The Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities needs to hear from YOU!

Every five years the Council seeks for your ideas to decide what work we will do to improve the lives of those with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families. Your ideas will help guide our work to support people with I/DD to be included and meaningfully participate in all aspects of life. LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! The survey is anonymous and is available online in English and Spanish until June 30, 2020. This survey will take about 20 minutes. English survey: https://bit.ly/5YR-EN or Spanish survey: https://bit.ly/5YR-ES If you need help with the survey, or would like a paper copy of … Continue reading The Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities needs to hear from YOU!

Conversations with the Council WE NEED YOUR VOICE!

Are you an adult with an intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD), or a parent/family member of a person with I/DD? We want to hear from you! The Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities wants to hear about your experiences accessing the services and supports you need to live the life you choose. The Council is hosting webinars on the topics of: Abuse, Direct Support Staff, and Leadership and Accessing Technology. Join us! Date: June 19, 2020 Topic: Abuse – We want to learn and hear from you about what information you need to understand signs of abuse, how to report abuse, and how … Continue reading Conversations with the Council WE NEED YOUR VOICE!

ACB Urges Department of Justice to Ensure Right to Private, Independent Vote

For Immediate Release Contact: Claire Stanley, Advocacy and Outreach Specialist, American Council of the Blind (202) 467-5081 cstanley@acb.org Courtney R. Holthus, Advocacy Director, DisAbility Rights Idaho (208) 336-5353, ext. 119 courtney@disabilityrightsidaho.org ACB Urges Department of Justice to Ensure Right to Private, Independent Vote “Individuals with disabilities have a right to full participation in voting, including absentee voting,” stated Eric Bridges, executive director of the American Council of the Blind. “Persons with disabilities have fought for decades for their right to vote privately and independently. Now, especially in light of COVID- 19, such persons are fighting for their right to vote … Continue reading ACB Urges Department of Justice to Ensure Right to Private, Independent Vote

Solidarity

Today DisAbility Rights Idaho stands in solidarity with those and the families of those who have lost their lives to systemic racism and white supremacy. DRI’s mission is independence, self-sufficiency, and full membership into communities for people with disabilities. Race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation/identity and socio-economic status all know disability. DRI values integration and diversity. DRI acknowledges and respects past trauma. DRI works to eliminate cultural and linguistic biases. In order to achieve our mission and vision of independence, self-sufficiency and full membership, minorities including persons of color and disability must feel and be safe in their communities and … Continue reading Solidarity

COVID-19 Video

This video is a guide for people in Group Homes, Nursing Homes, and other Residential Facilities to help answer questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

2020 Census Extended to October 31st

People with disabilities need to make sure they are counted. The 2020 Census determines how billions of dollars in federal funding is spent across every state – and how much goes to support people with disabilities and their lives in the community. Make sure your household’s census form is complete. Fill it out right at home. You Count! Be Counted! #DisabilityCounts2020 Due to the COVID19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has extended the self-response phase deadline for the 2020 Census to October 31st. Check out their website for up to date information: https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/operational-adjustments-covid-19.html

Moratorium on Evictions in federally subsidized housing, Stay at Home, & COVID-19 information

Provided in partnership from Idaho Legal Aid Services and the Public Housing Authorities of Idaho. Recently the federal government passed the CARES Act in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This new law imposes a 120-day moratorium on tenant evictions in most federally subsidized housing properties/programs. Tenants in qualifying properties cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent and cannot be charged late fees until after July 24, 2020. For more information about the CARES Act and Evictions, visit: https://www.nhlp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020.03.27-NHLP-CARES-Act-Eviction-Moratorium-Summary.pdf Even though evictions are suspended, rent is still due. Here is some general advice: If you are able to, pay your rent. … Continue reading Moratorium on Evictions in federally subsidized housing, Stay at Home, & COVID-19 information