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The theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the ...

Idaho Independent Living Newsletter

“We all have blind spots – those areas for improvement and growth. As painful as it can be to admit we are doing things we never wanted to too and saying things we never wanted to say, it is this acknowledgement that enables us to take the first step toward ...

From the Editor

As the pandemic was taking a breather this spring, I attended to a few medical procedures I had been putting off, such as a mammogram. Never do I look forward to heading to the hospital to have my boob squished between two very cold plates, but it is a necessary thing to ...

News from DAC NW

DAC NW part of Wheelchair Challenge A warm day in August saw Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer, and City Council members get a behind-the-wheel experience navigating Sherman Avenue to understand the challenges faced by the disability community.  DAC NW is not new to this ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

Who is the first disabled scientist you think of? Probably Stephen Hawking. But he wasn’t the only disabled person who has made a contribution to science. The contributions that marginalized people make to research are rarely acknowledged and struggle to thrive within the ...

News from LINC

Recording IL History in Idaho By Jen Grush-Dale Long-time staff member, Melva Heinrich, has begun a new project to create a record of the independent living movement in Idaho. Melva, who is the Director of Community and Resource Integration, will be retiring at the end of ...

News from LIFE

Idaho Independent Living Conference goes Hybrid As Covid cases are on the rise, the Idaho Independent Living Conference is now offered both in person and virtually. The conference will be September 17 – 18th at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Idaho Falls. Holiday Inn ...

Self-Determination YouTube Channel

Self-advocates in Wisconsin living with intellectual and developmental disabilities  have a lot to say about choice and control over their lives. That’s why they launched a Self-Determination YouTube channel in the fall of 2019. The theme across more than 80 videos is that ...

The Nimiipuu tell their own story

“My name is One Who Takes Care of Water,” says Stacia Morfin, dressed in regalia that reflects her Native American heritage. She is leading a “Hear the Echoes of Our Ancestors” jet boat tour of the Snake River. A member of the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce), who are known for their ...

Self-Directed Personal Assistant Services

September is Emergency Preparedness Month. With local fires happening, and the scope of the recent hurricane in New Orleans, being prepared to evacuate at a moments notice is important. And for people with a disability, you need to make a comprehensive and complete plan. ...