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“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.”               

- Cesar Chavez

Technical Assistance & Consultation


As part of our effort to carry out our mission, the Institute on Disability (IOD) provides evidence-based, expert professional development and technical assistance in New Hampshire and nationally. We are proud to offer single and multi-day seminars and workshops as well as customized, on-site support for educators, students with disabilities, their families, and community teams.

Professional Development and Technical Assistance Topics Include:

  • Systemic and Student-specific Inclusive Education
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Transition to Employment
  • Literacy Assessment and Training
  • Team Planning Model
  • Designing Communication Supports
  • Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Addressing Social Interactions and Social Needs for Students
  • Developing Positive Behavioral Support (PBIS) Plans
  • Response to Intervention (RtI)

Offerings include a comprehensive needs assessment and analysis of student-specific, classroom, school, and district-wide educational needs and development of a professional development/technical assistance plan that responds to priority needs.


Contact Information

To speak with someone about how to create a partnership with the IOD, to arrange for an assessment, and to learn how our team of technical assistance providers can support your efforts to addresses individual and systemic needs in your school and community, please contact:

Mary Schuh, Ph.D., Associate Director
Institute on Disability / UCED
56 Old Suncook Road, Suite 2, Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603.228.2084 x. 12
Email: mary.schuh@unh.edu


Fee Structure

The Institute on Disability provides needs assessment, consultation, technical assistance and professional development at affordable rates. Our services are offered on a daily, half-day, and hourly basis. Please contact any of our providers for more information on the IOD's technical assistance fee structure.


Provider Profiles

Frank Sgambati

Frank Sgambati, M.S.
Areas of expertise: individualized strategies and techniques development for students, paraeducator and special educator training, sustainable systems change in schools.
Grade / Age Level: Elementary
Phone: 603.228.2084 | email: frank.sgambati@unh.edu




Professional Development

To see a complete list of our upcoming trainings and workshops, click here.