The NH-ME LEND program welcomed the newest cohort of 24 trainees, 18 from New Hampshire and 6 from Maine on August 31. This year’s cohort includes trainees from varied backgrounds, including self-advocates, parents, siblings, and extended family members, as well as those from the fields of community health, communication sciences and disorders, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, social policy, sociology, and social work. Meet this gifted cohort.
The Youth Forum on Race and Racism is interactive, youth-led, and youth-focused with a goal of developing an awareness and understanding about ways to continue changing the narrative around race and racism in New Hampshire and to achieve racial equity in our local communities statewide. The Youth Forum is for high school juniors and seniors, community college, and four-year university students of color and white students. Registration is free and required. The registration deadline is 10/6/18, two weeks in advance of the forum, which takes place on 10/20/18 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire release nTIDE Report – Monthly Update
The Center for START Services celebrated its 30th Anniversary earlier this year.
- The NH Disability and Public Health Project released the 2018 New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Infographic.
- Dr. Debra Brucker and Dr. Megan Henly co-authored “Job quality among Americans with disabilities” that will be published in the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation.
- The Institute on Disability is playing a key role in fighting the opioid crisis in New Hampshire through a 4-year contract from the NH Department of Health and Human Services to develop training and workforce support services focused on treatment and recovery for youth and young adults with Substance Use Disorders and Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders.
Over the past few months, Kathy Bates, who writes the IOD’s blog, From Where I Sit, has been writing about a complicated topic – Guardianship. Her 4-part series on Guardianship looks at big picture issues, guardianship laws, and other models. She also shares outside reports, articles, and resources. We’ve reprinted her introduction to the topic here, but you can read the full series on the blog.