Amy Frechette

ASD Self-Advocate

Education

  • A.S., Criminal Justice, New Hampshire Technical Institute, 1997

Professional Background

Amy H. Frechette, A.S. 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 NH and currently as a governor appointed self-advocate for NH Council on ASD which is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the recommendations made in the report NH Commission on ASD. Amy is a 2007 graduate of the NH Family and Consumer Leadership Series. Amy has owned and trained her own Autism Service Dogs since 2003; her current dog is a Keshond, Judah.

Projects

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 Frechette
Phone: 
603-862-0561
Institute on Disability
Pettee Hall
55 College Road, Room 103
Durham, NH 03824