Interstate Connections

Instead of Resolutions, Set some new Goals! Setting goals helps trigger new behaviors, helps guides your focus and helps you sustain that momentum in life. Goals also help align your focus and promote a sense of self-mastery. In the end, you can’t manage what you ...

From the Editor:

We are not special – we are just like you I have a problem with the words “special needs”.These words only exist so that people don’t have to say the word “disability.” It allows non-disabled people, to avoid describing people, generally children, as having ...

News from DAC NW

Community Service Project One of DAC NW’ s consumers, Josh Nick was tasked with some community service. He decided to involve his daughter Kyra to gather items for the homeless in the Lewiston area. DAC NW office served as a drop off for this project. It wasn’t ...

News from LINC

Operation Advocacy Our current goal at LINC is to develop a network of advocates state wide to create change over time. We want to help people gain power in this process; an experienced advocate brings along a new peer for future training. This is how we build an advocacy ...

News from INDEx

MENTAL HEALTH MONDAY IS BACK! Mental health conditions are increasing worldwide with anxiety and depression being the top two conditions. According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year and 1 in 20 U.S. ...

News from LIFE, Inc.

Working toward ‘Visitability’ The Idaho Access Project is participating in this year’s Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge to support our work in 2023. The focus will be on changing the way residential subdivisions are designed, built and marketed in Idaho ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

People with disabilities can find emotional support on social media, it can help them feel connected in society.But what are they looking for in a platform? Accessibility! This is obvious, but social media interfaces need to be easily accessible for any disability. Whether ...

EPIC FAILS OF THE ADA!

An epic fail means “a notable, obvious, and usually public failure.” Though perhaps well intentioned, these fails can embarrass, isolate, and even endanger people with disabilities. We work to remove barriers so people with disabilities can live more ...

News from Self-Directed PA Services

When you have the right tools, it’s easier to remain independent in your own home. But how do you get access to those tools? ADVOCATE! One of our most important rights is the ability of individuals to participate in our government. By working together, standing up for ...

News from Idaho SILC

CALEB’S SUCCESS STORY The Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC) and CILs often partner with other organizations and state agencies working to improve the lives of people with disabilities. The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR) helps individuals ...