New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities (NHCDD) Five Year Plan (2016-2021), Executive Summary

New Hampshire

State Policies & Initiatives: 

Goal 2. Quality of Life: Individuals with developmental disabilities living in New Hampshire will have greater opportunities for inclusion through meaningful competitive employment, friendships and relationships, recreation and choice of social activities, increased choice with housing options, and increased transportation options.

Objective 1. Increased opportunities and awareness for vocational training, competitive employment, expanded work hours and increased career options by:

(1) improving vocational programs, policies and practices through support of promising local or statewide initiatives and

(2) advocating for positive work activities

Objective 2. The Council, in collaboration with disability, aging and other organizations, will support the development or improvement of a minimum of 12 community-based programs, policies or practices that promote inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of community life including:

(1) inclusive emergency preparedness and management,

(2) social integration, meaningful relationships and acceptance of differences

(3) and transportation, housing and infrastructure.


Objective 3. The NH Council on Developmental Disabilities will collaborate and support local and statewide initiatives that offer choice for the education and support of individuals and their families regarding relationship building and retention of those relationships. Including but not limited to friendships, relationships and family dynamics


  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities