Superintendent Dr. Debra Livingston accepted the
2015 Independence Award
from Granite State Independent Living
board of directors chair Ken Traum and
GSIL CEO Clyde Terry, far left
their dedication and support promoting economic self-sufficiency and independent living for students with disabilities in the GSIL Earn & Learn Opportunities program, which combines soft skills training and education with on-the-job training for at-risk high school students with disabilities. Through this collaboration with Manchester School District, GSIL's goal is to keep students engaged in their educations by preparing them for employment, post-secondary learning and living independently in their community.
Founded in 1980, Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) is a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote life with independence for people with disabilities and those experiencing the natural process of aging through advocacy, information, education, support and transition services.