Jonathon Drake Memorial Fund

Jonathon Drake, who was a staff member at the Institute on Disability for over 12 years, died suddenly in May of 2018.  Jonathon worked tirelessly on behalf of youth with emotional and behavioral challenges. To keep the spirit of his work alive and in honor of his work, Jonathon’s family and friends have launched the Jonathon Drake Memorial Fund.

Institute on Disability Receives Challenge Grant for an Inclusive College Program

The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the John Vance ACCESS Fund, a donor-advised fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, to support the implementation of the UNH-4U program, a new initiative providing an inclusive college experience to students with intellectual disabilities.  The IOD is currently seeking an additional $150,000 in matching contributions necessary to begin the admissions process for students.  

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Child Traumatic Stress

Stephen Meister, MD, MHSA spoke to the LEND faculty and trainees on child traumatic stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences.  Dr. Meister is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician on the Pediatric Rapid Evaluation Program team at the Edmund Ervin Pediatric Center at Maine General Medical Center.  The Pediatric Rapid Evaluation Team is devoted to meeting the medical and psychological needs of children in foster care and children are seen only upon referral by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.  Dr.

Just Released: 2018 Disability Statistics Compendium

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 2018 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium on February 13, 2019 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.