Courageous Kids Climbing empowers youth

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen Photographer     January 18, 2022 When 15-year-old Caleb Hyndman first became involved with Courageous Kids Climbing, he never imagined he would lead his own program, training first responders to work with blind and visually impaired individuals. ...

Safely lending a hand

By Kaylee Brewster, of the Tribune Jan 14, 2022 Updated Jan 14, 2022 Caleb Hyndman is no ordinary teenager. After all, not every 15-year-old trains police officers and first responders. In this case, the training is on how to work with blind and visually impaired people. ...

Angels of Christmas

POST FALLS — The Disability Action Center Northwest team undertook its Christmas Angel project only five weeks ago, but through determination and passion to spare, it adopted more than 30 families to bless with Christmas joy. The enthusiastic team of eight gathered Saturday. ...

Accessibility Matters: A toolkit for coping

By Mary Stone Inland 360 Editor’s note: Accessibility Matters highlights places, programs and events in the Inland 360 readership area that help meet the needs of all people living in our communities. If you have a suggestion, please shoot us an email ...

DAC NW and INDEx Create Mental Health Toolbox Video Series

Disability Action Center NW (DAC NW) has finished production and released four Mental Health Toolbox videos to help young people deal with anxiety and stress. The four short videos focus on the importance of self-care, maintaining healthy schedules, practicing mindfulness, ...

A growing crisis in the caregiving industry

By Kali Nelson, for the Tribune – Nov 13, 2021 Updated Nov 13, 2021 Right before the COVID-19 pandemic, Sid Eder and his wife, Renee, put an advertisement on Craigslist and the university job boards looking for some additional help in caring for their adult daughter, ...

Seeking Self-Advocates!

Idaho’s Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) is creating a self-advocacy webpage which will be linked to the CDHD home page. This website will be for Idahoans with disabilities, and by Idahoans with disabilities. There will be articles, resources, stories, ...

New Moscow playground accessible to all

After four years of fund-raising, Lena Whitmore Elementary School opens recreational plaza that is wheelchair friendly. A new wheelchair accessible playground at Lena Whitmore Elementary School opened to students and the broader Moscow community last week. The school’s ...

Pullman’s Koppel Farm receives grant for accessible pathway

Koppel Farm Pullman Community Garden received a $13,900 grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for building an accessible pathway from the parking lot to the new accessible garden plot. The rant will help support people with disabilities who want to be able ...