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Federally funded project providing information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment from domestic and international sources
Accessible Travel Resource
Air Travel - Disability
The US Department of Transportation’s site for information about air travel for people with disabilities
American Association of People with Disabilities
An umbrella Assistive Technology organization under which the following three organizations function. Products include exploration, loans, funding, rentals and purchase. Services offered include evaluation, consultation, training, repair and maintenance, setup and installation, and funding.
www.nhassistivetechnology.org or www.atechservices.org
Provides highly specialized evaluations and consultations in the area of assistive technology:
- Seating & wheeled mobility
- Augmentative & alternative communication
- Computer access
Home & worksite modifications
REM (Refurbished Equipment Marketplace)
Sale of quality refurbished equipment; rentals, service & repair; information & referral services; inventory on website
TEC Exploration Center
Hands-on technology exploration; loans of assistive technology; training; technical support
Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE) works with individuals, families, and
professionals to help build meaningful, connected lives for people with Asperger Syndrome
and similar autism spectrum profiles. www.aane.org
Autism Society of America
ASA’s stated purpose is to increase public awareness about day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, to advocate for appropriate services for individuals with an autism diagnosis, and to provide the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
Autism Society of NH
Statewide organization provides information, advocacy and support to individuals with Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), and their families. 603-679-2424
Autism Training Modules Free training modules in skills and information used for children/adolescents with autism. Many are also useful to serve other types of limitations in children. Examples: Computer Aided Instruction, Picture Exchange System (which includes step by step instruction on how to create one), Visual Supports, and the Incredible 5-point scale.
Autism/Asperger's Recreation group
For young adults and adults in Dover, NH. Contact: Kip Deese-Laurent, Antioch New England, (603) 664-8857
Autistic Self-Advocacy Network
Seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement in the world of autism.
The Little League Challenger's Division of Portsmouth offers boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 5-18 (or age until completion of high school) the opportunity to participate in organized baseball. Open to residents of Strafford, Rockingham, and York counties. www.portsmouthbaseball.com
Starter Guide to Social Security Benefits: www.socialsecurity.gov/disability/disability_starter_kits_adult_eng.htm
Links to government benefits:http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Benefits.shtml
A nonprofit initiative led by the National Council on Aging which features a database of roughly 1,000 federal and state programs for the elderly and people with disabilities. Find and enroll in federal, state, local and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care and other needs
Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire
Statewide organization provides resource facilitation and peer support to survivors of brain injury and their families.
Center for Applied Special Technology
A not-for-profit organization whose mission is to expand educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities through the development and innovative uses of technology. Focus on universal design.
Centers for Disease Control
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ CDC seeks to give people accurate and timely information about public health, including developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. CDC responds to requests for information from state and local agencies, health professionals, universities, and the general public.
Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services
Information from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly the U.S. Health Care Financing Administration)
Child Development Center
Assessment, diagnosis, follow-up; information and education at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Children & Youth – Disability
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
Client & Legal Services
Monitors complaints about mental health and developmental services in NH. Provides information to individuals and families; ensures that people’s rights are upheld
Closing the Gap
Website provides practical up-to-date information on Assistive Technology products, and best practices.
College of Direct Support
Internet-based college trains direct support professionals (DSPs) to support individuals with disabilities, based on the premise that all people should live life to its fullest in community-based settings.
Community Resource Network
Non-profits and community members in eastern Rockingham County, Strafford County and southern York County.
Community Services Council of NH
Provides assistance and direction to individuals with disabilities and their families
Community Support Network, Inc.
A not-for-profit organization that works in support of New Hampshire’s ten area agencies. It serves as the communication and contact center on developmental disability issues and services.
Council for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions
Information and advocacy
Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education
Responsible for ensuring that school districts provide a free and appropriate education to all educationally handicapped students
Developmental Disability - News
Disability Scoop, nationally-focused online news and research findings about developmental disabilities, updated each day
Disability Rights Center, Inc.
Provides legal services and other advocacy assistance to persons with disabilities; information/referral
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
Founded in 1979 by people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, a national law and policy center
Early Education and Intervention Network of N.H.
Information & support to promote best practices in early intervention and early childhood/special education
Early Intervention Family Alliance
National group of family leaders dedicated to improving outcomes for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families
Easter Seals NH
Education Law Resource Center
Provides information and resources about a variety of education law topics including physical restraints and special education.
