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EDUCATION AND HEALTH
Assistive Technology Services (ATECH)
1-800-932-5837
Evaluation and consultation for those in need of specialized equipment (wheelchairs, adaptive switches, communications, etc.).

Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired
1-800-581-6881
A statewide no-cost program providing services to adults 55 and older, with significant vision loss, living at home.  Services may include assessment, skill training, and  adaptive aids and devices.

Association for the Blind, NH
Future in Sight
1-800-464-3075
Individual, family, and peer support counseling and referral, group services, rehabilitation teaching, orientation and mobility training, low-vision services, volunteer services, technology and braille, technical aids and devices, public education, and diabetes education.
www.futureinsight.org

NH State Library Services to the Blind & Physically Handicapped – Talking Book Library
1-800-491-4200
Talking books, free service to people with disabilities, including dyslexia. Supplies by mail, digital books and players.  Call for application information and details.    www.nh/nhsl/talkingbooks

Bureau of Special Education / NH State Department of Education
603-271-3741 Concord
Ensures that school districts provide a free and appropriate education to children who have educational disabilities. Parents should call the local school district first. If problems arise with the school, call the state department for help.                         www.education.nh.gov/instruction/special_ed/index.htm

Bureau of Special Medical Services, NH Dept. of Health & Human Services
1-800-852-3345, x4488
Health programs for diagnosis and treatment of children (ages 0-20) who have physical disabilities, chronic illnesses, or developmental delays.
TIMES: M – F 8 am – 4:30 pm
www.dhhs.state.nh.us/dcbcs/bds/sms

Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center (CMRC)
603-547-3311 Greenfield
Day and residential, also outpatient diagnostic and medical services; PT, OT, speech, audiology; driving evaluation and education.
www.crotchedmountain.org

Easter Seals New Hampshire
www.easterseals.com/nh/
Assisting people with disabilities who are re-entering the work force
Child Resource & Referral.
Provides information and referrals for child care

Monadnock Developmental Services (MDS)  –  Birth to Three
Early Supports and Services
603-352-0165
Provides early supports and services (early intervention) to children birth to age 3 and their families.  Initial evaluation process available to determine eligibility.         www.mds-nh.org

Northeast Passage
603-862-0070 Durham
1-800-735-2964 TTY for the hearing impaired.
Developing, delivering, and evaluating innovative barrier-free recreation and health promotion programs. Promotes client independence through education and problem solving, creating opportunities, and collaborating with others to create a strong network of accessible recreation.
www.nepassage.org          email: northeast.passage@unh.edu

AUSTISM SPECIALTY SERVICES                                                                            Resource Center for Autism, Institute on Disability
603-228-2084
Professional development and technical assistance, evaluation and diagnosis, and academic and research initiatives.
contact.iod@unh.edu

Adult Autism Life Coaching                                                                                                           603-547-3339                                                                                                                                     Amy Lowell – Life Coach  –  “Let your true colors shine!”
Certified in Autism Spectrum Disorders
www.autismlifecoaching.com

RISE for Baby and Family
603-357-1395
Provides early supports and services for families with children (birth to 3 years) who may have developmental or established delays.                              www.riseforbabyandfamily.org

Ready,Set,Connect!
603-226-2900
An Intensive 1:1 ABA Program for Young Children with Autism.
Full, part-time and after school hours available at our clinics. (Greenfield, Manchester, and Concord, NH) Private Insurance Accepted.
www.crotchedmountain.org

Special Olympics
1-800-639-2608
Participation in sports for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities.
www.sonh.org

ATECH (Assistive Technology) Services                                                                                       Hearing Network                                                                                                               
603-226-2900 Concord                                                                                                              Serving all of New Hampshire
Resources for school-aged children.                                                                    www.crotchedmountain .org

EMPLOYMENT
Monadnock Developmental Services (MDS)
1-800-469-6082
603-924-4203 Peterborough
Provides assistance to individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities, children with chronic health conditions, and adults with an acquired brain disorder.  Services include residential and community participation supports, employment, family support, and information and referral.
www.mds-nh.org

Monadnock Worksource
603-924-3326 Peterborough
Provides services to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. 
www.monadnockworksource.org

New Hope/New Horizons (SCS)
603-352-7512
Provides employment, day, outreach, and community residential supports for adults who have a developmental or an acquired disability. 
www.scshelps.org

Employment Resource Center
at The River Center
Peterborough
603-924-6800
Connects people of all ages and abilities to work opportunities through teaching skills and providing one-on-one assistance with job search, resume development, applications and interviews.  On-site resources available.
www.rivercenter.us

Vocational Rehabilitation – Services for the Blind
1-800-621-7876
Bruce Chipman
Assists people, 55 and older, with visual impairments and disabilities to secure employment.                                                     www.education.nh.gov/career/vocational/index/htm

Work Incentives Resource Center (WIRC)
877-809-7028
Information about benefits planning and work incentives for individuals with disabilities.  
www.nhwirc.org

Granite State Independent Living (GSIL)
603-228-9680 Concord/Keene                                                                                                 Financial Planning & Disability Benefits Services  –
Using tools, resources, government benefits and work incentives available to help you create greater financial independence and achieve the best employment outcome.     “Ticket to Work” Employment Assistance –  Helping Social Security Disability recipients in NH gain employment and earn enough money to transition off of Social Security benefits.
www.gsil.org

