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Welcome to the NH Council on Developmental Disabilities

“Dignity, full rights of citizenship, cultural diversity, equal opportunity, and full participation for all NH citizens with developmental disabilities.”

The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities is a federally funded agency that supports public policies and initiatives that remove barriers and promote opportunities in all areas of life. The Council is independent of the agencies that provide services to people with disabilities. The Council develops a State Plan every five years to establish specific goals, objectives and strategies to address the most important issues affecting people with developmental disabilities in New Hampshire. The Council carries out its mission through education, advocacy and the funding of innovative projects that make a difference in people's lives.

A Message in Solidarity Against Systemic Racism

The NH Council on Developmental Disabilities cannot stay silent about the recent, and historic, murders of black Americans at the hands of law enforcement. We are disheartened by those injustices as we advocate for equal access and protection for all people. Many in the disability community face multiple barriers to inclusion and belonging. Because disability cuts across all demographics, we support the demands for justice across the nation.

With the help of many disability advocacy groups, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) drafted and released a statement mourning the murders of Black people by police, names the relationship between racism and ableism, and identifies initial steps the coalition will take to address this intersection. We stand behind their statements and call for systemic equity for all marginalized citizens. You can read the full CCD statement at TASC Training and Advocacy Support Center (c-c-d.org).

 

2021 Virtual DSP Conference Series Brochure

Training Dates and Times

Friday, September 3, 2021 at 11:45 am Dream Big DSP Training w/Supported Decision Making
Zoom login: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89135387999

Friday, September 10, 2021 at 11:45 am Community Inclusion
Zoom login: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89135387999

Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:45 am Sexuality
Zoom login: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89135387999

Friday, September 24, 2021 at 11:45 am Join us for a presentation of the film Invaluable: the Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support followed by the DSP and Home Provider awards presentation.
Zoom login: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85485103478

Living Well Quality Framework Project Direct Support Professional Training Survey Fall 2021

https://unh.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8AOUiG9ZMq5wfye

DSP and Home Provider feedback needed! Enter a raffle to win a $25 gift card when completing this survey.

This is a follow up survey to one conducted between June and September of 2019. The survey about training and job satisfaction for Direct Service Professionals was administered as part of the Living Well Quality Frameworks grant. The goal is to identify DSP training needs to make small and large systems changes to improve training and professional development for DSPs.

 

2021 Employment Leadership Awards Virtual Presentation

Max Barrows of Green Mountain Self advocates

Employment Leadership AwardCelebrating NH businesses who are leaders in creating inclusive workspaces!

October 21, 2021 at 11:30 am and again at 5:00 pm

No registration required.

Log onto our presentation at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87016046176

Join us in presenting keynote speaker, Max Barrows followed by a Drum Production film presentation of this year’s five award winners.