Empowering People with Disabilities to Participate as Equals
The Mission of New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center is to provide programs and services in Northern Arizona which encourage and empower people with disabilities to self-determine the goals and activities of their lives. Learn more about us here.
We’ve moved -- New Horizons DisAbility Empowerment Campus
We are now at our new location at 9400 E. Valley Road in Prescott Valley, on the corner of Mendecino and Valley Roads. Our phone number is the same at 928-772-1266.
We are creating a place with many different services, where all people with any disability can come to get help, answers and insight as well as use our new adaptive computer lab with instructor, sports and fitness center, disabled veterans service center and more…All in one place in our community, services will include information, referrals, job help, transportation, social and therapeutic activities –for you and your family. We need your financial support, your volunteer support and your insight as to how we can make this place amazing!
New Horizons’ Gala Dinner/Dance – Please note: This event has been postponed until January 28, 2017.
For tickets and information, call 928-772-1266 about our annual dinner and dance with the theme of “Together we THRIVE” to be held at Hotel St. Michael’s Ballroom in Prescott. This is an opportunity to be part of our amazing year of transformation as NHDEC faces a time of exciting growth and change!
NHDEC seeks Peer Mentors for Support Groups
Take our mentoring courses to become a mentor where your knowledge and experience can be of help to others. Your skill and ability to overcome challenges will help others with diabetes, brain injury, stroke, MS, spinal cord injury Parkinson’s, and a variety of other disabilities. Training is provided. Please contact Mary H. at 772-1266 with your questions or to set up an interview.
Need to make an appointment? Need a ride to the grocery store? Where ever you need to go, New Horizons can take you. We serve Prescott, Chino, Dewey, Cordes Junction, and anywhere in between.
Support Groups and Programs
New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center offers a number of support groups and programs designed to help empower you.
Events and Activities
New Horizons offers a variety of monthly and special events. You will find information and schedules for all New Horizons events and groups happening this month.
Dave Seigler Accepts Award from Central Yavapai Metropolitan Organization
On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, CYMPO hosted the 1st annual Mobility Management Springfest. At the afternoon appreciation BBQ, CYMPO was able to express gratitude to many people in the community that contribute time, talent, and treasure to the mobility of all people, especially those in most need like our elderly and disabled.
Our own Dave Seigler was awarded the Mobility Rookie of the Year Award!
Way to go Dave - we are proud of you and the work you do!
Thank you to our elected representatives and their staff for their leadership and support of mobility management in our region.
A Survey: Access to Medical Providers for People who have Disabilities
The following is information regarding an important survey being conducted by the Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council.
The Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council continues to draw attention to barriers that limit or prevent individuals from receiving appropriate healthcare. These barriers include physically inaccessible medical provider offices, exam and diagnostic equipment that cannot be adjusted to accommodate individuals who use wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility devices, and a failure to modify office policies or practices in order to accommodate the needs of patients with sensory disabilities including persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired, and individuals with chemical and environmental illness as they seek medical care.
The Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council has launched a survey designed to gather input from people who have disabilities, their family members and caregivers from across Arizona. Available online at https://surveymonkey.com/s/F282ZB8, the survey seeks to gather information from respondents in areas including physical access to healthcare facilities, issues faced by individuals with sensory related disabilities, how medical providers respond to accommodation requests and provides individuals with a platform for sharing healthcare related experiences.
The Americans with Disabilities Act along with other federal and state laws require equal access to medical care for people who have disabilities. Accessibility in medical facilities means not only “getting through the door” features, such as accessible parking and ramps, but also accessible interior features such as bathrooms, reception counters and exam rooms. Accessible healthcare also requires the provision of assistive listening devices and other services for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and alternative formats for all printed forms and materials that are critical to receiving services from a healthcare provider. In addition, accessible medical facilities must provide equal access to medical equipment, including weight scales, exam tables and other diagnostic equipment.
Individuals who require a copy of the survey in an alternative format and persons who need assistance completing the survey should contact the Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council at 602-262-2900.
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Under an Arizona program to help qualifying nonprofit organizations, Qualified Charitable Organizations have the opportunity to increase funds received from Arizona taxpayers under new Arizona law. Arizona taxpayers can claim a tax credit for cash donations made to New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center and get it all back as dollar for dollar State Tax Credit. The new Arizona law doubles the maximum allowable amount taxpayers may claim from $200 to $400 for a single individual and from $400 to $800 for a married couple filing jointly.
New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center provides opportunities to Northern Arizona residents
Residents with disabilities finding work opportunities
NHDEC wishes to thank the Prescott Noon Lions Club for their support of our accessible transportation services. The Prescott Noon Lions Club puts great effort into their paper recycling project to lend support to community service organizations like ours. We encourage our consumers, staff, board and supporters to utilize the conveniently located recycling bins throughout the city. Please visit the Prescott Noon Lions Club website for a list of bin locations.