January 2021

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Idaho Independent Living Newsletter – January 2021

The Lifetime film ‘Christmas Ever After’ makes history as Tony winning actress Ali Stroker is the first wheelchair user to star in a holiday movie. This movie is also groundbreaking because the movie is about love and romance, which is something you don’t see much of when it ...

From the Editor

Most people are aware that service dogs must be permitted to accompany their disabled handlers into non-pet friendly businesses. Unfortunately, many business owners are not aware that they too have rights concerning service dogs, and whether or not those service dogs are ...

News from DAC NW

Gardening for all! Winter, during our biggest snow storm, is not the typical time to be thinking about a garden. But that is just what we are doing! Disability Action Center NW (DAC) is proud to be partnering with Koppel Farm – Pullman Community Garden to bring the ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused interruptions and barriers to service delivery for people with disabilities all around the state. When CIL’s offices closed, it affected their ability to offer their usual in-person services, including skills-based trainings and classes. ...

News from LINC, Inc.

Idahoans with Disabilities raise legal concerns about plans for upcoming legislative session    More than thirty groups representing Idahoans with disabilities, including LINC, sent a letter to Idaho’s Governor and Legislative Leadership about legal and safety concerns for ...

News from LIFE

Mental Health and Crisis Care Each year, the fewer hours of sunlight, stormy weather, isolation and the holiday season brings stress to many in our state, the nation and the world. Add to that a global pandemic, and many people become overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, and ...

Tips for Tackling a Political Campaign

When you want to change your community for the better, one of the best ways to do so is to hold a public office. Public officials have the influence and power to really affect policies and government services, which can be crucial for people who are living with disabilities. ...

Improving Disability Representation for Brands

What can a brand do to improve disability representation? Hire disabled people. Disability is disproportionately underrepresented in not only visible ways for branding, but also behind the scenes. Hire disabled designers, artists, writers, campaign managers, marketing ...

News from Self-Directed PA Services

Screening Your Candidates at Arm’s Length Online interviewing for your personal assistants has become a necessary tool in recruiting good help. It can be convenient for scheduling, but it does hinder your ability to make interpersonal connections and pick up subtle cues ...

News from Idaho SILC

Self Care for 2021 By Shiloh Blackburn The other day I saw a commercial for a dating app, where Satan and 2020 made a love match. Hilarious, yes, and pretty much sums up the year we’ve all had, what with the Australian fires, murder hornets and the biggest drag of them ...

Technology for Independent Living

Tile Sticker The Tile Sticker technology prevents you from losing everyday items. It has an adhesive back and is small enough to be placed on tv or other remotes, wallets, keys, carmera, or other easily misplaced household items. It’s about the size of a quarter. When you ...

Links Worth Sharing

Have fun in the kitchen and maybe you can win! This is a list of Cooking Contests for everything from BBQ to baked goods. Some require physical competition, others require submission of recipes, photos, or videos. Prizes include cash, cookware, kitchen gadgets, kitchen ...

Timely Tidbits

Quotes to make you think! “Pity is the way of the sighted world to not feel guilty for what disadvantage they think you have.” ~ Jose Feliciano, Musician    K-Mart selling Down Syndrome Dolls Kmart is now selling Down Syndrome dolls, which is absolutely HUGE for ...