NH Adults with IDD Need Accessible Diabetes Education and Care

Only 1 in 5 adults with intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) and diabetes gets all recommended diabetes care, which includes regular visits to a health care provider to check on blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, kidney function, and retinal eye exams. The NH Disability & Public Health (DPH) project has published a new Disability in Focus data brief to share strategies to improve the health of people with IDD and diabetes.

nTIDE May 2019 Jobs Report: Job numbers up slightly for Americans with disabilities

Durham, NH – In contrast to recent months, job numbers improved slightly for Americans with disabilities, 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-IOD). For people with disabilities, employment is key to achieving independence and fully participating in community life.

The IOD Concord Office is Moving!

The Institute on Disability is excited to announce that its Concord Office will be moving to a new location. The current Concord Office on Old Suncook Road will be closed beginning June 24 and will reopen at its new location at 57 Regional Drive, Unit 8, Concord, NH on July 1, 2019.

This move to a new office will mean newer facilities with more reliable access to technology, increased office and conference room space, and a larger Professional Development Center.

The IOD Concord Office is Moving!

The Institute on Disability is excited to announce that its Concord Office will be moving to a new location. The current Concord Office on Old Suncook Road will be closed beginning June 24 and will reopen at its new location at 57 Regional Drive, Unit 8, Concord, NH on July 1, 2019.

This move to a new office will mean newer facilities with more reliable access to technology, increased office and conference room space, and a larger Professional Development Center.

NH-ME LEND Trainees Explore Family Engagement in the Development of Individualized Family Support Plans

Each year NH-ME LEND trainees participate in leadership placements in partnership with community-based organizations whose missions are aligned with the mission of the LEND program. The purpose of the leadership placement is to provide trainees with opportunities to develop and apply leadership skills and to strengthen our network by supporting the work of our partner organizations in New Hampshire and Maine. 

The 2019 Krumm Lecture Series Brings INTELLIGENT LIVES to the University of New Hampshire

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the Institute on Disability, in partnership with the MUB and the NH Challenge, hosted a free screening of the award-winning documentary INTELLIGENT LIVES as a part of the Janet Krumm Disability & Media Lecture Series. The screening was joined by filmmaker Dan Habib who also hosted a discussion following the film. The event, which took place in the UNH MUB, was attended by approximately 150 students and community members.

Dr. Tobey Partch-Davies Receives Award from the UNH Commission on Community, Equity and Diversity

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Dr. Tobey Partch-Davies received the 2019 Advocacy and Action Faculty Award from the University of New Hampshire’s Commission on Community, Equity, and Diversity.   The award is given to people who foster “understanding of the issues, building a community of inclusion, raising awareness through your insight and action, and increasing opportunity and access for people with disabilities.”