November 2022

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Interstate Connections

This is a time to recognize and honor caregivers across the country. Let’s work to raise awareness about the need for increased pay and recognition for in-home caregivers. This year’s theme is “Caregiving Around the Clock”. Consider offering a workshop for caregivers, connect them with local services, give respite breaks for their own self-care. Let’s […]

From the Editor

Medicare for All The problem is not that our corporate insurance companies are doing something they shouldn’t. They are simply doing too much of what they were created to do—generate wealth for their owners. And, unlike any other wealthy country, we let them do it. The dilemma of the US health care system is due […]

News from DAC NW

A Picture of Success Our Lewiston office has a great success story to share! A consumer we have been working with contacted us to share that he’s been doing well. He has now started his own business in Moscow, opening Gem State Tattoo. “Something I’ve been studying and going to school for since I was […]

News from LINC

How will you make a difference? In 2014, President Obama declared November National Family Caregiver Month. This has been used to recognize and honor the 53 million unpaid family caregivers, spread awareness about caregiver issues, educate the community, and strengthen support for caregivers. Who are Caregivers? >Young adult children who care for siblings >Grandparents who […]

News from INDEx

Raising Children while Disabled INDEx is proud to announce a private Facebook Group for parents who have disabilities. This is a safe place to ask questions and hear back from your peers what may have worked for them. This private Facebook group is for parents who have a physical, psychological, cognitive, or neurological disability, any […]

News from LIFE, Inc

Local shines positive light on disabilities Makenzie Ellsworth, a Magic Valley resident who was injured in an automobile accident when she was 15, is also a wheelchair tennis player and an avid Cross Fit participant. Simply put, Ellsworth is an athlete, one who makes pull-ups look easy. Ellsworth is also a program coordinator at St. […]

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

Replacing adaptive or accessibility items that are damaged during a disaster is an important part of the recovery process.It helps people maintain or re-establish their independence and quality of life after experiencing a disaster. FMA assistance for specific accessibility items does not count toward Housing Assistance or Personal Property. It is limited to the below […]

News from Self-Directed PA Services

Alzheimer’s and UTI’s UTI’s, or urinary tract infections, can cause changes in people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. They are common among people with dementia, attributed to age and partly due to increasing difficulty with hygiene and personal care. There are various signs and symptoms of a UTI, which can occur in women […]

News from Idaho SILC

FINTER IS HERE! It seems we went straight from Summer to what I not-so-affectionately call Finter (Fall/Winter)! Somehow the gradual cooling weather and move from summer shirts to cozy sweaters is now a direct move to winter jackets. With the quick shift, getting prepared for winter weather should definitely be on our minds. Winter storms […]


Marlijn van der Bok from the UK has some tips for people with a disability applying for a job. What is obvious to someone without a disability is a completely different story for a job seeker with a disability. You may feel that you are 1-0 behind. Sometimes you are not even invited for an […]