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The Divison of Long Term Supports and Services

Posted: October 2, 2017

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).

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CSNI Job Posting: Intensive Treatment Services Oversight Coordinator

Posted: July 19, 2017

Community Support Network, Inc. (CSNI) is seeking a motivated, self-starting professional with experience working in programs serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that have a history of challenging behaviors. This newly formed position will develop and drive statewide systems that will strengthen New Hampshire’s Area Agency system’s ability to monitor the service quality and ongoing progress of individuals in Intensive Treatment Services (ITS) programs. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with local and national experts in the field, and will collaborate with Area Agency, provider agency, and state agency leaders. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in a human services field of study and at least 5 years experience working in the Developmental Disability field. Experience with forensic and high risk subpopulation is strongly preferred.

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CSNI Slate of officers announced for FY 2018

Posted: July 11, 2017

Sandy Pelletier, President Eric Johnson, Vice President Alan Green, Secretary Becky Bryant, Treasurer Mark Mills, Past President

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New Hampshire’s results of the National Core Indicator (NCI) Surveys

Posted: May 25, 2017

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.

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Rebecca Bryant Named New President and CEO of LRCS

Posted: January 6, 2017

Rebecca Bryant Named New President and CEO of LRCS

(Laconia) Rebecca (Becky) Bryant has been appointed the new President and CEO of Lakes Region Community Services by the LRCS Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2017.

“We are all delighted that Becky has accepted this position. LRCS is currently in a strong financial position, largely due to Becky’s efforts as our Director of Finance,” said LRCS Board President R. Stuart Wallace, who led the selection committee. “We are confident that she is the right leader to guide LRCS through the challenges facing agencies in the human services field today, and she will do so to the benefit of the individuals and families we serve, and communities throughout the Lakes Region,” commented Wallace.”

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CSNI Executive Director Announcement

Posted: September 2, 2016

“Community Support Network, Inc is pleased to announce that we have hired Jonathan Routhier as our Executive Director.  Jonathan comes to CSNI after 25 years of work in public and private mental health and substance use treatment settings as both a clinician and an administrator.  Jonathan holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work as well [...]

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Heather Donnell Joined Community Support Network, Inc. (CSNI) as the Director of Education and Advocacy

Posted: May 9, 2016

Heather Donnell joined Community Support Network, Inc. (CSNI) as the Director of Education and Advocacy as of May 9, 2016.  Ms. Donnell has a deep understanding of the legislative process and working with families of people with developmental disabilities. Prior to her appointment at CSNI, Donnell was a family advocate who most recently co-founded the NH [...]

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The National Save Our Services (S.O.S.) Campaign

Posted: April 5, 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 [...]

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NH Audit Finds BDS Underspend

Posted: March 2, 2016

New Hampshire Challenge

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