Job Crafting Study

The Career Self-Management through Job Crafting Study at the University of New Hampshire is looking for volunteers to take part in a study to develop and test a program to help people to re-envision and refine aspects of their jobs. You may be eligible to participate if you:

nTIDE December 2018 Jobs Report: Outlook remains optimistic despite dip in job numbers for Americans with disabilities

Durham, NH – Economic indicators for Americans with disabilities dipped in December, in contrast to the gains seen for people without 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). Employment experts remain optimistic for growth in 2019 given the overall upward pattern in 2018.

Institute on Disability Receives Challenge Grant for an Inclusive College Program

DURHAM, N.H. - The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the John Vance ACCESS Fund, a donor-advised fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, to support the implementation of the UNH-4U program, a new initiative providing an inclusive college experience to students with intellectual disabilities.  The IOD is currently seeking an additional $150,000 in matching contributions necessary to begin the admissions process for students.  

LEND in Action: Ben Martin, MSW

Nearly eight years following his graduation from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) master’s degree program in Social Work and the NH-ME LEND Program, Ben Martin highlights the value of his LEND training in numerous ways.  LEND was instrumental in informing his understanding of 1) the challenges faced by families and caregivers of children and youth with disabilities and special health care needs, 2) the impacts that systems and policies that create those systems have on those individuals, and 3) the incredible depth of individual humanity and the emotional lives of members of a group th

Dr. Therese Willkomm Presents at 2018 Gerontech and Innovation Expo Summit in Hong Kong

DURHAM, N.H. – On November 24, 2018, Therese Willkomm, Ph.D., a Clinical Associate Professor at the Institute on Disability presented at the 2018 Gerontech and Innovation Expo Summit (GIES) in Hong Kong.

She presented during the third plenary session, Use of Technologies to Enhance the Quality of Living of People with Disabilities, along with experts from Hong Kong, Australia, and Japan.

nTIDE November 2018 Jobs Report: Modest Increases Indicate Ongoing Job Growth for Americans with Disabilities

Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire release nTIDE Report – Monthly Update

Durham, NH – Americans with disabilities saw modest job gains in November, indicating the continuation of an upward trend, 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). These gains extend the upward trend that resumed in August 2018, following a brief downturn.

The 2018 Senior Leadership Series Wraps Up Its Year

In partnership with AARP NH and the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, UNH’s Center on Aging and Community Living is wrapped up the 2018 Senior Leadership Series on November 9th. The Series is an educational program that provides support and training in advocacy and leadership skills for community members in New Hampshire. The program includes five full day sessions where participants learn about topics such as community organizing, leadership development, and best practices in older adult advocacy issues.

A New Year for the IOD’s Leadership Training Programs

In September the NH Leadership and NH-ME LEND programs kicked off their program years.

The NH Leadership Series Class of 2019 has gotten off to a fantastic start in September. Since the start of the new year, they have hosted three sessions. In the first, one of New Hampshire’s most beloved advocates, Freda Smith, honored the class with her presence during the History Session.  In the 1980’s, Freda organized people to take a stand against the Laconia State School and institutions that warehouse and segregate individuals with disabilities.