March 2018

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Vicki Leeper

From the Editor

    Tim Gilmer writes about when he was first injured, the process of adaption and change was short-circuited by resentment and anger. This anger, his beast within, tried to commandeer his newly injured body and mind. He remembers writing angry poems, blaming God for his ...

Disability Awareness Cartoonist

Cartoonist Dave Lupton creates political cartoons. After a serious car crash he became a wheelchair user and disliked how Disabled people are portrayed as either tragic, pitiable figures or work-shy scroungers and a burden on society. He began making disabled cartoons about ...

NEWS FROM DAC NW

    Local resident on the Palouse, Emily Poor, runs Poor Farm Publishing from her home. She has recovered from a traumatic brain injury from an accident she had 10 years ago. During her rehab, she started making her own day planners to chart out her week and keep track of ...

Links worth Sharing

  Parents and teachers alike are always looking for ways “to get through to children”, to help them improve their grades, to help them succeed in society as best they can. Piano Wizard Academy does just that and is prove effective for children with disabilities like ...

NEWS FROM NW ADA CENTER – IDAHO

Last year, National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) sent House Leadership a letter signed by 507 organizations urging them to oppose HR 620, the ADA Education and Reform act of 2017. On February 15th, HR620 passed through the House. Our fight now moves to the Senate, ...

NEWS FROM LIFE, Inc

You have the right to learn if you can live in the community and get the services and supports you need. The nursing home staff is REQUIRED to ask you questions about your care. One question they will ask is “Do you want to talk to someone about the possibility of returning ...

NEWS FROM LINC

by Eliza McGraw At first glance it would look like any other weekend at an ice rink, but there are harnessed guide dogs navigating through the crowd, some skaters wearing sunglasses or using white canes, and people using names in their greetings: “Hi, its Matt.” They are ...

Technology for Independent Living

Strong Arm Fishing Cuff Casting a fly-rod from a wheelchair takes surprisingly little strength. The only adaptions to the rod itself is to extend the rod a few inches back from the reel. To hold the rod you can use a versatile Strong Arm cuff. It fits comfortably around the ...

How Accessible are City Vacations?

2.2 million people in the US depend on a wheelchair for day-to-day tasks and mobility, according to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.  Given these numbers, it’s unsurprising that traveling with a wheelchair has become more common. You can ...

Planning a Sober Bachelorette

For a lot of people, a bachelorette party is a time to drink, drink, and drink some more…but what if the bride is sober? Should she not get a night to celebrate just because she abstains from alcohol? Of course she should! Every bride should have a night (or two) with her ...

TIDBITS

Quotes to make you think! “Once I accept injustice, I become injustice.” ~ Dick Gregory, actor, activist, and comedian. Bionic Larynx sounds more Natural Scientists at Western Sydney University in Australia have demonstrated a groundbreaking non-invasive artificial larynx ...