Recent Publications

  • Dr. Debra Brucker co-authored two entries in the newly released Disability in American Life: An Encyclopedia of Concepts, Policies, and Controversies. One of her entries discusses poverty among Americans with disabilities and the other discusses social capital and disability.  The book includes a forward by Andy Imparato, Executive Director of the Association of University Centers on Disability and covers a wide range of topics.

Leadership in Action!

Each year, the NH-ME LEND trainees are placed with a community partner to work on a leadership project designed to improve the system of care for individuals with disabilities and their families.  On Friday May 3, the 2019 LEND Cohort presented the outcomes of their work during the annual LEND Capstone Poster Session as part of the UNH Graduate Research Conference.  Topics addressed issues across the life span including early developmental screening and evaluations, preparation of teachers in rural areas to utilize principles of universal design for learning, supports for mental health prov

Disability Advocacy

The NH-ME LEND trainees participated in the annual Disability Policy Seminar held in Washington, DC from April 7-10.  Under the guidance of LEND faculty Kay Johnson, Alan Cobo-Lewis, Patrick Shannon, Susan Russell, and Betsy Humphreys, the trainees worked on a policy analysis on the issue of seclusion and restraint practices in school settings.  The trainees prepared personal stories, a policy brief, and key talking points to educate each state’s congressional delegation on these issues.  Legislation on the use of seclusion and restraint in educational settings is expected to be introduced

nTIDE April 2019 Jobs Report: Job numbers flat for Americans with Disabilities despite strength of the labor market

nTIDE Comparison of people with and without disabilities (April 2018 & 2019)Durham, NH – The economic indicators for Americans with disabilities were flat, while people with disabilities saw slight gains, 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).