Community Living & Employment Projects

Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources & Treatment
Age Levels:
Adult, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle/High School, Older Adult
The Center on Aging and Community Living (CACL) is a collaboration between The Institute on Disability (IOD) and The Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP) at The University of New Hampshire (UNH). These two institutes have been actively engaged in projects related to aging and long term care for many years.
Age Levels:
Older Adult
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The Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) Knowledge Translation research project uses a grassroots community engagement technique to assess both the efficacy of the CEI method to address recreation access for people with disabilities and effective knowledge transfer methods for using the Community Engagement Evaluation.
Age Levels:
All Ages
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Current projects looking at disability and food security. The Association of Food Security with Economic and Health Outcomes for Persons with Disabilities Archived projects looking at disability and food security. Disability, Food Security and SNAP Participation Among Transition Age Youth (age 18-25)
Age Levels:
Adult
The Employment and Asset Development Resource Network (EARN) is designed to provide high quality information and resources to individuals with disabilities, professionals, and family members that result in improvements in gainful community employment opportunities and financial well-being of persons with disabilities. Initiatives under this project include:
Age Levels:
Adult, Middle/High School
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The persistently low employment rates among people with disabilities in the United States are accompanied by consistently high rates of participation in safety net programs. As funding for employment related services is limited, people with disabilities who wish to access employment services may face either delays in access or scarcity of available options.
Age Levels:
Adult
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The Inclusive Communities Project at the Institute on Disability (IOD) leverages the IOD’s expertise and the power of documentary film to promote greater acceptance and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in schools and communities through curriculum, training,
Age Levels:
Adult, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle/High School
The perception of intelligence is a powerful force in the systematic segregation, maltreatment, and unfulfilled potential of hundreds of millions of individuals with disabilities in the U.S. and worldwide. The documentary film project Intelligent Lives (working title) explores how the segregation of people with intellectual disabilities became the norm, why this segregation is slowly being dismantled, and how some people with intellectual disabilities are blazing a bold new path.
Age Levels:
All Ages
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Lecture Description The Janet Krumm Disability & Media Lecture Series is an annual public lecture series which recognizes the power of information and the contributions of individuals who have used the media, written and visual, to create an understanding of the experience of disability, as well as the community's collective responsibility to embrace diversity.
Age Levels:
All Ages
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The employment gap between people with and without disabilities is well-documented. Research findings point to two main factors that contribute to the persistence of these employment disparities: 
Age Levels:
Adult
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Many employers fully engage people with disabilities in their workforces--hiring, retaining, and advancing their employees with disabilities.
Age Levels:
Adult
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The Latest in Disability, Research, Advocacy, Policy, and Practice The RAP Sheet is a semi-annual eNewsletter presenting the latest in disability research, advocacy, policy, and practice. The RAP Sheet is a collaborative newsletter of the New Hampshire Disabilities Rights Center, the Institute on Disability and the New Hampshire Developmental Disabilities Council.
Age Levels:
All Ages
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Wraparound is a youth-or family-driven process that supports children or youth with significant emotional or behavioral challenges and their families. Wraparound brings together a community-based team to support the family by developing and monitoring a plan of care that builds on family and youth strengths and addresses their needs.
Age Levels:
Elementary, Middle/High School
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The New Hampshire Leadership Series has been supporting and challenging NH self-advocates and family members to further develop, strengthen and utilize their leadership skills since 1988. With 900 graduates, we are a state that is strong on leadership and advocacy that is initiated and driven by our leadership graduates.
Age Levels:
All Ages
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