Rights and Responsibilities...

Please check out our Rights and Responsibilities booklet, typically found on the Providers/Service Coordination page.

Advocacy and Legislative Updates - Check back frequently!

Advocacy is an effective way for community voices to be heard in our towns, and in Concord and Washington. Whether writing a letter to your legislator, attending or speaking at a hearing, or having informed conversations with your neighbors and colleagues, advocating for what you believe in is an important part of civic involvement.

Please note: Monadnock Developmental Services, as the Region V Area Agency, is non-partisan, and does not support or endorse any political party or legislator.

MDS Legislative Liaison: Sue Walthour - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 603-352-1304 ext 247 or 603-313-8693 - MDS Legislative Liaison, for more information on advocacy efforts, and if you want to be kept informed about or be part of advocacy efforts in the Monadnock region.

Historical Notes:

February 28, 2021: NH House and Senate continue their work.

February 10, 2021: New video series helps guide families on how to access and engage in the legislative process in New Hampshire -- very helpful, well done.

January 29, 2021:  New "Virtual" Legislative season begins, important budgets & bills are on the agenda this spring.







New! Video Series - Demystifying the Legislative Access Process

Who your state senators are

Who your state representatives are

How to testify on Zoom - NH Senate

Who your national elected officials are

Information on town websites

What’s happening with the State Legislature

Updates from CSNI

Updates from Disability Rights Center

Tips on giving legislative testimony

Updates on national issues from The Arc

Community Support Network, Inc. (CSNI), a collaboration of the 10 Area Agencies in New Hampshire, takes an active interest in and monitors legislation that could positively or detrimentally impact the developmental disability community.

The Disabilities Rights Center (DRC) is NH’s designated Protection and Advocacy agency and provides information, referral, advice, and legal representation to individuals with disabilities on a wide range of disability-related problems.

ABLE NH, local chapters that advocate for civil and human rights of all children and adults with disabilities and promotes full participation by improving systems of supports, connecting families, inspiring communities and influencing public policy.

The ARC's Disability Advocacy Network focuses on national issues, aimed at helping people with disabilities, parents, siblings, and allies advocate for our civil rights.

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