Information regarding the State of New Hampshire, including facts and statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities.
New Hampshire Disability Resources
The New Hampshire Challenge
Their mission is to provide information to and advocate for families with persons who have disabilities - http://www.nhchallenge.org/about.asp
Disability Rights Center
The Disabilities Rights Center is dedicated to eliminating barriers existing in New Hampshire to the full and equal enjoyment of civil and other legal rights by people with disabilities - http://www.drcnh.org
Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire (BIANH)
To create a better future through brain injury prevention, education, advocacy and support - http://www.bianh.org
Childhood Cancer Lifeline
Their mission is to empower New Hampshire families who are coping with childhood cancer by providing knowledge, resources, assistance, and hope - http://www.childhoodcancerlifeline.org
HEAR in New Hampshire
HEAR in New Hampshire is a non-profit organization providing a comprehensive auditory/oral education and therapeutic curriculum for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing - http://www.hearinnh.org
Granite State Independent Living (GSIL)
Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) is a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote life with independence for people with disabilities and those experiencing the natural process of aging through advocacy, information, education and support - http://www.gsil.org
Statistics: New Hampshire Disability
- There are an estimated 174,000 people in the state of New Hampshire over the age of five who have a form of disability.
- Approximately 30,000 people, or 2.5% of the state's population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, or getting around inside of their homes.
- There are around 90,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and around 39,000 people with disabilities in New Hampshire who are employed.
- Around 6,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 51,000 are currently not in the workforce.