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COVID-19 and People with Disabilities

Disability Rights Center-NH is committed to addressing the legal needs of people with disabilities across New Hampshire during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Even in a crisis, people with disabilities have the right to live, work, learn, and access their community without discrimination.

Yes, we are open!

DRC-NH continues to provide legal services to people with disabilities across the state during the COVID-19 outbreak. Since our offices are closed to the public, please call or email us if you need assistance. Get more information at drcnh.org/covid-19.

Call us at 603-228-0432 Monday through Friday 8:30 – 4:00 or email us anytime at mail@drcnh.org to schedule an appointment to speak to an attorney.

Learn more: download our flyer here

Hear Directly From the Candidates on Disability Issues

Samuel Habib, college student, documentary filmmaker, newspaper columnist, and disability advocate interviewed candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative and Governor about issues relating to disability including voting rights, funding for DD services, special education, housing, and employment. Learn what all the candidates think about these critical issues so that you can make informed choices on election day.

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Do You Live, Work, or Have a Loved One in a Facility?

We need to hear from you about how institutions throughout the state are managing the impact of COVID-19.

Report An Issue Here

Special Education and COVID-19

Children with disabilities are among the most vulnerable students in the COVID-19 public health crisis. Students with disabilities across the state have missed significant instructional time as well as related services such as counseling, speech language, occupational, and other therapies.

Learn about your rights: drcnh.org/issue-areas/childrens-issues/education/special-education

Parents who have concerns about a child’s access to special education services can contact us to speak with an attorney free of charge.

Voting Rights and COVID-19

Individuals with disabilities have the right to cast their vote privately and independently whether in-person or by absentee ballot.

Learn about your rights: drcnh.org/issue-areas/voting/drcnh.org/issue-areas/voting/voting-rights-covid-19

If you have questions or believe your voting rights have been violated, you can contact us to speak with an attorney free of charge.

How Can We Help?

Are you or a loved one newly diagnosed with a disability? Are you being discriminated against because of your disability and don't know where to turn?

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Fighting Against Housing Discrimination

We stepped in when a landlord refused to rent to Kathleen because she has a disability and might require accommodations in the future. Kathleen and her son were able to happily settle in to their new place. 
Read More: Fighting Against Housing Discrimination

“Knowing I could reach out and speak to a knowledgeable professional literally gave me the strength to get through this latest challenge.”

-Previous DRC-NH Client

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