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 ...

Idaho Independent Living Newsletter – February 2021

Fred Riggers (1942-2016) was an avid hunter, snowmobiler and active in his community in Nez Perce in the Jaycees, Lions, and volunteer fire department. Fred’s life changed with the loss of his sight 25 years ago and a new chapter began. He moved to Boise and became an ...

From the Editor

Aging & Disability Adjusting to the ailments and disabilities that come with aging can be a difficult transition. It’s easy to obsess over what we have lost, and give in to the mind set of “Oh well, this is what it’s like getting older.” And although you can’t go back in ...

News from DAC NW

DAC NW offers Fun & Games Staying connected right now, meeting new friends, and interacting with your peers is difficult right now. DAC NW offers a number of opportunities each month for fun and games. Spokane Youth hosts a Virtual Game Night every month. They play a ...

News from NW ADA Center – Idaho

We enjoy a diversity of landscapes in Idaho. A trip around the state reveals a dizzying choice of recreation opportunities among forested mountains, urban parks and suburban greenways. Given these opportunities, it is not surprising that Idahoans want to get outdoors. ...

News from LINC, Inc

New Rules for Service Animals on Airplanes     On December 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a final rule to amend the Department’s Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulation on the transport of service animals by air carriers. The effective date for ...

News from LIFE

COVID is 10 Times more Deadly for People with Down Syndrome While Covid-19 fills most people with dread, for those with Down syndrome (DS), it can make you especially vulnerable to respiratory viruses. They are dealing wit a stacked deck against them in terms of dealing with ...