The Council is dedicated to dignity, full rights of citizenship, cultural diversity, equal opportunity, and full participation for all NH citizens with developmental disabilities.
“All people have a right to assembly, and a right to support the causes they care about.
As a disabled person, it is important for me to support disability-related causes, but also to support equally important calls for liberation such as the Black Lives Matter movement. We are stronger when we lift each other up. All activism must be accessible to ensure that all perspectives are being heard.”
— Juliana Good, Accessible Black Lives Matter event organizer and advocate for people with disabilities
The NH Council on Developmental Disabilities believes that the opportunity to participate in community engagement and activism should be available to everyone. The DD Council is proud to have provided funding for American Sign Language interpreters for a recent Accessible Black Lives Matter demonstration that took place in downtown Portsmouth, NH on Friday, June 26, 2020. We would like to thank Juliana Good and Deborah Opramolla for organizing the event in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and for making full participation a reality for people with disabilities.