Links Worth Sharing

There is a website that provides resources on how to develop an accessible playground. In addition, if you are heading out on vacation and want to ensure you will have an accessible place for the kids to play, the site has a directory to point you in the right direction. ...

Timely Tidbits

Quotes to make you think! “When it’s all over, it’s not who you were…it’s whether you made a difference.” ~ Senator Bob Dole, proponent of the ADA, lost the ability to properly use his right hand after being injured by shrapnel in World War II.    The LifeLines ...

May 2021 Independent Living Newsletter

Help remove the stigma of people with mental illness. They are not incapable, lazy, unreliable, a burden or violent. They are a person just like you, multifaceted & complex. They may be going through a tough time and trying to do the best they can. They have abilities ...

From the Editor

Art can be therapeutic. It can also be a source of fear – fear of failure. I love to make art, but so many projects are slow to get started, or I do start them and reach a point where I can’t continue because I am afraid I will mess it up. Does that ever […]

Disability and the Oscars

Right down to production design, the Oscars have not always felt like the most welcoming place for people with disabilities. The stage with its stage seems to be a symbol that they never expect people who have mobility issues to be nominated or win an award.  This year shows ...

News from DAC NW

5K for Mental Health DAC NW is partnering with LAMI, Latah Recovery Center, Optum, Lewis Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation and Meter Group to host a virtual 5K to bring awareness about the importance of mental health and remove stigma surrounding mental illness. May is ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

A car accident paralyzed Paul Lane when he was 22. Now 50, he plays football, builds cities, explores stage new worlds and even soars through outer space, all via video games, a passion of his since he was a child.  “My fingers don’t work, buy my lower-level quads and my ...

News from LINC

LINC takes part in Idaho Gives During the week of April 29th to May 6th, LINC will be celebrating all the work that they do in Southwest Idaho during Idaho Gives Week.  Idaho Gives is a program of the Idaho Non-Profit Center. It is designed to bring the state together, ...

Staying Fit while Staying at Home

The pandemic has changed how we engage with the world in more ways than we ever imagined. Even as some parts of the country reopen, people with disabilities who are vulnerable are advised to remain at home to stay protected. Being sedentary impacts aging and illness and may ...

News from LIFE, Inc

  ACT Early Idaho Project makes early identification a Priority Estimates are that one in six children, ages 3 to 17, have a developmental disability or delay. Positive outcomes happen with early intervention services.  ACT Early Idaho has worked to examine and expand ...