December 2020

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December Idaho IL Newsletter

  Living with several rare diseases, Sharona Franklin constantly examines disability justice through the lens of her multidisciplinary art. She seeks to reclaim digital spaces for folks with disabilities on her Instagram page @hot.crip LOCAL EVENTS – Please join ...

Vicki Leeper

From the Editor

Every now and then we get a comment on our social media accounts that gives us pause. An example was a reaction to a Go Fund Me for someone with a disability. This person had died, and someone who didn’t know him personally started a Go Fund Me page to raise funds for a ...

News from DAC NW

RAMP UP PROJECT Disability Action Center NW (DAC) is seeking partner organizations in our service area for our Ramp Up Project. This includes, but not limited to, the top five counties of Northern Idaho, along with Spokane County. The Ramp Up Project expansion is funded by a ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

Women’s Clinics Need to be Accessible Joycelyn Banks, from Mt. Washington, gets off the lift of her accessible van. She maneuvers her way into the hospital lobby, onto an elevator and gets off at her floor. Banks enters the doctors office, where she’s greeted by a registered ...

News from LINC

People with Disabilities can be successful Business Owners By Mary Wilson    Taking the plunge into business ownership takes a lot of dedication and research. If done correctly, owners can reap the fruits of their labor. People living with a disability are no exception. ...

News From LIFE

Monetary Gifts Through ABLE Accounts  An ABLE account is a new way for people with disabilities to receive tax-free gifts without losing their benefits.  Opening an ABLE account online is easy with as little as $25. Then you can set up a gifting page and select a savings ...

Bored? ASMR Just May Scratch That Itch!

Hi all! James here. It’s been awhile, good to write to you again! I came across a strange video (well, strange to me anyways) one day while researching other venues. So, I thought that I would take a few moments out of my busy schedule to check it out. One thing led to ...

Bedroom Accessibility Modifications

With about 61 million people in the U.S. living with a disability. the COVID pandemic is forcing many to suddenly move in with family and relatives who do not have accessible spaces in their homes. This means that people with disabilities may be uncomfortable or even unsafe ...

News from Self-Directed Personal Assistant Services

Granny Pods Study Act of 2020 The pandemic’s effects on community living situations has shined a harsh light on why almost 90% of people with disability say they would rather live independently. But many homes are not accessible. The Granny Pods Study Act is exploring a ...

News from Idaho SILC

Is 2020 Over Yet?  If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s taught us to expect the unexpected! No longer can we use phrases like…. “Nothing short of a pandemic will stop me from (insert whatever here).” The last month of the year is a great time to review our own Emergency ...

TECHNOLOGY FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

Dignity Bib We all know some fellow who is reluctant to wear the needed bib at meal time. Now he can eat with dignity and no reluctance. This bib is easily constructed of up-cycled men’s shirts and is larger than most bibs. It will cover the lap when wearer is seated. You ...

Links Worth Sharing

Uppie is a space efficient, cost effective and modern stand-up helper designed for people with disabilities. It fits onto any toilet bowl and uses state of the art technology to lift you up. Gives you a sense of security and independence when using the bathroom. Easy to use ...

TIMELY TIDBITS!

Quotes to make you think! “Your body is not unlovable or undesirable…our physical makeup is only a small part to our encompassing beauty; the personality, talents, skills, and emotional, caring aspects you possess are worthy of being loved.” ~ Vilissa Thompson, disability ...