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The Institute on Disability is the lead agency for New Hampshire’s State Program on Assistive Technology: Assistive Technology in New Hampshire, or ATinNH. The program has two major activity areas: Training, Education and Outreach: AT Trainings, Classes, and Workshops and AT Policy  Assistive Technology Services: Equipment Demonstrations, Loans and Refurbishing/Reuse
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All Ages
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Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources & Treatment
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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.
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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.
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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)
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Adult
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Obesity Research Project on Prevalence Adaptations and Knowledge Translations in Younger Adults with Disabilities from Diverse Race/Ethnic Backgrounds The Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project II uses a systematic approach to develop, identify, and adapt strategies and practices supporting participation of youth/young adults with disabilities in community-based obesity prevention programs.
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Adult, Middle/High School
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Earn a M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education: Special Needs and Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology [EC-SEAT: Early Childhood Special Education Assistive Technology program] The Department of Education at the University of New Hampshire is excited to to share information with you about the Early Childhood Special Education Assistive Technology (EC-SEAT) Project funded by the U.S. Department of Education (Grant#H325K120176).
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Early Childhood
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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:
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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.
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Adult
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In a nationally unique collaborative effort, the six New England State AT Act programs have developed the New England Assistive Technology Exchange, a regional assistive technology classifieds website at www.getATstuff.org.
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All Ages
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Understanding the Factors Associated with the Health Disparities Experienced by People with Intellectual Disabilities
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All Ages
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A growing body of research has documented that persons with disabilities are more likely to experience health disparities compared to the general population. The Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project: Health and Health Care Disparities Among Individuals with Disabilities project will extend this research by determining what factors relate to or explain health outcomes and health care access among the diverse populations of individuals with disabilities.
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Adult
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There are approximately 25,000 individuals in New Hampshire who experience conditions causing paralysis, with approximately 9,250 of these individuals living in rural counties. Individuals who live in rural communities are underserved and in need of assistive technology solutions to maximize independence at home, at work, at school and in the community. Individuals with paralysis who live in rural New Hampshire desire to maintain their dignity and independence in performing their own daily living, working and learning activities without asking for assistance.
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All Ages
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Dan Habib's award-winning documentary film Including Samuel examines the educational and social inclusion of youth with disabilities.
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Early Childhood, Elementary
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,
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Adult, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle/High School
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Individual-Level Characteristics Related to Employment Among Individuals with Disabilities (IC-RRTC) is generating new knowledge about the role of individual characteristics on employment outcomes.
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Adult
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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.
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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.
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All Ages
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Many employers fully engage people with disabilities in their workforces--hiring, retaining, and advancing their employees with disabilities.
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Adult
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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: 
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Adult
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Through Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Evaluation project, staff will be evaluating New Hampshire’s fidelity to the implementation of the Healthy Families America home-visiting model as well as the effect of the model on family outcomes. Staff members will be developing an evaluation plan using the implementation science framework, and will then deliver a final report, poster-session materials, and a peer-reviewed journal publication.
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A Bold Vision When students with disabilities are provided appropriate instruction and supports, they can learn grade-level general education curriculum, communicate in ways that are commensurate with their same-age peers without disabilities, have meaningful social relationships, and graduate from high school—college and career ready.
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Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle/High School
This New England Regional Genetics Network program intends to improve health equity and health outcomes in individuals with genetic conditions, reduce morbidity and mortality caused by genetic conditions (including congenital and metabolic disorders); and to improve the quality of coordinated and comprehensive genetic services to children and their families. The purpose of the Regional Genetics Networks is to:
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All Ages
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The New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Project (DPH) is a collaboration between the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services and its Bona Fide agent, the Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire. The overarching goal of the collaboration is to improve the health and quality of life of people with disabilities in NH by strengthening the capacity of the state’s public health programs and initiatives to include people with intellectual disabilities and mobility limitations.
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All Ages
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