Campaign signs arrive by the truckload at the University of New Hampshire campus where Willkomm is a clinical associate professor. Along with her occupational therapy students, she’ll transform the signs into devices that help people with limited mobility do everything from fold clothes to eat a meal to manipulate an iPad.
Shelley Mulligan, Associate Professor in the UNH Department of Occupational Therapy, has been associated with the NH-ME LEND program as a faculty member, clinical occupational therapist, and mentor for over 20 years. Shelley’s research and practice has focused on the study and development of quality supports and occupational therapy services for children with neurodevelopmental concerns including attention, learning, sensory processing, and autism spectrum disorders.
Louise Brassard (LEND 2020) is committed to raising awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). In a recent interview with the NH Challenge she said, “My experience with a close family member on the FASD spectrum has shown me how awareness and a proper diagnosis helps not only the individual with FASD but the entire family.” Louise is now Board Chair of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome- New Hampshire (NOFAS-NH).
The Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire is tackling the problem of access to post-secondary education for young adults with intellectual disabilities and has been awarded a $2.5 million grant.
John B. Moeschler, MD, MS, an influential partner and leader at the IOD, has retired as Program Director for New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NH-ME LEND) and Director of the New England Regional Genetics Network (NERGN). His retirement comes after dedicating nearly 30 years of service to improving systems of care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
UNH Institute on Disability Receives $2.5M to Transform Higher Education in NH
DURHAM, N.H. – The New Hampshire Leadership Series recently received an $8,500 grant from Northeast Delta Dental Foundation in support of the Advanced Leadership Series: Oral Healthcare for People with Disabilities Initiative.