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NHFV is Hiring

Resource Specialist Job Summary The Resource Specialist provides information and support to individuals contacting New Hampshire Family Voices Family to Family Health Information Center; as well as assists in the identification, development and management of resource materials.  This is a part time position. Job Responsibilities Job Requirements All NHFV staff are expected to possess the… More NHFV is Hiring

Updated Maneuvering Through the Maze

“Maneuvering Through The Maze” has been updated. Maneuvering Through the Maze was originally produced in 1991 with the impetus being the 1989 passage of New Hampshire’s Family Support legislation (SB 195-FN-A) and the need for families to receive assistance with the coordination of community resources. In 2005 NH Family Voices resurrected the Maze. The challenge… More Updated Maneuvering Through the Maze

Special Education Eligibility Extended to Age 22

Students with disabilities will now have an additional year of school-based supports and services to help them prepare for their transition into adulthood. This bi-partisan effort allows students who have not yet earned a regular high school diploma the opportunity to remain in school until the day before they turn twenty-two. The new law brings… More Special Education Eligibility Extended to Age 22

New Publication…. Raising the Self-Determined Child

Raising the Self-Determined Child Making decisions is more than making a choice. As a parent, you can support your child with a disability to learn and practice the process of decision-making. This short booklet on self-determination skills gives helpful tips on helping you child develop skills early in life that can provide a strong foundation… More New Publication…. Raising the Self-Determined Child

New Podcast….NHFV Interviews GSIL

Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) – is the statewide organization who assist people with tools for living life independently. This podcast is an overview of who GSIL is and what they do for individuals with disabilities? What programs they offer and how they can help someone who is maneuvering the adult system as an adult… More New Podcast….NHFV Interviews GSIL

Family Voice – New Video

In this video, NH Family Voices Director, Terry Ohlson-Martin talks about her personal journey with family voice. She shares how her voice helped get the services and support she needed for her son, and her realization early on that she knew him better than anyone else.

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Supported Decision-Making Is Now Law in NH

On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, Governor Sununu signed SB 134, which establishes Supported Decision-Making (SDM) as a statutorily-recognized alternative to guardianship for adults with disabilities and their families. In a guardianship proceeding, an adult with disabilities loses their right to make important decisions about their own lives, even about where they reside or how they… More Supported Decision-Making Is Now Law in NH