October 2020

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Idaho Independent Living Newsletter

Sharona Franklin started her meme Instagram account @hot.crip to advocate for disability justice through her memes and art. Check it out

Vicki Leeper

From the Editor

It took that very windy Monday and the fires in Colfax for me to realize how fast one can spread and the need to be prepared. Our stepdaughter was burned out in Paradise California and I think we can learn the most from people who have been through it. I am working on this ...

News from DAC NW

PAVE THE WAY FOR THE ADA Staff at our Post Falls office have been preparing for months for their ADA 30th Anniversary Celebration – Pave the Way for the ADA. First, it involved traveling to rural parts of northern Idaho: Sandpoint, Clark Fork, Priest River, Hope, ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

As meetings and events move to online as a result of COVID, accessibility is too often an afterthought. Where before one would make sure the venue was accessible etc, now we need to make sure the virtual event is accessible too. So let’s break down the inaccessibility of the ...

News from LINC

Lunch with LeAnn     During the #ADA30Idaho Celebration, LINC has been busy interviewing movers and shakers in the disability advocacy industry in fun, uplifting lunch sessions.     In a recent session on September 23rd, LeAnn interviewed Janice Carson, the director of the ...

NEWS FROM LIFE, INC

A Guide to Wellness for Vets You may have heard about how important it is to have a sense of well-being. You may know that it can affect both physical and mental health. But did you know there is a new tool for Veterans to use?  The Veterans Wellness Guide provides brief ...

What Having a Guide Dog Means to Me

The bond between a blind person and their guide dog is something that is truly indescribable. It’s something you can’t fully grasp unless you have experienced it. I didn’t understand it until I met Gabrielle. It’s like no other relationship I have ever had with any other ...

Therapy & Homeschool Resources for IEP Parents

I don’t know about you, but last week I was just completely overwhelmed. Our new reality has been announced and to be honest, it’s a lot to digest. But as we learned we would be working from home with our kids, my social media and email started to flood with possible ...

Self-Directed Personal Assistant Services

APART but not ALONE Nearly 42 million Americans are caregivers to a person with a disability. And since COVID-19, it seems like a million more have joined the ranks.     With COVID there are added complications, notably physical separation. Some people are supporting older ...

News from Idaho SILC

What’s Shakin’ Idaho? By Jami Davis     2020 has brought a lot of change to the world and to Idaho, among them…earthquakes! I have not lived in Idaho my entire life, but I have been here long enough to be considered an Idahoan and I don’t remember doing a lot of safety ...

Technology for Independent Living

Beeping Baseball Beep Baseball is a challenging, physically demanding and enjoyable sport for athletes who are blind or visually impaired. This ball conforms to the National Beep Ball Association and is slightly larger than a standard softball. Softer than a normal ball to ...

Links Worth Sharing

  Visit Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the Sea of Galilee on these 6 wheelchair accessible cruise excursions. These tours include pick up and drop off transportation in a wheelchair accessible van with their 8 hour visit to some of the most important historical sites.   ...

Timely Tidbits

Quotes to make you think! “I’ve been judged a lot my entire life and bullied a lot because of it. Don’t leg being bullied define who you are.” ~ Alan Jones Silva, has trained for the circus since age 4. He loves the aerial acts because it feels like ...