TIDBITS

America Saves Week for people with disabilities Looking for a way to jumpstart your financial security? Follow America Saves Week from February 25-March 2 to receive daily tips, goals, and toolkits. They have partnered with the National Disability Institute to advance and ...

You May be Eligible for Property Tax Deduction

You may be eligible for a Property Tax Reduction.  If you are 100% Service Connected disabled veteran and own and live in a home or mobile home as your primary dwelling you could qualify for up to $1320 in reduction on your 2019 property taxes. Or if you own and live in a ...

Vicki Leeper

From the Editor

I started out writing about the irony of American health care…blood pressure started to go up. Then I thought I would talk about teens and their addiction to screens…more blood pressure. I realized the whole idea of writing about something important was getting me down. So ...

NEWS FROM DACNW

DAC NW held 3 separate Career Mentoring Days this year and helped nearly 100 students find our about jobs they are interested in and what is needed to get them. A typical day starts out with an orientation breakfast and some information about where they are going and what ...

NEWS FROM NORTHWEST ADA CENTER – IDAHO

In the 27 or so years since the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, parking remains a hot topic, crisscrossing several titles of the ADA. There are still common situations and issues that pertain to accessible parking as a uniquely singular area of disability ...

NEWS FROM LINC

This new statewide coalition (IIEC) focuses on disability inclusion in emergency management practices. It is made up of organizations who work with individuals with disabilities, emergency management organizations and individuals with disabilities.  As we have seen in the ...

NEWS FROM LIFE, INC.

As the senior population rises, the shortage of workers to care for them is also expected to grow.  In home personal care aides is one of the fasted growing occupations. Help for those that need it with activities of daily living, such as laundry and bed-making or preparing ...

View From a OneArmed Perspective

I have been asked to belay some insight into the world of becoming physically impaired. Yes, I’m talking about becoming maimed because I was not born with a disability, I was maimed in my early 30’s.  My objective with this article is to hopefully encourage and pass on the ...

November was National Family Caregiver Month

    One in four Idahoans is a caregiver. These parents, sons and daughters, spouses, friends and neighbors, provide more than 201 million hours in uncompensated care annually. Acknowledging their service, Gov. Butch Otter recognized November 2018 as National Family Caregiver ...

Technology for Independent Living

SAMARTH Transfer System Samarth is an assistive mechanism to provide an easy, safe and convenient way of transferring from wheelchair to other mediums with ease. The mechanism is two components of a wheelchair, and can conveniently retrofit existing chairs. The intuitive ...