Education - Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
Scholarship opportunities on bilingual (English-Spanish) website for persons with disabilities
Ethel’s Tree of Life
Transitional training in life and work skills for youth ages 14-25 who live with disabilities and/or special needs. Experiential learning opportunities have included: Urban Hikes in Boston, Portland, and other nearby cities; Life Skills Trips to Old Quebec, Philadelphia, and New York City; art projects; cooking; youth groups; camping; winter activities; and a summer program. Mentor/Mentee program. ETL is an Employment Network under the Social Security Administration program Ticket To Work, serving SSI or SSDI recipients, ages 18 to 25 who hold a Ticket To Work.
Family Center on Technology & Disability
Offers a range of information and services on the subject of assistive technology.
Family Resource Connection
Free statewide program of NH State Library providing materials on all aspects of raising, caring for and educating children, especially children with special needs; free lending library of books and videos mailed to your home with postage paid envelopes for return; free research and reference service.
Family Support Contact - Bureau of Developmental Services
Directs you to services available through the N,H. Bureau of Developmental Services (BDS), the 10 Regional Area Agencies and Regional Family Support Programs
1-800-852-3345 x 5034
Fitness - Visual and Hearing Impairments
From the University of Illinois at Chicago, tips for persons with visual and hearing impairments on how to stay physically fit
The Friends Project
A program that endeavors to combat social isolation that many people with disabilities experience, through an integrated approach that promotes inclusion practices.
Portsmouth High School
50 Jarvis Andrew Drive
Portsmouth, NH 03801
The New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning (OEP) is responsible for the statewide administration of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Block Grant (LIHEAP), referred to as the Fuel Assistance Program. LIHEAP is federally funded through the US Department of Health and Human Services. OEP in turn contracts with six local Community Action Agencies (also known as CAAs) to provide service to eligible households.
Fuel Assistance Rockingham County Cap
(603) 436-3896; 1-800-639-3896
Future Planning Networks of New Hampshire
Provides future planning consultations, personal network facilitation and workshops on wills and estate planning for people with disabilities and their families.
Governor’s Commission on Disability
Information and referral. Provides information about the many services, laws, and regulations that affect citizens with disabilities. Implements and operates the federally funded Client Assistant Program designed to work out problems that may arise between persons with disabilities and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Granite State Independent Living (GSIL)
Information and referral, benefits planning assistance, peer support and counseling, skills training, advocacy, interpreter and personal care attendant services, transportation, social and recreational programs, accessibility services, and deaf and hard of hearing services. http://www.gsil.org
603-228-9680 (V/ TTY)
Health Care - Talking With Your Doctor
From the National Institute on Aging, in English and Spanish, information on improving your health by taking control of conversations with your doctor
Health and Disability - Report on Access to Health Care
From the N.H. Statewide Independent Living Council, findings from public forums held in New Hampshire in 2007
Gina Favazza Rowland ,CHHC
Phone: (603) 969-1296
Specializing in Reflexology, guided imagery, hypnotherapy and stress relief treatments with 15 years experience in healing and 35 years experience in working with people with different abilities with positive results
Home and Community Based Services Clearinghouse
One-stop website that promotes the development and expansion of home and community-based services by gathering resources and tools for research, policy-making and program development.
The Statewide Independent Living Council of N.H. publishes a Resource Newsletter which contains a wide variety of information for people seeking ways to increase their independence. www.silcnh.org
Information Technology - Disability
Federal law (Section 508) requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities. Using this website, Federal employees and the public can access resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508.
Institute on Disability/UCED
Training, technical assistance and resources with the goal of improving the quality of life and level of participation of people with disabilities in schools, the community and the workplace
The Krempels Brain Injury Foundation
Nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by brain injury, offering two programs: Family Support and SteppingStones, an innovative community-based day program.
(603) 433-9821; 430-7668
Latinos with Disabilities
Una pagina bilingue de la red para Latinos con discapacidad; a bilingual website for Latinos with disabilities
Learning to Lead for Youth with Disabilities
Statewide organization providing families and those diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disorders with information, education and support.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Genetic testing and counseling, information and referral
M.I.C.E. (Multi-sensory Intervention through Consultation and Education)
Statewide program for educational and developmental services for children with visual or hearing impairments and their families. 603-228-1028(V)
NAMI-NH - Alliance for the Mentally Ill of NH
Statewide organization and affiliates offer information and support to people with serious mental illnesses and their parents, children, spouses, siblings and friends.
