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Policy

The NHCDD policy page contains legislative bill updates and tips and tools for testifying in legislative hearings.

The Council identifies Legislative Priorities every year to direct Council efforts in creating systemic change at the highest level in New Hampshire.  The main objective of our public policy efforts is to create system change in New Hampshire for persons with DD and their families.

The Council provides training opportunities in advocating with legislators and participates in Legislative awareness days, national public policy seminars, and one on one visits with lawmakers to educate on disability issues.

The Council uses a non-partisan approach in activities to promote change. Our emphasis is to be a source of information and advice in helping legislators and other policymakers to identify and evaluate the available alternatives for meeting the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.

The NHCDD also supports the Bi-Partisan Disability Caucus, a group of legislators from both sides of the aisle who believe in ensuring that the disability community is represented when discussing proposed legislation.

The Council is also a partner and sponsor of the NH Leadership Series, a program dedicated to advocacy training for people with ID/DD and their families, giving NH citizens an opportunity to develop skills necessary to engage in policy advocacy.

Congratulations to the 2020 Legislators of the Year!

You can view our Winter Awards Ceremony Presentation on our YouTube Channel.

Legislator of the Year - Senator Fuller ClarkLegislator of the Year - Senator D'AllesandroLegislator of the Year - Representative

Five people standing in a row in a legislative office.
Five people standing together in an office during the Disability Policy Seminar.
Three people standing in front of a dome shaped government building.
Three smiling people standing in front of a domed government building during the Disability Policy Seminar.