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 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: Academic and Assistive Technology, Setting & Realizing Goals Using Person-Centered Planning, Healthy & Social…
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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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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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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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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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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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The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as the inability to access the food necessary to live a healthy, active life. Understanding the scope of food insecurity experienced within New Hampshire is important for informing the provision of nutrition assistance services throughout the state. Identifying subpopulations that are at greater risk for food insecurity can help nutrition…
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Understanding the Factors Associated with the Health Disparities Experienced by People with Intellectual Disabilities There is a growing body of evidence that—when compared to people without intellectual disabilities—people with intellectual disabilities more frequently experience poor health and unmet healthcare needs. However, there is limited scientific understanding about the causes of these…
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US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - assisted adults with disabilities reside within all types of housing assistance yet do not always receive targeted assistance nor supports. By identifying gaps in quality of life, employment patterns and health disparities, this research grant will highlight areas that policymakers need to address. HUD is currently evaluating the…
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Lecture Description The Janet Krumm Disability & Media Lecture Series is an annual public lecture series which recognizes the power of information and the contributions of individuals who have used the media, written and visual, to create an understanding of the experience of disability, as well as the community's collective responsibility to embrace diversity.
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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 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 ServicesTM (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 2009 to provide technical assistance, clinical expertise, training, and consultation services that…
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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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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 facilitate the adoption of healthy behaviors.
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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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This project will identify mid-life predictors of living in a food insecure household at age 60 and older, explore whether living in a food insecure household in mid-life is associated with reduced odds of well-being or healthy aging among persons age 60 and older, and, examine changes in the odds of living in a food insecure household among adults as they transition onto Social Security…
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The University of New Hampshire’s Departments of Education and Social Work, in collabor
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  The UNH-Institute on Disability (IOD), in partnership with numerous UNH academic and administrative partners has launched a new innovative 2-year program to bring inclusive higher education to young adults with Intellectual Disability. The program began in Fall of 2021 and continues to welcome new  students at the start of each fall semester.  
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