A New Year’s Resolution You’ll Keep

By Scott Uecker Every New Year’s Eve we struggle with the same old New Year’s resolutions to better ourselves and most of us will fail. This is because we pick things that are difficult or things we just don’t want to do. We have good intentions, but life always gets in the way. Let’s break... 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 →

How will Medical Professionals and Our Society Ever Learn How to Prevent the Ever Increasing Number of Children with Developmental Disabilities?

Without data collection and without a system that checks back on that data when a diagnosis is realized, how are we ever going to connect cause and effect of Developmental Disability? How are medical science and our society ever going to learn how to prevent the ever increasing number of children with disabilities without coordination... Continue Reading →

Developmental Disabilities are a great cost to our children, families and society; they are a critical public health issue that deeply impacts the lives of millions of Americans. (1)

Each year approximately 120,000 children are diagnosed with a lifelong Developmental Disability. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has estimated the lifetime cost of care for each individual citizen with Intellectual Disability and Cerebral Palsy is nearly $1 million (in 2003 dollars), approximately one half that figure for those with Vision or Hearing Impairments. (Caregiver,... Continue Reading →

Nothing about us without us…

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." ~ Alice Walker Here at New Horizons Un-Limited, a recent meeting turned to the overwhelming obstacles we face as disability advocates. It was a difficult and emotional conversation, particularly considering our recent defeat here in Wisconsin, when our elected... Continue Reading →

Advocacy in the everyday

We are done with being a silent many Every voice rings out and carries No we won't just go back Home without you hearing The sound when the many say We are done -The Madden Brothers Have you heard the song We Are Done by The Madden Brothers? It’s a good song by most standards,... Continue Reading →

When outrage isn’t enough

Incomprehensible tragedy…it happens every so often and when it does happen we find ourselves huddled in front of our televisions absorbing every detail…Every beaming face that flashes across the screen to remind us just how fragile and fleeting life is.  Every emotion pouring out of those left behind: every bit of anger, confusion, and bewilderment.... Continue Reading →

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