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

DURHAM, NH - The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire 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.

Partnering with Youth to Improve School Climate

October 12, 2017 from 3:00-4:00 EST

This session will focus on the importance of authentic youth voice to improve school climate.  Two strategies for the development of youth leadership will be showcased: 1) Including youth on school-level Multi-tiered System of Support Teams, and, 2) the mission of YouthMOVE, a youth-led organization, to develop youth leadership and peer to peer supports focused on helping youth with lived behavioral health experiences to find their voices and effect change in multiple contexts, including as school climate leaders.

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Announce More than $4 Million in Grants to Support Granite Staters Who Experience Disabilities

Grants will help improve and increase job opportunities, quality of home and community-based services for Granite Staters who experience disabilities

WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan today announced three grants that will help build a more inclusive New Hampshire by improving job opportunities and increasing and strengthening the quality of home and community-based services for Granite Staters who experience disabilities.

Dr. Therese Willkomm Receives the 2017 New Hampshire Governor’s Accessibility Award

DURHAM, N.H. – On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu presented Dr. Therese Willkomm with a 2017 Governor’s Accessibility Award. This award honors those who embody the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Dr. Willkomm received it for her work as the director of the Assistive Technology in New Hampshire program.

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NH-ME LEND Begins Its Year

Originally Published in the UNH College of Health & Human Services September Newsletter

NH-ME Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program trainees and faculty recenty had a kick-off "Meet and Greet" on 9/8 at the Elliott Alumni Center. LEND trainees are selected from a variety of disciplines at UNH, University of Maine, and community settings to participate in this 300-hour graduate-level, interdisciplinary, leadership training program. 

News & Updates - Fall 2017

Welcome NH-ME LEND 2018 Cohort!

On September 8th and 9th the NH-ME faculty and staff from Dartmouth, UNH and UMaine welcomed the 2018 cohort of NH-ME LEND Trainees. Seventeen trainees from New Hampshire and six from Maine will engage in 300-hours of didactic, clinical and leadership training.

nTIDE August 2017 Jobs Report: Labor Day Job Numbers Remain Upbeat for Americans with Disabilities

National Trends in Disability Employment: Comparison of People With and Without Disabilities (August 2016 & 2017)Durham, NH –As we celebrate Labor Day, the job news remains upbeat for Americans with disabilities, 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).