School During COVID Hard for Students with Disabilities

Parents everywhere are concerned about coronavirus as school resumes. Many are choosing to keep their children with disabilities at home because of immune system problems. But the simple truth is these kids need to return to the classroom. Kids with disabilities are ...

Self-Directed Personal Assistant Services

In June, NCIL reach out to gather input on the changes that COVID-19 has had on access to in-home support workers. Many of you graciously replied, sharing stories of the struggles being faced daily, and your very personal perspectives and this allows NCIL to continue to ...

News From Idaho SILC

With everything in the world seeming to be a topsy-turvy mess…worrying about losing your benefits because of additional unemployment income or a stimulus check, shouldn’t be one of those messes. ABLE Accounts are savings accounts for people who became disabled before the age ...

Links Worth Sharing

Here’s information on how TSA screens for medications, medical equipment and certain health conditions. Learn how you can provide the TSA officer with a TSA notification card or other medical documentation to describe your condition. Medications in pill or other solid form ...

TECHNOLOGY FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

Low Tech Help for Dressing There are lots of low cost or free assistive technology that can make life easier.  Certain disabilities or health problems, even aging, can make it hard to dress independently.  This is a dressing aid to help putting pants on. You could even ...

Timely Tidbits

Quotes to make you think! “Sometimes I think someone upstairs saved me from being ordinary.” ~ Michel Petrucciani, overcame physical disabilities (born with osteogenesis imperfects, known as “glass bone disease”) to earn wide renown as a pianist and composer.  Pandemic ...

Idaho Independent Living Newsletter

Don’t assume you can freely assist someone with a disability. Ask permission before touching the person or their wheelchair. Treat a wheelchair as an extension of a person’s body. If you wouldn’t put your hand on that person’s shoulder, then don’t put your hand on their ...

Vicki Leeper

From the Editor

You are a person with a disability and you fall into a hole… Doctor: Can you keep a diary of your experience in the hole? Local Authority: sorry we don’t have enough money for a ladder. Charity: Here’s a form. Fill it out to get on a waiting list for a ladder. Family member: ...

News from DAC NW

DAC Celebrates with ADA Fun & Games! Staff at DAC NW offices have come up with some fun ways to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. You can contact your closest office to pick up a free mask for our Mask Up for the ADA decorating ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

On July 26, 1990, under the hot summer sun on the South Lawn of the White House, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, banning discrimination against millions of people and requiring reasonable accommodations in schools, on ...