NH Council on Developmental Disabilities

Fall 2020 Disability RAPP: The 30th Anniversary of the ADA

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The Council is dedicated to dignity, full rights of citizenship, cultural diversity, equal opportunity, and full participation for all NH citizens with developmental disabilities.

Handmade Unity banner with disability icons
June 2020: Participants at an Accessible Black Lives Matter event and African Burying Ground ceremony
ASL Interpreter, Brandon Kazen-Maddox, and Event Organizer, Deb Opramolla
ASL Interpreter, Brandon Kazen-Maddox, and Event Organizer, Deb Opramolla

“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.


Fall 2020 Disability RAPP newsletter
Fall 2020 Disability RAPP newsletter

Fall 2020 Disability RAPP: The 30th Anniversary of the ADA

Welcome to the recently renamed and redesigned Disability RAPP. The themes explored in each issue, like this issues’ focus on the 30th Anniversary of the ADA, inform us and empower us to break barriers and challenge traditional ideas of what it means to live with a disability. We updated the Disability RAPP design to be more accessible in both its print and digital formats.

You can download an accessible PDF of this month’s issue here


DRC-NH, in collaboration with the UNH Institute on Disability and the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities, distribute a quarterly RAP sheet to educate community members and policy makers about the latest research, policy, practice, and advocacy issues affecting individuals with disabilities and their families.

Latest RAP Sheet

Disability Rights Center-NH

Fall 2020 Disability RAPP: The 30th Anniversary of the ADA   DRC-NH is dedicated to eliminating barriers for people with disabilities across the state. Contact us to schedule a free consultation on a disability discrimination issue with an experienced attorney. Know Your Rights: Issue Area Spotlights Special Education and COVID-19 Children with disabilities are among […]