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The Art and Importance of Choosing Your Elected Officials

The mid-term elections are nearly here. A lot is at stake for Americans with disabilities. Do you know who’s running for office on November 6, 2018? Sure, you’ve seen the campaign ads and postcards….but, do you REALLY know who’s running…beyond the ads and postcards I mean? Have you really gotten to know your Senators, Representatives … Continue reading

Hey, non-voter, I’m talking to you!

  Did you know that in a typical mid-term election only 40% of eligible voters (even less for voters with disabilities) cast their ballot? Wow America, that’s a solid “F!” Are you among the 60% of voters that sit out midterm elections? If so, here’s some food for thought… ALL 435 seats in the US … Continue reading

Parents, teach me your ways

By Cory Hanson I speak from experience when I tell you that the first few weeks of school for a teacher can be some of the most hectic, stressful times of the year. Between new classrooms, changing schedules, new district initiatives, meetings that could have been emails (I really need to finish setting up my … Continue reading

School functions…where everybody knows your name?

By Cory Hanson School functions: academic, sporting, social…they all present an opportunity for you to engage with your child’s life and connect with your school community. As a parent AND teacher, I understand better than most that time is limited, and that you will not be able to make it to everything (I’m looking at … Continue reading

Embrace the Struggle, Don’t Run From It

By Cory Hanson One day, every child will experience what life is like living on their own, or without parents taking care of them. It can be hard to not be your child’s safety net as they grow. We don’t want to see kids scrape their knees, fail a school project, get their heart broken … Continue reading

Independence Starts at Home

By Cory Hanson As parents, we lay the foundation for the way our child thinks, behaves, and navigates the world around them, especially at school. Here’s what I’ve tried to do with my lovely demon (I’m mostly kidding…) as well as the kids that have come through my classroom. We need to develop a sense … Continue reading

Backpack? Check. Pencil? Check. IEP?

By Cory Hanson Back to school deals are in full swing as we all prepare to send our kids off to get ready for their future. For some, this will be the first (take pictures!), for others the last, and for educators, like me, this is another opportunity to inspire and nurture young minds with … Continue reading

Will your voice count in the 2018 Election?

Federal and local Midterm Elections are mere months away. Have you been paying attention? Do you know what is at stake?  If you haven’t, and if you don’t, then it’s time to get to work…because your life may very well depend on it. If you have a disability, a chronic illness or a pre-existing condition, … Continue reading

Words Matter

A few days ago, the President of the United States got up in front of media, and medal winning Paralympic Athletes, and told them that they were “inspiring” but “a little tough to watch too much.” Let me say that a different way. He stood up in front of our nation and told WORLD CLASS … Continue reading

Reduce Stress: Six Simple Things You Can Do Right Now

By NHU Staff We all feel it from time to time: that overwhelming sense of dread and tightness in our chest that comes with a stressful event or encounter. Sometimes it’s a small passing stress, other times it lasts in its intensity and duration. While we all manage stress differently, here are a few ideas … Continue reading

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