Empowering People with Disabilities to Participate as Equals
** Formerly New Horizons Independent Living Center **
Need to make an appointment? Need a ride to the grocery store? Where ever you need to go, New Horizons can take you. We have a fleet of vehicles that cover Prescott, Chino, Dewey, Cordes Junction, and anywhere in between.
Our employment services can help you obtain the independence you deserve. NHDEC can assist with Ticket to Work, Employment Network access, vocational training, and more.
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Support Groups and Programs
New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center offers a number of support groups and programs designed to help empower you.
Ticket to Work Program
Are you on SSI or SSDI and under age 65? Want to go to work, or work more? Social Security Work Incentives are key.
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.
Emergency Preparedness Workshop : October 23, 2014
Every year people across the country find themselves facing situations and disasters they failed to plan for. Here in Arizona, long-term power failures, excessive heat and flooding can result in you being stranded in your home, vehicle or workplace. Planning can save your life. People who have disabilities, family members, care givers, service providers and the general public are encouraged to attend this free workshop. Click here for details and to RSVP.
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.
New Horizons is a non-residential, consumer directed nonprofit that is operated and administered by people with disabilities in order to serve others with disabilities. No other organization in northern Arizona provides the umbrella of support for individuals with any type of disabilities, on any topic, throughout their life spans. Annually, New Horizons provides programs and services to nearly 2,000 individuals with disabilities.
New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center Provides even more opportunities to Northern Arizona's residents for finding work opportunities.
You can now choose where your tax dollars go! By donating to New Horizons you help a person who needs your support and directly infuse our local community with your tax dollars - strengthening our local economy!
Here's How: Under an Arizona program to help qualifying nonprofit organizations, Arizona taxpayers can give up to $200 as an individual ($400 as a couple) to New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center, and get it all back as dollar for dollar State Tax Credit.
An added bonus: Write off the contribution as a charitable donation on your federal income tax.
New Horizons will provide you with a donation receipt to provide when completing your taxes.
Donate to New Horizons by December 31st, 2014. Make a big difference and take a tax credit! Please send your donation to:
New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center
8085 East Manley Drive
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
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.