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The best place to find resources in New Hampshire is ServiceLink. They maintain a curated list of resources and require organizations to confirm their accuracy and availability on an annual basis.

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2-1-1 New Hampshire A trained staff will direct you to appropriate resources in your area.

Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act. The ABLE Act authorizes STABLE Accounts, which are investment accounts available to eligible individuals with disabilities. They allow individuals with disabilities to save and invest money without losing eligibility for certain public benefits programs, like Medicaid or SSI. Earnings in your STABLE Account are not subject to federal income tax, so long as you spend them on “Qualified Disability Expenses.”

Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism  National group of organizations working together, led by the vision of individuals with autism and their families, to promote a collaborative spirit and develop both public and private sector support that improve the lives of adults living with autism.

Autism Intervention Specialists Offers social groups, ABA and parent training.

Autism Parenting Magazine Publishes autism-related topics, events, developments, treatments and news stories. Also publishes stories and resources on their site; scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Autism resources” and/or “Autism articles”.

Autism Resources for Parents – The Ultimate New Guide A list of the latest information and resources from Autism Parenting Magazine.

Autism Society Provides latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

Autism Speaks Connect families with information, training and resources.

Autism Support Group of Greater Manchester meets the first Monday of every month from 6:30-8:30pm at the Barnes & Noble Starbucks cafe in Manchester.

Blindness – Handicap or Characteristic

Boys & Girls Club Of Greater Salem: Different Strokes Swim Program Swim skills covered for a portion of the class, then incorporate them into a game; ages 3-10.

Bullying Prevention Resources

Bullying Prevention Resources for Parents, Schools, Law Enforcement, the Community

Capital Kids Occupational Therapy OT services for children with ASD; recommended by The Moore Center.

Carrie Cariello Weekly blog posts, TED talks, books and more by a well-known mother of a child with ASD.

Center for Disease Control Provides latest information regarding treatment, education, and research.

Child and Family Services of NH Parent training and family resources.

Childlight Yoga: My OmAbilities Yoga for children and teens with autism and other special needs. Private or group sessions available.

Client Rights: To file a complaint please contact the Bureau of Developmental Services at 1-855-450-3593 and the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services at 1-800-949-0470.

Community Support Network, Inc. The association of the ten Area Agencies in NH providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders, including advocacy, education, centralized operational supports to improve efficiency of the Area Agency system.

Community Toolbox: Resources on community organizing, strategic planning, organizational structures, communication strategies, leadership and management, facilitation skills, social marketing, financial resources and more.

Conflict of Interest Survey Results New Hampshire Corrective Action Plan

C.R.E.A.T.E. Therapy for individuals with ASD; recommended by The Moore Center.

Curriculum for Autism Engaging resources for a wide age range (games, activities, prompt cards, etc.) available for download and repeated print/use for a minimal fee.

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (NH)


DHHS Area Agencies All developmental services offered are provided by contractual agreement between Bureau of   Developmental Services and the following designated non-profit area agencies located throughout NH.

DHHS Provider Agencies The designated non-profit Area Agencies of NH often contract out supports and services to be provided to individuals. Therefore, you Area Agency may be different from your Provider Agency.

DHHS Division of Family Assistance

DHHS Early Supports & Services Services delivered by contractual agreements between Bureau of Developmental Services and designated non-profit and specialized service agencies located throughout the state.

Developmental Services Quality Council Established to provide leadership for consistent, systemic review and improvement of the quality of the developmental disability and acquired brain disorder services provided within New Hampshire’s developmental services system.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Disability History Museum

Disability Scoop Source for recent news on developmental disabilities.

Early Intervention Family Alliance

Early Learning New Hampshire

Ed Tech Associates Works with schools on program design and training for your ASD program.

Essential Skills to Getting a Job

Federal Citizens Information Center Publications and information on education, employment, food, housing, money, etc.

For Employers- Disability Employment Resource Page

Fuel Assistance Contact and application information

Harmony Acres Therapeutic Riding Center Low cost therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults.

