December 2022

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Interstate Connections – December Newsletter

Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone’s rights! Many of us are fearful about the way the world is heading. Disrespect for basic human rights continues to be wide-spread across the globe. Messages of intolerance and hatred prey on our fears. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity […]

From the Editor

Entitlement Myth I recently had a conversation where someone mentioned todays youth feel they are entitled. Many declare that millennials expect special treatment, do whatever they feel like, and think they deserve to have things handed to them. But this is a myth. By looking deeper we can argue that the majority of millennials are […]

News from DAC NW

Some Holiday Fun You’ve heard of Elf on a Shelf. But we have Mark on a Lark!! By making a fully posable avatar of our Executive Director, Mark Leeper, each of our offices can have some fun this December with pranks about the office. You can well imagine what kind of hijinks he can get […]

News from LINC

Working Guide Dogs When you meet a working guide dog team, it may be tempting to pet the guide dog. Remember that this dog is responsible for leading someone who cannot see. The dog should never be distracted from that duty. A person’s safety may depend on the dog’s alertness and concentration. Although guide dogs […]

News from INDEx

Getting ready for virtual advocacy days Advocacy Days begin at 10 a.m. on every Wednesday during the 2022 Washington legislative session. There is an hour and a half briefing on current issues at the start and it ends with an afternoon of advocacy. A highlighted topic will be featured each week, the morning briefing will […]

News from LIFE, Inc

Idaho is calling all E-Activists It’s time to make your voice heard! The upcoming Idaho legislative session is in sight. And you can participate in the legislative process by becoming an e-activist. E-activists receive email action alerts asking them to help influence their lawmakers. This is one of the most successful and cost effective ways […]

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

Several credible news sources recently reported that none of the campaign websites for major midterm candidates were fully accessible to blind voters. This is alarming since 2022 was the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The sites from many of the country’s most high profile races, including Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz and […]

News from Self-Directed PA Services

Walking cuts Dementia Risk The step counter on your smartphone could improve your chances of avoiding dementia, according to a large-scale study recently published in JAMA Neurology. Participants in the study wore bracelets that counted their steps and compared results of increasing dementia. The key finding? Walking 9,800 steps a day reduces your risk of […]

News from Idaho SILC

Holiday travel time is here by Jami Davis I love to travel, I don’t care if it’s by plane, train or automobile. I. LOVE. TRAVEL. At any given time, I have at least one trip I’m planning for the future and that makes me happy. What doesn’t make me happy are some of the things […]

Veteran Vision Care

Veterans often have the same eye disorders as civilians, but they are more likely to suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), which can cause vision damage. The Veterans Administration (VA) has provided vision care since it was founded, and those services continue to improve. Preventative care and routine care are included. Glasses and contact lenses […]