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Housing / Adult Family Homes
« on: March 01, 2018, 02:19:31 PM »
Visit our NHU Resource page for Group Homes

Do you know of a great adult family home? We would like to hear from you!  Share your review that others may find assistance in their search for a great home.


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Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy!

"We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope."


"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."


-- Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World

We cannot stress enough  - Oppose discrimination and oppression!

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Alzheimer's Disease / News and Information on Alzheimer's Disease
« on: December 11, 2017, 09:28:00 AM »
For more Information and resources on Alzheimer's Disease visit our NHU page Information About Alzheimer's Disease

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"though our circumstances may change (Any one of us could become disabled tomorrow) 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.

We thought this was worth repeating in recognition of the U.N.  International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Now we are faced in this country with the onslaught of the reduction of business tax incentives to create access and remove barriers and elimination of   tax credits for hiring people with disabilities, veterans and other groups.  These tax incentives and credits are good for business and create a free society.

We need people with disabilities in leadership roles and to make your voice heard!  Call your representatives and senators!  See our Advocacy Alerts!

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Disability is a natural part of the human existence and in no way diminishes the right of persons with developmental disabilities to live independently, enjoy self-determination, make choices, contribute to society, and experience full integration and inclusion in the economic, political, social, cultural, and educational mainstream of American society.

- The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act Amendment of 1993

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Events / 2018- Madison Chapter of Fishing Has No Boundaries
« on: October 16, 2017, 11:29:10 AM »
The Madison Chapter of Fishing Has No Boundaries was started in July of 1995. Since that time, the event has been held annually on the 2nd full weekend in July at Governor Nelson State Park. The park is located off County Highway M on the southwest shore of beautiful Lake Mendota. 70 boats and pontoons and approximately 300 volunteers are available to provide a quality on-the-water fishing experience for anglers with disabilities.
All food and beverages are provided for the two day event, including a fish fry on Saturday night provided by Yahara Fishing Club. Entertainment is provided by a seven piece band for dancing, toe tapping, and listening.
Please register early because a strict 100 participant limit is imposed. We have ample fishing equipment for disabled anglers and welcome any and all disabilities.
 Email: fhnbmadison@gmail.com

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Adaptive Technology / Adaptive Fishing
« on: October 05, 2017, 09:12:14 AM »
Share Adaptive Fishing equipment or ideas or visit

http://www.new-horizons.org/adprec.html

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"No person is handicapped if he has the right job."

            --Michael Supa (blind psychologist hired by IBM in 1941)

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Raise awareness to the needs of people with disability for employment opportunities and the
great contributions individuals make as employees!
Visit our Press Release - 
Supporting Opportunities for People with Disabilities via Employment Training and Work Experience
Are you an employer?  Find out the advantages of hiring people with disabilities, this article debunks the negative myths.

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September is Emergency Preparedness Month

We have two guides -

 How to Prepare for an Emergency or Disaster for People with Disabilities and How to Get Help in the Aftermath
Are you prepared for emergencies?  This guide will help walk you through and plan for what your needs will be in an emergency.  There is also help for how to get help during and after a disaster.

and

How to Donate or Provide Disaster Relief Assistance for People with Disabilities
Want to help but don't know what to do?
After Katrina, relief efforts  learned what assistance is actually helpful and what assistance becomes a wasted effort and actually blocks relief efforts.   This guide offers how to give to reach people with disabilities after a disaster.

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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 an 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 are superior to them. 
Ableist acts are often more passive and most prevalent in our day to day lives.

Read More at:  Ableism: It Starts with Your Perception

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Art / Easter Seals Art Contest
« on: September 27, 2017, 07:12:44 AM »
Easter Seals 2018 Art Contest - Deadline July 7, 2017

Objective: To secure beautiful original lily art work from which Easterseals can select six pieces that will become the 2017 Easterseals seal stamps.

http://www.easterseals.com/who-we-are/news/seals-competition.html

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Safety / Safety in the Home
« on: September 26, 2017, 10:58:48 AM »
For resources on safety in the home visit the following NHU resource pages:

 - http://www.new-horizons.org/indsaf.html - Safety in the Home, Workplace and Community
and
http://www.new-horizons.org/guisaf.html - Safety Guides

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Health and Care / Care for Adult Children with Disabilities
« on: September 25, 2017, 01:20:22 PM »
Elderly parents who care for their adult children with disabilities eventually face the inevitable.

Who will care for our disabled adult child as we age or become unable to take care of them?

Is there anywhere in the U.S. where quality care and housing is available for disabled adults (other than nursing homes)?

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Health and Care / Senior Care Directory
« on: September 25, 2017, 01:16:15 PM »
From Seniorcare.com comes a directory across the U.s. for senior housing, home health care, long term care and more

https://www.seniorcare.com/directory/

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Health and Care / Skilled Nursing Home Care
« on: September 25, 2017, 01:06:21 PM »
Skilled nursing facilities.org offers this directory to find nursing home facilities across the U.S.

https://www.skillednursingfacilities.org/directory

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