Developmental services in New Hampshire
- The NH developmental services system offers people with developmental disabilities a range of supports and services within their own communities through the Area Agency system. See Area Agencies.
- Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs. The NH Bureau for Family Centered Services administers a set of services for children, birth to 21 years, who have, or are at risk for, a chronic medical condition, disability or special health care need. See more in Collaborative Planning.
Other statewide resources in New Hampshire
- Vocational Rehabilitation New Hampshire page on this website. VR New Hampshire pages on the NH Department of Education website.
- Children’s Behavioral Health services, including mental health and substance misuse across all levels of care.
- NH CarePath connects people to information, assistance, and care throughout New Hampshire, from caregiver resources and services for disability and independent living to counseling and financial planning tools.
- The NH Division for Children, Youth and Family’s (DCYF) Child Protection Bureau works to protect children from abuse and neglect while striving to preserve the family unit.
- NH Juvenile Justice Services (JJS) provides supervision and rehabilitative services to youth adjudicated under state law as delinquent or as Children In Need of Services (CHINS).
- ServiceLink Aging and Disability Resource Center helps people connect to short and long term services and supports, and to navigate holes in the social services system. They are a one-stop shopping first point of contact for people in need, and go the extra mile to help.
- Community Partners Portal on this website
Community Resources and supports in general
- Chapter 3 of an online manual for identifying community assets and resources from the Center for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas. Includes tools to both identify and harness the assets to meet community needs and to strengthen the whole community.
- Big list of ideas about who you might invite to IEP meetings, Potential Consultants to the Transition Team, from the Center for Parent Information and Resources.
- Sample of an transition-focused agreement between several state level agencies in Wisconsin (PDF, 15 pages, 2010). Useful to see they divide and describe responsibilities. The file is in a public Dropbox account – you may have to click a No-thanks-just-show-me-the-file-box.