The Institute on Disability improves knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of people with disabilities & their families.
As a grant-funded research institute, the coordinates a number of state and national projects and programs which address a broad range of disability topics across the life span.
The IOD aligns its projects and strategic initiatives with current and emerging national, regional, and state priorities related to individuals with disabilities. A majority of IOD grants and programs are concentrated within the following areas:
Assistive Technology, Community Living & Employment, Health & Genetics, Inclusive Early Care & Education
The IOD is dedicated to preparing leaders in disability-related fields through innovative learning experiences, interdisciplinary teaching models, and programs of study that incorporate universal design principles, include self-advocates’ perspectives, and employ varied instructional methods and formats.
The IOD makes significant contributions to the body of knowledge related to disability through a variety of research and evaluation activities including data analysis, focus group facilitation, model demonstration projects, or project outcome evaluation.
The IOD supports the efforts of consumers and professionals to create more inclusive communities by providing local, regional, and national services, that represent current and emerging best practices.
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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.
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The IOD works to increase access to Assistive Technology at UNH, in NH, and across the United States.
Assistive TechnologY Projects
Initiatives that focus on mental health, substance misuse, and the systems and services that support individual social and emotional wellness in our schools and communities.
Behavioral Health & Wellness
The IOD provides systems-change efforts related to adults and long-term care including employment, housing, transportation, person-centered planning, aging, and direct care.
Community LivinG and employment Projects
Health initiatives at the IOD aim to improve the health and social well-being of those with inherited (genetic) disorders and other disabilities.
Health & Genetics Projects
The IOD partners with educators, administrators, and policy makers to ensure that every student is a fully participating member of the classroom.
Inclusive Early Care & Education Projects