On May 22, 2019, several of Jonathon Drake's colleagues and family members planted a tree in his memory at the Spaulding Youth Camp in Concord, NH. The plaque reads: "All youth can thrive."
Each year, the NH-ME LEND trainees are placed with a community partner to work on a leadership project designed to improve the system of care for individuals with disabilities and their families. On Friday May 3, the 2019 LEND Cohort presented the outcomes of their work during the annual LEND Capstone Poster Session as part of the UNH Graduate Research Conference. Topics addressed issues across the life span including early developmental screening and evaluations, preparation of teachers in rural areas to utilize principles of universal design for learning, supports for mental health prov
The NH-ME LEND trainees participated in the annual Disability Policy Seminar held in Washington, DC from April 7-10. Under the guidance of LEND faculty Kay Johnson, Alan Cobo-Lewis, Patrick Shannon, Susan Russell, and Betsy Humphreys, the trainees worked on a policy analysis on the issue of seclusion and restraint practices in school settings. The trainees prepared personal stories, a policy brief, and key talking points to educate each state’s congressional delegation on these issues. Legislation on the use of seclusion and restraint in educational settings is expected to be introduced
During this graduation season, we would like to acknowledge the many accomplishments of the 2019 NH-ME LEND Cohort! It has been a busy year filled with new relationships, much learning, and many leadership opportunities across our two states. This month’s Spotlight highlights two annual LEND events.
We are currently inviting artists from across USNH to submit artwork to be considered for the UNH Institute on Disability’s (IOD) 2020 Calendar. For the past 20 years, we have produced beautiful, full-color calendars featuring 13 original works of art coupled with inspirational quotes. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your talent on a global scale. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to submit.
Durham, NH – The economic indicators for Americans with disabilities were flat, while people with disabilities saw slight gains, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).
DURHAM, N.H. – On Friday, April 12, 2019, the NH Leadership Series celebrated their 1000th graduate at Fratello’s in Manchester, NH. During the celebration, Ann Dillon received the Brianna Dillon Leadership Award and Forrest Beaudoin-Friede received the inaugural Annie Forts UP with Leadership Award.