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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

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

Ableism: It Starts With Your Perception

If you Google the word “ableism” the first result to come up is: “discrimination in favor of able-bodied people (emphasis added.)” This is much different from the definition of any other discrimination such as racism or sexism. These are defined as prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against people of said group; feeling as though you … Continue reading

A Story of Being Human: Persuasion in Persistence

This is an installment from our storytelling photography project entitled A Story Of Being Human. To learn more, check out our introductory post here. “I had a coworker tell me the other day, “You’re very persistent, you don’t really let things go.” I said, “No, you’re right, I don’t. I like to get things done.” … Continue reading

A Story of Being Human: Advocacy Through Connection

This is an installment from our storytelling photography project entitled A Story Of Being Human. To learn more, check out our introductory post here. “I am a therapist with the Department of Corrections. I love my job. I’m a huge fan of connecting with people, and a huge believer in building rapport and establishing shared … Continue reading

How Has the ADA Helped You?

We must not be complacent, we must continue to be actively educating, training and building accessible awareness in our communities! Celebrate the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)! Share your ADA experience with us at NHU! At New Horizons Un-Limited we celebrate the ADA by honoring the activism and effort of the … Continue reading

A Story of Being Human: Love Life, and Love Living It

This is an installment from our storytelling photography project entitled A Story Of Being Human. To learn more, check out our introductory post here.   “When I was little I went to a kids MDA camp. There were two people there, Donna and Becky. They were both older than me and when I was a … Continue reading

A Story of Being Human: Doing It My Way

This is an installment from our storytelling photography project entitled A Story Of Being Human. To learn more, check out our introductory post here.   “I always did it my own way, whatever ‘it’ is. I’ve done a lot of things I really wanted to do, Packer games, I left the country—took a road trip … Continue reading

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