Many employers are taking steps to include people with disabilities, but a new national survey finds that businesses often don’t take full advantage of successful strategies.
Greetings! The 2017-2018 year brings a new cohort of trainees, new partners in NH and Maine, and a new faculty member. Read more about what’s happening in the program this year here.
On behalf of the NH-ME LEND Program, we wish you a Happy Holiday Season and all good things in the New Year.
- Betsy Humphreys
In September we welcomed our 2018 cohort of NH-ME LEND trainees and have had a busy fall semester together. Trainees this year include family members and those from the fields of education, nursing, nutrition, communication sciences, occupational therapy, and social work. At this point in the year trainees are engaged in clinical and leadership work across NH and Maine. Meet this talented cohort here!
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."