News from INDEx

Trauma and Health are linked There is a strong and cumulative link between trauma experienced in childhood and poor health in adulthood.. similarly, trauma experienced in adulthood is associated with poor health outcomes experienced later in life. An individual’s ...

News from LIFE, Inc

Gathering Opportunities LIFE, Inc is hosting a number of activities for the disability community so they can meet, talk and otherwise exchange ideas. Peer to peer is best! Join us for a month of craft classes FREE of charge! June classes include making a yard Tic-Tac-Toe ...

News from Self-Directed PAS Care

Keep Idaho Independent – It Starts at Home! In-home care is every bit as important as flipping a burger. Currently in Idaho, the reimbursement rate for in-home care is way below what local businesses are paying for entry level jobs. The important and difficult work of ...

News from Idaho SILC

State Plan for Independent Living The Idaho SILC has started hosting listening sessions to find our 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 ...

20th Annual Youth Leadership Forum

Are you a student 16 – 21 years of age? You can take part in the annual Washington State Youth Leadership Forum. This innovative, intensive, six-day leadership training program is for upcoming high school juniors and seniors with disabilities. Delegates are selected ...

Assistive Technology for Everyday Living

Reusable Spill Proof Drink Cover Safesip is a stretchy clear cover fits most glasses, mugs, or cans and you can insert a drinking straw. Light weight and compact, simpleto useHelps stop spills, enabling anyone to drink with dignity. Made of food grade approved, platinum ...

HERBERT MARSHALL

We are remembering the great Herbert Marshall, who was born on May 23rd 1890, in London. This man is indisputable proof that you should never let a tag of impossibility prevent you from reaching your dreams. After being shot in the leg on the Western Front on April 9th, ...

May Interstate Connections Newsletter

MAY IS FOR MENTAL HEALTH Giving compassion with passion. Showing and receiving compassion can look and feel different from person to person.  One thing is for certain; compassion is contagious! Let’s offer compassion widely, to our neighbors and to ourselves, with passion.

From the Editor

Gardening for Mental Health May is Mental Health Awareness month and one of the things that works best for me is gardening. Turns out there is science behind it. It’s a Mycobacterium vaccae bacteria found in the soil that humans ingest or inhale when they spend time in ...

News from DAC NW

Accessible Community Garden A lot of communities have a community garden space for locals to rent and grow their own food. But many are not accessible to someone with a physical disability. We know that a healthy lifestyle includes fresh fruits and vegetables, activity in ...