Durham, NH – Americans with disabilities reached a milestone this month, as the major economic indicators showed increases for the 24th consecutive month, 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). The strengthening economy underscores the value of diversity in the workplace. As hiring increases, preparing for the workplace is more important than ever for people with disabilities.
Eight years ago I was a homeless single mother with two toddlers. I had no job and no idea how I was going to provide for my family. I had heard that there were supports for people in my situation to go back to school and earn a degree, so I took the plunge and enrolled full time at the University of Maine. Now I am working on a Master's degree, something I would never have believed I could accomplish, and getting ready to start a career in Social Work. I have had innumerable opportunities since coming back to school that have pushed me to grow both in knowledge and in self-confidence.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) A national survey finds that most employers have effective programs for accommodating workers with disabilities, but they often overlook recruiting and training practices that could expand employment opportunities.
Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire release nTIDE Report – Monthly Update
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (IOD) released its 2017 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium at a February 13, 2018 event at the National Academies of Science in Washington, DC. The Compendium pulls together disability statistics on a variety of topics from numerous US federal agencies.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Most employers have effective programs for accommodating workers with disabilities, but they often overlook recruiting and training practices that could expand employment opportunities, according to a national survey released Tuesday.
PORTSMOUTH — The 2017 New Hampshire Film Festival, happening this weekend at various locations around downtown Portsmouth, will screen many features, documentaries and short films. One film that fits both the short and documentary categories is the film festival premiere of New Hampshire resident, Dan Habib’s “Mr. Connolly Has ALS,” showing as part of a block on the Thursday schedule.
Recruiting those with disabilities are a challenge to both the employers and the employee. A recent survey finds that employers strive to recruit, hire, train and retain people with disabilities.
A Kessler Foundation survey unveiled yesterday at a Capitol Hill press conference in Washington, D.C. reveals a major gulf between supervisor impressions of how well they serve the disabled community and the practices actually needed to do so.