The IOD Bookstore Receives a Major Upgrade

The IOD Bookstore recently relaunched with several upgrades that greatly improve the user experience. In addition to a new more intuitive design, the accessibility of the website has been improved as well as its usability on mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. Another new feature that has been added is the ability to purchase and rent streaming media. Several IOD videos and films are now available to stream with more to come soon.  

National Survey Provides New Directions for Expanding Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Workplace

A new national survey shows that employers are striving to recruit, hire, train, and retain people with disabilities, and reveals areas of opportunity for even greater successes in the workplace. This survey, the 2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey: Supervisor Perspectives, is the first survey to look at the effectiveness of these practices from the perspective of supervisors of employees with and without disabilities. Commissioned by the Kessler Foundation, the survey was conducted by a team led by Drs.

Eric Lauer Receives PhD in Epidemiology

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.

NH Occupational Health Surveillance Program Releases Report on Barriers to Breastfeeding

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 Project (NH OHSP).

nTIDE October 2017 Jobs Report: Job Numbers Reflect Increasing Inclusion of Americans with Disabilities in the Workforce

National Trends in Disability Employment: Comparison of People with & without Disabilities (October 2016 & October 2017)Durham, NH – The major economic indicators continue to reflect increasing inclusion of Americans with disabilities in the workforce, 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

New Film About School Principal With ALS Nominated For IDA Award

Concord, NH — Filmmaker Dan Habib’s new project, Mr. Connolly Has ALS, has been nominated for the International Documentary Association’s 2017 IDA Award for Best Documentary Short. The film documents a high school principal who is embraced by his community as he continues to lead the school, despite rapidly losing his abilities due to the debilitating effects of ALS.

National Survey Provides New Directions for Expanding Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Workplace

Kessler Foundation released the results of a new national survey that shows that employers are striving to recruit, hire, train, and retain people with disabilities, and reveals areas of opportunity for even greater successes in the workplace.  The 2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey: Supervisor Perspectives is the first survey to look at the effectiveness of these practices from the perspective of supervisors of employees with and without disabilities.