October 2019

Showing all posts from the October 2019 newsletter. You may also download the newsletter as a pdf.

Haiku

           Music notes drift and                  memories flood from lyrics                        of another life.

Career Mentoring Days

Several days have been set aside for career exploration for students and Youth 16-25 with disabilities. This gives them the opportunity to test drive the career of their choice and helps dispel fears with businesses about hiring people with disabilities. The day starts with ...

Vicki Leeper

From the editor

I witnessed some amazing advocacy at the recent IL Conference at the Coeur d’Alene Casino. A dear friend of mine agreed to be our keynote speaker to talk about what she has been doing for people with traumatic brain injury in Washington state. But I didn’t really know any of ...

News from DAC NW

DAC Partners to Present The Weight of Water Film Disability Action Center NW will be presenting the film The Weight of Water by Michael Brown at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center October 13th.  The Weight of Water is a story of a blind man balancing fear of drowning in ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

   For disabled people, the difference between being able to visit a place or not often comes down to small details. A step up to a restaurant and no ramp in sight. A pub with the function room upstairs, make attending a birthday party impossible. A curb that hasn’t been ...

News From LINC, Inc

Making the Rugged Outdoors more Accessible! Roger Howard was inspecting an Idaho campground when a nearby camper said he hoped Howard didn’t “ruin the outdoors.” He was assessing the campsite for compliance with the ADA looking for features like accessible restrooms and ...

News From LIFE, Inc.

Deaf Teen Video Game Launched in September An innovative online choose-your-own-adventure (CYOA) called Deafverse World One: Duel of the Bots launched September 10th. Designed just for deaf teens, it helps build confident and vital self-determination skills. Players involved ...

Self-Directed Personal Assistant Services

Getting ready for hiring a Personal Assistant? These 6 questions can help you prepare. 1. How long will you remain in your home? 9 out of 10 adults wish to remain at home. You can adapt a house to fit evolving needs. Look for an aging-in-place specialist who knows how to ...

LINKS WORTH SHARING

  Each October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and a national campaign to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions people with disabilities make to the work force. The roots go back to a 1945 ...

Halloween and the Mask it Wears

    Today there is controversy between modern man and the legends, myths, fables, folklore, traditions, and ancient writings and teachings passed down through the ages. Ancient wisdom and knowledge is usually regarded as unauthenticated by many today.    Even history is not ...

Technology for Independent Living

Peddle Master These portable hand controls give you the freedom and independence you desire. They are the easiest to attach on the market, no installation is required, simply clamp on and go in seconds. And they come in three stylish colors: black, ruby red and sapphire ...

Timely Tidbits!

Quotes to make you think! “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.”      ~ Dom Helder Camara       Becoming a Service Dog Most service dogs don’t officially start working until they ...