Amy Frechette

ASD Self-Advocate


  • B.A., Psychology, University of New Hampshire, 2020
  • A.S., Criminal Justice, New Hampshire Technical Institute, 1997

Professional Background

Amy H. Frechette is a self-advocate and provides program support at the Institute on Disability. Amy has a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome and brings her expertise as a self-advocate to her work with the Institute on Disability and NH-ME LEND. She is a strong advocate and statewide leader in the area of autism spectrum disorders, previously serving as a board member for the Autism Society of N.H. and currently as a governor-appointed self-advocate for N.H. Council on ASD, which is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the recommendations made in the report N.H. Commission on ASD. Amy is a 2007 graduate of the N.H. Family and Consumer Leadership Series. Amy has owned and trained her own Autism Service Dogs since 2003; her current dog is a Keeshond, Judah.


The NH and ME Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (NH-ME LEND) is a collaboration among Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire, and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies/UCED at the University of Maine-Orono. The purpose of NH-ME LEND is to improve the health of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities by preparing leaders to enter the field of maternal and child health.

Amy Frechetter and her service dog Judah
Institute on Disability
Pettee Hall
55 College Road, Room 103
Durham, NH 03824