A New Year for the IOD’s Leadership Training Programs

In September the NH Leadership and NH-ME LEND programs kicked off their program years.

The NH Leadership Series Class of 2019 has gotten off to a fantastic start in September. Since the start of the new year, they have hosted three sessions. In the first, one of New Hampshire’s most beloved advocates, Freda Smith, honored the class with her presence during the History Session.  In the 1980’s, Freda organized people to take a stand against the Laconia State School and institutions that warehouse and segregate individuals with disabilities. 

A New $4.3M Federal Grant to Improve National Disability Data

The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire has been awarded a five-year, $4.3 million grant from the U.S. Administration on Community Living’s National Institute for Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

This five-year grant, called the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC), works towards improving access and utilization of existing disability data and generates new knowledge needed to improve disability data collection and dissemination.

INTELLIGENT LIVES Screened in a Washington, D.C. Congressional Briefing on Transitioning from School to Competitive Integrated Employment

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Dan Habib shared a clip from INTELLIGENT LIVES, his newest film, at the congressional briefing, “Successes of Youth with Disabilities Transitioning from School to Competitive Integrated Employment” in Washington, DC. The briefing was presented by Coalition to Promote Self-Determination and the National Council on Disability, in collaboration with Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Rep.