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.


In light of Governor Sununu's stay-at-home order we have decided to close our office to the general public. While our small staff will be maintaining typical office hours, we will not be holding any in-person meetings, 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/.

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The 2020 Direct Support Conference will provide our workforce with an evolving educational framework to support individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in their communities. The conference will be held on August 14, 2020 at the Event Center at the Courtyard by Marriott, Nashua, NH. Please download a sponsorship form here, and nominate a member of this outstanding group as DSP of the Year here.


The Employment Leadership Awards 2020 honor businesses that show a commitment in hiring and promoting a diverse workforce that include people with disabilities. To nominate a business for this award please download the form - PDF or DOC.

**Nominations are due April 30, 2020**

The ELA ceremony is being held October 15, 2020 from 4:30-7:30 PM. Please join us to recognize some amazing businesses. Registration is available HERE.

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