An Update On Special Education In New Hampshire

"New models for education seek to provide resources and access to services for not just students with special needs (such as intellectual disabilities or learning disabilities), but for any student who may be marginalized in their  community. This may include students who speak English as a second language, and students living in poverty. But individual schools and school districts still struggle to meet their students' needs, through workforce shortages, funding limitations, or exhaustive performance requirements. "

Did You Know?

In New Hampshire 8 out of every 10 mothers initiates breastfeeding after birth, however only 3 mothers continue breastfeeding the full 12 months as suggested by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

This and other findings are highlighted in a new report from the New Hampshire Occupational Health Surveillance Program (NH OHSP).

Institute on Disability Selected as Member of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Focus on People with Disabilities 2017 Cohort

The Institute on Disability (IOD) has been selected to participate in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Financial Empowerment: Focus on People with Disabilities 2017 Cohort. It is one of 30 organizations across the United States selected to participate.

Dan Habib’s Mr. Connolly Has ALS is Nominated For IDA Award

Filmmaker Dan Habib’s new project, Mr. Connolly Has ALS, has been nominated for the International Documentary Association’s 2017 IDA Award for Best Documentary Short. The film documents a high school principal in Concord, NH who is embraced by his community as he continues to lead the school, despite rapidly losing his abilities due to the debilitating effects of ALS. The film also recently won Best Short Documentary and Best of Fest at the SNOB Film Festival.

The IOD Bookstore Receives a Major Upgrade

The IOD Bookstore recently relaunched with several upgrades that greatly improve the user experience. In addition to a new more intuitive design, the accessibility of the website has been improved as well as its usability on mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. Another new feature that has been added is the ability to purchase and rent streaming media. Several IOD videos and films are now available to stream with more to come soon.  

National Survey Provides New Directions for Expanding Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Workplace

A new national survey shows that employers are striving to recruit, hire, train, and retain people with disabilities, and reveals areas of opportunity for even greater successes in the workplace. This survey, the 2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey: Supervisor Perspectives, is the first survey to look at the effectiveness of these practices from the perspective of supervisors of employees with and without disabilities. Commissioned by the Kessler Foundation, the survey was conducted by a team led by Drs.

Eric Lauer Receives PhD in Epidemiology

We are pleased to announce that Eric A. Lauer has recently earned his Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health at Rugters University. Eric graduated from the program in October after successfully defended his dissertation entitled Teasing Apart the Complex Relationship Between Psychological Distress, Mental Health Conditions, Social Factors, and Disability in the United States.

NH Occupational Health Surveillance Program Releases Report on Barriers to Breastfeeding

In New Hampshire 8 out of every 10 mothers initiates breastfeeding after birth, however only 3 mothers continue breastfeeding the full 12 months as suggested by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This and other findings are highlighted in a new report from the New Hampshire Occupational Health Surveillance Project (NH OHSP).