Rise to the Challenge!

The (603) Challenge

The (603) Challenge is officially underway.  The first 400 donors that make an online gift on June 1, and haven't already given to this year's challenge, in a gift amount that contains the numerals 6, 0, and 3 will receive a $50 bonus added to their gift designation(s).

The Power of Statistics

Picture of the Annual Disability Compendium

On February 11, 2020, at the Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol, in Washington, DC, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (IOD) released the 2019 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium. 

Teaching Excellence Award- John Wilcox (NH-ME LEND 2012)

Each year, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) selects a small number of its outstanding faculty for special recognition of their achievements in teaching, scholarship, and service. Awards for Excellence in Teaching are given in each college and school.  This spring, the College of Health and Human Services recognized John Wilcox, 2012 LEND graduate, with the award for Excellence in Teaching.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department, teaching graduate and undergraduate students.  

Leadership Legacies

The NH Leadership Series is over 30 years old with 1000 + graduates strong. We are now watching children of our earliest Leadership parents graduating from the Series and earning nine college credits! Lisa Beaudoin graduated from the NH Leadership Series in 2014 and her son, Forrest, graduated as a member of the class of 2018. We asked Lisa and Forrest to comment on their experience.

How did it feel watching your son graduate from a program you have also attended?

Spring Updates

1000 and counting… Leadership Graduates are working across and up and down New Hampshire and beyond, and Leaders are putting in the time and passion to create positive change in the lives of people with disabilities and their families. 


Making its way through the NH Legislature is an exciting new special education bill proposed by Rep. Michelle St. John of Hillsborough District 27.

Living Well Grant Presses Onward

The Living Well grant (LW Grant), a 5-year grant funded by the Administration on Community Living (ACL), supports state partners in enhancing and assuring the well-being of individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities living in the community by improving the quality of the services and supports provided by disability service providers (DSPs). During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the LW Grant was able to swiftly support the immediate needs of DSPs in relation to two projects.