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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 (


NHCDD Demonstration Grant-Supported Decision Making

Request for proposal (RFP)

Funding up to $50,000 to develop a statewide Supported Decision-Making initiative, which may provide education, training, and/or technical assistance related to supported decision-making. The deadline for receiving proposals is December 30, 2021.

Request for Proposal Form

You may request hard copies by contacting Vanessa Blais at 603-271-7040 or


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

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.


The On-Site Medical Services Homebound Call Center began taking calls on Monday, October 18th. Requests for homebound vaccination services can be made through three methods.
  1. The current number for the call center is 603-338-9292 and will be open Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm.
  2. Requests can be made using an online form found at
  3. Requests can also be made by emailing the Homebound Call Center at

Employment Leadership

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Employment Leadership Awards, given to NH businesses who show leadership in creating inclusive workplaces. Learn about these businesses through the ELA video presentations, produced by Drum Production Studio.

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Hear Max Barrows share his employment experiences and his thoughts on the benefits of inclusive workplaces.

2021 DSP Conference


Our 2021 DSP and Home Provider of the Year video presentation, produced by Drum Production Studio, is now on our YouTube channel.