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Updated April 3, 2018
Disability Rights Center - NH is committed to ensuring access to appropriate services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Through representation at Administrative Appeals and in state and federal courts, the DRC assists individuals who have been inappropriately denied eligibility for services or have been found eligible for services but are not receiving the services to which they are entitled.
2009 Powerpoint Presentation: Right To Prompt and Quality Services for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Presented by Richard A. Cohen at the Advanced Leadership Series of ABLE NH.
2007: SB 138 Workforce Development Committee Report: This report includes numerous recommendations relative to compensation for direct support providers.
Advocacy - NH Supreme Court
2009: NH Supreme Court AFFIRMS the Rights of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
2004: DD Waitlist Case NH Supreme Court decision: Nonsuit without Prejudice
2003: Supreme Court Case: Eligibility for DD Services The NH Supreme Court ruled that an individual with a specific learning disability is eligible for area agency services when his ability to function is substantially impaired. The court stated that such a person was eligible even when other non-developmental disabilities such as mental health or alcohol problems may also be contributing to his functional impairments.