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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. New Hampshire's Special Needs Trust Statute
Parent Information Center
54 Old Suncook Road
Concord, N.H. 03302
(603) 224-7005 (V/TTY); (800) 232-986 (In NH)
The Parent Information Center (PIC), a New Hampshire statewide family organization, strives to achieve positive outcomes for children and youth, with a focus on those with disabilities and special healthcare needs. This is achieved through its partnerships with families, educators, youth, professionals and organizations.
Granite State Independent Living Foundation ~ Concord
21 Chenell Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: (800) 826-3700 (V/TTY) or (603) 228-9680
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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.
The Autism Society of New Hampshire
P.O. BOX 68
Concord, NH 03302
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.
Stepping Stones is a guidebook for people with disabilities, their families and the professionals who work with them. We collect stories from many sources including family members, people living with disabilities and advocates.
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.
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.
Councils on Developmental Disabilities are agencies appointed by governors to represent and advocate for people with developmental disabilities. The 55 state and territorial Councils have authority to set priorities and develop strategies to improve the lives of the people with disabilities in their states.
New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities
2 1/2 Beacon Street
Concord, NH 03301-4447
The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities compiled this resource guide to provide helpful links for self-advocates and families of people with disabilities. Resource List
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 PLAN (Planned Lifetime Assistance Network) programs were founded to assist families in planning for the future care of loved ones with lifelong disabilities.
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
Washington, D.C. 20036
toll free: 877.525.3400
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