There is a press conference taking place on Wednesday November 8th at 10am at the Legislative Office Building in Concord, NH related to the ABLE Accounts.
There are many different surveys being sent out over the past few months and people may be getting confused with why there are so many. They could also be getting tired of answering them all and potentially disregard them. It is well known that New Hampshire families are educated advocates that work tirelessly when speaking for themselves or a loved one with a disability. In order to continue to advocate for services and funding it is essential that we have the data to back it up.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has recently established the Division of Long Term Supports and Services. This will include the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services, (BEAS), The Bureau of Developmental Services (BDS), and Special Medical Services (SMS).
Sandy Pelletier, President Eric Johnson, Vice President Alan Green, Secretary Becky Bryant, Treasurer Mark Mills, Past President
Please find the attached links to New Hampshire’s results of the National Core Indicator (NCI) Surveys. These surveys are intended to provide a mechanism for various aspects of an individual’s life experiences to be compared to the life experiences of people living throughout the United States. The data provided enables us to compare experiences with regard to housing, employment, transportation, assistance in maintaining relationships as well as access to medical care and more.
ASD SP Launch Invite 2016
The National Save Our Services (S.O.S.) Campaign Recent changes to Federal law have created a perfect storm of regulations that threaten the ability of community service providers to continue to offer quality supports and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The most recent proposed change out of the Department of Labor, if finalized [...]
New Hampshire Challenge
This morning the Executive Council voted 4-1 to confirm Jeff Meyers for a 4 year term as Commissioner of DHHS. Councilors Kenney, Pappas, Sununu and Van Ostran voted in favor. Councilor Wheeler voted against the confirmation.
Now that Gov. Hassan nominated Jeffrey Meyers to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, the final word on Meyers’s future with DHHS rests with the Executive Council. And given the weight of the job — DHHS is the state’s largest agency, in size and its share of the budget, and arguably the most [...]