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We hope you find some of the resources below to be helpful or of interest. This page is a work in progress. Enhanced Life Options Group does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on a linked website.  We do not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites or endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.

New Hampshire:

New Hampshire's Special Needs Trust Statute

It is important to know about New Hampshire’s special needs trusts law, RSA 167:4(V). This law clarifies what special needs trusts can pay for. 

Parent Information Center
54 Old Suncook Road
Concord, N.H. 03302
(603) 224-7005 (V/TTY); (800) 232-986 (In NH)
Web: www.picnh.org

The Parent Information Center (PTI) provides information, referrals, workshops and support to families of children with disabilities.

Granite State Independent Living Foundation ~ Concord
Statewide Office
21 Chenell Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: (800) 826-3700 (V/TTY) or (603) 228-9680
Web: http://www.gsil.org/

Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) is a statewide non-profit that recognizes the fact that all of us will need some type of support in the course of our lives. We offer the tools and resources so that individuals can participate as fully as they choose in their lives, families, and communities.

NAMI New Hampshire
(National Alliance for the Mentally Ill New Hampshire Chapter)
85 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: (800) 242-6264 or (603) 225-5359
Web: http://www.naminh.org

NAMI NH Resource Guide: Resource addresses, phone numbers and internet links are subject to change. If you are unable to connect with a resource, try searching the web for the name to see if new contact information or links are available. If you need assistance please contact the NAMI NH Information and Resource line at 1-800-242-6264 or info@naminh.org.

NAMI NH serves adults with mental illness and children with severe emotional disturbances and their families. As a statewide grassroots network of affiliate chapters, staff and volunteers that provide information, education and support to families and consumers of mental health services.

Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire

52 Pleasant Street in Concord
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: (603) 225-8400
Helpline: (800) 773-8400
Web: http://www.bianh.org/

The Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire is a private, non-profit, family and consumer run organization representing over 5000 New Hampshire residents with acquired brain disorders and stroke.

BIANH Headway Quarterly Newsletter

Brain Injury and Stroke 9th Edition Resource Directory

The New Hampshire Challenge
The New Hampshire Challenge is an independent publication, is the only newspaper of its kind in New Hampshire.  Created in 1988, it started out as a publication of Special Families United with a mailing list of 250.  The Challenge self-incorporated in 1990 and now reaches nearly 5,000 families, most of whom are in New Hampshire, with the second largest group in New England.

Enhanced Life Options Group was featured in the NH Challenge. Click here to download the article Special Needs Trusts by Sally Manikian.

Web: www.nhchallenge.org

The New Hampshire Challenge Published Quarterly

Stepping Stones: a guidebook for people with disabilities

Stepping Stones is a magazine for families, individuals and professionals who are interested in the lives of people with disabilities, at home and in the community. We collect stories from many sources including family members, people living with disabilities and advocates.

Web: http://parentingnh.ning.com/page/stepping-stones-a-guidebook

The Autism Society of New Hampshire
P.O. BOX 68
Concord, NH 03302
603-679-2424
Email: info@nhautism.com
Website: http://www.autism-society-nh.org/index.html

The Autism Society of New Hampshire is dedicated to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Individuals with ASD have the right and capability to pursue happiness, make meaningful choices, and realize their full potential. Through education, advocacy, and support the Society hopes to foster the understanding, unqualified acceptance, and genuine appreciation of individuals with ASD

The Autism Society of New Hampshire is a non-profit organization consisting of individuals with ASD, families, professionals, friends, and community members.

New Hampshire Area Agency System for Developmental Services
In New Hampshire, family-centered early supports and services are administered by 10 regional area agencies. A parent or anyone who is concerned about an infant's or toddler's development may make a referral to family-centered early support and services.

Family-centered early supports and services are an array of resources for infants and toddlers, birth through age two, who live in New Hampshire and who have a diagnosed established condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay, are experiencing developmental delays, or are at risk for substantial developmental delays if early supports and services are not provided. In New Hampshire, family-centered early supports and services are administered by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Division of Developmental Services.

