nTIDE March 2019 Jobs Report: Economic indicators again show slight declines for Americans with disabilities

Durham, NH – In March, job numbers again showed slight declines for Americans with disabilities, in contrast with modest gains for Americans 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). This may indicate a tapering off of the engagement of people with disabilities in the labor market.

Moving On: Acknowledging Carl Cooley’s Contributions to NH-ME LEND

Working as a primary care pediatrician in a small New Hampshire town, Carl Cooley came to appreciate the important role families play in health care, especially for children with developmental disabilities and chronic health care conditions.  He found the traditional primary care model lacking for children with more complex needs, leading him to pursue a career as a developmental-behavioral pediatrician with the goal of improving the system of care.  Carl’s contributions to the field are numerous.  He became a national leader in developing and implementing the “medical home” model of care t

Advocating for a High Quality of Life: Alan Kurtz

For more than 25 years, Alan Kurtz has provided training and technical assistance to teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, and state and private agency staff on inclusive education, positive behavior supports, and person-centered planning to enhance the quality of life of individuals with autism and their families.  In 2012, Alan was named the Area Coordinator of Autism and Education at the University of Maine’s Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies.  He coordinates research and training activities across the state of Maine including federally funded projects on the transiti