New Release: Facts & Figures: The 2018 Annual Report on Disability in New Hampshire

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, it is often difficult for local government agencies, individuals with disabilities, and even seasoned researchers to find these statistics.

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Announce $73,000 Grant for UNH Institute on Disability to Study Individuals Who Experience Disabilities in Housing and Urban Development Programs

Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability (UNH IOD) received 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 Granite Staters and Americans who experience disabilities using HUD programs. In 2017, it was estimated that that 44 percent of HUD-assisted adults experience a disability.

nTIDE June 2018 Jobs Report: Modest Downturn in Jobs Ends Extended Run for Americans with Disabilities

nTIDE Comparison of People With & Without Disabilities (June 2017 & 2018)Durham, NH – A modest downturn for June indicated the end of 26 consecutive months of job gains for American 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).

The Institute on Disability Plays a Key Role in Fighting the Opioid Crisis in New Hampshire

DURHAM, N.H. - The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) has received a 4-year contract from the NH Department of Health and Human Services to develop training and workforce support services focused on treatment and recovery for youth and young adults with Substance Use Disorders and Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders. 

Celebrating the Life of Jonathon Drake: LEND Trainee, Mentor, and Community Partner

The NH-ME LEND program joins in remembering the many contributions of Jonathon Drake, MSW (LEND 2006) who passed away on May 23, 2018. Jonathon exemplified what it means to be a part of the LEND Network. While working on his master’s degree in social work, Jonathon participated in the NH LEND Program to expand his knowledge and skills working with individuals with disabilities and their families.