Dear Friends:

The Institute on Disability/UCED, at the University of New Hampshire, is once again requesting your assistance in nominating adults with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities to participate in the New Hampshire Leadership Series. The New Hampshire Leadership Series is seeking participants who are highly motivated to become well informed about, and active in, policy-making and systems change for individuals with disabilities in our state.

The New Hampshire Leadership Series provides participants with nonpartisan, state-of-the-art information about issues concerning people with disabilities. Leaders in the field, adults with disabilities, parents, and family members will present information and facilitate groups during each session.

At the New Hampshire Leadership Series, participants will receive a wide range of information and strategies designed to assist them in setting visions and achieving dreams for themselves and their families. The New Hampshire Leadership Series will educate families and adults with disabilities about best practices in education (including secondary and post-secondary education), employment, housing, and participation as full members of the community. In addition, information on positive approaches to challenging behavior, assistive technology, negotiation skills, creating a network of support, the history of the disability movement, community organizing, and the legislative process will be addressed.

This Series provides participants with overnight accommodations and all are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to network with each other.

Ten sessions will take place monthly from September through April. The people selected must commit to participation in all eight sessions. Participants are eligible to receive nine credits from Granite State College after completing the Series, if you are enrolled in the college.

Participants are provided with materials, lodging, and meals. Participants will be selected on the basis of: 1) their interest; 2) their ability to organize other community members; 3) their commitment to attend all of the sessions in the Series; and 4) geographical location with the state.

There is a selection process and up to 35 participants will be chosen.

To nominate someone now please download the nomination form as a PDFdownload the nomination form as a Microsoft Word Doc, or submit your nomination online.

If you have any questions or would like further information, feel free to contact me.

Thank you very much for your help.


Deb Genthner
NH Leadership Series Coordinator
Phone: 603.228.2084       

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To nominate someone for the Series, click the link below. Nominations are accepted year round;  we are now accepting nominations for the next class! Don't forget, you can nominate yourself!

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