Updated December 19, 2017
Disability Rights Center Presents... is about disability rights and resources, with stories of struggles and successes from people with disabilities, information about the law, advocacy tips, legislative updates, and more.
September 2014: Medicaid Managed Care
June 2013: Self Advocacy
April 2013: Communication Access in Medical Settings
March 2012: The Crisis in NH Mental Health Services
January 2012: Medicaid Managed Care
November 2011: How to Register and Vote
August 2011: Assistive Technology at ATech Services
May 2011: Long Term Care in New Hampshire
March 2011: A Talk about Lost in Laconia, the documentary
February 2011: Medicaid for Employed Adults with Disabilities
April - June 2010: Voting and Civic Involvement: the Issues for People with Disabilities. This is a series about voting and getting involved in government. People with disabilities are less likely to vote than the general population; they are more likely to feel disempowered. We’d like to see that change. You CAN get involved and make a difference.
October 2009 - March 2010: Special Education and Discipline. The Disabilities Rights Center announces a six part television series exploring special education and discipline in our public schools. Too often, the disciplinary practices used on children with special needs are ineffective, harmful, dangerous, and sometimes fatal.
In 2009, a shocking report from the National Disability Rights Network, DRC’s national organization, found numerous cases across the country where the use of restraint and seclusion on children with disabilities had resulted in injury or death. A GAO investigation and Congressional Hearings confirmed the severity of this problem.
Disability Rights Center - NH takes an in-depth look at school discipline issues: what was, what is, and what can be. We examine the use of restraint and seclusion as well as other troubling disciplinary practices, including the overuse of suspensions and expulsions for students with disabilities and the growing dangerous trend of involving the police and criminalizing school misbehavior, the so-called “schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline”. We also talk with experts and show examples of positive approaches, such as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), that lead to successful outcomes for students.
July 09: Guardianship, with guests Judge David King, Administrative Judge for the New Hampshire Probate Courts, and Linda Mallon, Executive Director, Office of Public Guardian.
November 08: Supported Employment. Learn more about supported employment services for people with developmental disabilities, and meet some hardworking employees.
View Legal Briefs from the shows, on YouTube.
Want to help?
Concord TV and its programs rely on volunteers. There are cameras to be run, graphics and sound, even video editing! In order to help produce shows, Concord TV provides training to Concord residents and nonprofit organizations that work in Concord, such as the DRC. You can become trained and then help out with DRC’s show production, or help with other shows at Concord TV.
We’d also like to hear your ideas for the show. What issues are most important to you? What would be most helpful in a disability-rights related show?
Please call or email Julia Freeman-Woolpert, 1-800-834-1721 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to get involved.
More information about Concord TV can be found here: http://www.yourconcordtv.org