Disabled Hikers

Disabled Hikers is a website that gives information about getting outdoors in Washington State. Each hike includes detailed information on trail conditions, elevation changes, parking, wheelchair access and other factors. They even supplement with a Spoon Rating, which gives ...

Self-Directed Personal Assistant Services

Legislation to offset expenses of Caregiving Some of America’s 48 million family caregivers would get much needed financial assistance under the Credit for Caring Act, introduced last month in the US Senate and House of Representatives. The bipartisan bill would provide up ...

News from SILC – Idaho

Not “Special Needs” – Just Human Needs Special Needs is a description created by non-disabled people to characterize the needs of disabled people as “extra” and burdensome. Access and accommodation are not ‘extras.’ Access and accommodation are not ‘burdens’. We need ...

Technology for Independent Living

Wheelchair Accessible Tent This tent is ideal for camping adventures! The entire tent is fully accessible with a wheelchair, and has generous living area that offers protection against sun, weather and bugs. The camping porch is large enough to accommodate a picnic table, ...

Links Worth Sharing

There is a website that provides resources on how to develop an accessible playground. In addition, if you are heading out on vacation and want to ensure you will have an accessible place for the kids to play, the site has a directory to point you in the right direction. ...

Timely Tidbits

Quotes to make you think! “When it’s all over, it’s not who you were…it’s whether you made a difference.” ~ Senator Bob Dole, proponent of the ADA, lost the ability to properly use his right hand after being injured by shrapnel in World War II.    The LifeLines ...

May 2021 Independent Living Newsletter

Help remove the stigma of people with mental illness. They are not incapable, lazy, unreliable, a burden or violent. They are a person just like you, multifaceted & complex. They may be going through a tough time and trying to do the best they can. They have abilities ...

From the Editor

Art can be therapeutic. It can also be a source of fear – fear of failure. I love to make art, but so many projects are slow to get started, or I do start them and reach a point where I can’t continue because I am afraid I will mess it up. Does that ever […]

Disability and the Oscars

Right down to production design, the Oscars have not always felt like the most welcoming place for people with disabilities. The stage with its stage seems to be a symbol that they never expect people who have mobility issues to be nominated or win an award.  This year shows ...

News from DAC NW

5K for Mental Health DAC NW is partnering with LAMI, Latah Recovery Center, Optum, Lewis Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation and Meter Group to host a virtual 5K to bring awareness about the importance of mental health and remove stigma surrounding mental illness. May is ...