Welcome to disabledcitizens.org






  We meet every 4th Monday at 6:30pm during the winter month’s at…

The Thompson Community Center

820 West College Avenue

Appleton, WI 54915

Disabled Citizens Program Goals: To provide mutual support and public awareness of and with disabled persons at a local level with community involvement and assistance. To provide the accessibility of comprehensive lifetime resources for persons with disabilities. To provide literature on various aspects of coping with disabled living and encourage education in a desired career. To provide better accessibility to public places. Disabled Citizens, Inc.  is a 501 (c)(3) Non-profit Organization. We Invite: All persons interested in our goals to become member. We also invite your donations. For further information contact any board member through their email. Officers: President – Bruce M. email: bruce7591@att.net Vice Pres. – Mr. Rene G. email: rgrode@gmail.com Treasurer – Keith N. email: Kneimuth3@new.rr.com Recording Secretary: Paula E.  email:  peckes.newservicedogs.@yahoo.com Newsletter: Bruce M. email: bruce7591@att.net Keith N. email: Kneimuth3@new.rr.com Web & Media Contact: Mark S. email: shuggy1110@rocketmail.com


Our Next Group Meetings …..at

The Thompson Community Center


Parking Committee Meeting

 every “”2nd Tuesday””

of each month at the

Thompson Center

Check back for announcements


Every 4th Monday DCI Meetings


Monday April 28 2014 @ 6:3opm

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Wheelchair Wash & Health Fair

 Date: Saturday, May 03, 2014

Fox Valley Technical College
1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton
Location: Appleton Campus

Room: Entrance 9

Start Time: 8:00 AM End Time: 12:00 PM

Duration: 4 hrs.

Category: Student Organization 

  • Event volunteers will wash electric and manual wheelchairs, scooters and hand/lift controls FREE of charge
  • Community organizations will be on site featuring adaptive equipment, wellness and wheelchair equipment
  • Door prizes

Want to get involved? this is a great way to promote your business and get involved in the community. Opportunities include:

  • Sponsorship
  • Donations
  • Volunteering
  • CNAs needed to assist in transfers
  • Hosting a booth at the health fair

To learn more, email OTAWheelchairWash@outlook.com

To register for the event:

NurseDirect  1-800-362-9900

Walk-ins are welcome the day of the event.

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Monday May 26th @ 6:30pm

Monday June 23rd @ 6:30pm

Monday July 28th @ 6:30pm


Tuesday July 29th

DCI @ Timber Rattlers

7:00pm- Contact Keith N.  for tickets

ASAP  Kneimuth3@new.rr.com



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Nuts are now on “Super Sale”

Cashews are now $6.00

Mixed Nuts are now $5.00

…till they are gone!

We’ll have them again

this  fall.

Squirrel inside a heart greeting


Bowling ball knocking down pins

“Walk’n Roll Wheelchair Bowling League”

For more Bowling info contact Sabre Lanes1330 Midway Road, Menasha, WI 54952 …the Valley’s only Wheelchair Bowling League, and you need to be a part of it!! It’s fun and you’ll meet new people, and you can knock things down that you don’t have to pick up!  It’s one able-bodied person and one person in a wheelchair or mobility device.  To join or to get more details…call Sabre Lanes 920-739-9161





DCI/ (Disabled Citizens Inc.)  Presidents Note:

By Bruce M. President/ DCI

Special Note: If you have or want any Medical Equipment you can contact

Larsen Winchester Lion’s Club at: (920) 427-3244.

They are in need of Wheel Chairs.   

Click on the Lion’s logo for the Larsen-Winchester Website


Click here for the Larsen Winchester Lion’s Website



Archive Pic’s are here now.  

Mark S. will add any photos you like.


Please   Patronize Our Supporters; especially the ones who supply door-prizes and stuff for our annual Fund-raiser-Christmas Party.  If you won a gift or were the successful bidder on an auction… “write to the Supporter and say…”Thank you.”    This helps us to continue our mission and makes it a whole lot easier when we ask for participation in the future… so please write to them and say… THANK YOU!



Need Handicapped Transportation? 

Register for Handicapped Transportation At …

(Thompson Community Center/ 820 W. College Ave/ Appleton, WI 54914)

Call “Making the Ride Happen”

(920) 225-1719″

  • Answer questions about transportation options for older adults and individuals with disabilities 18 yrs+
  • Help individuals resolve transportation problems for medical appointments, social events, etc.
  • Promotes choices in quality transportation for individuals to enhance their lives and the life of the community.
  • Work with community organizations to improve coordination and collaboration in order to improve access to transportation

To make the ride happen for older adults and individuals with disabilities 18yrs+ so they can remain active and involved in their community.

  • Volunteer Driver Program
  • Bus Buddy
  • Valley Transit and Valley Transit II
  • Rural Outagamie County Para-transit
  • Calumet County Senior Resource Center
  • Dial-A-Ride: Northern Winnebago County
  • St. Paul Elder Services

People on bus    

920-225-1719     1-888-200-0576

Email:    mrh@lsswis.org


Click here for the MTM website.

 You must pre-registerand

through a short-simple qualification process.




Wheel Chair and Ambulatory

Call (920) 832-5789

Valley Transit Bus Line will accommodate wheelchairs, power-chairs and scooters!


Fox Valley Cab      920-734-4545


Call ahead for handicapped

assisted rides:  920-734-4545


Who We Support (partial list)

1) Bubolz Nature Preserve- We meet there in the summer months.

