March 2021

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March Idaho IL Newsletter

March is National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness month. The #ChangeYourMind public awareness campaign provides a platform for education the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families. We need to ...

Vicki Leeper

From the Editor

   I’m going all “in a perfect world” on you now. The ads you see asking to donate to charities for people with disabilities are everywhere. I would like to propose what providing these services would be like – in a perfect world. Lately, the Wounded Warrior Project ...

News from DAC NW

Video Contest offers Prizes DAC NW invites you to make a 1-2 minute video about some barrier you have overcome for your disability. Grand Prize winner will receive a Kindle Fire HD Tablet, 2nd Place winner a $50 gift card, and 3rd Place winner a $25 gift card. Contest ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

An Information Technology consulting company is betting that the push to diversify the workplace should extend to an applicant’s brain. Auticon is a company that exclusively employs adults on the autism spectrum at IT consultants, and will be setting up a regional ...

News from LINC

Comedy Offers Life Skills to those with Down Syndrome     The Northeast Ohio based Stand Up for Downs group has turned to Zoom to continue its work of utilizing comedy to help build confidence and life skills for the Down syndrome community. The group was founded by Canton ...

News from LIFE

Paralympics Will be Aired in Prime Time NBC will air coverage of the Paralympics during prime time for the first time this summer. They expect the prime time coverage to total four hours over multiple nights from the Summer Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The games are scheduled ...

Advocacy Update

The League of Women Voters has always encouraged your opinion. Our Legislature is entering into the second half of the 2021 session and the pace will quicken. It is not always easy to keep track of what is going on. Something our League Advocacy Committee can attest to. ...

ParaKarate, What is it?

   People with disabilities are 3 times more likely to experience victimization in our society. They are often seen as lesser people, ‘an easy target’. This includes my son who was lured out of his apartment and shot with plastic bb’s on the back of his neck by a group of ...

News from Self-Directed Personal Assistant Services

COVID Deaths in Nursing Homes As of February 4th, COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes were reported over 161,000. This is an increase of 8,774 over the number a week earlier on January 28th. That means, someone in a nursing home or other institution dies from COVID at least ...

News from Idaho SILC

Idaho Vaccine Prioritization     The Idaho COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee (CVAC) is currently considering who will be included in the next group (Group 3 or 1c) of people to be given the COVID-19 vaccinations. It will be months before there is enough for everyone who ...

Technology for Independent Living

MYOPRO POWERED BRACE Even if you haven’t moved your hand and arm in years due to a stroke, MyoPro may be able to help you regain everyday function. Feed yourself, cook, carry objects, do household tasks, return to work or hobbies. This powered brace is a unique, patented ...

Links Worth Sharing

    It may be hard to imagine a fleet of wheelchair-using pirates but they are naturally well suited for a modern day treasure hunt. With cell phones as today’s treasure maps, and a social community teeming with support, geocaching is an affordable & exciting ...

Timely Tidbits!

Quotes to make you think! “I am different, but not less.” ~ Temple Grandin, American Scientist and Disability Activist         Zoom Launches Automatic CC for Free Coming this fall, ZOOM will roll out automatic closed captioning for all free accounts. The ...