Trainee Highlights

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!

Alumni Updates

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.

nTIDE November 2017 Jobs Report: Ongoing Job Gains Bode Well for Americans with Disabilities

National Trends in Disability Employment: Comparison of People with & without Disabilities (November 2016 & November 2017)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

Employing An Under-Utilized Workforce: Granite Staters With Disabilities

"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."