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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 expand the economic opportunities of people with disabilities.  Each day of that week will highlight a unique theme and offer fresh ways to work on personal savings! Knowledge is power.

What would you do?

 Let’s say you have CP and you want to get your drivers license, but you use hand controls. You go to the DMV to see if there are any special requirements regarding a person with a disability trying to drive. They say there are no special requirements, your vehicle just has to pass state law. The next thing you try is to go to Voc Rehab and get signed up for drivers training services – but there is nothing available in your state because all driving instructors are privatized. Then you search the drivers ed instructors and they say they will train but they don’t have hand controls in their vehicle. They can’t do the training in your car with the hand controls because it is a liability (no brake on instructors side). So now you try the hospital or rehab centers to find a course but they don’t provide that service. You could move to the nearby state that has these resources, but then you would be 18 miles away from your work.
——What would you do?

 

Durable Medical Goods Exchange

Please call an office near you to make donations of durable medical items you no longer use or see if there is something you may need! Explain your needs and our trained staff may know the perfect item that will help you!
James Pickard in Moscow 208-883-0523
Valerie Johnson in Idaho Falls 208-529-8610
Todd Wilder in Boise 208-336-3335