Applications open for Bridges and UNH-4U for Fall 2023

UNH-4U and the Bridges Training Series are two New Hampshire programs for young adults aged 18-24 with intellectual disabilities. Both are offered through the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire in partnership with several other agencies and organizations.


UNH4-U is an innovative two-year higher education program on the UNH Durham campus for students with intellectual disabilities. It combines traditional classroom time with inclusive housing options, peer mentoring, and academic coaching from same-age peers. Prospective students must be:

  • age 18-24 (students cannot turn 26 prior to completing the 2-year program)
  • have a documented intellectual disability
  • eligible for special education and/or related services under IDEA (now or in the past)
  • eligible for New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation Services

The deadline for Fall 2023 admission is coming right up – midnight on April 14, 2023. Application and more information


The Bridges Training Series is a college and career training series. It is currently offered online, with four trainings designed to prepare young adults ages 18-24 with intellectual disabilities for higher education, independent living, and careers. The training sequence is:

  1. Academic and Assistive Technology, offered in the Fall term
  2. Setting and Realizing Goals Using Person-Centered Planning, offered in the Fall term
  3. Healthy and Social Aspects of Life, offered in the Fall term
  4. Next Steps in Person-Centered Planning, offered in the Spring term with two tracks:
    • College
    • Career and Employment

The Bridges FAQ has more information about each training, schedules, payment options, and more.

Applications are now open for the 2023-24 cohort. Join the Bridges staff for a free one-hour information session to learn more about the program and how to apply. Connect with the friendly team right from your computer screen. In these interactive sessions you’ll learn about the classes, the requirements, and the potential outcomes. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions. There are two remaining sessions: April 18, 5-6pm; and April 19, 12-1pm. Bridges info session registration