HOUSING
Lukas Foundation and Community
603-878-4796 Temple
Year-round residential community serving the needs of adults of all ages with developmental disabilities, promoting human service through cooperative living, social interaction and spiritual activity as developed by Rudolph Steiner.
www.lukascommunity.org

Monadnock Developmental Services
1-800-469-6082
Will assist with residential services for adults who have service agreements with the agency.
www.mds-nh.org

NH Community Loan Fund
603-224-6669 Concord                                                                                                                   8:00 am – 4:30 pm
“Your Turn Homebuyer’s Assistance – Welcome Home Loan”                                         Manufactured home loans.  Making buying a new mobile home affordable.
info@communityfundloan.org

NH Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA)
1-800-640-7239
HOURS:  Mon-Thu 8:30am-5pm, Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Accessible housing for people with disabilities.

Plowshare Farm 
603-547-2547 Greenfield
Plowshare Farm’s life sharing community offers an opportunity for adults with developmental disabilities to live, work, and grow in an extended family environment.
www.plowsharefarm.org

Robin Hill Farm
603-924-6531 Peterborough
Provides supportive residential treatment and rehabilitation for persons with an acquired brain injury, which may include traumatic brain injury, stroke, and anoxia. Short term, post acute, and longer term needs are addressed.  
www.robinhillfarm.com

Also see Senior Services section pages.

INFORMATION, SUPPORT AND RESOURCES
Brain Injury Association of NH
1-800-773-8400
Provides assistance to individuals and families, who have experienced a brain injury, to acquire supports and services in their communities.
www.bianh.org

NH Council on Developmental Disabilities
603-271-3236
1-800-735-2964 TDD Concord
Supports public policies and initiatives that remove barriers and promote opportunities in all areas of life.  Education, advocacy and funding of innovative projects that make a difference in people’s lives.

Granite State Independent Living (GSIL)
603-228-9680 Keene
Provides tools and resources for people with disabilities to live life as they choose.
www.gsil.org

Information and Assisted Referral
The River Center
603-924-6800
Provides locally accessible information and connections to information about financial benefits information, housing, food etc, by phone, walk-in or appointment.

Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire
603-228-2084 Concord
603-862-4320 Durham
The IOD envisions a future where all persons, including those living with disabilities, are fully engaged members of their communities.
www.iod.unh.edu

UNH School of Law
603-228-1541 Concord
An independent, non-partisan research and policy institute that studies current New Hampshire issues involving the overlap of health care, social supports, and the law.
www.piercelaw.edu/healthlaw

Monadnock Developmental Services (MDS)
1-800-469-6082
603-924-4203 Peterborough
Information about services for children and adults of all ages who have or may have developmental problems. Also, family support services, case management, and respite care.
www.mds-nh.org/

Monadnock Service Link
1-866-634-9412
Information and supported referral and long term care counseling for seniors and adults with disabilities.
www.nh.gov/servicelink

Monadnock Worksource
603-924-3326 Peterborough
Residential, vocational, therapeutic, and day activity services to adults with developmental disabilities.
www.monadnockworksource.org

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
1-800-242-6264 (For New Hampshire)
603-924-6540 Peterborough (NAMI Monadnock)
703-516-7227 TDD for the hearing impaired
Support for families with a member who has a mental or emotional disorder.
www.naminh.org

Northeast Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services (NDHHS)
603-224-1850 Concord
1-866-634-4764 TDD for the hearing impaired
NDHHS seeks to empower, educate and advocate for equal access and opportunity for deaf and hard of hearing citizens of New Hampshire.
www.ndhhs.org

Parent Information Center
1-800-947-7005 Concord
Information, support, advocacy, and training for parents about special education issues.
HOURS:  Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm
www.parentinformationcenter.org

Parent to Parent of NH
1-800-698-5465
Support, information, and referral from parents for parents of children with any special needs.
www.prphn.org

People First of NH
1-800-566-2128
A non-profit organization directed by people who have disabilities for the purpose of self-advocacy.
www.peoplefirstofnh.org

Sight Services for Independent Living
1-800-581-6881
A statewide no cost program providing services to adults 55 and older with significant vision loss living at home. Services may include assessment, skill training, and adaptive aids.

Social Security Administration
1-800-772-1213
Federal program of financial and medical benefits for the elderly, the disabled, widows, and survivors. Supplementary Security Income provides cash payments to families with disabled children.

State Family Support Coordinator, Division of Developmental Services
1-800-852-3345
1-800-735-2964 TDD for the hearing impaired.
Will direct you to available services for family members with disabilities.

LEGAL
Disability Rights Center
1-800-834-1721
Insures access to appropriate services for people with disabilities.
www.drcnh.org

SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS
AGES 3-21
SAU #1 ConVal Office of Special Education
Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Hancock,
Peterborough, Sharon, Temple.
603-924-7503
HOURS:  Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

SAU #47 Jaffrey-Rindge Office of Special Education
Jaffrey, Rindge.
603-532-8100

SAU #87 Mascenic School District of Special Education
Greenville, New Ipswich, Mason.
603-721-0160

Ready, Set, Connect!
An intensive 1:1 ABA program for young children with autism. Full, part-time and after school hours available at our clinics (Greenfield and Concord). Private insurance accepted.
603-547-3311 est. 1366
http://www.crotchedmountain/html/aba.htm

 

 

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