Developmental Disabilities

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New Hampshire

  • PathWays, 603-542-8706
    • Location: PathWays of the River Valley, 654 Main Street, Claremont, NH 03743
    • PathWays is a regional agency delivering services for individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders. Services and supports include: service coordination; day and vocational services; personal care services; early supports and services and early intervention; assistive technology services; and specialty services and flexible family supports including respite and environmental modifications.
  • Granite State Independent Living, 800-826-3700
    • Location: Main Office, 21 Chenell Drive, Concord, NH 03301, 603- 228-9680
    • Granite State Independent Living carries out its mission through its Home Care Services, Community-Based Disability Supports and Employment Services. With the help of our local New Hampshire communities, they assist people with tools for living life independently, so they can change their lives for the better. While much has changed over the years, one thing remains the same; GSIL is committed to the principle of personal choice and direction.
  • Life Coping, Inc.
    • Life Coping, Inc. uses a person-centered approach to assist clients and families in identifying needs and seeing that those needs are met. Our ultimate goal is to assist individuals so that they can remain safely and independently in their homes. Life Coping serves seniors and the disabled.
  • Special Needs Support Center, 800-698-5465
    • Location: 12 Flynn Street, Lebanon, NH 03766, 603-448-6311
    • The Special Needs Support Center (SNSC) is a grassroots family organization for parents of children with special needs. Since 1979 SNSC programs have supported families in many ways - emotional support through caring staff members and connections with other parents, peer support groups, educational workshops for parents and professionals, educational advocacy, Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe, Connections, Medical Buddies, the Nathan Hall Library, Parent to Parent, Partners in Health, Happenings events, and our quarterly newsletter.
  • Human Rights Commission, 603-271-2767
    • Location: 2 Chenell Drive, Concord, NH 03301
    • The NH Commission for Human Rights is a state agency established for the purpose of eliminating discrimination in employment, public accommodations, and the sale or rental of housing or commercial property, because of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability or national origin. You can email them at human rights@nhsa.state.nh.us
  • Stern Center for Language and Learning, 603-276-3165
    • West Lebanon, NH Location: 1 Oak Ridge Road, West Lebanon, NH 03784
    • Williston, NH Location: 183 Talcott Road, Williston, VT 05495
    • The non-profit Stern Center for Language and Learning is committed to helping individuals identify their learning strengths and finding solutions to challenges that allow everyone to learn. They evaluate and teach more than 900 children and adults each year including those with learning disabilities, dyslexia, language disorders, autism, attention deficit disorders, and learning style differences.
  • People First of NH, 603-568-2182 or 800-566-2128
    • 4 Park St., Suite #205, Concord, NH 03302
    • People First of NH is a non-profit self-advocacy organization comprised of chapters and groups across the state led by people who experience disabilities. The local chapters are Upbeat Group (Claremont area) and Upper Valley Neighbors Group (Lebanon area). For information about locations and times, write info@peoplefirstofnh.org.
  • Project Search, 603-650-6439
    • Location: DHMC
    • Project SEARCH is an exciting program dedicated to providing education to young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through an innovative workforce and career development model that benefits the individual, workplace and community. The primary goal is for each young adult to build skills that will lead towards competitive employment. The nine month program begins in August and follows the Hartford School calendar. The program is open to young adults who reside in New Hampshire and Vermont.
  • Global Campus, Shiremont, 802-272-1438
    • Global Campuses Foundation was formed in 2001 for the purpose of providing advanced learning opportunities for under-served populations worldwide, primarily people with disability. Celebrating ability, GCF reorients the experience of disability as a positive and unique life experience with the pursuit of lifelong learning as a noble goal. The mission of Global Campuses Foundation is to participate with and support persons of differing abilities worldwide as they create, manage and sustain campus environments for advanced learning. Valuing the voice and direction of campus participants is central to its mission. GCF’s educational philosophy and methodologies promote campus members taking ownership and stewardship of their campus. Global Campus participants are the creators and producers of their educational experiences and take on leadership opportunities as faculty, students, and administrative staff.
  • Visions for Creative Housing Solutions, Enfield
    • The mission of Visions for Creative Housing Solutions, Inc. is to provide residential options, services, and supports designed to meet the needs of adults with special needs. Their website is currently not working. For information about them, see Valley News article, CLICK HERE
  • Best Buddies of NH, 603-856-8324
    • Best Buddies® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Zack's Place, Woodstock, 802-457-5868 or info@zacksplacevt.org
    • Zack's Place (ZP) is a free enrichment center whose mission is to empower special-needs people of all ages to express themselves through art, music, dance, literacy, athletics, and fitness while developing bonds of friendship. Their 40 participants vary in age from 8 to 50, with special needs resulting from physical, cognitive, and developmental challenges such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, Soto Syndrome, and Asperger's Syndrome. Although the majority of their constituents live in Woodstock, some travel from distances of up to 40 miles. ZP serves the special education community in a unique way, offering programming that compliments the public school system by augmenting and reinforcing the educational and social bonds offered through those programs.

