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Independence Starts at Home

By Cory Hanson As parents, we lay the foundation for the way our child thinks, behaves, and navigates the world around them, especially at school. Here’s what I’ve tried to do with my lovely demon (I’m mostly kidding…) as well as the kids that have come through my classroom. We need to develop a sense … 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

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

Have We Done Everything We Can to Educate All Attendants at Birth of the Safest Obstetric Practices?

Have we identified those techniques that put children at risk of disability? This is a call for education and training for hospitals, doctors, nurses, and other attendants of birth to lead the call for prevention to observe and protect the unborn; to review and educate all attendants of birth, to advise parents for healthy prenatal … Continue reading

Could an Updated Revision of the U.S. Standard Birth Certificate Be the Research Tool to Find the Causes of Developmental Disability?

This is a call to revise the current U.S. Standard Certificate of Life Birth (last revised 2003) to be more specific in documentation and for a more scientific approach to collect vital statistical data from before, during and after birth of each citizen born in the U.S. We agree that the standard should include that … Continue reading

Are We Doing Everything We Can Do to Collect the Data of Birth for Research to Find Causes of Developmental Disabilities?

  We must ask ourselves, are we doing everything we can do to collect the data of birth for research, are we doing the research to find the cause? Where is the data of birth injury? Where is the data to determine the cause? We agree with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) … 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

Do you feel you are never allowed to complain or describe the ways disability is adversely affecting your life?

We, at New Horizons Un-Limited, value the individual and focus on strengths and weaknesses that make the whole person. As parents, family members, caregivers and individuals we try to focus on positive energy and independence. Although, once in a while, wouldn’t you like to complain when disability in your life is not going well for … Continue reading