Did You Know?

People with disabilities are 12.3% of the NH population or about 1 in 8 people in NH have a disability.

Up-to-date statistics are essential to policymaking, planning, research, and advocacy. While federal agencies collect data and generate a variety of statistics about the population with disabilities in the United States (U.S.), it is often difficult for local government agencies, individuals with disabilities, and even seasoned researchers to find these statistics.

The IOD Launches New Initiative Providing An Inclusive College Experience to Students with Intellectual Disabilities

More than 35,000 residents living in New Hampshire have an intellectual disability (ID). Youth and young adults with ID are significantly more likely to be underemployed and live in poverty - than same age peers, and the majority of these young people, particularly those from low-income families, lack access to meaningful post-secondary education and career opportunities that would help them change these outcomes.                                  

Institute on Disability Receives Grant to Study Adults with Disabilities who Receive Federal Housing Assistance

DURHAM, N.H. - The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire has been awarded a federal grant of more than $73,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to conduct research in collaboration with HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R). The grant will support research on adults with disabilities who receive federal housing assistance from HUD.

Celebrating 60 Years Serving Children and Families in Maine

Edmund N. Ervin, a pediatrician in Waterville, Maine, had a vision for children with disabilities and their families to experience the world as a better place.  It was in the mid to late 1950’s that for the first time physicians could test for and diagnose Down syndrome and congenital hypothyroidism. Dr. Ervin wanted to be able to identify these children and help improve their lives. He founded the Edmund N. Ervin Pediatric Center in 1958 with a federal grant supported by Senator Edmund Muskie. Dr.

Clinical Training to Address Health Disparities among At-risk Children and Youth

Founded in 1980 and part of Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC) since 2014, Child Health Services is dedicated to eliminating health disparities and improving the health and well-being of at-risk children and youth in New Hampshire. Child Health Services is the pediatric arm of MCHC where about 44% of patients’ do not use English as their primary language.