Vermont

  • Health Care & Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont (HCRS)
    • Hartford Location: 49 School Street, Hartford, VT 05047, 802-295-3032
    • Developmental disability services and supports offer a comprehensive range of services designed to support individuals and families at different levels of need. Services encompass a wide range of support options designed around the specific needs of an individual. Services include service planning and coordination; community supports; employment services; home supports;respite; clinical interventions; crisis services.
  • Lincoln Street, 888-545-9533 or 802-886-1833
    • Location: 374 River Street, Springfield, Vt. 05156
    • Our Mission is to assist individuals with developmental disabilities to identify their needs and provide the quality services that empower them to reach their potential. Services include service planning and coordination; community supports; employment services; home supports;respite; clinical interventions; crisis services.
  • Upper Valley Services
    • Bradford Location: 267 Waits River Road, Bradford, VT 05033, 802-222-9235
    • Randolph Location: 12 Prince Street, Suite 2, Randolph, VT 05060, 802-728-4476
    • Moretown Location: PO Box 719, Moretown, VT 05660, 802-496-7830
    • Developmental disability services and supports offer a comprehensive range of services designed to support individuals and families at different levels of need. Services encompass a wide range of support options designed around the specific needs of an individual. Services include service planning and coordination; community supports; employment services; home supports;respite; clinical interventions; crisis services.
  • Stern Center for Language and Learning, 603-276-3165
    • West Lebanon, NH Location: 1 Oak Ridge Road, West Lebanon, NH 03784
    • Williston, NH Location: 183 Talcott Road, Williston, VT 05495
    • The non-profit Stern Center for Language and Learning is committed to helping individuals identify their learning strengths and finding solutions to challenges that allow everyone to learn. They evaluate and teach more than 900 children and adults each year including those with learning disabilities, dyslexia, language disorders, autism, attention deficit disorders, and learning style differences.
  • Project Search, 603-650-6439
    • Location: DHMC
    • Project SEARCH is an exciting program dedicated to providing education to young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through an innovative workforce and career development model that benefits the individual, workplace and community. The primary goal is for each young adult to build skills that will lead towards competitive employment. The nine month program begins in August and follows the Hartford School calendar. The program is open to young adults who reside in New Hampshire and Vermont.
  • Global Campus, Shiremont, 802-272-1438
    • Global Campuses Foundation was formed in 2001 for the purpose of providing advanced learning opportunities for under-served populations worldwide, primarily people with disability. Celebrating ability, GCF reorients the experience of disability as a positive and unique life experience with the pursuit of lifelong learning as a noble goal. The mission of Global Campuses Foundation is to participate with and support persons of differing abilities worldwide as they create, manage and sustain campus environments for advanced learning. Valuing the voice and direction of campus participants is central to its mission. GCF’s educational philosophy and methodologies promote campus members taking ownership and stewardship of their campus. Global Campus participants are the creators and producers of their educational experiences and take on leadership opportunities as faculty, students, and administrative staff.
  • Zack's Place, Woodstock, 802-457-5868 or info@zacksplacevt.org
    • Zack's Place (ZP) is a free enrichment center whose mission is to empower special-needs people of all ages to express themselves through art, music, dance, literacy, athletics, and fitness while developing bonds of friendship. Their 40 participants vary in age from 8 to 50, with special needs resulting from physical, cognitive, and developmental challenges such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, Soto Syndrome, and Asperger's Syndrome. Although the majority of their constituents live in Woodstock, some travel from distances of up to 40 miles. ZP serves the special education community in a unique way, offering programming that compliments the public school system by augmenting and reinforcing the educational and social bonds offered through those programs.
  • Green Mountain Self-Advocates, 802-229-2600
    • Location: 2 Prospect Street, Suite 6 Montpelier, Vermont 05602
    • Green Mountain Self-Advocates (GMSA) is a Vermont Self-Advocacy organization run by people with developmental disabilities. Groups meet to listen to each other, make new friends, learn about their rights, and tell politicians and others why people with disabilities are important.
  • Vermont Center for Independent Living, 800-639-1522
    • Location: 11 East State St., Montpelier, VT 05602
    • VCIL believes that individuals with disabilities have the right to live with dignity and with appropriate support in their own homes, fully participate in their communities, and to control and make decisions about their lives.