Welcome to the NH Council on Developmental Disabilities

“Dignity, full rights of citizenship, cultural diversity,

equal opportunity, and full participation for

all NH citizens with developmental disabilities.”

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine

2021 DSP of the Year Nominations

DSP Training

Disability RAPP  

  NH Leadership's Advanced Series

Stepping Stones



Our office is now open to the public. However, in an effort to maintain the health and safety of our community, we ask that you make an appointment before visiting the DD Council. Masks and social distancing will be required and you will be screened at the door for COVID-related risk factors and a fever. We will continue to attempt to minimize in-person gatherings, and we ask that everyone call (603)271-3236 or email patricia.vincent-piet@ddc.nh.gov before visiting the office.

You can find more information from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services including specific information for parents and healthcare workers at https://www.nh.gov/covid19/.

Helpful COVID-19 Fact Sheets:

COVID-19 Emergency Communications for Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs pdf file (March 24, 2020)





2021 DSP of the Year Nomination Form


The DSP Conference Planning Committee will be honoring the winners of the of the 2020 Direct Support Professional and Home Care Provider of the Year at a virtual event in January. A link will be sent out when the award presentation is available online.


In the meantime, the committee is turning its attention to 2021 and would like to invite all of you to submit nominations for the


2021 Direct Support Professional and Home Care Provider of the Year Awards.



So many of our DSPs and HCPs have been extraordinarily creative and gone above and beyond during this difficult time.

Most of us know at least one outstanding person who deserves this recognition.

Please share with us the story of an amazing DSP or HCP you know.



DSP Training Video

This video was created as part of an interactive training for direct support professionals entitled “Dream Big! Tools for Supporting Individual Choice & a Robust Community-Based Life”.

The training is available at no charge for provider agencies as part of the Living Wek NH – Quality Frameworks grant. For details and o schedule a training, please contact the NH Council on Developmental Disabilities at: info@nhcdd.us



The content of this training was developed by the NH Council on Developmental Disabilities, ABLE NH and People First of NH in partnership with the Living Well New Hampshire Quality Frameworks grant (# 90DNIQ0001-01-00) funded from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, Administration on Disabilities – Developmental Disabilities Projects of National Significance. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Health and Human Services - Administration for Community Living department and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

Fall 2020 Disability RAPP: The 30th Anniversary of the ADA

Accessible PDF


Stay up to date with with the NH Employment Leadership Committee with their Family Employment Newsletter.


NH Leadership's Advanced Series


The NH Leadership Series is offering a new Advanced Leadership Series for graduates. The Advanced Series consist of 4 topics, and 4 sessions. Each topic will span 8 weeks and occur remotely on zoom.