News from Northwest ADA Center ~ Idaho

Last month the Access Idaho Adventures (Idaho Access Project) made it’s first fact-finding tour of northern Idaho destinations. Their mission is to eliminate physical, attitudinal, and policy barriers to ensure people with disabilities can live, work and play in our ...

News from Self-Directed PAS Services

Veteran Directed Care Veteran-Directed Care gives veterans of all ages the opportunity to get home and community services they need – all while self-directing. And that’s the mission of any of our self-directed PA Services! They can get assistance with activities ...

News from Idaho SILC

BEING PREPARED Safety matters! With recent hurricanes hitting the east coast, it reminds us to be prepared in the event of an emergency. That is especially important if you require special accommodations or equipment. Here’s a simple list to work through. 1) Find ...

NEW MENTAL HEALTH HOT LINE 988

You may have heard about the national hotline 988 intended to provide easy access to help for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis in much the same way that 911 connects people to emergency services. The three-digit number will take over for the existing National ...

Assistive Technology for Everyday Living

Haulin Hooks for carrying things These are great for those missing fingers or with a lack of grip strength. These can help in lifting/toting situations and probably several other applications we haven’t run into yet. These strap comfortably onto your wrists with velcro and ...

Links Worth Sharing

Camping is good for the soul. But it can also be tough on our bodies, especially for the disabled. But disabled camping has become easier! Countless campgrounds and national parks have implemented new ways to accommodate wheelchair users, the visually impaired and other ...

September 2022 Interstate Connections Newsletter

Be sure and register for this fun and engaging conference! With 20 workshops you’re sure to be able to “Choose your own adventure” and learn some great stuff along the way. Shorter workshops, more breaks will make this a better experience all the way ...

Vicki Leeper

From the Editor

Curbing Negativity We have all done it – spent time venting about something awful in the news. And there is always something in the news to feel negative about. But research is showing that giving in to Negativity Porn does not serve you well. Focusing on the bad ...

News from DAC NW

Getting ready to G.O.! Staff at DAC NW, LINC, Life Inc,  and from the Nez Perce Tribe have been busy putting together a great statewide (and Washington) Independent Living Conference for this month. After comments from the last one – more options, shorter classes and ...

News from LINC

Reinventing Ourselves By Jen Grush-Dale The last few years have seen changes for all of us for a lot of different reasons. We are no exception here at LINC. Between the pandemic, a new executive director and the ever-changing needs of our consumers, it’s been busy! To better ...