1-800- 242-NAMI (6264)
The National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation
National Organization on Disability
Works to expand the participation and contribution of American men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.
National Public Website on Assistive Technology
Enables people with disabilities to make technology a regular part of their lives
New England Deafblind Project
Provides resources for parents, educators and providers
NH Association for the Blind
Provides information and gives direct services to people of all ages who are blind and visually impaired to enable them to maintain their independence.
NH Bureau of Developmental Services
Works with NH's developmental services system to ensure public resources are used effectively to support individuals and families in their communities
1-800-852 3345 ext. 5034
NH Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services
Social and long-term supports to adults age 60 and older and to adults between the ages of 18 and 60 with chronic illness or disability. Services include home care, meals on wheels, care management, transportation assistance, assisted living, nursing home care, legal support services, advocacy for disabled adults, information and assistance regarding Medicare, and information about volunteer opportunities.
Main number 603-271-4680
Toll Free 800-351-1888
Statewide quarterly newspaper, The New Hampshire Challenge, in existence since 1988. Provides information to families with members who have disabilities.
NH Civil Liberties Union
Nonpartisan organization that defends civil liberties in the courtroom and the legislature and seeks to expand awareness of individual rights in the classroom, in civic groups and in the media.
NH Community Loan Fund
Statewide non-profit organization that connects individuals and families with the loans, training and advice that allow them to buy and keep homes, have secure jobs and become economically stable.
The Mission of NH Connections is to strengthen and expand family-school-community partnerships to improve educational outcomes for all children while meeting the unique needs of children and youth with disabilities and to facilitate access to supports and services statewide.
NH Developmental Disabilities Council
Federally funded agency that monitors services, provides advocacy, and supports public policies and initiatives to remove barriers and promote opportunities in all areas of life for New Hampshire citizens with developmental disabilities
1-800-852-3345 x 3236
NH Division of Children, Youth & Families
Manages protective programs on behalf of New Hampshire's children, youth and their families. Provides wide range of family-centered services designed to support families and children in their own homes and communities whenever possible.
Online resource where Direct Service Professionals (DSPs) can find current trainings, job opportunities, news articles and information.
New Hampshire Educational Services for the Sensory Impaired
NH Family Voices
A Family-to-Family Health Information and Resource Project that assists families in finding their way through the maze of available services, identifies resources in the local community, maintains a lending library and distributes a free newsletter, ‘Pass It On’
1-800-852-3345 x 4525
NH Health & Human Services
Information on benefits programs
Main Number 603-271-5254
Toll Free 800-852-3345
Main Number 603-433-8300
Toll Free Number 800-821-0326
TDD Number 800-735-2964
State operated, publicly funded hospital providing a range of specialized psychiatric services.
NH Housing Finance Authority
Promotes, finances and supports affordable housing opportunities and related services for New Hampshire families and individuals, and serves as primary source for housing data.
NH Legal Assistance
Non-profit law firm offers legal assistance in civil matters to seniors and eligible low-income persons. Legal services range from simple legal information and advice to vigorous and thorough representation in all NH courts and before many local, state and federal agencies.
Senior Citizens Advice Line: 1-888-353-9944 or 603-624-6000
TTY 1-800-634-8989 or 603-206-2299
Northeast Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
“One-stop" resources for services specific to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, and for information about hearing loss.
Provides (for a fee) equipment and expertise to individuals, schools and companies to ensure access to educational outings and recreational activities. Extensive resource list available.
Office of Public Guardian
Provides legal guardianship services for people with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses.
Parent Information Center
Information, support and training around educational issues and advocacy
1-800-947-7005 (in NH only)
Parent to Parent of NH
Specializes in networking parents of children with special needs; support and information
Partners in Health
Helps families in Eastern Rockingham County with a child (up to age 21) with a chronic health condition. Helps families advocate for their children, access resources, navigate systems such as schools, insurance agencies and medical providers, and build competence to manage their child's illness. Housed at Families First at the Community Campus in Portsmouth, NH
People First of NH
Self-advocacy group of people “working together to help each other take charge of our lives”; help team available for new or existing groups; 24-hour answering service
1 -800- 566-2128
The Developmental Services Quality Council was established to provide leadership for consistent, systemic review and improvement of the quality of the developmental disability and acquired brain disorder services provided within the NH developmental services system.
