Our counties of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama are our communities where we do our best to help people with disabilities and seniors live as independently as possible, grow and reach their goals.
We are increasing our outreach efforts to support more people in our communities. We have a lot of wonderful services that are here to be shared with people with disabilities and seniors. If you are a service or care provider in one of our communities who serves people with disabilities or seniors, who would like a presentation in your local area please call. If you have a friend or family member that is a person with a disability or senior please give us a call to find out how we can help. Our services are free and our staff are dedicated to the ideal of living independently and taking positive actions.
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Bring yourself and a friend to one of our presentations in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, or Tehama, or support group in Chico, Paradise or Redding. Call one of our dedicated specialists to find out more….(530) 893-8527 Chico or (530) 242-8550
Behavior Tools 101 Class
Rowell Family Empowerment
962 Maraglia St. Redding, CA
This beginner’s class on behavior management will be taught by Jesse Daniel, MA, BCBA. You will learn about several commonly used behavioral tools and how to identify the different strategies that will be most effective. Cost $75 per person. Scholarships from RFENC and FNRC are available. Call RDENC’s Redding office at (530) 226-5129 and ask for Wendy to sign-up!
Independent Living Services of Northern California’s Assistive Technology Program received a grant from the Redding Rancheria Community Fund in the amount of $1000.00 in 2014 to support the startup needs of “Ramp Up Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities” program. ILSNC has two projects which the funding was used for:
The first project ILSNC implemented, with the assistance of the Redding Rancheria Community Fund , was to provide 1 of our consumers’ with an 8 foot wheelchair ramp to provide safe and permanent access to their home. The consumer had an active loan of an 8 foot Suitcase Wheelchair Ramp through our Assistive Technology Device Lending Library and now has a ramp of their own.
The second project ILSNC implemented was to purchase additional hearing amplification devices to accommodate the needs of the new Veterans Home residents in Redding. ILSNC purchased 3 Comfort Duetts that become part of ILSNC’s Device Lending Library and used as long term loans for our Veterans Home consumers.
|It’s Not a Wheelchair, It’s a Personal Mobility Device – The WHILL
Posted: 10 Feb 2015 01:14 PM PST
WHILL is a new personal mobility device – not called a wheelchair – that has a unique sleek design making it look like the future is here. This design is purposeful, as the founders and creators of the WHILL wanted to invent a device that was functional and comfortable, but also modern, as the design of the basic wheelchair has not altered for years. Perhaps even more importantly, they wanted to change the perception people have of wheelchair users – as in the stigma that can exists.
“Our mission is to make technology that is minimalistic, functional and stylish. We intend to fundamentally change the attitudes of personal mobility users, as well as the general perceptions of personal mobility”.
Check out more about WHILL on their website at: http://whill.us/home/.
Some of the other unique features of WHILL include:
§ All direction four wheel drive and minimal turning radius.
§ Unique and larger front wheels that can maneuver over rough terrains and steep hills as well as grass, dirt, gravel, wood-chips, and snow.
§ An “Acceleration Management System” that allows users to customize the speed and movement of their WHILL – can also do this via an app on your smart device.
§ The arms glide up to give the user more space to move and to sit at tables, desks, etc.
§ The seat glides forward and backwards, allowing for smoother transfers and table seating.
§ Choice of mouse-controller or ergonomic joystick controller – interchangeable for right and left-handed users.
§ Subtle hanger on the backrest holds a large bag/backpack so you can keep your belongings safe.
Check out this video (closed captioning available) with Scott McNealy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, on the future and importance of personal mobility devices: