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.


Our office is now open to the public. However, in an effort to maintain the health and safety of our community, we ask that you make an appointment before visiting the DD Council. Masks and social distancing will be required and you will be screened at the door for COVID-related risk factors and a fever. We will continue to attempt to minimize in-person gatherings, and we ask that everyone call (603)271-3236 or email patricia.vincent-piet@ddc.nh.gov before visiting the office.

You can find more information from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services including specific information for parents and healthcare workers at https://www.nh.gov/covid19/.

Helpful COVID-19 Fact Sheets:

COVID-19 Emergency Communications for Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs pdf file (March 24, 2020)


Fall 2020 Disability RAPP: The 30th Anniversary of the ADA

Accessible PDF


Stay up to date with with the NH Employment Leadership Committee with their Family Employment Newsletter.


Requests For Proposals

The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities currently has two open RFPs for consultants:



NH Leadership's Advanced Series


The NH Leadership Series is offering a new Advanced Leadership Series for graduates. The Advanced Series consist of 4 topics, and 4 sessions. Each topic will span 8 weeks and occur remotely on zoom. 



The Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Advisory Council is charged pursuant to RSA 137:K with investigating the unmet needs of individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries through two public hearings held each year.  This valuable information is compiled into an annual report which will be sent to the Governor, the Speaker of the House, the Senate President, the Commissioner of Health and Human Services and other stakeholders.

Since we are unable to hold the first of the two annual public hearings due to COVID-19, this survey will take the place of the public hearing.

              Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MNBTJ2W   to complete the survey online before the deadline of June 19, 2020.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this important survey.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ellen Edgerly at (603)834-9570 or ellenedge@bianh.org