A Message from Cynthia Sewell
July 21, 2014
It is with deep regret that we announce two very sad losses
to the New Horizons family.
After a valiant fight, Brent Stutzman, New Horizons Human
Resource Director, succumbed to cancer on Friday, July 19. Brent worked for New
Horizons for 17 years, committed to the care and wellbeing of the agency and
more than 300 employees. His absence leaves a huge void. We will miss his smile
and sunny disposition. Our hearts go out to his wife Anne and son Sam, and to
all those who called him family and friend.
We grieve to learn of the tragic loss of Max Steinberg, son
of two beloved friends of New Horizons, Evie and Stuart Steinberg. Max, 24, was a U.S.-Israeli national serving
in the Israeli army. On Sunday, July 20, he was one of 13 Israeli soldiers and
65 Palestinians killed in Gaza during the first major ground battle in two
weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting. As Evie and Stuart fly to Israel, our thoughts
go with them as do our prayers for peace.
With great sympathy,
2014 the Year of the Community
The 45th anniversary of the signing of
the Lanterman Act is an appropriate time to
reaffirm our commitment to the act, and renew our investment in the community
A Resolution introduced by California State Senator DeLeon proclaims the year
of 2014 as the “Year of the Community,” and declares that the Legislature will
actively promote the rights of persons with developmental disabilities and
their full inclusion into community life. Numerous co-authors signed on to this
Resolution, including HRC
area legislators Ian Calderon, Cristina Garcia, Bonnie Lowenthal, Al
Muratsuchi, and Anthony Rendon.The Resolution was chaptered by
the Secretary of State on June 14, 2014. To read it in full... click here.
"Autism and the present of presence"
by Lena Rivkin
(This article was written for the Autism Support Network.
Lena Rivkin, M.F.A., is an artist and graphologist living in Los Angeles.)
It’s that time of year again when everything speeds up, when TV commercials relentlessly remind us of what people might ‘need’ and we turn ourselves inside out to get everything crossed off our to do lists for the holidays.
Yet we tend to get lost in our lists. We become so consumed by what we need to do that we forget why we are doing it at all. All I see around me are angry drivers, furious shoppers and exhausted parents of baffled children who wonder why their parents are so aggravated when it’s supposed to be the ‘happiest time of the year.’
(To read more click here)
FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE on Conservatorships
for caregivers of members of a Los Angeles Regional Center.
WHERE: Antelope Valley Courthouse
42011 4th St. West (Rm 3700)
Lancaster, CA 93534
10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.
|New Horizons Receives CARF's Highest Rating
|(8/29/12) - New Horizons received a 3 year accreditation (the highest level) by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Read More
Presented by Julie Kavner
13th Annual New Horizons Golf Classic
Monday, Sept 22
Braemar Country Club
Registration is Now Open!
Click here for more information
Exciting News for All Golfers -- Everyone!
Last One Standing Opportunity Tickets Are Here! This year's prize is once again our beautiful Palm Desert home. Click here for more information and to purchase your chance to win!!!
A SERIES ON BURN PREVENTION
Sponsored by Firemen's Fund and Grossman Burn Center.
Mark your calendar for 3 pm at Sam’s Cafe for the following upcoming REACH events:
Monday September 15 -
COOKING SAFETY 1: stovetop, oven, appliance and microwave safety, fall
prevention, and outdoor cooking safety.
Thursday October 23 - COOKING SAFETY 2: safety awareness in the kitchen and outdoors.
Thursday November 13 -
SCALDS AND BATH SAFETY: checking the hot water heater,
bath temperature, and safety measures in the bathroom.
All events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY. And all come with FREE GIVEAWAYS!!! For more information contact Patricia at 818-895-9021.
VICA After Dark
New Horizons has been selected as the site host for VICA After Dark's upcoming September event.
VICA After Dark is a regular evening reception designed to give VICA members and guests the opportunity to hear updates about policies and legislation impacting the business community from a featured opinion leader. Attendees enjoy a hosted beer and wine bar along with appetizers as they meet and interact with other prominent business leaders from the community. Though September's business leader is yet to be announced, past headliners include City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, Councilmember Paul Krekorian and L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Contact Katie Norris at email@example.com for more information.
|Got an Upcoming Event?...
New Horizons Now Has Meeting Space Available for Rent!
New Horizons has meeting rooms available for evenings and weekends which are ideal for: counseling professionals, educational classes, recreation programs and service clubs. Amenities include: 400 square ft. rooms, Wi-Fi, flat screen monitors, air conditioning, FREE parking, gated fence and security. Prices start at $75.00. For more information contact Aida Velasco at 818-894-0582 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for your next upcoming event!
** We also have a banquet facility for your next big event.
We ask that you join us in this important effort
Help create a safety net for our Direct Support Professionals by urging your legislatures to help increase rates paid to regional service providers by 5% annually beginning in fiscal year 2014 - 2015.
To find out who your State Senate and Assembly representatives are, go to:findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov
. For letters which can be filled out and send to Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra, 39th District; Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, 46th District; and Assemblymember Matt Dababneh, 45th District
, click here.
Under Title VI
New Horizons operates its
programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin,
religion, sex, disability (physical or mental), age, genetic information,
marital status, sexual orientation or identity, AIDs/HIV status, medical
condition, political views or affiliations in accordance with Title VI Civil
Rights Act. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by any
unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with New
For more information on New
Horizons’ civil rights program and the procedures to file a complaint, please
contact Human Resources Director at 818-894-9301, or visit our administrative office at 15725 Parthenia Street, North Hills, CA
91343 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
A complainant may file a
complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filling a
complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator,
East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington,
DC 20590. Title VI is not available in Armenian and Tagolog. If information is needed in
another language, contact 800-555-1212.
Horizons opera sus programas y servicios sin distinción de raza, color y origen
nacional, religión, sexo, discapacidad (física o mental), edad, información
genética, estado civil, orientación sexual o identidad, estado de SIDA / VIH,
condición médica, puntos de vista políticos o afiliaciones en conformidad con
la Ley de Derechos Civiles del Título VI. Cualquier persona que considere haber sido
agraviado por cualquier práctica discriminatoria ilegal bajo el Título VI puede
presentar una queja con New Horizons.
Para obtener más información sobre el programa de derechos civiles de New
Horizons y los procedimientos para presentar una queja, por favor póngase en
contacto con Director de Recursos Humanos al número
818-894-9301, por correo electrónico o visitar nuestra oficina administrativa
ubicada en el 15725 Parthenia St., North Hills, CA 91343 de 8:30 am - 04:30 pm de
lunes a viernes.
Un demandante puede presentar una queja directamente con la Federal
Transit Administration (Administración
Federal de Tránsito), presentando una queja a la dirección Office of
Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th
Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590. Si
se necesita información en otro idioma, comuníquese al número 800-555-1212.