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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

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

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

Do We Collect the Important Data at Birth on the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth to Prevent Lifelong Disability?

Although medical science does acknowledge a complex mix of risk factors prevalent in the research of Developmental Disabilities, the CDC cannot identify all the causes. The fact is there are many ways that the developing brain may be subject to: stress, infection, endures trauma or injury before, during, and after birth to cause the abnormal … Continue reading

New Book: Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights

We would like to kick off our NHU Book Club with this new book out this year about the history of behind the scenes of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Enabling Acts:  The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest U.S. Minority Its Rights – by Lennard … Continue reading

Why in the past decade and a half has there been a significant increase in the number of children exhibiting Developmental Disabilities?

Why in the past decade and a half has there been a significant increase in the number of children exhibiting Developmental Disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Vision Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disability, and Cerebral Palsy with resulting motor disabilities and developmental delays? How much do we not know about the causes of … 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

We’ve Come a Long Way Baby: A Reflection on Disability Rights Throughout the Ages

Disability advocates recently celebrated the 22nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  This landmark civil rights law ensures that you, as an American with a disability, have access to the broad range of opportunities that make for a rich and fulfilling life. Something as simple (but essential) as wheelchair ramps for example, is … Continue reading

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