Child Development Program at CHaD provides diagnostic evaluations for young children with developmental and behavioral concerns. Pediatric specialists observe, test, and counsel families regarding the developmental/behavioral status of their child after extensive review of early intervention/school reports, family questionnaires, and examination of the child. The family receives a comprehensive care plan which may include medical, developmental, educational, and/or psychological evaluations with specific suggestions on how to implement the care plan.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians can help manage children and adolescents with developmental and behavioral problems, while collaborating with your child’s primary care provider to provide exemplary care. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians evaluate and treat children with the following conditions:
⋅ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
⋅ Autism Spectrum Disorders
⋅ Behavioral Difficulties of typically developing children
⋅ Behavioral and Emotional Disorders
⋅ Developmental Delays
⋅ Problems with Learning
⋅ Tic Disorders/ Tourette Syndrome
Best Buddies® offers participants socialization and leadership opportunities, as well as job coaching, thereby providing the necessary tools for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to become more independent and more included in the community.Along with their website they also have a Facebook page: Best Buddies
The IOD promotes full access, equal opportunities, and participation for all persons by strengthening communities and advancing policy and systems change, promising practices, education, and research. Among the many project and initiatives the IOD houses the NH Resource Center on Autism, ATinNH (Assistive Technology in New Hampshire) and the National Center on Inclusive Education.
The New Hampshire Down Syndrome Association (formerly named the Northern New England Down Syndrome Congress) supports parents and families and acts as a constant resource for information. Connect to other families having children with Down Syndrome and activities throughout the state.
Councils on Developmental Disabilities are agencies appointed by governors to represent and advocate for people with developmental disabilities. The Councils have authority to set priorities and develop strategies to improve the lives of the people with disabilities in their states. The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities is a federally funded agency that supports public policies and initiatives that remove barriers and promote opportunities in all areas of life. The Council is independent of the agencies that provide services to people with disabilities. The Council develops a State Plan every five years to establish specific goals, objectives and strategies to address the most important issues affecting people with developmental disabilities in New Hampshire. The Council carries out its mission through education, advocacy and the funding of innovative projects that make a difference in people’s lives.
Community Support Network, Inc. (CSNI), established in 1995, serves as a central business and service organization for the 10 Area Agencies that provide services to people with developmental disabilities (DD) and acquired brain disorder (ABD) and their families in New Hampshire. CSNI assists Area Agency staff, Area Agency Boards of Directors and families in trying to figure out what actions can be taken to best preserve the vision, values and the services and supports that we all care about. CSNI accomplishes it’s services and activities through its staff members, board committees, and project directed work groups. CSNI’s committees and workgroups consist of: Executive, Legislative, Managed Care, Centralized Training, Quality Improvement, and Supports Intensity Scale (SIS).
Focuses on protecting people who are especially vulnerable to health risks – babies, children, people with blood disorders, and people with disabilities. Research, information and resources.
Community Crossroads, a private not-for-profit agency, provides services and support to people who have developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders. Towns served are: Atkinson, Chester, Danville, Derry, Hampstead, Newton, Pelham, Plaistow, Salem, Sandown, and Windham.
Community Partners houses the Community Mental Health Center, Developmental Services and Family Support Center for Strafford County , offer a wide variety of services across the lifespan. Towns served are: Barrington, Dover, Durham, Farmington, Lee, Madbury, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Rochester, Rollinsford, Somersworth, and Strafford.