Kaarin Clausen, MS

Marketing and Promotions Specialist

Kaarin Clausen joined the IOD’s Concord office in November 2009 and is the Marketing and Promotions Specialist to Dan Habib and the Inclusive Communities Project, as well as to the RENEW and SWIFT Center Projects. Prior to working at the IOD, she worked in publishing for 10 years as an editorial coordinator and freelance permissions editor. Clausen received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in 2014.

 

Projects

A Bold Vision When students with disabilities are provided appropriate instruction and supports, they can learn grade-level general education curriculum, communicate in ways that are commensurate with their same-age peers without disabilities, have meaningful social relationships, and graduate from high school—college and career ready.
Creating Connections NH is a federally-funded project to develop and implement a system of care for youth (ages 12-25) with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Co-occurring mental health disorders and SUD (COD).  Creating Connections NH is being implemented by the NH Bureau of Children’s Behavioral Health within the NH Department of Health and Human Services to develop, in collaboration with two pilot sites
Dan Habib's award-winning documentary film Including Samuel examines the educational and social inclusion of youth with disabilities.
The Inclusive Communities Project at the Institute on Disability (IOD) leverages the IOD’s expertise and the power of documentary film to promote greater acceptance and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in schools and communities through curriculum, training,
The perception of intelligence is a powerful force in the systematic segregation, maltreatment, and unfulfilled potential of hundreds of millions of individuals with disabilities in the U.S. and worldwide. The documentary film project Intelligent Lives (working title) explores how the segregation of people with intellectual disabilities became the norm, why this segregation is slowly being dismantled, and how some people with intellectual disabilities are blazing a bold new path.
During his 14-year tenure at Concord High School, Principal Gene Connolly was known for his non-stop energy, his love of rock & roll, and the personal connections he made with many of the school’s 1,600 students. However, in 2014, Connolly became known for something very different: the rapid loss of his ability to walk and speak due to the debilitating effects of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease). Mr.
RENEW is a structured school-to-career transition planning and individualized wraparound process for youth with emotional and behavioral challenges. 
Kelsey Carroll has one goal--to graduate from high school. But there are plenty of reasons why she shouldn’t. She attends a school with one of the highest dropout rates in New Hampshire and has dealt with homelessness, abuse, self-mutilation, and ADHD. As a freshman, she didn't earn a single academic credit, but she did get suspended for dealing drugs. Who Cares About Kelsey? is the story of Kelsey's transformation from a defiant “problem student” to a motivated, self-confident young woman.

Phone: 
603.228.2084 x26
Institute on Disability / UCED
57 Regional Drive, Unit 8
Concord, NH 03301