NH Support Organizations
VT Support Organizations
National Groups and Resources
Toll Free: (800) 889-2047.
Local: (802) 863-2881 or (802) 863-5620.
Disabilities Rights Center,- New Hampshire.
64 N Main Street
Suite 2, 3rd Floor
Concord, NH 03301-4913
Local tel# (603)228-0432
Toll free in-state 1-800-834-1721
Executive Director, Richard Cohen
(call main number to schedule an intake appointment)
New Hampshire Legal Assistance
Outside Manchester: 1-800-562-3174
Parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, up-to-date information about effective advocacy for children with disabilities.
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Asperger's Association of New England
Great resources, information, and links for parents of children with Asperger's Syndrome.
Brain Injury Association of NH
Call Program Coordinator Lori Sanderfur at (603) 225-8400
Help Line 800-773-8400
CHaD Family Center at DHMC
A family friendly and supportive connection to DHMC. Plus a listing of most resources for families in NH and VT.
Child and Family Services of New Hampshire
Provides a wide range of counseling, education, advocay, adoption, and other support services from 8 offices around the state.
Easter Seals of NH
Provides many services to people with disabilities or special needs and their families throughout the state.
Family Resource Connection
Library, information searches on parenting as well as specific disabilities.
Also contains an extensive list of parent support groups throughout the state.
Housed in NH State Library
Call Alice Nye at (800) 298-4321
Focus Adolescent Services
Family help in New Hampshire
If you need help for your teen call toll-free 1-877-362-8727
Granite State Federation of Families
The NH Chapter for Children's Mental Health provides support for families of children with mental health difficulties
Phone: (603) 296-0692
High Hopes Foundation of NH
Grants wishes and dreams to kids, 3-18 years of age, with chronic, progressive, and life-threatening dieseases.
LifeShare, Inc. provides holistic support services to individuals with developmental disabilities by using innovative, person centered approaches that guarentee individualized support strategies. LifeShare builds meaningful relationships between an individual and his or her community in the most natural, compassionate, and cost effective manner.
NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Telephone Number: 1-800-242-NAMI (6164)
New Hampshire Chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Provides a Bag of Hope packet for families of newly diagnosed children with diabetes; a listing of support groups for children and parents; and other information and resources.
NH Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders
Created in 2008 by act of NH legislation, the Council provides coordinated leadership in addressing the healthcare, education, and service needs of individuals with autism or related disability.
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord NH 03301-3860
Telephone: (603) 271-3494
Fax: (603) 271-1953
New Hampshire Family Voices
Call Terry Ohlson-Martin or Martha Jean Madison at (800) 852-3345, x 4525
New Hampshire Partners in Health
A state wide community-based (13-sites) program that provides support to families of childern with chronic health conditions, regardless of income.
Northern New England Down Syndrome Congress (NNEDSC)
For parents and professionals to share knowledge and support regarding Down Syndrome. An affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society.
People First of New Hampshire
People First of New Hampshire, Inc. is a group of people working together to help each other take charge of our lives. This is being done by learning how to make decisions and choices in life in order to be more independent. It also means learning our rights and responsibilities. We support each other and gain confidence to speak out about what we believe in.
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Association for Cerebral Palsy (ACP)
Toll Free: (800) 639-1930
Southern Vermont: (802) 257-2237
Northern Vermont: (802) 723-6303
The Autism Society of Vermont
A primary source of information and links in Vermont for parents of children who are on any part of the autism spectrum.
Vermont Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
Local: (802) 244-1955
Toll Free: (800) 639-6071
Vermont Family Network (VFN)
A multi-service agency including P2PVT for parents matches and VT Parent information center for help with educational issues
Toll Free: (800) 800-4005
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Connecting kids with special needs for friendship and support. This site has a direct e-mail chat system for youngsters with various types of disabilities.
American Epilepsy Society
Assistive Technology Training
Provides information about assistive technology, an interesting history of laws relating to people with disabilities, and more.
A web resource center for kids with chronic or life threatining illnesses.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Parent Information
Provides families and caregivers with information on cerebral palsy symptoms, diagnosis and support groups.
