The Institute on Disability improves knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of people with disabilities & their families.
The IOD aligns its projects and strategic initiatives with current and emerging national, regional, and state priorities related to individuals with disabilities. A majority of IOD grants and programs are concentrated within the following areas:
Assistive Technology, Community Living & Employment, Health & Genetics, Inclusive Early Care & Education
The IOD is dedicated to preparing leaders in disability-related fields through innovative learning experiences, interdisciplinary teaching models, and programs of study that incorporate universal design principles, include self-advocates’ perspectives, and employ varied instructional methods and formats.
The IOD makes significant contributions to the body of knowledge related to disability through a variety of research and evaluation activities including data analysis, focus group facilitation, model demonstration projects, or project outcome evaluation.
As a grant-funded research institute, the coordinates a number of state and national projects and programs which address a broad range of disability topics across the life span.
The IOD supports the efforts of consumers and professionals to create more inclusive communities by providing local, regional, and national services, that represent current and emerging best practices.
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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Understanding & Treating Autism - (Video Library)
Sesame Street & Autism: Amazing Videos & Resources
Tool kits and Guides (IEP, advocacy, sleep, eating, visual supports, behavior, etc.)
Living with Autism- Resource Guides
Parent's Guide to Evidence-based Practice and Autism (downloadable guide)
Autism Internet Modules
NH Virtual ASD Resource Center for Families
Asperger Autism Network- AANE
Preschoolers and ADHD
Therapy Approach for Young Children with ADHD
National Resource Center on ADHD- CHADD
Understood- Supporting parents of children with attention & learning issues
ADHD and Social-Emotional Abilities
Visual Schedules- Support predictable routine and what to expect
Social Anxiety- Being Socially Successful
Learn about Sensory Processing
Learn about Motor Coordination Disorder
Genetics Education Materials for School Success- GEMSS