Helping Hands Outreach Center Provides information on an array of community resources.

Horse Talk Therapeutic Services Offers equine therapy, hippotherapy and speech therapy using hippotherapy.

Institute on Disability Provides information, training and support.

Manchester Community Music School Offers music therapy for individuals, including those with ASD.


Medicaid Medical Transportation Program (NH)


National Council on the Aging (NCOA)

National Down Syndrome Society

National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders

Navigating College Tips for parents and students with a learning disability.

NH Council on Developmental Disabilities Agencies appointed by governors to represent and advocate for people with developmental disabilities. Check out their Community Events page.

NH Healthy Families One of two of NH’s Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCO’s).

NH Family Voices Family to family resource network.

NH Leadership Series The goal of the New Hampshire Leadership Series is to support self-advocacy and leadership skills for individuals with disabilities and their family members who wish to affect change at a personal, community, and statewide level to support the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities in their schools and communities.

National Federation of the Blind Resources for adults and children who are blind.

NH Vocational Rehabilitation Employment opportunities available for individuals with various special needs.

NH Works Employment opportunities available for individuals with various special needs.

New Horizons Provide hunger relief, emergency shelter, safe affordable housing, and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or in need.

Parent Information Center Information available on an array of ASD resources.

Rainbow Theatre Inc. An integrated theater arts program in Manchester for young and old, able and disabled individuals.

Ready Set Connect Provides Applied Behavior Analysis services.

Recreational Education Center Programs customized to fit the needs of children with ASD or other behavioral challenges.

Reducing Your Risk of Falls

Refurbished Equipment Marketplace Provides low-cost, high quality refurbished medical equipment and assistive technology.

Riverbend Parent Child Center Family resources available through the mental health system in Concord.

School Tips for Parents of a Child with a Disability

Social Security Administration

Social Thinking Social programs for individual with and without ASD.

Special Needs Alliance Find a local attorney who specializes in special needs cases.

Special Olympics NH Several different local groups throughout the state, visit the webpage to find the one best suited for your location and needs.

Stable NH Savings accounts that allow individuals with disabilities to save and invest without losing benefits, such as Medicaid or SSI.

Supported Decision Making Through supported decision-making individuals with disabilities can get help to make their own decisions. It is an alternative to guardianship. 

Tips for Parents on Partnering with Schools and Helping Your Children

Transition Tool Kit A guide to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Upreach Therapeutic Riding Center Offers equine therapy.

Violence Prevention Resources

Wandering Prevention Resources for first responders and parents of children at risk of eloping.

Well Sense Health Plan One of two of NH’s Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCO’s).

What IS Autism? A lot of helpful information for caregivers of newly diagnosed individuals.


Allard Center of Goffstown

Camp Allen 
Summer programs welcome those with special needs.

Camp Connect Summer camp for individuals with social communication disorders grades K-12.

Camp Fatima Summer camps for children with special needs.

Camp Foster Open to boys and girls in grades 2 through 8, based on their grade for the 2018/2019 school year.

Camp Horizons Summer camp for individuals with mild to moderate disabilities.

Camp Putnam Provides a safe, healthy, residential summer camping experience that is affordable for all families, regardless of income.

Camp Sno Mo Camping programs for children ages 11-21 with physical and/or cognitive disabilities.

Grotonwood Camp for adults with disabilities.

Melody Pines 

Naticook Day Camp 

Recreational Education Center Special education summer program designed to work around your schedule.


The Reason I Jump The inner voice of a thirteen-year-old boy with autism.

Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME Teaching perspective taking and social thinking to individuals with cognitive disabilities.

The Spark A mother’s story of nurturing, genius and autism.

Superflex: A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum Package Provides educators, parents and therapists fun and motivating ways to teach students with social and communication difficulties.

What Color Is Monday? Shows the beauty and wonder of raising a child with ASD, and how ultimately autism changed this family for the better.

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