News from the Idaho SILC

Article by Shiloh Blackburn    I planned on calling this article “How NOT to Hire Caregivers”, thinking the sassy tone of my writing would be self-explanatory, but then I realized the title sounds more like a guide for helping job seekers avoid incompetent employers. ...

Technology for Independent Living

Sit to Stand Perch Stool This stool is perfect for computer work or in the kitchen. Pivoting angled column moves with your body for constant alignment. Adjustable height works for different workstations or counters. Swivel seat moves with you as you twist. In the kitchen, it ...

Links Worth Sharing

  Guide Dogs for the Blind has special programs for children who are blind like camps, workshops and the K9 Buddy Program. They create partnerships with mobility dogs that offer companionship and enhanced independence.     You’ve probably seen a guide dog out ...

Timely Tidbits

Quotes to make you think! “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”       ~ Christopher Reeve, actor and philanthropist. 1952-2004 Disney Improving Access to Parks After ...

Idaho IL Newsletter

A Medicine Woman’s Prayer “I will not rescue you. For you are not powerless. I will not fix you. For you are not broken. I will not heal you. For I see you, in your wholeness. I will walk with you through darkness as you remember your light.” ~  @lofttan This poem ...

From the Editor

Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses. A quote by Dorothy Parker that I heard growing up. I never wore glasses until my late 30’s, so I really have no idea if it would have affected my social life. But there are studies that, for young people, glasses were ...

News from DAC NW

DAC NW part of Unity in the Community Unity in the Community was launched in 1994 to showcase Spokane’s diversity and to bring the entire community together based on respect, trust and collaboration. It is about putting into action a “community building mindset” based on ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

When the ADA was signed into law 31 years ago, closed captioning wasn’t even an option. Washington State is moving forward with a law to provide closed captioning on television in places of public accommodation. This new requirement went into effect in July but businesses ...

News from LINC

Extended Employment Services    Having a job that makes us happy (or at least not miserable) with a fair wage is an aspiration we all have – disability or not. But with a disability, finding and securing work is hard, sometimes near impossible. Funding for programs and ...

News from LIFE, Inc.

Idaho Independent Living Conference 2021 brings us closer together! Now that so many have been vaccinated, and the state is opening back up, LIFE is very excited to host this year’s Independent Living Conference. A vaccination clinic will also be held on-site, and for those ...