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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.

 

Voter News

The New Hampshire Secretary of State’s Office will offer the Accessible Electronic Absentee Ballot system for the 2022 State Primary Voters with print disabilities that prevents them from marking a ballot or completing election forms using pen and paper.

You can download the Accessible Electronic Absentee Ballot application on the Secretary of State’s website at: https://www.sos.nh.gov/elections/voters/register-vote/absentee/accessible-voting.

 

Part Time Policy Assistant Position Available

The NH Council on Developmental Disabilities seeks to hire a part time Policy Assistant to support the Director of Policy and Planning.

Must be highly organized and detail oriented and love Policy!

This is a State of New Hampshire Position

Part-time (20-25 hours per week)

In-Office – Requires physical presence in the office and off-site, primarily the State House and Legislative Office Building in Concord, NH. Requires flexibility. May include nights and weekends.

To apply, you must create an account and apply on the State of New Hampshire employment site: https://das.nh.gov/jobsearch/employment.aspx

Req # 26672

Salary Labor Grade 19 $20.84/hr.
 
Responsibilities may include:

  • Collecting and preparing information related to policy focus and legislative priorities for use by the Council, stakeholders, and public.
  • Using Track Bill (Policy Engage) to inform updates to inform and track legislative priorities relating to the developmental disability community.
  • Distributing information about state and federal policies and procedures as it relates.
  • Assist with testifying at legislative hearings by providing support and resources, including council letters to committees and commissions.
  • Review and revise program outreach material, publications, e-content, training programs and operating manuals to maximize access to information.
  • Attend regular Council Policy Committee meetings and other related legislative activities.
  • Support and make recommendations to the Director of Policy and Planning related to programmatic and legislative priorities that support the Council’s goals and objectives.

Go here for more information

 

The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities is soliciting requests for proposals. The Council has set aside a total of $83,569.00 of federal funds for fiscal support for entities to recruit, hire, and train public health workers to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for future public health challenges (this may include temporary staffing and/or independent contractors).

This funding may be used to offset costs of hiring a range of public health professionals, including but not limited to the following list of professional categories, which represent a wide range of jobs, functions, and responsibilities found through the aging and disability networks:

  • Community health worker
  • Program manager
  • Public health nurse
  • Communication and policy experts
  • Case investigator
  • Contact tracer
  • Social support specialist
  • Disease intervention specialist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Laboratory personnel
  • Informaticians
  • Training development and execution
  • Other positions required to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 and other future health emergencies

For information, please contact Isadora Rodriguez-Legendre, Executive Director at Isadora.Rodriguez-Legendre@ddc.nh.gov or (603) 271-3236 (603) 271-1157.

View RFP

 

What is Intersectionality and why does it matter?

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Commissioned and Produced: Professor Peter Hopkins, Newcastle University

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).

 

 

Come celebrate the power of inclusion with us!

Save the date! October 15, 2022

Who should march?

Everyone – Community Groups, Businesses, school groups, nonprofit organizations – anyone who believes in justice for people with disabilities.

Sponsorship opportunities available!

Contact Andrew@ABLENH.org