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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

A Story of Being Human

Everyone has a story to tell. A few months ago, we embarked on a creative endeavor entitled A Story of Being Human. In this storytelling photography series, we capture the unique lives and stories of humans. These humans also happen to have disabilities. Through photos and words, we’re sharing the lives of humans throughout social … Continue reading

Why Long-Term Care Programs Give Me My Arms, Legs, and So Much More.

It’s been a long night. I’ve been tossing and turning. My mouth is dry; I need more water. I haven’t gotten much sleep lately, so I know this morning is going to be rough. The door unlocks, the light turns on. I’m greeted by the start of a tea kettle for my French press coffee … Continue reading

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

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

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