CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Most employers have effective programs for accommodating workers with disabilities, but they often overlook recruiting and training practices that could expand employment opportunities, according to a national survey released Tuesday.
PORTSMOUTH — The 2017 New Hampshire Film Festival, happening this weekend at various locations around downtown Portsmouth, will screen many features, documentaries and short films. One film that fits both the short and documentary categories is the film festival premiere of New Hampshire resident, Dan Habib’s “Mr. Connolly Has ALS,” showing as part of a block on the Thursday schedule.
Recruiting those with disabilities are a challenge to both the employers and the employee. A recent survey finds that employers strive to recruit, hire, train and retain people with disabilities.
A Kessler Foundation survey unveiled yesterday at a Capitol Hill press conference in Washington, D.C. reveals a major gulf between supervisor impressions of how well they serve the disabled community and the practices actually needed to do so.
THE ISSUE: People with disabilities face low employment rates. THE IMPACT: National Disability Employment Awareness Month is intended to educate employers about providing opportunities for workers with disabilities.
With appropriate supports, people with intellectual & developmental disabilities (IDD) can achieve and maintain healthy lifestyles. In a new graphic data brief, the New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Project describes options to help people with IDD to be as healthy as possible. Learn more about program and policy options by downloading the brief at www.nhdisabilityhealth.org.
- On November 28th Michael McSheehan, from the UNH Satellite of SWIFT Education Center, and partners, Santina Thibedeau, N.H. State Director of Special Education, and Bonnie Dunham, a member of the IOD’s Consumer Advisory Council, appeared on NHPR’s The Exchange with Laura Knoy where they provided an update on special education in New Hampshire. You can listen to a recording of the broadcast.
Thank you to TusaRebecca and Stephen Pannucci for their five-year gift to the Center on Inclusive Education (CIE) to promote friendships and social relationships among students with and without disabilities.
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 2017 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium at a February 13, 2018 event 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.