nTIDE November 2018 Jobs Report: Modest Increases Indicate Ongoing Job Growth for Americans with Disabilities

Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire release nTIDE Report – Monthly Update

Durham, NH – Americans with disabilities saw modest job gains in November, indicating the continuation of an upward trend, 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). These gains extend the upward trend that resumed in August 2018, following a brief downturn.

The 2018 Senior Leadership Series Wraps Up Its Year

In partnership with AARP NH and the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, UNH’s Center on Aging and Community Living is wrapped up the 2018 Senior Leadership Series on November 9th. The Series is an educational program that provides support and training in advocacy and leadership skills for community members in New Hampshire. The program includes five full day sessions where participants learn about topics such as community organizing, leadership development, and best practices in older adult advocacy issues.

A New Year for the IOD’s Leadership Training Programs

In September the NH Leadership and NH-ME LEND programs kicked off their program years.

The NH Leadership Series Class of 2019 has gotten off to a fantastic start in September. Since the start of the new year, they have hosted three sessions. In the first, one of New Hampshire’s most beloved advocates, Freda Smith, honored the class with her presence during the History Session.  In the 1980’s, Freda organized people to take a stand against the Laconia State School and institutions that warehouse and segregate individuals with disabilities. 

A New $4.3M Federal Grant to Improve National Disability Data

The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire has been awarded a five-year, $4.3 million grant from the U.S. Administration on Community Living’s National Institute for Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

This five-year grant, called the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC), works towards improving access and utilization of existing disability data and generates new knowledge needed to improve disability data collection and dissemination.

INTELLIGENT LIVES Screened in a Washington, D.C. Congressional Briefing on Transitioning from School to Competitive Integrated Employment

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Dan Habib shared a clip from INTELLIGENT LIVES, his newest film, at the congressional briefing, “Successes of Youth with Disabilities Transitioning from School to Competitive Integrated Employment” in Washington, DC. The briefing was presented by Coalition to Promote Self-Determination and the National Council on Disability, in collaboration with Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Rep.