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Quotes to make you think! “Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone.” ~ Martina Navratilova Disability Products and Services Directory eParent Support Community connects individuals, families and friends, caregivers ...

I Want a Life, Not a Service

Individuals with chronic healthcare and disability diagnoses do not want to be seen as a service. They want to have a quality life and need services, for engaging the community, remaining at home via appropriate  resources and supports for safety, welfare, and maximum ...

Vicki Leeper

From the Editor

It is so rewarding to work with community partners who understand that ADA accessibility is more than just regulations. It is good for businesses and it’s the right thing to do. Who wouldn’t want to have a more accessible community, if not for yourself, than for a parent, ...

NEWS FROM DAC NW

DR. STEPHEN HAWKING AS ACCIDENTAL AMBASSADOR FOR AT Dr. Stephen Hawking, disability advocate, cosmologist, role model, world traveler, and the man who brought complicated physics theories to the public, has passed away. He had ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and ...

NEWS FROM NW ADA CENTER – IDAHO

     On February 26, my quickie electric wheelchair stopped working when I was in the kitchen reaching for a piece of fruit in my refrigerator. I was stuck in the open door of my refrigerator and I couldn’t move. I am a quadriplegic due to a car accident many years ago. My ...

NEWS FROM LIFE INC.

Blood, Urine Tests Could Change How Autism is Diagnosed New research suggests that blood and urine tests could one day be used to diagnose autism, potentially offering a biomarker to identify children at younger ages. In a study published this week in the journal Molecular ...

NEWS FROM LINC

Courageous Kids Climbing is hosting an event for legally blind individuals between the ages of 7 and 103 years to do a hands on tour of an Idaho Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter at Gowen Field in Boise. Soldiers will be conducting the tour and allowing ...

Utilizing an Apple Watch

When it comes to change, I am an old soul, or as my husband likes to say “set in my ways.” Well the joke’s on him for I have known this since I was 3, just ask my siblings. I’m a total Type A personality.  I hate change and it takes me a while to […]

Technology for Independent Living

    Idaho AT 4 All has loads of equipment for sharing at no cost whether temporarily or longer term. Right now there are three lifts at DAC NW in Lewiston that make it possible for anyone to move a loved one around the house, from bed to chair to wheelchair. It can be ...

LINKS WORTH SHARING

April is National Autism Awareness Month. This nationwide effort to promote awareness of the Autism spectrum helps each person with ASD to achieve the highest possible quality of life. You can become a partner in this movement toward acceptance and appreciation.   ...