Website: http://www.csni.org/agencies/agencies.htm

NH Dept. of Health and Human Services Community Mental Health Centers

The Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) are located in 10 regions of New Hampshire. They are private not-for-profit agencies that have contracted with the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Behavioral Health (BBH), to provide publicly funded mental health services to individuals and families who meet certain criteria for services.

Services provided by CMHCs include: 24-hour Emergency Services, Assessment and Evaluation, Individual and Group Therapy, Case Management, Community Based Rehabilitation Services, Psychiatric Services, and Community Disaster Mental Health Support. All CMHCs have specialized programs for older adults, children, and families. The Community Mental Health Centers also provide services and referrals for short-term counseling and support.

Website: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bbh/centers.htm

More Than Wheels, (Car Loans And Counseling) More Than Wheels is an award-winning, not-for-profit that helps consumers get the best deal on a reliable, fuel-efficient car.

More Than Wheels
250 Commercial Street, Suite 4021
Manchester, NH  03101
Toll Free: 1-866-455-2522

More Than Wheels currently serves all of New Hampshire, and adjoining areas of Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts. More Than Wheels's has opened a new office in  Boston. For more information please click on "Boston, MA".

New Hampshire Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)
SILC is the Statewide Independent Living Council whose mission is to provide leadership and advocacy in support of the independent living philosophy for persons living with disabilities. The Council is made up of individuals who believe that individuals living with a disability should have the opportunity to live independently within their communities.

SILC Resource Newsletter
New Hampshire Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)
c/o Governor’s Commission on Disability (GCD)
Philbrook Building
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH  03301

Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire Resource Guide
Family Resource Center of Central NH: Who we are and what we mean to families and community— For hundreds of families living in the Lakes Region each year, the Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire, a program of Lakes Region Community Services, offers respectful, non-judgmental education, early intervention, and support to assist families in their efforts to meet needs, make positive connections, and prepare children for success today and tomorrow because the Family Resource Center believes strong families lead to strong communities.

National:

National PLAN (Planned Lifetime Assistance Network) programs were founded to assist families in planning for the future care of loved ones with lifelong disabilities. Web: http://www.nationalplanalliance.org.

Pooled Trust Options

A Guidebook

Written by Elder Law Attorney,

Rene C. Lovelace, MBA,JD,CELA

Published by the National PLAN Alliance

With a grant from the

Center for Special Needs Trust Administration, Inc.

The purpose of this guide:Pooled Trust Options A Guidebook

To serve the best interest of people with disabilities

To provide as much guidance as possible to those who offer a pooled trust option

To increase success and sustainability for pooled trusts

View Table of Contents

Cost: $30.00 

Guidebook can be purchased directly from the National PLAN Alliance website.

National Guardianship Association - The mission of NGA is to provide educational, training, and networking opportunities for guardians and about guardianship; to promote highest levels of values, standards and ethics; and to ensure a nationally recognized standard of excellence.

The Arc of the United States - The Arc is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

National PLAN Alliance - PLAN (Planned Lifetime Assistance Network) programs were founded to assist families in planning for the future care of loved ones with lifelong disabilities.

National Council on Independent Living - We welcome all people who believe in equality to join the movement to win civil rights and real independence for people with disabilities throughout the world. Use this website to join NCIL and explore all things Independent Living, including current news, training and events nationwide, and NCIL’s extensive national legislative and policy positions.

National Council on Independent Living
1710 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Fifth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: 202.207.0334
toll free: 877.525.3400
tty: 202.207.0340
fax: 202.207.0341
email: ncil@ncil.org
Web: http://www.ncil.org

National Institute of Mental Health -

NIMH Mission

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

For the Institute to continue fulfilling this vital public health mission, it must foster innovative thinking and ensure that a full array of novel scientific perspectives are used to further discovery in the evolving science of brain, behavior, and experience. In this way, breakthroughs in science can become breakthroughs for all people with mental illnesses.

6001 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852
Email NIMHinfo@mail.nih.gov
Web: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

Enhanced Life Options Group
3 Executive Park Drive, Suite 269
Bedford NH 03110

Telephone: (603) 524-4189 or (603) 472-2543
Fax: (603) 524-5766
E-mail: contact@elonh.org
Website: www.elonh.org

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