September 2020

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Idaho Independent Living Newsletter – September

Challenge the way people think about disabilities. Pirates with their wooden legs, eye patches, hooks for hands are really just disability action figures. This tongue-in-cheek look at history, when you were paid for the loss of an arm or a leg, but still had a job, has merit ...

Vicki Leeper

From the Editor

What does it take to work with people with disabilities? The same skills as working with anyone else. When you realize they are just people, it’s pretty easy to relate. My job requires me to be highly organized, especially since I am working from home during COVID. And ...

NEWS FROM DAC NW

DAC Creates Awareness for the ADA Staff at our Moscow office hosted a touchless, drive thru event on August 26th, thirty days from the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. After decorating 50 rocks with ADA inspired art, they were hid around Moscow to ...

NEWS FROM NORTHWEST ADA CENTER – IDAHO

A transformative advance in the recognition and realization of human rights burst forth in the U.S. in the early 1970’s when disability advocates began using the legal system to challenge striking, blatant injustices to people with disabilities. Their heroic efforts led to ...

NEWS FROM LINC

Superfest Film Festival Online It’s almost Superfest season, so mark your calendars for October 17 & 18 and check out a few descriptions below! This year, the disability film festival will be exclusively online, which will give an opportunity to test some new formats and ...

NEWS FROM LIFE

Listening Sessions for Extended Employment Services The Idaho Legislature passed the new EES statute, which took effect on July 1st. To prepare for the negotiated rule making process, EES is conducting listening sessions throughout Idaho. Because of the COVID-19 issue, these ...

Signs of our Times

National Recovery Month is held every September to educate Americans that substance abuse treatment and mental health services can enable those with related disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. Latah Recovery Center Director Darrell Keim said he hopes supportive ...

School During COVID Hard for Students with Disabilities

Parents everywhere are concerned about coronavirus as school resumes. Many are choosing to keep their children with disabilities at home because of immune system problems. But the simple truth is these kids need to return to the classroom. Kids with disabilities are ...

Self-Directed Personal Assistant Services

In June, NCIL reach out to gather input on the changes that COVID-19 has had on access to in-home support workers. Many of you graciously replied, sharing stories of the struggles being faced daily, and your very personal perspectives and this allows NCIL to continue to ...

News From Idaho SILC

With everything in the world seeming to be a topsy-turvy mess…worrying about losing your benefits because of additional unemployment income or a stimulus check, shouldn’t be one of those messes. ABLE Accounts are savings accounts for people who became disabled before the age ...

Links Worth Sharing

Here’s information on how TSA screens for medications, medical equipment and certain health conditions. Learn how you can provide the TSA officer with a TSA notification card or other medical documentation to describe your condition. Medications in pill or other solid form ...

TECHNOLOGY FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

Low Tech Help for Dressing There are lots of low cost or free assistive technology that can make life easier.  Certain disabilities or health problems, even aging, can make it hard to dress independently.  This is a dressing aid to help putting pants on. You could even ...

Timely Tidbits

Quotes to make you think! “Sometimes I think someone upstairs saved me from being ordinary.” ~ Michel Petrucciani, overcame physical disabilities (born with osteogenesis imperfects, known as “glass bone disease”) to earn wide renown as a pianist and composer.  Pandemic ...