New Hampshire
This Executive Order establishes the Governor's Task Force on Employment and Economic Opportunity for people with disabilities, to advise the Governor on policies and programs that will increase employment and economic opportunity for people with disabilities. Members include representatives from the Office of Special Education, the Division of Behavioral Health and the Department of Transportation.
This Executive Order establishes the Governor's Task Force on Community Transportation, which is tasked with developing and providing recommendations to the Governor around establishing a well-coordinated, interconnected and accessible statewide transportation system for all transit users in the state, in part to remove one of the major barriers to people with disabilities becoming employed.
This Executive Order establishes the Governor's Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion, which is tasked with identifying and recommending ways to combat discrimination and advance diversity and inclusion, including in employment. Members include representatives from the departments of Labor and Education and the state's university and community college systems.
This Executive Order requires school districts to hold IEP team meetings to consider Extended-School Year services for every child with an IEP, and to consider what Compensatory Education Services are required to make up for regression or services not provided during periods of remote instruction and support.
This bill establishes a committee to study the payment of subminimum wages to people with disabilities and develop a strategic plan to phase out subminimum wages. The plan must address mechanisms to implement technical assistance and training to employers and provider agencies as they phase out subminimum wage arrangements and to provide employment services for individuals with disabilities as they are phased out of subminimum wage arrangements.
This bill requires the Transportation Council to solicit input from disability communities (among other stakeholders) in its work studying and promoting methods of implementing new transportation technologies and modes of transportation throughout the state.
This bill prohibits employers from paying any individual with a disability an hourly rate lower than minimum wage. It also repeals the special authorization for sheltered workshops.
This program enables individuals with disabilities, service providers and others to learn about, access, and acquire assistive technology needed for education, employment, and community living. Services include device demonstrations, reutilization, loans, and financing.
Operating Entity: University of New Hampshire, The UNH Institute on Disability (IOD)
Entity Type: College / University
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
CAP helps individuals who experience problems when applying for or receiving vocational rehabilitation or independent living services. This includes advising and informing individuals of their rights and providing advocacy services.
Operating Entity: New Hampshire Governor's Office, The Governor's Commission on Disability (GCD)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program assists individuals with disabilities in developing and implementing an individualized day program based on their needs and skills. This can include job development, employment, volunteer work, daily living skills, and a variety of community activities.
Operating Entity: Granite State Independent Living
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program helps students with disabilities obtain academic credits outside of their traditional school walls. Students are matched with professions and learn more about the skills and education required to be successful in that field. Classroom skills training includes resume building, mock interviews, appropriate work-site behavior, and professionalism.
Operating Entity: Granite State Independent Living
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides assistance and training to help individuals with developmental disabilities maintain and improve their skills in vocational activities and enhance their social and personal development and well-being within the context of vocational goals. These services develop paid employment opportunities in integrated settings.
Operating Entity: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Developmental Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program provides consultation services on financial planning to individuals with disabilities. Staff review a person's current situation and use the tools, resources, government benefits, and work incentives available to help them create greater financial independence and achieve the best employment outcome.
Operating Entity: Granite State Independent Living
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This commercial cleaning service is operated by Easterseals New Hampshire and employs veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals without disabilities who provide quality floor care and custodial services to businesses throughout New Hampshire.
Operating Entity: Easterseals New Hampshire
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program helps individuals with disabilities find employment by offering the following services: resume and cover letter assistance, job leads, job coaching, job shadowing, skills identification, and more.
Operating Entity: Granite State Independent Living
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides a range of services to parents of youth with disabilities, including individual assistance by telephone, help navigating systems (including education systems), trainings on topics like "family/professional partnerships," and more.
Operating Entity: New Hampshire Family Voices, Family to Family Health Information Center
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program supports Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers in 12 eastern states plus DC and two territories. Services include one-to-one consultations, trainings and webinars, peer-to-peer mentoring, site visits, non-profit management tools, and more.
Operating Entity: Navigating Excellence Parent Center Assistance & Collaboration Team (NE-PACT)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides a variety of direct services for children and youth with disabilities, families, professionals, and other organizations that support them. This includes helping parents participate effectively in their children’s education and development and partnering with professionals and policymakers to improve outcomes for children with disabilities.
Operating Entity: Parent Information Center of New Hampshire
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program offers funding to individuals with developmental disabilities for Employment and Post-Secondary Education, Personal Education and Leadership Development, and Personal Technology for Individuals and Families.
Operating Entity: New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities
Entity Type: Other
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program protects individuals with disabilities by empowering them and advocating on their behalf. This includes providing information and referrals, providing training and technical assistance to service providers, and conducting self-advocacy training.
Operating Entity: Disability Rights Center - New Hampshire
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides information, training and technical assistance, and support to youth and young adults with disabilities and their families, including transition services to help youth and their families navigate multiple programs and service systems; actively participate in the development of plans for independence; and collaborate with transition professionals. It is a collaborative effort between Parent Centers in nine northeastern states.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program enables eligible individuals with disabilities to save money in a tax-exempt account that may be used for qualified disability expenses while keeping their eligibility for federally-funded, means-tested public benefits. Eligible expenses include education, employment training and support, and assistive technology.
Operating Entity: New Hampshire Governor's Commission on Disability
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program provides direct and indirect services to help youth with disabilities transition from school to work and obtain successful employment.
Operating Entity: New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program provides rehabilitation services such as counseling and skills training, as well as adaptive aids, to help people with visual loss enter, re-enter, or maintain employment.
Operating Entity: New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program provides services to help at-risk students with disabilities transition out of high school. Services include career assessments, independent living skills, internship development, benefits planning, interview and soft skill training, and more.
Operating Entity: Granite State Independent Living
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides technical assistance to Parent Centers in Region A, which includes New Hampshire. Services include strategies for reaching underserved families, on-site training and support, an annual conference, program evaluation, and consulting around the nonprofit management process.
Operating Entity: Navigating Excellence Parent Center Assistance & Collaboration Team (NE-PACT)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides virtual transition educational events on family resources, self-determination and advocacy skills, post-secondary opportunities, and more to individuals with disabilities and their families.
Operating Entity: Next Steps New Hampshire
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This virtual series is designed to prepare young adults with intellectual disabilities in pursuit of college and career with important takeaways, including around self-discovery, occupational/academic direction, advocacy, confidence with technology, social connections, and furtherance of college and career plans.
Operating Entity: University of New Hampshire, The UNH Institute on Disability (IOD)
Entity Type: College / University
This program helps people with physical, psychiatric, and learning disabilities find and keep a job. New Hampshire's Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation offers services at 7 locations across the state.
Operating Entity: New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program helps individuals with disabilities who are receiving Social Security Disability benefits make informed choices about work and make a successful transition to self-sufficiency.
Operating Entity: Maine Medical Center, Department of Vocational Services
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides community-based, in-school, or in-home supports as well as remote learning activities to help youth with disabilities achieve their transition goals. Services include employer visits, job shadowing, work-based learning opportunities, adult living skills, and more.
Operating Entity: Easterseals New Hampshire
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This is a press release stating the DOE has given NH 1 million in special education grants for distanced learning. This money was specifically spent to provide necessary assistive technology and software for students with disabilities.
Operating Entity: New Hampshire Department of Education
This is a document with guidance for students with disabilities during COVID-19. It creates a three tiered plan to adjust and virtually instruct students with IEPs. It notes that schools may choose to provide in-person instruction to only students with an IEP, adjust virtual instruction for IEP students, provide compensatory education services for students with an IEP, or any combination of these plans.
Operating Entity: New Hampshire Department of Education