November 2019

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Haiku

Everybody asks what my future will look like. I have no answer.

Mark Leeper - CEO

Guest Editor…by Mark Leeper

   About a million years ago in April of 1986 a group of people that ran rural independent living programs were invited to meet with each other in the not-so-rural town of Houston, TX to talk about things that might be different for rural centers compared to their more urban ...

Thanksgiving FAQs

  Thanksgiving is a national holiday, the giving of “thanks” for the blessing of the harvest. The origins of Thanksgiving date back to October 1621, when the English Pilgrims and the Wampanog Indians shared a feast to celebrate a plentiful harvest.    Today in America, ...

NEWS from DAC NW

Career Mentoring Days Breaking Records! Every year DAC NW coordinators organize Career Mentoring Day for students with disabilities to provide hands-on career exploration and ongoing mentoring relationships. And this year the program grew so much, we had to turn away ...

NEWS from NORTHWEST ADA CENTER – IDAHO

As more groups in the transit industry are partnering with on-demand, shared mobility services such as ride-hailing companies, there are still accessibility requirements to meet the ADA. If a shared mobility project doesn’t use federal funding, does it still have to comply ...

NEWS from LINC

Screening Tool may Identify Root of Autism Behavior Problems Kids with autism often struggle with behavior issues, but researches say a simple new questionnaire may be able to determine if an underlying medical condition is actually the cause.  The 17-item survey is designed ...

NEWS from LIFE, Inc.

How to accommodate workers with service animals Service animals can be trained to assist owners with conditions ranging from visual and hearing impairments to PTSD and diabetes. While these animals undoubtably provide real assistance to their owners, workplace policies ...

NEWS from IDAHO SILC

BEING PREPARED AND STAYING INDEPENDENT With winter conditions quickly approaching, it’s a good time to think about being prepared for an emergency. Why prepare for a disaster or other emergency? By anticipating problems, you’ll be better equipped to face challenges. When ...

Self-Directed Personal Assistant Services

Ways to add Accessibility to any Bathroom Contractors profit from this hot trend. Accessibility is important in both new construction and remodels. Driven by an aging population and desire to create spaces that change as our needs change, adding accessibility features ...

Links Worth Sharing

  This upright mobility device is designed to allow children with motor impairments to stand and move with the help of an adult. Suitable for children 1-8 with a maximum weight of 55lbs. The Firefly Upsee provides opportunities for developing mobility and participation ...

Technology for Independent Living

Sugru, Moldable Glue This product is easy to use, sticks to almost anything and cures in 24 hours. You can add rubber bumpers for your wheelchair to protect woodwork, add grips to door handles, cable protection for your medical equipment, modify and customize your game ...

Timely Tidbits!

Quotes to make you think! “It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can do only a little. Do what you can.”      ~ Sydney Smith   College Planning for Students with Disabilities Transition from high school to college is a process that can be a source ...