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Thirty years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, higher education appears to be paying off for people with disabilities. Yet, challenges remain, and many opportunities for improvement also emerged. Equity in higher education and employment depends not only on graduation or employment rates, but also on the characteristics and quality of educational and vocational experiences. The 2020 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey dispels common myths about the role of higher education in the lives of young people with disabilities who, like their
NH-ME LEND was accepted as one of ten Primary Lead Programs participating in a National Training Initiative called Project SCOPE- Supporting Children of the Opioid Epidemic. Project SCOPE is intended to build nationwide provider capacity and confidence in applying evidence-based practices in screening, monitoring, and supporting children diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS), or suspected of being impacted by opioid use, trauma, or related exposure.
The IOD wishes to congratulate three long-standing staff members for their recent career achievements.
Dr. Kelly Nye-Lengerman, a leader in employment policy and services, workforce development, person-centered practices, and evaluation, has been named director of the Institute on Disability/UCED (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire effective June 8, 2020.
New Hampshire's Governor Sununu signed HB 1558 into law in July 2020, directing the NH Department of Education to support MTSS-B development in school districts across the state.
The bill's language includes:
Are you concerned about how to support your students within the online learning environment or with a hybrid model? Are you concerned about how to support and teach new routines and behaviors to your students when they come back to school? The MTSS-B Framework can be helpful as you roll out new routines and seek to help your students!
2020-2021 Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavioral Health (MTSS-B)
During the Spring of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the lives of graduating LEND trainees in New Hampshire in unprecedented ways. After years of dedication to complete their master’s degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders, students were told there would be a delay in launching their careers. The closure of national examination centers, due to COVID-19, was delaying the processing of test results and subsequently delaying the granting of provisional licenses to speech language pathologists (SLP) in New Hampshire (NH).
An article on racial disparities in education published by The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. The mission of Brookings is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national, and global level. Read the article.
Each year, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) selects a small number of its outstanding faculty for special recognition of their achievements in teaching, scholarship, and service. Awards for Excellence in Teaching are given in each college and school. This spring, the College of Health and Human Services recognized John Wilcox, 2012 LEND graduate, with the award for Excellence in Teaching. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department, teaching graduate and undergraduate students.