March 2020

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Vicki Leeper

From the Editor….

Sleep historically has not been difficult for me. My mum said as a baby I slept well right from the beginning. And it wasn’t until a few years ago that I had trouble either falling asleep or staying asleep (anyone else in the 2am club?) Even my kids were good sleepers. My ...

News from DAC NW

RAMPS AND BEER FUNDRAISER PLANNED FOR MARCH DAC NW has been involved in the Ramp Project since 2016, securing funding, purchasing modular ramp parts, finding community partners, and installing these ramps at people’s homes so they can have more independence. This vision of ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

Interviews are important and preparing for them can be challenging. That’s why Zippia.com answered a few common questions about interviewing a person with a disability to help. What do I do if I am asked to take a medical examination? Interviewers cannot legally ask you take ...

News from LINC

Creative Idea for DD Housing People from all walks of life struggle to afford housing. One group is particularly vulnerable to the crisis, but often forgotten – people with developmental disabilities. There is such demand for appropriate housing that supports people ...

News from LIFE, Inc.

The Truth about Medicaid Block Grants There’s a lot going around right now about the new federal budget calling for block grants or per capita caps to Medicaid – it all equals cuts. This budget is the latest partisan move to deny health care to some of our most ...

5 Steps to Remodeling Your Bedroom for Accessibility

If you’re house hunting with a disability, you have probably already noticed that most homes are not constructed to suit your needs. Therefore, you’ll have to go forward with certain renovations before you can officially move in. Whether you’re a home buyer with a disability ...

Life Hacks for Disability!

This Life Hack comes to us from Michelle P. as as affordable way to help her load her wheelchair in her vehicle by herself.     She had a mechanic install a winch in the space behind the front seat of her vehicle. She attached a cable to her wheelchair and hooks up ...

NEWS from Self-Directed Personal Assistant Services

Handling Family Squabbles In any family there can be awkward situations, moments of conflict and hurt feelings. And they may react differently to your decision to become more independent. People have so much interdependence, you can hit some bumps along the way. The same ...

News From Idaho SILC

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & DISABILITY WORKSHOPS If you have a disability or support a person with a disability, plan to attend! Learn how to think through what you will need in an emergency, how to write your own emergency plan, how to make an emergency kit (go bag), and ...

LINKS WORTH SHARING

Mindset Matters: How Disability will influence the next decade of innovation and shape the future of business. Jonathan Kaufman, a writer about disability in corporate culture, management and society, touches on technology and the future of work.       The ...

Technology for Independent Living

Tilt Switch Children and adults with motor limitations can still use technology through special switches. Easier than turning a knob, the Tilt Switch is perfect for users who aren’t able to activate a switch manually. This is a gravity sensitive switch that has a velcro ...

Timely Tidbits

Quotes to make you think! “The way my brain processes information is quite odd. I mean, I have Attention Deficit Disorder and another learning disability I can’t even spell. I don’t even have a high school diploma. I’m smart, but you can’t prove it on ...