Institute on Disability Awarded Five-Year $2.7m Grant

In June, the Institute on Disability received a five year, $2.7 million federal grant to continue its leadership improving knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of people with disabilities and their families. 

“The UNH Institute on Disability is nationally renowned for its leadership, and I’m thrilled that this grant will help them continue to support and empower people with disabilities here in New Hampshire and across the nation,” said Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) who announced the grant. 

Did You Know?

In New Hampshire (NH), 54 percent of adults with mobility and/or cognitive disabilities get insufficient daily physical activity. This rate is much higher than the 30 percent of adults without these disabilities who also do not meet minimum U.S. guidelines for exercise. More information on this data and other findings are highlighted in the new NH Disability & Public Health Report.

Mr. Connolly Has ALS Screens on Capitol Hill

On Monday, July 17, 2017, Dan Habib traveled to Washington, DC to screen his film Mr. Connolly Has ALS at an event hosted by New Hampshire Congresswoman Annie Kuster along with New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan and Washington Senator Patty Murray (not in attendance). The event also included a panel discussion of the role of Medicaid funding to support inclusive K-12 education for students with disabilities. Last year, New Hampshire schools received $29 million in Medicaid funding.

Dan Habib Screens "Mr. Connolly Has ALS" at a Washington, DC Event Hosted by NH Congresswoman Annie Kuster and Sen. Maggie Hassan

On Monday, July 17, 2017 Dan Habib travelled to Washington, DC to screen his film Mr. Connolly Has ALS at an event hosted by New Hampshire Congresswoman Annie Kuster along with New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan and Washington Senator Patty Murray (not in attendance). The event also included a panel discussion of the role of Medicaid funding to support inclusive K-12 education for students with disabilities. Last year, New Hampshire schools received $29 million in Medicaid funding.

Fourth Annual NH Leadership Series & ABLE NH Charity Golf Classic

Mark your calendars for Friday, September 22nd for the 4th Annual Golf Tourney! 

Location: Windham Country Club, 1 Country Club Rd, Windham, NH 

Time: Registration: 12:30 pm | Start: 1:30 pm 

Format: Scramble with lunch and dinner 

This fun event was started by family and friends of people who have disabilities. As graduates of the NH Leadership Series and members of ABLE NH, we are working to provide training and create support for full lives in the community for ALL!