My Dyslexia Story

   I was born and raised in Spokane and come from a family of 9 kids. I have an amazing husband of 36 years, two kids, and two grandkids. But the biggest thin I want you to know about me is I am a 59 year old who has struggled with dyslexia all my life. […]

The Right of Idaho Representatives to Accommodations

   On July 26, 1990, President George Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. An iconic image from that time shows a group of demonstrators abandoning their wheelchairs and crawling up the steps of the US Capitol. Their actions graphically demonstrate ...

News from Self-Directed Personal Assistant Services

Recognize and Stop Elder Abuse Elder abuse is a big problem in the United States that has escalated during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the National Council on Aging, as many as 5 million seniors are victims of abuse each year, but this crime is significantly ...

News from Idaho SILC

Economic Impact Payments Many American’s received the $600 Economic Impact Payment last month (or will be receiving it) and there is a possibility now of another check being sent out. While this may be a welcome relief to many, it can also be a source of stress for others ...

Technology for Independent Living

Tattoos for Health Scientists have developed a way to tattoo the skin with a fluid that changes color as certain properties in the blood spike or decline. The different dyes in the fluid react with elements in a person’s metabolic system. The tattoos change colors as the ...

Links Worth Sharing!

  Join us on February 9th as we celebrate National Pizza Day! It’s hard to imagine that before World War II, pizza was little known outside of Italy. This cheesy disc went from a niche cultural meal to the star of the show anywhere it turns up! Let’s hear it for pizza! ...

Timely Tidbits!

Quotes to make you think! “Inclusion is not a program. Inclusion is a mindset. It is the way we treat others and the way they treat us. Inclusion is the opportunity to learn together and from one another.” ~ Lisa Friedman, reporter NYT   Big News! Oscar winner Marlee ...

Idaho Independent Living Newsletter – January 2021

The Lifetime film ‘Christmas Ever After’ makes history as Tony winning actress Ali Stroker is the first wheelchair user to star in a holiday movie. This movie is also groundbreaking because the movie is about love and romance, which is something you don’t see much of when it ...

From the Editor

Most people are aware that service dogs must be permitted to accompany their disabled handlers into non-pet friendly businesses. Unfortunately, many business owners are not aware that they too have rights concerning service dogs, and whether or not those service dogs are ...

News from DAC NW

Gardening for all! Winter, during our biggest snow storm, is not the typical time to be thinking about a garden. But that is just what we are doing! Disability Action Center NW (DAC) is proud to be partnering with Koppel Farm – Pullman Community Garden to bring the ...