Resources From Disability Rights Center-NH

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

SpecialEd and Consent
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Special Education & Parental Consent

Throughout the special education process, there are times when the school district must ask for your consent in writing. If you sign as agreeing, you are giving the school permission to move forward with what they have proposed. If you sign as not agreeing, the school will not be able to start the proposed action. If you do not sign the document at all, the school can move forward as if you provided consent. Learn more at


Gina at BW
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Celebrating 30 Years of the ADA

This July marks thirty years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In our monthly e-newsletter we will highlight a different aspect of this fundamental civil rights legislation including transportation, voting, recreation, education, and much, much more. Signup for our e-newsletter at


Rep Payee
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How Do I Report an Issue Relating to a Representative Payee or Beneficiary?

Through our Representative Payee program, we help ensure certain social security beneficiaries are protected from financial exploitation and other abuses, and ensure that funds are being used appropriately and in the best interest of the beneficiary.
Report an issue relating to a beneficiary or representative payee at

Abuse and Neglect · Access and Accomodation · Children’s Issues and Special Education · Employment · Housing · Medicaid and Healthcare · Mental Health · Traumatic Brain Injury · Voting

(603)228-0432 ·

Spring 2020 Disability RAPP: The Intersection of Disability and Sexuality


Welcome to the newly renamed and redesigned Disability RAPP. The themes explored in each issue, like this issues’ focus on the intersection of disability and sexuality, 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.

Certain content contains sensitive material which may not be appropriate for all readers.

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