Recreation - Ages four and up
Maine Handicapped Skiing includes more than ski adventures: it's a year-round adaptive recreational program with instruction for people with physical disabilities
Recreation & Leisure - Adults
From the University of New Hampshire's Northeast Passage, a resource directory
Recreation Passes - National Parks and Lands
Free lifetime access passes to national parks and federal recreational lands available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities.
Rockingham Community Action Inc.
Comprehensive array of services includes: early childhood and adult education; self-sufficiency counseling; job search, readiness and training assistance; homelessness prevention; nutrition/health counseling; energy conservation; housing rehab.; recruitment and training of child care providers. Services provided at offices, centers and intake sites in over half of the county's 37 communities.
Portsmouth (603) 431-2911
Derry (603) 965-3029
Raymond (603) 895-2303
Salem (603) 893-9172
Seabrook (603) 474-3507
Toll Free: 1-800-639-3896
Rockingham Probate Court
10 Route 125
Brentwood, NH 03833
Register: Andrew Christie Jr.
Register: Karen Bechard
Seacoast Child Development Clinic at UNH
An interdisciplinary clinical consultation service, assisting families of children with developmental disabilities by using a team approach. Evaluation may include home and/or school visit, depending on needs of child and family. The program is affiliated with Dartmouth Center for Genetics and Child Development and the Institute on Disability, UNH.
Seacoast Mental Health
Comprehensive provider of psychiatry, counseling, and psychological services on the New Hampshire and southern Maine seacoast.Portsmouth: 603-431-6703
A statewide network of locally-administered, community-based resources for seniors, adults with disabilities and their families. Free information on home care services, caregiver support, employment issues, financial/retirement planning, wellness education, prescription drug options, healthcare benefits, disease management, housing and more.
S.E.R.E.S.C. (Southeastern Regional Education Service Center, Inc.)
As an educational consortium, SERESC has both a regional and statewide focus that enables them to serve all educational communities. SERESC pilots innovative practices and creativity, technological sophistication and professional development that contribute to accountability, improved student learning, and excellence in the teaching profession.
Information on Supplemental Security Income (SSI), disability and related benefits
Social Security Ticket-to-Work
Information on the Social Security Ticket-to-Work program – choices for services and job opportunities for social security recipients
Special Medical Services Bureau
NH Division of Public Health; broad range of health programs for diagnosis and treatment of children (0-21) who have physical disabilities, chronic illnesses or developmental delays
1-800-852-3345 ext. 4512
Special Olympics NH
Provides sports opportunities for athletes with developmental disabilities.
Spinal Cord Injury Association
NH Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association
SteppingStones - the Krempels Foundation
Community-based day program for people living with brain injury, emphasizing health, wellness, and empowerment toward occupation or meaning.
A specialty publication of Parenting New Hampshire, sponsored by the NH Council on Developmental Disabilities, this annual magazine is for families, individuals and professionals who are interested in quality of life for people with disabilities and other health concerns.
NH State Library Services to Persons with Disabilities--Free service for people with visual, physical, and reading disabilities. Supplies (by mail) cassette books and records and equipment needed to use them. Fiction, non-fiction and popular magazines available
Transition Resources for Young People
Casey Family Services - topics include career, daily living, finances, housing, etc.
Travel -- Disability
Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality
Tri-County CAP - Granite State Guardianship Services
Provides guardianship, protective and fiduciary services to incapacitated residents of New Hampshire
2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that, where available, connects people with community services and volunteer opportunities: including training, employment, food pantries, help for aging parents, addiction prevention programs for teens, affordable housing options, support groups. The implementation of 2-1-1 is spearheaded by United Ways and information and referral agencies in states and local communities.
United Way of the Greater Seacoast
Working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health
603.436.5554 or 1-800-VOLUNTEER
UNH Cooperative Extension
The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension provides New Hampshire citizens with research-based education and information, enhancing their ability to make informed decisions that strengthen youth, families and communities, sustain natural resources, and improve the economy.
Tip Sheet on leading an active life with vision loss: www.afb.org/seniorsite.asp?SectionID=67&TopicID=313
Vocational Rehabilitation (NH Dept. of Education)
Provides individualized guidance, counseling and placement services to eligible consumers; also provides family services around needs of individual
Portsmouth office: 603-436-8884 or 1-800-882-2744
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