newhorizonsunlimited has written 65 posts for New Horizons Un-Limited

Moving forward, one day at a time…

2016 was one heck of year, wasn’t it?!  We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the very real emotional toll that this past year has taken on so many. Certainly, we felt it here as disability advocates. As, I’m sure you felt it too. No matter where you stand, left, right or center, … Continue reading

New Book Review: The Autism Cover-Up

Author:  Anne Dachel,  copyright 2014, New York:  Skyhorse Publishing No one in this controversial history from 1998 to the present was anti-vaccine, they were calling for more research, a safe schedule of vaccines, and to get due compensation for parents and children who in good faith had vaccinated and had alleged legitimate claims to the … Continue reading

Life in a bubble – The consequences of silence during an election year

Imagine if a century and a half ago, Susan B Anthony sat silent, watching as women endured the injustices of inequality, of being treated as less than human. Imagine, if half a century ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sat silent, watching as African Americans endured the injustices of inequality, of being treated as less than … Continue reading

A Book Review: Furiously Happy, A Funny Book About Horrible Things

Reviewed by Scott Uecker Furiously Happy, A Funny Book About Horrible Things, by Jenny Lawson, presents situations from the author’s life in humorous short personal essays detailing her experience with mental illness. Each chapter is a different hilarious episode. While the book is adult oriented and she is very sarcastic and eccentric, her personality gives … Continue reading

From Secret Entrances to Plywood Ramps: Navigating Your Social Life With a Disability

Your twenties are supposed to be the time where you branch out, meet new people, and experience new things for the first time.  If you’re in college, “welcome week” brings about many activities, and every weekend there’s something going on.  If you are not in school, you and your friends are all trying to balance … Continue reading

How I Became a Boss (Like a Boss): Hiring My Own Personal Care Assistants

When I started self-hiring my own Personal Care Assistants (PCA’s) about two years ago, I really didn’t know what I was doing–I just knew I needed help. I have a form of Muscular Dystrophy called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Type 2). I like to describe my disability as having “lazy muscles.” This means, I need help … Continue reading

New Book Review: 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD

Author:  Cindy Goldrich, 2015, Foreword by Babette Rothschild The 8 Keys Series of books provides self-help books, with evidence based information in a concise clear way.  Exercises and practical strategies are meant to empower the reader to help themselves. The author of this book, Cindy Goldrich, is a Certified ADHD Coach who works with parents, … Continue reading

How Can We Prevent Disability without First Collecting Data at Birth?

How can we scientifically, accurately and efficiently collect data at birth?  Developmental disability is increasing. Each year 75 to 120 billion dollars is transferred to the future debt because our generation refuses to collect the data and pass it to the next generation. (1) (2) How can we mandate that research and to remove duplicated … Continue reading

Could We Prevent Disability by Funding More Education Programs for Students and Future Parents?

Could we provide more funding of education and assistance programs for students and future parents on healthy prenatal care, risk factors of disability and the importance of their role in protecting the unborn? This Prevention Report is a call for education and training for hospitals, doctors, nurses, and other attendants of birth to lead the … Continue reading

How Can We Determine any Conclusion about the Safety of Medications Given at Birth or Any Obstetric Practice?

Is there a cause and affect of any obstetric practice for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy or other Developmental Disabilities?  How do we know if we don’t collect the data at birth? This Prevention Report is a call for education and training for hospitals, doctors, nurses, and other attendants of birth to lead the call  … Continue reading