Welcome to the NH Council on Developmental Disabilities

“Dignity, full rights of citizenship, cultural diversity,

equal opportunity, and full participation for

all NH citizens with developmental disabilities.”

The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities is a federally funded agency that supports public policies and initiatives that remove barriers and promote opportunities in all areas of life. The Council is independent of the agencies that provide services to people with disabilities. The Council develops a State Plan every five years to establish specific goals, objectives and strategies to address the most important issues affecting people with developmental disabilities in New Hampshire. The Council carries out its mission through education, advocacy and the funding of innovative projects that make a difference in people's lives.




In light of Governor Sununu's stay-at-home order we have decided to close our office to the general public. While our small staff will be maintaining typical office hours, we will not be holding any in-person meetings, and we ask that everyone call (603)271-3236 or email patricia.vincent-piet@ddc.nh.gov before visiting the office.

You can find more information from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services including specific information for parents and healthcare workers at https://www.nh.gov/covid19/.

Helpful COVID-19 Fact Sheets:

COVID-19 Emergency Communications for Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs pdf file (March 24, 2020)


News Update:

Crotched Mountain to end operations at the Greenfield campus in November.

Read a message from CEO Ned Olney.


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Direct Support Professional Conference Planning Committee

Rewarding Those Who Serve Individuals and Families


June 23, 2020

As you may be aware, the DSP Conference Planning Committee felt it necessary to cancel this year’s conference. However, we feel very strongly that the importance of recognizing direct support professionals and home care providers for the work that they are doing, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

After much discussion, we have decided to go ahead with the 2020 DSP and Home Care Provider awards. These awards will be presented to the winners in a virtual forum in the Fall of 2020.

We are inviting you to submit nomination forms with a deadline of September 1, 2020. This is a great opportunity to champion the support work force who have been on the front lines of this pandemic and have continued to care for us, our family, and members of our communities.

If you have any questions, please contact the NHCDD Project Manager, Vanessa Blais, at Vanessa.Blais@ddc.nh.gov or 603-271-7040.

Thank you!


Click here for a updated nomination form.




Stay up to date with with the NH Employment Leadership Committee with their Family Employment Newsletter.


Requests For Proposals

The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities currently has two open RFPs for consultants:

1) Funding available for Program Performance Report Consultant. The deadline for receiving proposals is June 19, 2020. Information and a copy of the RFP can be found by clicking here: RFP-PPR Consultant. Hard copies may be requested by contacting the Executive Director at 603-271-1157 or NHCDD.Director@ddc.nh.gov.

2) Funding available for Comprehensive Review & Analysis in the development of the NHCDD 5-Year State Plan. The deadline for receiving proposals is June 19, 2020. Information and a copy of the RFP can be found here: RFP-CRA and 5YP Consultant. Hard copies may be requested by contacting the Executive Director at 603-271-1157 or NHCDD.Director@ddc.nh.gov.



The Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Advisory Council is charged pursuant to RSA 137:K with investigating the unmet needs of individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries through two public hearings held each year.  This valuable information is compiled into an annual report which will be sent to the Governor, the Speaker of the House, the Senate President, the Commissioner of Health and Human Services and other stakeholders.

Since we are unable to hold the first of the two annual public hearings due to COVID-19, this survey will take the place of the public hearing.

              Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MNBTJ2W   to complete the survey online before the deadline of June 19, 2020.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this important survey.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ellen Edgerly at (603)834-9570 or ellenedge@bianh.org