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Overview

  • Mary is the 2017-2018 Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Disability Policy Fellow working with Senator Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the U.S. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.  She has been with the UNH Institute on Disability/UCED since its inception in 1987, working to coordinate family and consumer leadership development and inclusive educational systems change through the Center on Inclusive Education. As a Research Associate Professor in the UNH Education Department, she teaches courses preparing future leaders to educate all students in their neighborhood schools and general education classrooms. Dr. Schuh has consulted extensively in the United States, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom on issues related to supporting students with disabilities and their families in typical school and community environments and family and consumer leadership. She serves in the role of adviser on the award-winning documentaries, Including Samuel, Who Cares About Kelsey?, Mr. Connolly has ALS, and Dan Habib’s upcoming film, Intelligent Lives. She is the author and co-author of a variety of books and other publications related to inclusive schooling and consumer and family leadership.  When she is not living and working on Capitol Hill, her home is in Concord, New Hampshire with her 10,000 honeybees.
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  • Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities  awarded by US ED, Department of Education 2018 - 2023
  • ABLE NH - Coleman  awarded by ABLE NH 2018 - 2019
  • Kennedy Fellowship  awarded by Joseph P Kennedy Jr Foundation 2017 - 2018
  • SWIFT University of Kansas  awarded by Univ Kansas Ctr Research Inc 2012 - 2018
  • NH Family Leadership FY 16-17  awarded by NH Department of Education 2016 - 2017
  • NH DOE SWIFT  awarded by NH Department of Education 2015 - 2016
  • NH Family Leadership FY 16-17  awarded by NH Department of Education 2015 - 2016
  • Preparation of Personnel to Serve School Age Children with Low-Incidence Disabilities  awarded by US ED, Department of Education 2007 - 2014
  • DD Council Leadership FY14  awarded by NH Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. 2013 - 2014
  • NH Family Leadership  awarded by NH Department of Education 2013 - 2014
  • NH Family Leadership  awarded by NH Department of Education 2013
  • New Hampshire Leadership Series 2012 and 2013  awarded by NH Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. 2012 - 2013
  • Autistic Self Advocacy Network  awarded by Autistic Self Advocacy Network 2012
  • Bean Foundation-Leadership Support  awarded by Bean (Norwin & Elizabeth) Foundation 2011 - 2012
  • National Inclusive Education Initiative (Year 2)  awarded by US ED, Department of Education 2010 - 2012
  • NH DOE Leadership Series  awarded by NH Department of Education 2011 - 2012
  • EasterSeals Leadership FY12  awarded by Easter Seals New Hampshire Inc 2009 - 2011
  • DOE Leadership  awarded by NH Department of Education 2011
  • DD Council Leadership  awarded by NH Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. 2010 - 2011
  • NH Leadership Series 2010 - 2011  awarded by NH Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. 2010 - 2011
  • NH Leadership Series FY11  awarded by Easter Seals New Hampshire Inc 2009 - 2011
  • NH Leadership Series FY10  awarded by Easter Seals New Hampshire Inc 2009 - 2010
  • NH Leadership Series 2010 - 2011  awarded by NH Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. 2010
  • DD Council Leadership  awarded by NH Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. 2010
  • NH DOE Leadership  awarded by NH Department of Education 2010
  • Inclusive Communities - Second Film  awarded by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation 2009 - 2010
  • Youth Empowerment Services  awarded by Administration on Developmental Disabilities Grant (CFDA 93.931) 2007 - 2010
  • NH Leadership Series  awarded by NH Department of Education 2009
  • NH Leadership Series 2008 and 2009  awarded by NH Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. 2009
  • NH Leadership Series  awarded by NH Department of Education 2009
  • DD Council Leadership  awarded by NH Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. 2008 - 2009
  • Inclusive Communities Project  awarded by Endowment for Health, Inc. 2008 - 2009
  • Family Support 360 FY09  awarded by ACCESS 2008 - 2009
  • Healthy Transitions  awarded by Endowment for Health, Inc. 2009
  • Inclusive Communities Project  awarded by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation 2008 - 2009
  • New Hampshire Leadership Series 2008 and 2009  awarded by NH Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. 2008 - 2009
  • New Hampshire Leadership Series 2008 and 2009  awarded by NH Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. 2008 - 2009
  • Family Support 360 FY08  awarded by ACCESS 2007 - 2008
  • Equity and Excellence in Higher Education  awarded by University of Massachusetts at Boston 2005 - 2008
  • From Stockholders to Shareholders: The LIFE Account Feasibility Study and Implmentation Plan for Self-directing Children and Adults in NH  awarded by US DHHS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2004 - 2008
  • NH Leadership Series  awarded by NH Department of Education 2007 - 2008
  • Developmental Disabilities Council Leadership  awarded by NH Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. 2007
  • Developmental Disabilities Council Leadership  awarded by NH Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. 2007
  • Family Support 360  awarded by Family Center of Greater Peterborough NH 2006 - 2007
  • New Hampshire Leadership Series  awarded by NH Department of Education 2006 - 2007
  • DD Council Leadership  awarded by NH Department of Health & Human Services 2005 - 2006
  • Family Support 360  awarded by Family Center of Greater Peterborough NH 2005 - 2006
  • Achievement for Dropout Prevention and Excellence APEX  awarded by NH Department of Education 2005 - 2006
  • Under One Roof  awarded by Family Center of Greater Peterborough NH 2004 - 2005
  • Rural Transportation Access Network  awarded by US DHHS, Dept of Health & Human Services 2003 - 2005
  • Statewide Inservice Leadership  awarded by NH Department of Education 2004 - 2005
  • Identify Funding Sources Conduct Annual Fundraising Meeting  awarded by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation 2003 - 2004
  • 2003-04 Leadership Development Individuals with Disability  awarded by NH Department of Education 2002 - 2004
  • Rural Transportation Access Network  awarded by US DHHS, Administration for Children and Families 2002 - 2003
  • 2002-03 Leadership Development for Individuals with Disabl  awarded by NH Department of Education 2001 - 2003
  • Institute on Disability NH Leadership Series  awarded by NH Department of Health & Human Services 2003
  • NH Leadership Series  awarded by Bean (Norwin & Elizabeth) Foundation
  • NH Leadership Series  awarded by Gilbert Verney Foundation
  • NH Leadership Series  awarded by Finlay Foundation
  • NH Leadership Series- Upper Valley  awarded by Byrne Foundation
  • NH Leadership Series- Upper Valley  awarded by Byrne Foundation
  • Teaching Activities

  • Intro to Exceptionality Taught course 2018
  • Introduction to Exceptionality Taught course 2018
  • Intro to Exceptionality Taught course 2016
  • Introduction to Exceptionality Taught course 2016
  • Intro to Exceptionality Taught course 2015 - 2016
  • Introduction to Exceptionality Taught course 2015 - 2016
  • Introduction to Exceptionality Taught course 2015
  • Introduction to Exceptionality Taught course 2015
  • Intro to Exceptionality Taught course 2014
  • Introduction to Exceptionality Taught course 2014
  • Intro to Exceptionality Taught course 2014
  • Introduction to Exceptionality Taught course 2014
  • Full Name

  • Mary Schuh