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Events / 2018- Madison Chapter of Fishing Has No Boundaries
« Last post by NHU Community Friend 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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Crafts and Knitting / Pattern for a knitted blanket
« Last post by Arleney1008 on October 10, 2017, 01:00:31 PM »
Pattern for Basket weave (multiples of 5 stitches)

Rows 1-5:  Knit 5, Purl 5, ending with Purl 5

Rows 6-10:  Purl 5, Knit 5, ending with Knit 5

Repeat rows 1-10 for pattern.

Pattern for Moss or Seed stitch(odd number of stitches

Row 1:  knit 1 purl 1, ending with purl 1

 Row 2:  Purl 1, Knit 1, purl 1 ending with Knit 1

Repeat rows 1 and 2 for Pattern.

For Blanket

Use worsted weight yarn  about 20 skeins of solid color and 20 skeins of variegated color yarn
with size 10 needles
Cast on 295 Stitches

Rows 1-10:  knit

Rows11-21:  k1, P1, k1, ending with p1(seed stitch pattern)

Rows 22-52: Basket Weave Pattern(first and last 5 stitches knit)

Rows 53 and 54: knit

Repeat  rows 11-54 for pattern til size of desired length. then knit 10 rows for blanket  bind off
 

Enjoy knitting with pattern.  Any questions   send  response.  Happy knitting
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Adaptive Technology / Re: Adaptive Fishing - Fish Winch
« Last post by NHU Community Friend on October 05, 2017, 09:14:41 AM »
Hi,

Just wanted to pass this along in case you thought any of your readers may be interested. Please free to contact me with any questions...thank you.

FISH WINCH[/b]
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Adaptive Technology / Adaptive Fishing
« Last post by NHU Community Friend 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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Crafts and Knitting / CROCHET PATTERN FOR BLANKET
« Last post by Arleney1008 on October 04, 2017, 08:38:36 AM »
choose your color theme for your blanket
Use worsted weight yarn about 9 skeins of 7 oz skeins of solid colors and  9-6 oz skeins of variegated yarn

use a size I crochet hook.

Chain 290 for starting chain of blanket

Row ! : single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and single crochet to end of row. Turn

Row 2 and following rows: chain 2 skip next stitch and single crochet in next stitch to end of row Turn

Continue this pattern with both the solid colors and variegated colors till you have used up your colors that you have picked.  cut off and pull through loop.   Weave in your ends and you have a blanket... enjoy your new blanket.

If you don't know how to single crochet...go to YouTube and type in how to single crochet.  Happy crocheting
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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
« Last post by NHU Community Friend 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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Art / Re: Rare Artist art contest and exhibit
« Last post by NHU Community Friend on September 27, 2017, 07:06:04 AM »
Offices of Fenwick and West, LLP
 555 California Street, 12th Floor
 San Francisco, CA 94104
Rare Artist will begin accepting entries in  June.
Artists from around the world will be telling their stories of the triumphs and struggles of living each day
 with a rare disease.
If you wish to enter visit the following page after June - http://www.rareartist.org/2017-art-contest/
For more information visit them on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/RareArtistorg-169101479780640/
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