho’s beautiful panhandle. I wanted to share with you news that I came across the other day that I found interesting. Microsoft had some interesting facts about assistive technology (AI) and the availability of it ...

Alternative Treatment Methods for Substance Abuse

By Mary Wilson Just as no two people are exactly the same, no two addictions will follow the exact same course. While many people are able to overcome addiction and live a healthy, sober life, some people may struggle to find their way back. If conventional treatment has not ...

Timely Tidbits!

Quotes to make you think! “I was slightly brain damaged at birth, and I want people like me to see that they shouldn’t let a disability get in the way. I want to raise awareness, I want to turn my disability into ability.” ~ Susan Boyle     Disney Movie comes with ...