New Hampshire Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Five Year Plan (2008-2012)

New Hampshire

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building

MIG funds were used during 2002 and 2003 to provide the 13 New Hampshire Employment Security One-Stops with equipment and resource materials (e.g., screen readers, audio “how to” tapes) to make them more accessible to individuals with disabilities. In addition, training was provided to the staff of One-Stops regarding use of the purchased equipment and resource materials. This initiative with the One-Stops also included staff trainings on disability awareness issues and creation of a resource guide called “Disability Etiquette.”

MIG was instrumental in the development of towo tool kits. The first, a ready-to work toolkit is a curriculum on personal futures planning, resume writing, self-directed job searching techniques, employment interviewing skills, and negotiating workplace culture, politics, and related skills. It’s currently being used by the independent living center’s 6 peer groups. The second, an employer tool kit, was developed to provide information and guidance to employers regarding reasonable workplace accommodations, tax credits, where to get technical assistance, the ticket-to-work program, and the values and benefits of hiring people with disabilities.
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Employer Engagement