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Share a good resource for others with ADD/ADHD or for parents and caregivers
Please understand that there are many individuals that may be experiencing similar circumstances as you. Each of you may know of a resource that may help others work out solutions to their problems and questions.

Please SHARE a great  resource, whether it be an adaptive device, company, or community organization, so that everyone in the NHU Community may benefit. If each person would take a little and each person would give a little, the collective sharing of knowledge would make a significant difference for all of us.

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For links to support groups, on-line communities, information, research, books, guides, articles, news, community and internet resources and more on this disability,
visit our NHU page at ADD/ADHD  :)

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Why Long-Term Care Programs Give Me My Arms, Legs, and So Much More.
To Read More of this article click on the above title.

"Right now, with the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), legislation is being proposed to introduce Medicaid block grants. These block grants could mean cuts to programs like the ones I use to live my day to day life, as well as many other programs that so many of us rely on.

(To learn more about block grants and what it could mean for you, click here.)

If you know me, you know I'm not one to get very loud about advocacy, but now is the time to act!  Contact your representatives, share your voice, share your story.  This isn't just about budgets and taxes, this is about humanity and the right-my right-to live my life how I want and need to.  This isn't just a job, it's my life.

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You are a Citizen!

I am only one, but still I am one;
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
- Edward E. Hale

Citizen - You are a citizen.  You have rights, the same as anyone else in the United States of America:  Life, Liberty and  the Pursuit of Happiness.
Learn your rights.  Read the laws related to disability issues.  There are laws to protect our rights to vote, to obtain education and health care, to obtain and keep employment and housing, to be able to report and find justice for abuse or obstruction,
to be able to access buildings, services and even the Internet, safely and securely.
 
People have worked hard to ensure that people with disabilities are not discriminated against in life. 
Liberty or Freedom has a price, the price is Responsibility.

You too can be a part of this awareness and advocacy, in simple ways and larger.
 
Each time we ask another for a common courtesy, or explain to someone how we wish to be treated because of a disability,
each time we ask for respect, request an accessible way into a venue, we are teaching awareness about disability. 

When we use an accessible venue over an inaccessible one, when we purchase assistive and adaptive technology,
when we file a complaint, tell our story to an organization or a legislator, participate in a legislation day or protest,
we are advocating for people with disabilities.

If you do not share, we will not be heard. 

Together we can find a common voice for all those with disabilities and their families. 

Make it a part of your life to do what you can do!

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Did you know that the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been

celebrated annually on 3 December around the world since 1992.

This year's objective is "Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want."  This theme notes the recent adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) and the role of these goals in building a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities.

This is about projecting U.S. Leadership.  It's about helping our veterans, promoting our values and our companies.
This treaty doesn't change America. It's about America changing the world."
"How we treat our brothers and sisters with disabilities - demonstrates our values and defines who we are.
That is our greatest export, and this is our chance to make sure that we leave no one behind.
The principle here is simple: Any one of us could become disabled tomorrow.
And though our circumstances may change our rights and opportunities must never change." - -
John Kerry, on asking the Senate to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Safety / Health Safety- Prescription drug and Medical equipment
« on: January 19, 2017, 08:36:51 AM »
For more information on health safety visit our NHU page Safety:  Health

or

visit the replies on this post.


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Events / 2017 Abilities Expo - eight major cities around the U.S.
« on: January 18, 2017, 03:25:48 PM »
Abilities Expo will be hosted in eight major cities around the United States this year starting in January.  For more information visit their website at Abilities Expo

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Accessible Camping Cabins are available for use for the 2017 camping season in the Wisconsin State Parks.
There are 8 accessible camping cabins as well as two rustic cabin.  Registration begins January 10, 2017.
The 8th accessible camping cabin is open this season at Harrington Beach State Park.

For more information, visit the Wisconsin DNR Accessible Cabin at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/camping/cabin.html

For the Accessible Cabin Camping Registration form, visit http://dnr.wi.gov/files/PDF/forms/2500/2500-085.pdf

The following two cabins were new as of 2008 and you can view comments from people who have visited them at www.new-horizons.org/an2009.html#KACabin

Richard Bong State Recreation Area
26313 Burlington Road
Kansasville, Wisconsin
(262) 878-5600

Kohler-Andrae State Parks
1020 Beach Park Lane
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
(920) 421-4082

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Education / College Guides for Students with Disabilities
« on: January 12, 2017, 12:25:48 PM »
Visit our Post Secondary Education Information

Visit College Guides for Students with Disabilities at Guides:  Education

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"Until every American with a disability can learn in their local public school in the manner best for them, until they can apply for a job without fear of discrimination, and live and work independently in their communities if that's what they choose, we've got more work to do." -- President Barack Obama, July 26, 2010

What are the some of the most important protections and opportunities that President Obama has accomplished for us as citizens with disability in this great country. 

Visit this press release and youtube video at https://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/disabilities

Do you have a story to tell President Obama, or send a thank you - visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

For our full Advocacy article:  visit http://www.new-horizons.org/wnlgnt.html#PresObama

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Check out this article about what activities are beneficial for certain special needs.
 Beneficial Activities for Kids with Special Needs by Tom Livingston of Metrokids.

Beneficial after-school and weekend activities for children with disabilities can
build self-esteem, skills, friendships and a sense of belonging.

Interacting in a shared endeavor with other children can be especially rewarding.
MetroKids asked experts in several special needs areas to recommend appropriate
sports and recreation activities in different categories including ADHD,
 Aspergers syndrome, Communication disorders, and Intellectual and
Developmental Disorders.

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 I have not seen a dentist for several years because I cannot afford dental care. 
Is there any program that offers dental service for free?

Visit our NHU Resource page on Donated Dental Services throughout the United States.

For three national programs, visit this article at Reference.com
 What are some tips for getting charity dental work?

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Crafts and Knitting / Knitted Pattern for hats
« on: October 26, 2016, 09:27:25 AM »
Here is a classy hat you can knit and it knits up quickly.  This is a favorite pattern.


Marge's Cap Hat Pattern

For toddler Hat,  Child's hat  Adult size and extra Large hat size.


Toddler size Cast on 67          Child's Hat cast on 69    Adult Hat cast on 77  Extra Large hat cast on 81

Materials Worsted weight yarn one skein any color size 9 knitting needles, darning needle

All rows k3 Purl 1 ending with K1

Do pattern for 9 inches.

Decrease Rows

Row 1:  K2 together across row to last stitch K1
Row 2:  Purl
Row 3: K2 together across to last stitch K1.
Row 4: Purl
Row 5:  Knit 2 together across row.
Row 6:  Purl

Leave a 14" tail to go through stitches pull taut  then sew up hat. make pom pom if desired.

To make a matching Scarf. just cast on 25 stitches with size 8 needles (pattern is multiple of 4 +1 )

All rows K3, P1 across to last stitch K1.  Knit pattern to desired length of scarf then bind off.

Happy knitting


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Housing / Prepare Your Home for Winter
« on: October 26, 2016, 05:53:11 AM »
Taking steps to ensure your home can keep you safe and warm during the winter.

 Tips To Prepare Your Home For Winter
 

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