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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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Education / Re: College Guides for Students with Disabilities
« Last post by NHU Community Friend on January 19, 2017, 09:03:26 AM »
NHU would like to share this comprehensive and accessible guide from www.goodcall.com:

"This guide is the only one out there optimized to work with assistive technology for students with disabilities:
 https://www.goodcall.com/education/fully-accessible-guide-paying-college-students-disabilities/

 It also includes a list of disability specific scholarships and rights for students with disabilities who are attending college. Thought you might want to add a link to this GoodCall guide so that students of all abilities can access this useful college resource from your website. 

 Thanks and keep up the great work on new-horizons.org."

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I noticed the New Horizons Un-Limited Inc. website while reviewing established health and wellness support organizations. I have to tell you how much I enjoyed reading through your website and how appreciative I am for all of the amazing resources that your site provides to those in need of support!  I am reaching out to you today in hopes to collaborate with you in an effort to positively impact the community.

In 2013, the Mayo Clinic found that nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug each month. The majority of medications are safe for consumption, but we believe in educating the public about thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications, many of which have the potential to cause serious side effects. Our easy to navigate online database is constantly being updated with drug recall news, and provides comprehensive, unbiased information about serious side effects, complications, and interactions of commonly prescribed drugs.

Visit this comprehensive website at
www.rxdangers.com   from rxdangers.com[/
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Safety / Health Safety- Prescription drug and Medical equipment
« Last post by NHU Community Friend 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.
« Last post by NHU Community Friend 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 / Re: College Guides for Students with Disabilities
« Last post by NHU Community Friend on January 12, 2017, 12:31:26 PM »
Thank you to Tonya for sharing the following college resource guide for students with disabilities, this guide is full of post-secondary transition resources as well!!

"I wanted to personally send a thank you for the students with disabilities information on
http://new-horizons.org/guiedu.html I volunteer at a local library and have been helping one of the librarians gather resources
for a subject guide and your page was a big help. Since your page was such a big help, I thought I would return the favor and
share another great page I found, http://online.rutgers.edu/college-resources-for-students-with-disabilities/
which also has some great information for students with disabilities.

I think it would be a perfect fit for your page and could be informative for your other readers. Thanks and have a fantastic day!
 Tonya"


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Education / College Guides for Students with Disabilities
« Last post by NHU Community Friend 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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Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your public library - anywhere, anytime,
All you need is a library card.

Download the http://app.overdrive.com for your device, Android, nook, Apple devices, Chromebook, eReader, Kindle, etc or use your Windows or MAC computer.

Sign into your library and select the book, magazine, etc. that you wish to read. Need help? Visit http://help.overdrive.com/customer/en/portal/articles/1481728-get-help-with-the-overdrive-app
 
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