Susan Russell

Susan Russell has been affiliated with the NH-ME LEND program since 2011, first as a LEND trainee in Disability Studies from 2011-2012 and then in her current role as the Maine Interdisciplinary Training Coordinator.

Sara Rainer Receives Rising Star Award at the New Hampshire Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting

DURHAM, N.H. – The Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire congratulates Sara Rainer for receiving the Rising Star Award by the New Hampshire Public Health Association at their Annual Meeting on April 11, 2018.

“In the past few years, Sara has worked tirelessly to translate best practices in including people with disabilities with public health initiatives,” shares Linda Bimbo, Acting Director of the Institute on Disability, “and we are pleased that her hard work is recognized with this award.”

National survey demonstrates that Americans with disabilities are striving to work and overcoming barriers

DURHAM, NH - A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD), have authored a new article that identifies how Americans with disabilities are striving to work and overcoming barriers to employment. Their findings are detailed in Striving to work and overcoming barriers: Employment strategies and successes of people with disabilities, which was published online February 26, 2018 by the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Dr. Therese Willkomm Receives Award from UNH President’s Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities

DURHAM, N.H. – On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Dr. Therese Willkomm received the 2018 Faculty Award from the University of New Hampshire’s President’s Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities. 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 and in gratitude for your work.”

nTIDE March 2018 Jobs Report: Job Growth for Americans with Disabilities Reaches Two-Year Milestone

Durham, NH – Americans with disabilities reached a milestone this month, as the major economic indicators showed increases for the 24th consecutive month, 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). The strengthening economy underscores the value of diversity in the workplace. As hiring increases, preparing for the workplace is more important than ever for people with disabilities.