Community Housing of Maine (CHOM) develops, owns, and maintains high-quality housing for the elderly, working families, and people with disabilities. In addition, CHOM coordinates the work of Maine Coalition for Housing and Quality Services (MCHQS), an organization formed in 2006 by a group of parents of children with special needs.
Erika Baril (2016) and LEND Training Director, Betsy Humphreys published an article in the Journal of Early Intervention this fall. The article features an evaluation of the research evidence on the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), an intervention for infants and toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. Ten research studies are included in this systematic review. Findings indicate variability in methodologies, participant and intervention characteristics, and research rigor.
The year we welcome a new NH-ME LEND Faculty member.
Alan Cobo-Lewis, NH-ME LEND Co-Director and faculty member in Psychology recently published an article in the Early Child Research Quarterly. The study examined “continuity of care” for infants and toddlers in child care centers, and whether the construct was associated with social-emotional and language development.
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
"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."
"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. "
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).
- We are pleased to announce that Eric A. Lauer has recently earned his Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health at Rugters University. Eric graduated from the program in October after successfully defended his dissertation entitled Teasing Apart the Complex Relationship Between Psychological Distress, Mental Health Conditions, Social Factors, and Disability in the United States.