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New Horizons Un-Limited - 2013 - What's on the Horizon?


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“Sooner or later we must realize there is no station, no one place to arrive at once and for all.
The true joy of life is the trip."
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New Horizons Un-Limited - 2013 - What's on the Horizon?

If a friend is walking beside us, and they trip and fall,

…what do we do?

We rush to their side, to see if they are hurt, to see if they can get back up,
we help them right themselves, and help them on their way again!

If we see people with disabilities, unable to find employment,
unable to access information and resources for lack of technology
and unable to find a way to find relief from their extreme difficulties,

…what do we do?

Our NHU Commitment to Improve Access to Employment Opportunities

  • Employers report people with disabilities are equal to or perform better than
    other employees in dependability, productivity and turnover,
    yet, only 20% enter the work force to 69% for people without disabilities.
  • What do we do?
    NHU is working to break down the barriers to include people with disabilities
    in employment and promote their capabilities to employers.

  • Employers will not hire people with disabilities as they do not have job training
    or they lack experience.
  • What do we do?
    NHU continues to provide an Employment Skills Training and Work Experience Program,
    for adults with physical disabilities.

  • Teachers inform us many students with disabilities excel in Information Technology,
    but there are few IT opportunities for setting career goals.
  • What do we do?
    NHU is working to develop career path descriptions with IT business partners to assist students
    in successful transition from school to work.

    Our NHU Commitment to Improve Access to Information

  • Today Access to Information requires technology which may present barriers for people with disabilities.
  • What do we do?
    NHU continues to offer a Computer Literacy Program and grant refurbished computers
    to individuals with disabilities. In addition, NHU continues to review current technologies and their
    usability for people with disabilities.

  • When we are faced with a serious life issue such as financial problems, lack of affordable housing,
    health problems, or lack of employment, we turn to resources
    which can offer direction and assistance.
  • What do we do?
    NHU continues to offer Information and Referral and foster a community of individuals
    sharing solutions to common problems and promoting best practices
    and ideas for individuals with disabilities.

    Our NHU Commitment to Improve Access to Recreation Opportunities

  • People with disabilities, their families and caregivers have little time for recreation due to the work of living.
  • What do we do?
    NHU continues to provide information and promote opportunities to recreation and cultural activities for people with disabilities.

  • People with disabilities face transportation and mobility barriers in many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
  • What do we do?
    NHU is working with the Friends of Harrington Beach State Park to provide the 8th accessible cabin in the Wisconsin State Park Campgrounds.
    This cabin is scheduled to open for the 2014 camping season.

    What can YOU do?

    Whether you are an individual with a disability, a caregiver, a family member or other interested individual:

  • “Do all you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can,
    at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” – - John Wesley
  • Accept people with disabilities wherever you see them at work or at play!
    We are just people; we are all more alike than different.
  • Provide encouragement, instill hope, enable people, or offer a hand whenever you can.
  • Do everything you can to realize your goals and passions, believe in yourself, and set high expectations!
  • Compliment an employer who hires people with disabilities. Let other employers know how important a job
    is to the individual and the welfare of our society.
  • Be part of the solution; offer an opportunity to excel by offering a job to a person with a disability!
  • Be willing to do something, volunteer, get involved, visit our wish list and give a gift,
    buy scrips through NHU, buy a raffle ticket, or participate in our golf outing! Remember NHU in your will!
  • Think about everyone you may know who might have a connection to our mission
    and talk to them about the good things NHU is doing!
  • Tell people you know or meet about your involvement in our organization! Invite them to an event!
  • “So, stop pacing the aisles and counting the miles. Instead, eat more ice cream,
    go barefoot more often, watch more sunsets, laugh more and cry less.
    Life must be lived as we go along. The station will come soon enough.”

    ---------------------------------------------- -- Robert J. Hastings

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