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 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.
FREE! Community Leadership Academy
The Community Leadership Academy is a FREE 6-week course that trains people with disabilities for positions in public leadership.
*Nonprofit board membership
*Government committees, councils, & running for office
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.
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.