nTIDE November 2017 Jobs Report: Ongoing Job Gains Bode Well for Americans with Disabilities

National Trends in Disability Employment: Comparison of People with & without Disabilities (November 2016 & November 2017)DURHAM, NH - The job outlook remained positive for Americans with disabilities, with yet another month of gains in the major economic indicators, 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 (U

Employing An Under-Utilized Workforce: Granite Staters With Disabilities

"A recent nationwide survey of supervisors finds that many businesses are not taking full advantage of resources available to train and employ those with disabilities. We'll look at the results of this survey, employment trends for adults with disabilities both nationally and in New Hampshire, and how employers can (and why they should) take advantage of this workforce."

An Update On Special Education In New Hampshire

"New models for education seek to provide resources and access to services for not just students with special needs (such as intellectual disabilities or learning disabilities), but for any student who may be marginalized in their  community. This may include students who speak English as a second language, and students living in poverty. But individual schools and school districts still struggle to meet their students' needs, through workforce shortages, funding limitations, or exhaustive performance requirements. "

Did You Know?

In New Hampshire 8 out of every 10 mothers initiates breastfeeding after birth, however only 3 mothers continue breastfeeding the full 12 months as suggested by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

This and other findings are highlighted in a new report from the New Hampshire Occupational Health Surveillance Program (NH OHSP).

Institute on Disability Selected as Member of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Focus on People with Disabilities 2017 Cohort

The Institute on Disability (IOD) has been selected to participate in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Financial Empowerment: Focus on People with Disabilities 2017 Cohort. It is one of 30 organizations across the United States selected to participate.

Dan Habib’s Mr. Connolly Has ALS is Nominated For IDA Award

Filmmaker Dan Habib’s new project, Mr. Connolly Has ALS, has been nominated for the International Documentary Association’s 2017 IDA Award for Best Documentary Short. The film documents a high school principal in Concord, NH who is embraced by his community as he continues to lead the school, despite rapidly losing his abilities due to the debilitating effects of ALS. The film also recently won Best Short Documentary and Best of Fest at the SNOB Film Festival.