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Governor's Commission on Disability


The Commission's goal is to remove the barriers which bar people with disabilities from full participation in society.


On behalf of the Governor's Commission on Disability, I welcome you to our website and hope that you find it informative as well as responsive to any questions which you may have.

The GCD is actively involved within the disability community and the plethora of arenas touching the lives of individuals with disabilities and their supporters which this document is not able to completely encapsulate. Therefore, I invite you to also follow the GCD on social media, where you will find timely updates to issues pertaining to those with a disability as well as news regarding upcoming events such as the Governor's Accessibility Awards, the annual ADA anniversary event, seminars and the like.

The Governor's Commission on Disability lives and breathes the ADA. We strive for Access for All, so that equal protection of the law is afforded to all.

Once again, thank you for visiting our website and please never hesitate to contact me if I may ever be of assistance.

With Warm Regards,


Charles J. Saia

Executive Director


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Disability News and Events

The GCD is pleased to announce that Accessible Floating Beach Wheelchairs are now available in NH!

On July 6, 2017, the generous gift of 5 beach wheelchairs was accepted by Governor Sununu at an event hosted by the GCD in collaboration with NH Parks & Recreation. The Seacoast will have 3 chairs available and there will be 1 at Wellington State Park and 1 at Sunapee State Beach.

Let's go to the beach everybody-

Mobi-Chair floating accessible wheelchair next to NH State Parks sand sculptureCharles Saia, Jeffrey Rose, and Governor Sununu accept donation of beach wheelchairshampton beach lifeguards demonstrate the accessible wheelchair in the surf

The next GCD meeting is scheduled for September 12,2017 from 10 AM to 12 PM. Location: 121 S. Fruit St., Concord, NH 03301.

The next ABFDC committee meeting is August 15,2017 from 1:30-3:30 PM. The meeting will be held at 121 S. Fruit St., Concord, NH 03301.

If accommodations are needed for any meeting or event please call 603-271-2773. We request notice as soon as possible so that we may coordinate services. 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. Please call with any questions.


Any information provided herein, including any attachments and all associated webpages, is non-binding and for informational purposes only. Nothing herein should be construed and/ or interpreted as a legal opinion, counsel or advice. Further, there is no expertise, advice, or recommendations of any kind presented herein. It is the responsibility of the recipient(s) to verify accuracy and compliance with all local, state, and federal laws, and it is recommended that the recipient seek the advice of an attorney, and/or any other professional within the discipline which is relevant to the subject matter.

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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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