About STABLE Accounts

What is a STABLE Account?

A STABLE Account is an investment account available to eligible individuals with disabilities. STABLE Accounts are made possible by the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act. STABLE Accounts allow individuals with disabilities to save and invest money without losing eligibility for certain public benefits programs, like Medicaid or SSI. Earnings in your STABLE Account are not subject to federal income tax, so long as you spend them on “Qualified Disability Expenses.”

STABLE Accounts have some similar features to normal bank accounts, but they are not checking or savings accounts. STABLE Accounts are investment accounts, similar to 529 college savings accounts or 401(k) retirement accounts. When you deposit money into your STABLE Account, your money will be invested in different options that you choose. While you can still withdraw and spend your money whenever you need it, STABLE Accounts also allow you to grow your money and to save long-term for disability expenses.

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NH Council On Developmental Disabilities Online Resource Guide

The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities has created an online resource guide to help people with disabilities and families find the information, services, and supports they need. Find links to:

  • Information and Referral Services, Guidebooks and Online Resources
  • Information and Resources on Specific Disabilities or Topics
  • Disability Service Providers
  • State Offices and Programs
  • How to Apply for Public Benefits
  • Legal Services and Guides

Manchester Winter Assistance Resources Quick Guide

The purpose of this Quick Guide is to provide City Departments, community organizations and residents with contact information for agencies that are providing local winter assistance resources for individuals and families in need. This Guide is not intended to be an exhaustive list of services but rather a quick reference to compliment the existing Information and Referral Networks described on the following page.

This is a working document. The Quick Guide will be updated periodically with new or previously unlisted services and posted on the Health Department’s website. The Quick Guide is an ongoing project of the Manchester Weed & Seed Strategy.

To add resources or for more information, please contact:

City of Manchester Health Department
Weed & Seed Strategy
1528 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire
Phone: 603-624-6466


2018-2019 NHCDD Annual Report - See all the exciting events, publications and groups the Council was involved with during 2018-2019 Fiscal Year. Download Annual Report PDF

Informe anual del Consejo de NH sobre discapacidades del desarrollo en español 2018-2019


Stepping Stones NH is a guidebook for people with disabilities, their families and the professionals that support them.

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Disability RAPP:
The Latest in Disability Research, Advocacy, Policy, and Practice

A collaborative newsletter of the NH Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Disabilities Rights Center of NH, and UNH the Institute on Disability

Fall 2020: The 30th Anniversary of the ADA

Online Version

It’s been 30 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. From employment and communication to transportation and voting, we explore how the ADA has fundamentally altered our understanding of what it means to live with a disability.

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Past Issues

Spring 2020: The Intersection of Disability and Sexuality

Online Version

Welcome to the newly renamed and redesigned Disability RAPP. The themes explored in each issue, like this issues’ focus on the intersection of disability and sexuality, inform us and empower us to break barriers and challenge traditional ideas of what it means to live with a disability. We updated the Disability RAPP design to be more accessible in both its print and digital formats.

Fall 2019: Big Dreams for Little Ones - Birth to Three

Online Version

From the moment of diagnosis, parents of children with disabilities enter a new world of services and supports.  In the Fall 2019 issue of the RAP Sheet, we explore the experience of disability for these young children and their families, from diagnosis to age 3, a critical period for learning, growing, and opportunity that will impact long-term health and ability.

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Spring 2019: Advocacy for Everyone

Online Version

Welcome to the Spring RAP Sheet where we celebrate the power of advocacy.  This year marks the NH RAP Sheet’s 15th anniversary.  From our very first issue, advocates have been the stars of the show.  Whether fighting to end sub-minimum wages for workers with disabilities, attending every planning meeting to ensure a fully accessible Main Street, or persuading legislators to fund the waiting list – advocates have made our state a better place for all of us.   This is my last issue as editor.  Words cannot express how much this work as meant to me.  Thank you to all those who have shared their stories and to all the readers who have enjoyed them.  It’s been a great ride.

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Summer 2018: Dsability and Cultural Diversity

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In the best of circumstances, obtaining an accurate diagnosis, finding appropriate supports, and navigating the maze of a bureaucratic service system can be overwhelming for individuals with disabilities and their families. These challenges are significantly compounded for those who are not members of the dominant or majority culture. In this issue we look at the importance of finding ways to meetthe needs of diverse communities.




Becoming Friendly with Special Education
Developed by Katherine McBride, M. Ed.—Educator and Anat Eshed, Ph.D.—Parent
The intent of this booklet is to be a resource for those who are involved with, or interested in special education. In this booklet you will find information as well as tips and ideas to assist you in the special education process.

A FAMILY GUIDE to Special Education
Produced by the Parent Information Center (PIC)
A brief overview of the NH special education process and list of resources.


Maneuvering Through the Maze
A comprehensive resource guide of agencies, organizations and services for families having children with disabilities or special health care needs.