May 2020

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Idaho Independent Living Newsletter

We may be using a wheelchair, but we are not without our sense of humor. Love this response to the inevitable stupid question!

Guest Editor

A Tale of Face Masks.. Nose and mouth covered by a brightly colored floral mask, I yell “Stop! Don’t come a-any clo-o-ser! Or I’ll text you!!” (Those of you who know me, know that the only reason I have ever texted is because it’s your preferred form of communication, not ...

News from DAC NW

Supporting Children with Disabilities while Schools are Closed During this strange time of distance learning, children with disabilities and their parents have weighed heavily on my mind. Many students with disabilities are most successful in predictable routines. School ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

It is NOT business as usual at your local hospital. If you require medical care – be prepared! It’s up to you and your advocates to protect your quality of life. Pack a “Grab & Go” Bag: Make a list of what you want with you in the hospital and put those in a bag ...

News from LINC

LINC is Open Virtually! While our doors may be closed, we are still providing services via telephone and over the internet. There may be a delay in our response, but we are checking our phone messages and emails regularly. Thank you for your patience. Peer to Peer ...

News From LIFE, Inc.

Directors Corner As COVID-19 continues to have an impact on our communities we continue to think of creative ways we can persons with disabilities stay connect with their family, friends and providers. Now more than ever our community connections are more important than ...

Let the Sunshine In

     What kind of things come out of a pandemic? Other than the noticeable fact of fear, sickness and the possibility of death, not much, right? Astonishingly, business owners can be amazing when push comes to shove in a chaotic time.      For instance, businesses are ...

May is Mental Health Month!

    Taking a mental health screen is one of the easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. While one in five people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact ...

News from Self-Directed Personal Assistant Services

Coronavirus-handout-UPDATED Facts about Coronavirus for Caregivers Keep yourself safe: Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20+ seconds. Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. Do your best to avoid people who are sick. Avoid crowded places. Keep ...

News from Idaho SILC

As we continue to respond and react to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important now than ever that we know and advocate for our rights. As a person with a disability, we have the right to: COVID Testing – We have a right to access testing just like everyone else. ...

Links Worth Sharing

  For millions of Americans, the Internet is not only their main source of news and information, it also provides an outlet to stay connected. iCanConnect is a federally funded initiative designed to help those Americans with combined hearing and vision loss to connect ...

Technology for Independent Living

Braille Clothing Tags Stay color coordinated! These small, lightweight, washable clothing tags are printed in Braille easily attached. When you know what outfits really go well together, sew or pin a number 1 on that shirt and number 2 on the matching pair of shorts or ...

Timely Tidbits

Quotes to make you think! “Not every child learns the same way. I could not learn through my eyes. Reading was impossible. Math, to compute it in my mind, was impossible. I learned everything through listening.”         ~ Henry Winkler, didn’t know he had a learning ...