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Governor's Commission on Disability

Welcome to the Governor's Commission on Disability

ADA 30, Americans with Disabilities Act 1990-2020

The GCD is New Hampshire's ADA resource. The GCD partners and collaborates as educator and consultant on matters such as service animals, physical accessibility, and disability & employment.

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Executive Director Chuck Saia

NEWS: Communication Tips & Reminders: Disability Etiquette pdf file

Colleen Durkin-Blackburn, Accessibility Specialist ACCESSIBILITY SPECIALIST, Colleen Durkin-Blackburn, MS, OTR/L

Inquiries pertaining to physical accessibility and architectural design fall under the domain of the Accessibility Specialist, who reviews State and other properties for compliance with both the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New Hampshire Code for Barrier-Free Design. The position consults with public entities and individuals to ensure compliance with existing law and to identify methods for improving access for individuals with disabilities to goods and services.


The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is a federally funded program providing advocacy and information to individuals receiving services from programs such as Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Centers for Independent Living Centers (CIL), or those with concerns relative to Title 1 (Employment) of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Services are provided at no cost to the individual.


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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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