nTIDE October 2017 Jobs Report: Job Numbers Reflect Increasing Inclusion of Americans with Disabilities in the Workforce

National Trends in Disability Employment: Comparison of People with & without Disabilities (October 2016 & October 2017)Durham, NH – The major economic indicators continue to reflect increasing inclusion of Americans with disabilities in the workforce, 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 (UNH

New Film About School Principal With ALS Nominated For IDA Award

Concord, NH — 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 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.

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

Kessler Foundation released the results of a new national survey that 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.  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.

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

DURHAM, NH - The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire 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.

Partnering with Youth to Improve School Climate

October 12, 2017 from 3:00-4:00 EST

This session will focus on the importance of authentic youth voice to improve school climate.  Two strategies for the development of youth leadership will be showcased: 1) Including youth on school-level Multi-tiered System of Support Teams, and, 2) the mission of YouthMOVE, a youth-led organization, to develop youth leadership and peer to peer supports focused on helping youth with lived behavioral health experiences to find their voices and effect change in multiple contexts, including as school climate leaders.

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Announce More than $4 Million in Grants to Support Granite Staters Who Experience Disabilities

Grants will help improve and increase job opportunities, quality of home and community-based services for Granite Staters who experience disabilities

WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan today announced three grants that will help build a more inclusive New Hampshire by improving job opportunities and increasing and strengthening the quality of home and community-based services for Granite Staters who experience disabilities.