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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.

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

"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.

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.


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.

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

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.

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:

 - - Safety in the Home, Workplace and Community
and - Safety Guides

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)?

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

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

Do you want to assist people with disabilities who have survived the Hurricanes of 2017 but do not know how.

Check out our guide and read the tips before you give! 

How to Donate or Provide Disaster Relief Assistance for People with Disabilities

Advocacy Alert! September 20, 2017 - AAPD - Action Alert! 10 Days to Stop Latest Health Care Repeal Effort - Contact your Senator!  Once again we have to alert you that your Medicaid is in jeopardy  as well as health care for preexisting conditions.  Please raise your voice to once again help to stop health care repeal.  The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) bill more

Autism / Elderly with Autism: Executive Functions and Memory
« on: September 13, 2017, 10:37:48 AM »
Article by Hilde M. Geurts and Marlies E. Vissers

This study showed that in particular cognitive domains people with high functioning autism aging may have a profound effect as in visual memory performance.

This post is for those with disabilities that find themselves at home and looking for some interesting and fun things to do on the Internet.  Remember to look in your bookmarks also for these items or make a bookmark for these pages so you can return again to your favorites.

Celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act by Raising Awareness!
How Has the ADA Helped You!
Share Your ADA Story!
   At New Horizons Un-Limited we honor the activism and effort of the committee and volunteers 
   Who Designed and Built the First Accessible Camping Cabins in the Wisconsin State Parks! 1990-1991
   Mirror Lake State Park!

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