News from Self Directed PA Services

Sports & Games for Seniors An enterprising homeschooled, young student named Anna found a great resource for seniors and people with disabilities to find sports and games that work for them – it provides fun and exercise in one! These are some ideas from ...

News from Idaho SILC

The Idaho SILC has started hosting listening sessions to find out what kind of barriers people with disabilities are facing to live independently. The biggest barrier by far is the availability of affordable, accessible housing. As rental rates continue to rise, finding ...

Ways to Stay Positive on Recovering on Crutches

A close relationship exists between physical injury and mental health. This reality is supported by research, which concludes that a severe injury can trigger mental problems like depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Such a conclusion indicates ...

Assistive Technology for Everyday Living

Accessible Gardening There is lots of information about raised beds for gardening. The biggest barrier to these is reach. It’s hard to have leverage and strength to garden in the middle of a large bed. These Peta long handled gardening tools make that job easier. ...

Links worth Sharing

  Barriers to employment, transportation, public accommodations, public services, and telecommunications have imposed staggering economic and social costs on American society and have undermined efforts by people with disabilities to receive an education, become ...

The Ability Experience Passes Through Pullman

The Ability Experience is a nonprofit philanthropic initiative of the Pi Kappa Phi national fraternity. The second weekend in June, Community Congregational United Church of Christ in Pullman hosted one of its Journey of Hope teams overnight at the church. The team consists ...

Suicide Awareness

In a world where we prioritize positive feelings over negative ones, it creates a society that does not want to be whole. Avoiding negative emotions will only exacerbate them for the individual. I speak about this as an observer and from personal experience. We have placed ...

June 2022 Interstate Connections Newsletter

According to the National Center for PTSD, between 7 and 8 percent of the population will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during their lifetime. Men, women, and children can experience PTSD as a result of trauma in their lives. Events due to combat, ...

From the Editor…

If you haven’t signed up your little one for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, you need to! This amazing program is designed to bring literacy to children by gifting books to kids birth to age 5, no matter their family’s income. The books are high quality ...

News from DAC NW

Come on in for coffee and donuts! DAC NW’s Post Falls office is hosting a free donuts and coffee session every other Wednesday starting June 1st. The open house will be 9:00 am to 11:00 am and hyou can drop by anytime them or stay for the whole time! “This is an ...