Interstate Connections

Thoughts on being in a community – Accessibility is being able to get in the building. Diversity is getting invited to the table. Inclusion is having a voice at the table. Belonging is having your voice heard at the table!  

From the Editor…

Hollywood and Disability I know when people think of Hollywood and actors with disabilities, it often falls short of good representation and employment for the actors with disabilities. Anyone who knows me knows I love old movies. So when I come across a film that cast an ...

News from DAC NW

SEE A NEED-FILL A NEED Staff at DAC NW has been looking into what is needed most in our communities right now. One thing is connectivity! With the pandemic, the holidays are difficult, especially if you can’t navigate Skype, Zoom, or other video interfaces for virtual ...

News from LINC

RAMPING UP IDAHO! Independent Living is the ability to particpate in our communities like everyone else. From accessing the grocery store to joining a committee, we have a right to be in our own community living the life of our choosing. Too often we get stopped at our own ...

News from INDEx

 INTERSECTIONALITY Why focus on the intersection of race and disability? Disability is a common human experience. 20% of Americans have some type of disability. Many disabilities are hidden (mental health, intellectual, autism, chronic illness, TBI, etc) People can acquire a ...

Emergency Preparedness Checklist

News from LIFE, Inc

Being Prepared for Winter In light of recent winter emergencies – wind storms, floods, and power outages, it’s a good time to remember things to have ready in case of emergency. Don’t wait til the last minute, that’s when the stores will be out of ...

News from NW ADA Center – Idaho

Who is Responsible for snow removal under the ADA? It’s that time of year when we must work together to ensure snow removal plans give citizens of all ages and abilities the chance to get around. Right after the first big snow storm I get calls and emails about who is ...

Self Directed PA Services

Building A Virtual Social (media) Circle What can you do to stay connected during the pandemic? Concerns about isolation and loneliness shed light on the worst condition of aging alone – having no one to talk to or discuss worries and problems with. How do you find ...

News from Idaho SILC

Have you, a friend, or family member been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic or the related economic crisis and can’t afford to pay your rent or utilities? Idaho Housing and Finance Association and Boise City/ADA County Housing Authorities have a program that can help ...

TRADE SCHOOL FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Professionally successful people living with a disability sometimes credit their impairment for boosting their career prospects, because it taught them perseverance and commitment. Others believe that their physical or cognitive differences in certain areas have led them to ...