Amy Frechette

ASD Consultant

Education

  • A.S., Criminal Justice, New Hampshire Technical Institute, 1997

Professional Background

Amy H. Frechette, A.S., is an adjunct faculty with UNH’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Institute on Disability. Amy has a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome and brings her expertise as a self-advocate to her work with the Institute on Disability and NH-ME LEND. She is a strong advocate and statewide leader in the area of autism spectrum disorders, previously serving as a board member for the Autism Society of NH and currently as a governor appointed self-advocate for NH Council on ASD which is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the recommendations made in the report NH Commission on ASD. Amy is a 2007 graduate of the NH Family and Consumer Leadership Series. Amy is a co-instructor for the Graduate Seminar on ASD in the Communication Sciences & Disorders Department with Rae Sonnenmeier. Amy has owned and trained her own Autism Service Dogs since 2003; her current dog is a Keshond, Judah.

Projects

The NH and ME Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (NH-ME LEND) is a collaboration among Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire, and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies/UCED at the University of Maine-Orono. The purpose of NH-ME LEND is to improve the health of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities by preparing leaders to enter the field of maternal and child health.

Amy Frechette
Phone: 
603-862-0561
Institute on Disability
Pettee Hall
55 College Road, Room 103
Durham, NH 03824