Resources & Funding for Families
The Harry Gregg Foundation provides financial assistance to improve the lives of people of all ages in New Hampshire with physical, intellectual, or emotional disabilities.
Dedicated to opening windows of opportunity through education and experience. Provides assistance to individuals who experience Down Syndrome. Camperships, therapeutic riding lessons, tuition/scholarships, wellness, etc.
National non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families to help their children with autism achieve their full potential.
Baker Summer Camp Program (Autism Speaks)
Challenged Athletes Foundation Grants for athletes with physical disabilities
Computer Technology Assistance Corps (CTAC-NH) Helping low income NH families own, learn and use computers.
Free Assistive Technology Workshops from ATECH Services
NH Council on Developmental Disabilities – Small Grants
The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities offers small grants to individuals or groups to support disability related activities and initiatives that help achieve the Council’s mission of “Dignity, Full Rights of Citizenship, Equal Opportunities, and Full Participation for All New Hampshire Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.”
Subject to available funding, the Council offers Community Education Grants, Community Project Grants, Teen Grants and grants through its Personal Education and Leadership Development Program. Follow this link for more information: http://www.nhddc.org/small_grants.php
Summer is a great time, but it can also be challenging for families looking for appropriate programming and activities for a child or adult who experiences a developmental disability. If your family receives services from LRCS, you can talk to your Resource Coordinator about camp grants and scholarships.
Here are some camp programs in New Hampshire and other New England states:
Circle of Fleur de Lis (a one-week free camp experience for girls who have experienced the death of a parent)
If you are the parent of a school-aged child, contact your school district to inquire about what kind of summer programming is offered. You should also check with your local parks and recreation department to see what your community offers for summer programming.
Services & Benefits
NH Care Path (Resources for Community-based long-term services & supports)
Advocacy & Information
The New Hampshire Challenge (newspaper)
If you would like to attend one of the Council’s monthly meetings or are interested in joining, please contact Family to Family Coordinator Karen McDowell at 581-1544.