Children and Adults with
CHADD - the national non-profit organization representing children and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). Founded in 1987 by a group of concerned parents, CHADD works to improve the lives of people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder through education, advocacy and support.
Children Making Strides
The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism
Epilepsy Foundation of America
Exceptional Parent Magazine
Lots of features, and links to other resources
Family and Advocates Partnership for Education
Informs and educates about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and how it is applied.
Family Support America Online
A national organization networking state and local family resource centers.
Families and friends speaking in behalf of children with special health care needs.
Genetics and Rare Conditions
Listings of advocacy and support groups, and information on several hundred genetic conditions and birth defects.
Internet Resource for Special Children - IRSC
Many web links for issues from Adaptive Equipment to Support & Assistance.
Jacob's Bridge Through Autism
This website contains a lot of helpful information for parents of children with autism.
Kids as Self Advocates/Family Voices
A site for kids with special needs.Information, ideas, etc.
MUMS - Mothers United for Moral Support
A national Parent-to-Parent organization for parents of children with any disability, disorder, chromosomal abnormality, or health condition.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
The mission of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is to increase opportunities for all individuals with learning disabilities to achieve their potential. NCLD accomplishes its mission by increasing public awareness and understanding of learning disabilities, conducting educational programs and services that promote research-based knowledge, and providing national leadership in shaping public policy.
National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice
Addresses the problem of disproportionate representation of youth with disabilities in the juvenile justice system. Lots of links.
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
Provides extensive data and information on all rare disorders.
National Organization of P2P
The national organization of P2P with information on all state-wide organizations, other links, and research about the parent match model.
National Resource Center on AD/HD: A Program of CHADD This is a national clearinghouse of the latest information and resources concerning ADD/ADHD. It was developed by CHADD and funded by the Centers for Disease Control. Very clearly presented scientific information.
PACER: Parent Advocacy Coalition for Education Rights
Provides a wealth of information, publications, links, and news you can use.
Pathways Awareness Foundation
Established in 1988, the Pathways Awareness Foundation is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the benefit of early detection and early therapy of movement differences in children. Pathways assists both pediatricians and families who have concerns about their children�s physical development. Our activities are based upon the expertise of the Pathways Medical Round Table, comprised of leading physicians, clinicians, nurse practitioners and lay advisors. Pathways believes that through early detection, intervention, and increased public awareness, children with movement differences can look forward to a brighter future.
contains select information on topics of interest to parents and other care-givers of children with neurological problems. The information is medically accurate, fairly stated, and empathic.
Special needs family friendly fun
enhancing the quality and enjoyment of family life with special needs.
Tetrasomy/Pentasomy X Support Group
As parents of children who are diagnosed with 48,XXXX & 49,XXXXX, we understand how essential it is for them and their families seeking support and also for educators and professionals working with the families to have access to information. We created the Online Tetrasomy/Pentasomy X Support Group and this website to provide support, friendship and information for all of them throughout the World and raise awareness of 48XXXX & 49XXXXX, amongst the medical profession and the public.
Tufts University Child & Family Webguide
The Tufts University Child & Family WebGuide is the first online resource for parents, child-care professionals, and students that systematically evaluates the web sites it lists. The WebGuide recognized the growing need to evaluate the enormous volume of information now available online. Without our ratings, parents have difficulty determining whether the information provided is accurate and based on research, or whether it is misleading and unfounded. Online searches on popular parenting topics yield a range of information, much of which is inconsistent with the findings of child developemnt experts. The WebGuide seeks to address these concerns.
Created by the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University, the WebGuide identifies, describes and evaluates web sites that contain the most credible child development information available. The WebGuide, a not-for-profit resource, was developed in collaboration with the Society for Research in Child Development, and with input from parents, childcare professionals, and such noted child development experts as Fred Rogers, David Elkind, and Edward Zigler.
Launched in April 2001, the Child & Family WebGuide includes information on over 45 topics and 130 sites. To date, more than 500 sites have been rigorously reviewed using our objective, scientifically-based method of evaluation.
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