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Let Us Know How YOU are Doing!
What has been the most challenging for you, as a person with a disability during the pandemic?

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"Resistance isn't enough. If we want change,  we have to get out the vote."
By: DaShanne Stokes


"Not voting is not a protest. It is a surrender."
By: Keith Ellison


"Voting is not only our right -- it is our power."
By: Loung Ung




These three quotes seem to sum up how I feel about voting. If the government  controls the outcome of something you believe in, voting and the census are two ways to make your voice heard loud and clear.


The census makes sure we all have a voice in our government and that voice can be heard equally. This means the more people in an area that are counted the more it is funded. It also is  used to determine voting districts and can determine the outcome of elections.


By voting you will be exercising your right to be heard and have a voice in government issues.


Go out and get registered to vote. Sign up for an absentee ballot if needed. By getting an absentee  ballot you will not have to wait in line or risk getting sick from the pandemic.


I can't emphasize enough how important your voice can be, but first you must fill out the census and vote.




For more information on voting, please see our voter checklist.

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The 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has the theme of Celebrate, Learn, Share for this year's July 2020 celebration of the ADA. For someone who is disabled, who wants to work and can work, but cannot find work, the ADA can seem to ring hollow without anything to back it up.


Everyone loves a great holiday or weekend getaway to get together with family and friends. The main reason for someone with a disability may not celebrate for the same reason is that most likely they cannot find work. People want to let loose after putting in a hard day, week, or month of work and have a good time with family or friends. There is nothing wrong with a celebration to relieve stress, but what about those who want and can work, but cannot find a job.


For those who cannot find work this year's celebration of the ADA seems to pale by comparison. There are those who realistically cannot work, but there are those who are disabled and want to work and can work. Who is willing to step forward and take the plunge of giving a disabled person a chance at working?


I know how hard it is to find work when you have a disability. Trying to get a part-time job doing something that involves writing, something I like and I am good at, is taking me years.


Questions still exist on the subject of work for persons with disabilities. The main question that waits to be answered is:


Will the current pandemic help the disabled find remote work from home opportunities?


Read more...here

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Disabled Veteran Support / Re: Disabled Veteran Support
« on: May 28, 2020, 03:11:36 PM »
Thank you for all the work you do to help those like me who served our country.  I salute you for your efforts here to help those in need.
Here are some other resources that have been useful, which perhaps you might find worthwhile as well:
Guide to Moving in the Military
Financial Assistance for Homeless Vets
The Complete Homebuyers Guide for Veterans
Community and Support for Veterans
Mesothelioma Lawsuits Guide
Thanks,
Brad

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"I believe in regular people and their ability to affect change on this planet."


Brad Meltzer, March / April 2015




Everyone has the ability to change someone and that person is themselves. Learn and make a statement by vowing to be a better you, and try not to get caught up in negative actions or talk, and we will make the world a better place one person at a time. One-by-one we will make a united front to enact positive change.


The united in United States of America should mean something, and it should be something positive. We are all doing our best during these times. There are still many problems to solve and working together with time, determination and wherewithal we can solve anything.


Our differences make us individuals, but it is when we join together to face adversity that is what makes us great. We all have forces working for us and against us, it is when we pick each other up after someone falls, or use our positive thinking and support to help those who are going through a rough stretch, that is what makes us all heroes making change for the greater good possible.

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 Hello. I am looking for second hand or refurbished Braille Display,
with low price compared to new ones. there is? Preferably, I am
looking for a Hims Edge 40 or VarioUltra.

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 Hello. I am looking for second hand or refurbished Braille Display,
with low price compared to new ones. there is? Preferably, I am
looking for a Hims Edge 40 or VarioUltra.

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Staying informed and doing the safe and secure thing is one way we can help combat this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. New Horizons Un-Limited has compiled the information needed to help in your endeavors in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Guide for People with Disabilities.  Find information on preventing the virus, staying healthy, financial needs, supply needs, resources to connect with others and information needed to make good decisions and stay informed.

Whether you have a question that can be answered in the frequently asked question section or keeping up with the latest information in these changing times, there is a wealth of information on the pages of the New Horizons Un-Limited website. The website is updated as soon as new information comes available.

Stay safe and healthy and remember a positive attitude can make all the difference in helping you through this time and in fighting the good fight.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Guide for People with Disabilities
Check out our new guide on How to Prepare, Prevent Coronavirus and Find Help - Resources for financial, educational, social and emotional support.
Many people with disabilities find themselves in the high risk group for the Coronavirus.  The subsequent quarantine of communities has caused more challenges to survive.
 The Health care and attendant care workforce, Home and Community Services are at risk, with limited access to Personal Protective Equipment.
This guide provides updates of resiliency resources to help people.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Guide for People with Disabilities
Check out our new guide on How to Prepare, Prevent Coronavirus and Find Help - Resources for financial, educational, social and emotional support.
Many people with disabilities find themselves in the high risk group for the Coronavirus.  The subsequent quarantine of communities has caused more challenges to survive.
 The Health care and attendant care workforce, Home and Community Services are at risk, with limited access to Personal Protective Equipment.
This guide provides updates of resiliency resources to help people.


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News / April 2020- Avoid Coronavirus Scams
« on: April 13, 2020, 11:04:41 AM »
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/coronavirus-scams-what-ftc-doing  Avoid Coronavirus Scams-from the Federal Trade Commission Scam Tracker

Scammers are taking advantage of this crisis. Make sure you're informed and can make smart decisions by checking out the Federal Treade Commission's website.

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Education / Re: On-line Free Education- GCF Learn Free -
« on: April 13, 2020, 09:41:33 AM »
GCF Gobal offers Free Learning

This website offers free on-line tutorials on technology, work skills, software, core skills, reading and math and much more.Learn about Office software, email and social media to everyday skills of finance and independent living. 

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Education / On-line Free Education
« on: April 13, 2020, 09:33:03 AM »
Add free on-line education.

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April - 2020 - Pandemic shines light on gross inequality among American citizens: New Horizons Un-Limited
For years, disabled Americans were told accommodations such as working or learning from home was too much of a burden. Yet, employers, large and small, as well as educational institutions across the country turned out home networks and distance learning programs within weeks to keep their workers and students on track. In deed, as I type this, the vast majority of our country is working and learning from home.

No doubt these are extraordinary times, but the measures now in place are not extraordinary. They were always possible-Read More

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