The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (IOD) released its 2018 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium on February 13, 2019 at the National Academies of Science in Washington, DC. The Compendium pulls together disability statistics on a variety of topics from numerous US federal agencies.
Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire release nTIDE Report – Monthly Update – with a focus on representing disability in the entertainment industry and the employment initiative Lights! Camera! Action! 2.0
A report from the Juvenile Reform Project, a coalition of New Hampshire advocacy organizations, says that school discipline in New Hampshire is disproportionately harsh on students of color and students with disabilities.
NH-Maine LEND has developed a partnership with the New Mainers Public Health Initiative (NMPHI), a public health and social service agency, headquartered in Lewiston, Maine, that serves New Mainers, recent immigrants to the secondary resettlement area, and their families. The mission of NMPHI is: to work collaboratively within the community to educate New Mainers about preventative health measures by promoting healthy habits, protecting against disease, and linking community members with available and appropriate resources. Believing that K
Disability Rights Center-NH (DRC-NH), is dedicated to eliminating barriers in New Hampshire that limit the full and equal enjoyment of civil rights and opportunities of individuals with disabilities. Since DRC-NH’s creation in 1978, it has served as the designated Protection and Advocacy agency in the state and is authorized by federal statute “to pursue legal, administrative and other appropriate remedies” on behalf of individuals with disabilities.
The NH Leadership Series would like to send a giant thank you to the Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy who generously sponsored our Organizing session in Greenfield.
Also, we would like to thank MOMSRISING for hosting dinner for our class during the January Education for ALL Session.
On November 1st, the NH Leadership Series and Dan Habib hosted a screening of Intelligent Lives at Red River Theatre. The theatre was packed with Leadership graduates, current participants, self-advocates, family and community members, and supporters of Leadership. The night was a great success and we thank everyone who contributed. A special thank you goes out to Jill Libby from the Wild Bean, Teagen and Tyler Comeau, and Forrest Beaudoin-Friede who were featured as panelists in a lively discussion following the film.
Jocelyn Curtin, daughter of Leadership gradate Marlin Curtin, Class of 1988, passed away at age 40. Jocelyn contributed to the knowledge and learning of so many advocates in NH and her legacy of creating communities where everyone belongs will continue. Her story was shared widely by Marlin as Jocelyn entered elementary school and hundreds of educators and school administrators were inspired by her story of inclusion, friendships, and creating a full life in the community.
The 2018 Golf Tournament was held September 30th 2018. Special thanks to Jim Watson, Leadership Class of 2014, and to Mary Straight, our Concord IOD Office Manager and Golf Planner extraordinaire for their hard work and dedication making this tournament the best ever! After lunch, over 100 golfers enjoyed a gorgeous day on the golf course, competing in scramble format. They finished with a delicious steak and chicken dinner and an evening of fun raffles and prizes. Both ABLE NH and Leadership received over $7,000 and are grateful for the support we have experienced over the years!