WHAT: NH Vocational Rehabilitation Public Comment Period and Public Session on draft Vocational Rehabilitation policies

ABOUT: New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation (NHVR) is in the process of amending agency policy and is inviting comment on the following DRAFT vocational rehabilitation policies: General Provisions; Prior Approval; Supportive Services; Computer Purchase; Guidance and Counseling; Comparable Services and Benefits; Financial Participation in Cost; Exception to Policy; and Vehicle Modification.

WHEN: Dec. 17, 2021 to Jan. 7, 2022

HOW TO SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENTS:

• Providing comment in the survey template: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nhvr-policy-draft-dec2021

• Email comments to Ellia.K.Mcallister@doe.nh.gov

• At the public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. from 3 to 4 p.m. on Zoom and in-person in the conference room at the Walker Building on 21 South Fruit St. in Concord. To register to attend via Zoom, register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpce-tqDkoEtPJ_5ehDOV7lJ0J3IgUChIn

• Mail written comments to Ella Mcallister at NH Vocational Rehabilitation, 21 South Fruit St., Suite 20, Concord, NH 03301

NOTE: Along with your comments, please include the policy title. If you require an interpreter or other accommodations, please call Ella McAllister at (603) 271-3471 or 1-800-299-1647.

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WHAT: “Planning for Life After High School,” a virtual workshop hosted by the Parent Information Center

ABOUT: This webinar will educate on how to use the transition components of an IEP to plan for life after high school.

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 13, 6-8 p.m.

LINK: For more information: https://picnh.org/events/

CONTACT: Kimm Phillips, kphillips@picnh.org or 603-224-7005

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WHAT: Deaf/Hard of Hearing Role Model Program Panel’s, “Our Communities: Their Stories on What I Would Tell My Younger Self, hosted by Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc. and NH DHHS: Division of Public Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section

ABOUT: The panel will share their reflections on their personal experiences growing up. They may discuss their family dynamics, communications within their home, school experiences, and/or communication modes used while in school.

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 22, 9:30-11 a.m.

WHERE: Virtual via Zoom

LINK: For more information and to register: https://hipaa.jotform.com/213345764514153

CONTACT: info@ndhhs.org, Videophone: 603-968-5889. Phone: 603-224-1850

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WHAT: Partnering for Strength: Supported Decision-Making Conference, hosted by the Parent Information Center

ABOUT: This year’s conference will focus on support decision making for individuals with disabilities.

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

COST: $40, for reach family member that registers, a youth/young adult registration will be provided with that registration at no additional charge.

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WHAT: STABLE NH Program

ABOUT: STABLE NH is a program that is co-administered by the NH Governor’s Commission on Disability and the State Treasurer and allows individuals with disabilities to save up for qualified disability expenses without jeopardizing their benefits such as SSI or Medicaid.

NOTE: For more information about the program: https://www.stablenh.com/

CONTACT: 603-271-2773

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WHAT: NFB-NEWSLINE

ABOUT: The NFB-NEWSLINE is a free audio news service for anyone who is blind, low-vision, deafblind, or otherwise print-disabled that offers access to publications, news media, emergency weather alerts, job listings, and more. It offers access to national newspapers and local newspapers such as the Concord Monitor, the Union Leader, and the Seacoast.

WHO: The Governor’s Commission on Disability is a recipient for an annual appropriation which funds NFB-NEWSLINE access for NH residents.

REGISTER: Contact the NH State Library, Talking Book Services via phone at (603) 271-3429 or via email at DCR-TalkingBooks@dncr.nh.gov, by filling out the online application on the National Federation of the Blind’s website: http://www.nfbnewsline.net/Nl2/NL2NewUserReqInput.jsp or by calling the National Federation of the Blind at 866-504-7300 to request an application.

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To submit an event for consideration in the calendar, contact Jennifer Beaulieu at Jennifer.I.Beaulieu@gcd.nh.gov or 271-2773. For more information about the Governor’s Commission on Disability, located at 54 Regional Drive, Suite 5, Concord, NH go to www.nh.gov/disability.

To submit an event for consideration in the calendar, contact Jennifer Beaulieu at Jennifer.I.Beaulieu@gcd.nh.gov or 271-2773. For more information about the Governor’s Commission on Disability, located at 54 Regional Drive, Suite 5, Concord, NH go to www.nh.gov/disability.