September 2022 Interstate Connections Newsletter

Be sure and register for this fun and engaging conference! With 20 workshops you’re sure to be able to “Choose your own adventure” and learn some great stuff along the way. Shorter workshops, more breaks will make this a better experience all the way ...

Vicki Leeper

From the Editor

Curbing Negativity We have all done it – spent time venting about something awful in the news. And there is always something in the news to feel negative about. But research is showing that giving in to Negativity Porn does not serve you well. Focusing on the bad ...

News from DAC NW

Getting ready to G.O.! Staff at DAC NW, LINC, Life Inc,  and from the Nez Perce Tribe have been busy putting together a great statewide (and Washington) Independent Living Conference for this month. After comments from the last one – more options, shorter classes and ...

News from LINC

Reinventing Ourselves By Jen Grush-Dale The last few years have seen changes for all of us for a lot of different reasons. We are no exception here at LINC. Between the pandemic, a new executive director and the ever-changing needs of our consumers, it’s been busy! To better ...

News from INDEx

Life on the Other Side by Audrie Meraki Navigating life is tough with general day to day stressors. Can you imagine not feeling adequate enough for the people in your life? Feeling so low you are questioning your existence? I can imagine it because I have lived it. I ...

News from LIFE, Inc.

Four Steps to Self Advocacy Identify the issue you need to resolve Know yourself and your disability: what are your strengths and preferences. Set a goal for your desired resolution: what are your needs and desires? Understand all the possible solutions: what will get you ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

You may have been hearing Pete Buttigieg of the Department of Transportation talking about addressing climate change and the need for accessible transportation – both things disproportionately affecting people with disabilities. The DOT Is working to provide funding ...

News from Self-Directed PA Services

What happens with a SCI? Once you are injured and suspect a spinal cord injury, the first goal is stabilization of your breathing, blood pressure, and other vital signs. Most likely you have been in a Level 1 Trauma Center. Medications may be used to control the damage to ...

NEWS FROM IDAHO SILC

Your thoughts matter Every three years the State Independent Living Council and Centers for Independent Living gather information from people with disabilities around the state of Idaho to build our goals for the next three years. The feedback we receive is critical. Many ...

MENTAL HEALTH PEER SUPPORT GROUPS

DAC NW in Lewiston has started a peer support group, available in person and on zoom which is held every Monday, from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Our start date was August 15th, and is off to a great start. Our 1st meeting hosted 9 participants and it was a very positive ...