Projects

Projects
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The IOD runs an ever-changing list of grants and projects which address a broad range of disability topics across the life span both within New Hampshire and across the United States.

You can now view a separate list of archived projects and grants here.

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The ARRT on Employment is a postdoctoral training program sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The program develops researchers who are highly qualified to use survey and administrative data to investigate research questions related to the employment of people with disabilities through informal and classroom training, as…
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The Institute on Disability is the lead agency for New Hampshire’s statewide Assistive Technology Act Program: Assistive Technology in New Hampshire, or ATinNH. The program has two major activity areas.
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The Bridges Training Series is a college and career training series. It is currently offered online, with four trainings designed to prepare young adults ages 18-24 with intellectual disabilities for higher education, independent living, and careers. The four trainings are: Tools for Academic Success, Setting & Realizing Goals Using Person-Centered Planning, Healthy & Social…
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The goal of the Building Futures Together program is to prepare 98 paraprofessionals in healthcare and school settings to provide specialized enhanced care coordination to children, youth and their caregivers whose parents are impacted by opioid use disor
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Resilience, Empowerment, and Natural Supports for Education and Work (RENEW) Creating Hope, Building Futures, Changing Lives RENEW is a structured school-to-career transition planning and individualized wraparound process for youth with emotional and behavioral challenges. Developed in 1996 by staff at the Institute on Disability (IOD), RENEW is being provided by schools, community…
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The Center on Aging and Community Living (CACL) is a collaboration between The Institute on Disability (IOD) and The Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP) at The University of New Hampshire (UNH). These two institutes have been actively engaged in projects related to aging and long term care for many years. Jointly, the IOD and IHPP provide ongoing support to the Bureau of…
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Charting the Life Course NH logo
The Charting the LifeCourse framework was developed by families to help individuals with disabilities and families at any age or stage of life develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live. The framework and tools will help you organize your ideas,…
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IOD staff are engaged in evaluation efforts for Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families (CCSPF) which establishes an integrated continuum of family support, with community-based services such as mental health and substance misuse treatment, economic supports, home visiting, and educational programs, to prevent child abuse and neglect and ultimately reduce the number of…
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This project will promote use of research-based tools to increase Community Life Engagement (CLE) for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
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In an effort to improve COVID-19 vaccine access for older adults and people with disabilities in New Hampshire, the NH Developmental Disabilities (DD) partner organizations explored barriers to vaccine access and concerns about COVID-19 booster shots. Read our summary of findings below. Read the full report  
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Building Treatment and Recovery Services for NH's Youth and Young Adults Creating Connections NH is a system of care for youth and young adults (ages 12-25) with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Co-occurring mental health disorders and SUD (COD). Creating Connections NH is implemented by the NH Bureau of Children’s Behavioral Health within the NH Department of Health and Human Services in…
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The Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire, the NH Bureau of Developmental Services, and the NH Council on Developmental Disabilities will be piloting this project for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs).
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UNH Institute on Disability, Disabilities Rights Center-NH, and the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities collaborate to distribute a bi-annual publication to educate community members and policymakers about the latest research, advocacy, policy, and practice. 
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RRTC Stats
The mission of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) is to narrow and actively bridge the divide between the producers and end users of disability statistics, thereby supporting better data collection, more accurate information, better decision-making, more effective programs, and better lives for people with…
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Staying Safe at Work Training The Staying Safe at Work training is a curriculum for teaching workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities about health and safety on the job. View upcoming trainings For assistance implementing the Staying Safe at Work Curriculum: Contact Us
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Evaluation of Telehealth Services on Mental Health Outcomes for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
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Nearly 30 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities in education and employment. Individuals with disabilities now comprise about 12% of college students, which matters because educational attainment is associated with gainful employment. Although the employment gap between people with and without disabilities…
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The 2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey: Supervisor Perspectives (KFNEDS:SP) identifies ways that employers strive to hire and retain employees with disabilities by utilizing different approaches to successfully avoid or overcome barriers.  This research generates actionable information to support the adoption of promising practices across the country. Following the…
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The Institute on Disability is partnering with the Postive Work Experiences Research (PoWER) Team on this Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP), funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).
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The NH Living Well (LW) Quality Frameworks grant focuses on utilizing strong and long-lasting partnerships with self-advocates, direct support professionals, state agencies, providers, families, and advocacy organizations to improve the supports and services for people with disabilities within the state. Recent Highlights Dream Big: Tools for Supporting Individual Choice & a Robust…
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Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a data-driven behavioral support and improvement framework that consists of three levels, each specifically designed to prevent disruption and address the behavioral support needs of students at risk of school failure: 
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The National Center for START Services® (NCSS) is an initiative that works to strengthen efficiencies and service outcomes for people with IDD and mental health needs in the community. The National Center was established at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability in 2011 to provide technical assistance, clinical expertise, training, and consultation services that…
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The National Center for START Services® established the National Research Consortium on Mental Health in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (MHIDD) in 2019. The goals of the collaboration are: to improve the mental health and well-being of individuals with IDD along with their families and communities; to foster collaboration among research institutions, practitioners, UCEDDS,…
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The New England Regional Genetics Network (NERGN) advances the health and well-being of individuals with genetic conditions by connecting them with genetic services, educating professionals to improve systems of genetic care, and supporting families in New England. NERGN's vision is that "all individuals with genetic conditions in New England have the opportunity to achieve their…
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2023 Data and Statistics about people with disabilities in the state of New Hampshire.
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New Hampshire’s Disability and Health Program (DHP) is collaborating with the Granite YMCA to utilize National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability's inclusive Community Implementation Process (NiCIP) to mobilize an Inclusive Health Coalition to implement, monitor, and evaluate an inclusion plan in Manchester and Goffstown, NH. Members of the IHC include a self-…
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Providing Hope for NH Youth with Emotional or Behavioral Challenges and Their Families Wraparound is a youth- and family-driven process that supports children or youth (birth - age 21) with significant emotional or behavioral challenges and their families. Wraparound brings together a community-based team to support the family by developing and monitoring a plan of care that builds…
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A skilled and supported workforce is critical to the delivery of high-quality services to our children, youth, and families. Intentional and targeted workforce development activities ensure that we prepare providers across all levels of the workforce, including peer supporters, paraprofessionals, credentialed staff, bachelors-level, masters-level, doctoral-level, licensed…
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The New Hampshire Disability and Health Program (DHP) improves the health and quality of life of people with disabilities in NH by implementing evidence-based strategies to reduce unmet health needs, increase access to preventive health care, and facilita
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NH Leadership Series logo
The New Hampshire Leadership Series has been a pivotal change experience for family members and adults with disabilities by providing state-of-the-art information and strategies to effect change on disability-related issues locally and across the state.
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The mission of NH-ME LEND is to prepare leaders to enter the field of maternal and child health in order to improve the lives of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families, with particular attention to the needs of children with ASD.
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Work-related injuries and illnesses are preventable, and control of occupational hazards is the most effective means of prevention.
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Accessible Research Ethics Education for Community Research Partners provides community research partners disability-accessible education in ethical issues in social and behavioral research.
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TIPP
The University of New Hampshire’s Departments of Education and Social Work, in collabor
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  The mission of UNH-4U is to support students with intellectual disability to achieve academic, life, and career goals.
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This project is a collaboration between the Institute on Disability, the Endowment for Health, and i
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