2) Challenge the Outdoors

3) Beaming, Inc. - (Horseback Riding for the Challenged/ Disabled)

4) Compassionate Paws 

5) FVTC – Fox Valley Technical College Scholarship

6) Making-the-Ride-Happen

7) The Thompson Community Center

8) Wheel-chair Wash (Annual) - 

9) Outagamie County Sheriff’s Dept. K-9′s 



Accessible Parking Committee meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 9:00am at the Thompson Community Center, 820 West College Ave., Appleton, WI 54915. We work together with many local contractors and enterprises. Handicap Accessible Parking…Are you up-to-speed regarding the Federal and Local Regulations and Statues? Don’t worry we can work together so you don’t make an expensive mistake!We would enjoy speaking with you regarding your needs.

  • Get Handicapped Parking Signage from us for your public access. 
  • Consulting is available to you at no cost!
  • We are a resource for learning about correct design proper size and placement, regarding the number of parking spaces to conform to current Federal and Local Standards; compliant with ANSI & ADA.
  • Free On-site Assessment to help you to conform to the most current laws- eliminating confusion and saving you time and money.
  • Our signs meet all codes …the best quality & affordable.
  • We are your one-stop source for the correct Handicapped Parking Signage- our signs will last for years and years… they are…”Wisconsin-Weather-Proof!”
  • Reflective-Premium-Grade



Coming Attractions…

to a Handicap

Parking Space

Near You!

Click Here For Our Featured Handicap Parking Video

Here’s an example of our little sign

“hard at work!”

Signage $300 Fine_3

What would you buy with three-hundred dollars?”

Please let us know:

  1. New Snow Tires
  2. New TV
  3. Trip to the Casino
  4. Pay Bills
  5. Buy a New Dog
  6. Save it for “special occasions”
  7. Buy a used accordion
  8. Partial down payment on a new vehicle
  9. Have a party for my friends
  10. Buy lots of Cat Food
  11. Buy lots of Cat Box Litter
  12. Get something special for a loved one
  13. Vacation at the Dells
  14. New Shoes/ clothes
  15. Use it to purchase Gasoline

There’s a lot of thing we all can do with three-hundred dollars…

Paying fines for illegal-handicap-parking isn’t on anyone’s list.

Tell your relatives, friends and neighbors;  this is what the 

parking situation has come to.  Please leave you comments

at the very end of the page.


Why can’t I see all the content on the website????

business man with laptop over head - mad

Relax Bub…the problem is not us!    

Are you running two or more firewalls?

You’ll have to “allow” us in your

“trusted website” settings.   Also check

the Anti-virus, Pop-up Blocker, Parental

Controls, etc.

Work computers may not allow you to view all content.

What about your connection speed?  Are you still using

Windows ’95?    You are not still on dial-up are you???

Please try refreshing your browser and maybe reboot

if that doesn’t solve the problem.

Check with a friend, relative, computer class/ teacher.

Computer Guru, “Geek Squad”  or Computer Repair Shop.

Try the computers at school or the Public Library.

Chances are if you can’t see all the content, it’s within

your  “settings.”  If you really think there is a problem with the

website, please let us know, but please check your “settings”


It’s very important to keep your browser up to date, have you

done that lately???  If not please do so.

Cheap Schooling on PC’s & Tech:

Try the Computer Club at the Thompson Community Center

Or the Computer Classes at the Y or near by Senior Center

Or the Computer Club at FVTC

Or Listen to the “Kim Komando radio show”

Or the book “PC’s for Dummies.”




Some Very Cool Videos…

SCOPE volunteers…parking violators

Disabled Parking Nightmares http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd2VvwxCksk&NR=1&feature=endscreen

Handicapped Parking Abuse http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=Fmm0Mq-55T8&NR=1

Driving Me Crazyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYCC9hPenVQ&feature=related

Why Do People Violate…? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSax8innPu0&feature=related

Group Goes Viral to Stop Drivers Illegally Parking…

February 2013 “Video of The Month



March…Video of The Month 2013

 November-December 2013″Video of the Month”

New Videos for 2014

January-February 2014 “Video of the Month”


March 2014 “Video of the “Month”


“April 2014 “Video of the “Month”


May-June ????? Any Suggestions???



July 2014 “Video of the “Month”

Check back every month for

new video postings…

Got a cool video to share? Please let us know.
Let us know which one is your favorite.




Some Very Cool Links…and

***Our Feature “Website of the Month”…

Check this one out…


Reliant Rehab Service & Supply, LLC



Click-on the pictures for  the website




A&J Mobility

Accessible Bath Solutions


Assistance for Low Income, etc.

Beaming Inc. / Equine Therapy


Bubolz Nature Preserve  

Calumet County – ADRC

Challenge the Outdoors


Compassionate Paws


Disability Voice



Disability Census (ADA)


Empowered Dream Hunts Inc.

Easter Seals   

Easter Seals/ Wawbeek Program

Videos Page (below)


Fair Housing of N.E. Wisconsin  

logo Fair Housing Council

Fox Valley Technical College   

Fox Valley Technical College

GT Mobility

GT Mobility

Justin Hines

Knights of Columbus

Larsen-Winchester Lions

Making the Ride Happen  

MTM Transportation Management


Phone: 920.739.5555 / Toll Free: 888.599.4446

Options for Independent Living

Image of showcase home.

Outagamie County – ADRC   

Outagamie County Sheriff’s Dept K9′s

Reliant Rehab

Reliant Rehab Service & Supply, LLC

The Thompson Community Center


Tureks Plumbing, Inc.

The Human Race

“Click on the pic”

Ann’s Fundraising Page

Used Home Medical Equipment


Winnebago County – ADRC

Aging and Disability Resource Center


Wisconsin DNR “Open the Outdoors”

Wisconsin Service  Dog  Resources

WRP/ Wheel Chair Recycling Program…N-O-W the “Mobility Store”
Independence First Mobility Store

Click Here


  Got a video or anything to share???

Let us know

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Thank you

for your continued support

by helping us to help others.