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.

Contact:

Isadora Rodriguez-Legendre, Executive Director

E-mail: Isadora.Rodriguez-Legendre@ddc.nh.gov

(603) 271-3236  (603) 271-1157

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                         May 17, 2019

 

New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities Selects Center for Life Management and Community Crossroads, University of New Hampshire, and Refurbished Equipment Marketplace for Grants and Announces New Members appointed to the Council

 

CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce that Center for Life Management and Community Crossroads, University of New Hampshire, and Refurbished Equipment Marketplace have been selected as the recipients of grants

from the Council.

 

The grants include:

  • $50,000 to Center for Life Management and Community Crossroads for a project to Implement New Strategies that Address the Needs of Individuals with a Dual Diagnosis of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Needs.  Center for Life Management and Community Crossroads will replicate and sustain their Continuum of Collaborative Care model for supporting individuals with dual diagnosis. This will include training to increase capacity in the system and data collection in hopes of expanding this innovative service approach throughout the state of New Hampshire.

 

  • $50,000 to University of New Hampshire to help providing Post-Secondary Educational Opportunities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.  The UNH-4U pilot project will aid in the developmental and implementation of Think College National Standards for a cohort of individuals with labels of intellectual disability. The pilot will include the provision of supports and services necessary for successful completion of a certification from a post-secondary institution, training/education to increase capacity in the system to provide post-secondary educational opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and data collection for identifying and sharing best practices for project replication in the state of New Hampshire.

 

  • $40,000 to Refurbished Equipment Marketplace (REM) for assisting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in purchasing, servicing, and in the delivery of REM equipment. With this grant, Refurbished Equipment Marketplace will be able to continue to assist individuals with I/DD in obtaining and sustaining necessary devices and equipment that will further their independence and quality of life.

 

New Members: 

The Council is also pleased to announce that Tim Houle and Forrest Beaudoin-Friede have been appointed by the Governor as new members of the NH Council on Developmental Disabilities. Both Tim and Forrest are interested in employment and independence for individuals with I/DD and bring a passion for advocacy and enthusiasm to the Council.

 

The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities is an independent state agency committed to the mission of “dignity, full rights of citizenship, cultural diversity, equal opportunities and full participation for all New Hampshire citizens with developmental disabilities.”

 

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The Employment Leadership Award is presented each year to five New Hampshire business leaders who demonstrate their commitment to recognize the skills and contributions that people with disabilities bring to the workforce. These businesses are promoting and adopting inclusive policies and hiring practices that allow people with disabilities to fairly compete and excel in gainful employment.

This is our opportunity to recognize the great work that is done in our state!  Please take a moment to fill out a nomination so that we can ensure a great pool of businesses to celebrate this year!

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