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 ...

APPLYING FOR A JOB WITH A DISABILITY

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 ...

Assistive Technology for Everyday Living

Wheelblades Wheelblades are small, high-end skis that attach to the front wheels of your wheelchair with one simple click. Wheelblades distribute the wheelchair driver’s pressure evenly onto the ground, preventing the small front wheels from sinking into the snow. The blades ...

Links Worth Sharing – Employment

All job candidates should be considered equally. However, sometimes things that make you stand out as different, such as disabilities, may lead to misconceptions and prejudgment from interviewers and potential employers.  Consider these six job search tips for people with ...

Interstate Connections

October is Disability Awareness Month In recognition of the important role people with disabilities play in a diverse and inclusive American workforce, the theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2022 is “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation.” Observed ...

From the Editor

ALASKANS LIKE TO GET OUTSIDE! After hosting a successful conference with the theme of Get Outside, it was a pleasure to visit Anchorage Alaska and see just how much progress they are making in accessible outdoor recreation. From their 19 mile coastal trail, which is used by ...

News from DAC NW

A Successful Conference in the Books The Statewide Independent Living Conference was a success, and the G.O. theme was a fun twist. This conference was held at the Clearwater River Casino in Lewiston, in partnership with the Nimiipuu Tribe and our other Idaho CIL’s, ...

News from LINC

ACCESS MEANS BUSINESS By Jen Grush-Dale It’s National Disability Awareness Month and this year’s theme – “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation” – is something we here at LINC celebrate! The workforce is changing, that is something we see in the media and in our own ...

News from INDEx

Disability Pride Flag and its Meaning Disability Pride Month is celebrating its 32nd year, Once the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed on July 26, 1990, Boston held the first ever Disability Pride Day and Disability Pride Month was born. It’s a time to ...

News from LIFE

Ways to boost your memory Memory loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s develops for 20 years before showing symptoms. As we age, memory can begin to slip. Let’s look at ways to help keep as sharp as possible. It’s important to get the right “brain food” to your brain. ...