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Governor's Commission on Disability


Independence... It's the New Hampshire Way!

The Commission's goal is to remove the barriers, architectural, attitudinal or programmatic, that bar persons with disabilities from participating in the mainstream of society.

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The New Hampshire Governor's Commission on Disability (GCD) is committed to ensuring that our web site is accessible to everyone. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please contact us, as we are continually striving to improve the experience for all of our visitors. Please bear with us while we update this web site. If you have a problem with any of our links or information, please contact us at

The Commission is proud to be the New Hampshire State Affiliate for the New England ADA Center. The Center is the leader in providing information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act, tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels. Contact us or call 1-800-949-4232 about your rights and responsibilities under the ADA.

Disability News and Events

The Governor's Commission on Disability will be holding a Commission meeting on January 5, 2016 from 10am to 12noon. This meeting will be held as scheduled at 121 S. Fruit St. Concord NH, 03301.

* Architectural Barrier Free Design Committee will meet on December 15, 2015 from 1:00PM-3:30PM. This meeting will be held at 121 S. Fruit St., Concord, NH, 03301.

If accommodations for any meeting are needed for communication access such as interpreters, please contact Ms. Joyce Lanier, 603-271-2773, We request notice as soon as possible so that we may coordinate the various interpreters' schedules. Although we will attempt to accommodate any requests made, we cannot guarantee the presence of the service. Thank you for your cooperation.

All meeting dates and times are subject to change. Updates will be posted as they become available.

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NH Governor's Accessibility Awards July 21, 2015 Watch the Video!

The Governor's Commission on Disability awards are presented each year to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and leadership within a business, organization or individual that supports independence, inclusiveness, and accessible environments and services for individuals with disabilities. The awards will be presented at the Executive Council Chamber on 7/21/15. The GCD will also be recognizing Representatives, Senators, and individuals who helped support SB 47 and the prohibition of paying subminimum wages to individuals with disabilities.

Individual and Advocate:

Dana Trahan

Community Impact:

Special, Outreach and Resource Project (S.O.A.R.)

Pelham Police Department

Pelham Special Education Focus Group

The Chatter Cup

The ADA National Network has published a new guidance manual regarding service animalspdf file.


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Governor's Commission on Disability  |  121 South Fruit Street, Suite 101, Concord, NH 03301
Toll-Free NH: 800-852-3405  |  603-271-2773  |   Fax: 603-271-2837  |

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