RSA-227 for FY-2016: Submission #901

New Hampshire
9/30/2016
General Information
Designated Agency Identification
GOVERNOR`S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY
121 SOUTH FRUIT STREET
SUITE 101
CONCORD
NH
03301
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(800) 852-3405
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Operating Agency (if different from Designated Agency)
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Additional Information
Lorrie J. Ripley
Lorrie J. Ripley
(603) 271-2773
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Part I. Non-case Services
A. Information and Referral Services (I&R)
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B. Training Activities
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FFY16 CAP Activities <p><p>New Hampshire Transition Collaborative 16th Annual Transition Night <p><p>Transition Night is an annual event which is sponsored as a collaborative effort by nine area high schools. Transition Night was designed as a venue to provide resources to students who have either an intellectual disability or have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. This event afforded the CAP to display information relevant to transition planning for youth, employment, and resources available to individuals with disabilities. Keynote speakers Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoianz, authors & parents of children with disabilities, provided the keynote address. Breakout sessions were held following the keynote. Exhibition tables remained open throughout the course of this popular annual event. <p><p>9th Annual Caregivers Conference Sponsored by Coalition of Caring/ Brain Injury Association <p><p>CAP in conjunction with the GCD, exhibited at this annual event. The Caregivers Conference is a popular event and entertains participants from multiple perspectives. CAP exhibited resources relative to Independent Living and employment. CAP was available for the duration of the event which was well attended. <p><p>Hollis Brookline High School Life Skills Transitions Program <p><p>CAP presented to the Life Skills program designed for students with intellectual disabilities. CAP discussed employment, disability issues, and the ADA. Life Skills students and teachers participated in this presentation. <p><p>33rd Annual Brain Injury & Stroke Conference Brain Injury Association of NH <p><p>In collaboration with the GCD, the CAP exhibited at the 33rd Annual Brain Injury & Stroke Conference. This conference attracts participants from across the state in a variety of disciplines. CAP presented materials relevant to the VR process, Independent Living resources, and employment post brain injury.<p>ADA +1 Open House<p>The CAP and GCD collaborated in hosting an ADA+1 Open House event at the GCD in recognition of the 26th Anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This Open House was the second event of this kind hosted by the GCD and 16 service providing agencies were able to exhibit throughout the event. Two educational sessions were offered with the topics being: Advance Directives/End-of-Life Care and the Disability Community and Applying Performance and Conduct Standards to Employees with Disabilities. An informational session and demonstration of service dog training and abilities was provided as well.<p>60th Annual Convention National Federation of the Blind of New Hampshire<p>CAP and the GCD Executive Director attended the Convention held in Concord, NH and learned more about resources available for individuals with blindness or low vision challenges.<p>NAMINH National Alliance on Mental Illness 2016 Annual Conference<p>CAP exhibited at this conference for the first time this year. Th
C. Agency Outreach
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D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
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E. Information Disseminated About Your Agency By External Media Coverage
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Part II. Individual Case Services
A. Individuals served
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B. Problem areas
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C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
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D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
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E. Results achieved for individuals
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Part III. Program Data
A. Age
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B. Gender
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C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
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D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
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E. Types of Individuals Served
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Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation
A. Non-Litigation Systemic Activities
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B. Litigation
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Part V. Agency Information
A. Designated Agency
External-other public agency
New Hampshire Governor's Commission on Disability
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New Hampshire Governor's Commission on Disability
B. Staff Employed
Responsible to coordinate the provision of statewide information and referral, negotiation, medication, and advocacy services for individuals with disabilities seeking or receiving vocational services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (the Act). One full time position dedicated entirely to CAP activitiesOmbudsman. See attached job description. Executive Director of the Governors Commission on Disability (GCD) also provides oversight of CAP and participates in medication and fair hearings as necessary when warranted. Business Administrator of the GCD provides financial oversight of funds and reconciles monthly expenses to internal reports. Business Administrator also attends to monthly draw-downs of funds and reconciling said funds into state system to cover CAP expenses. Administrative Support is also provided to the CAP by the GCD Administrative Secretary by way of answering and routing phone calls, assisting with mailings and conference preparation, and routine office business relative to CAP activities. OMBUDSMAN 16663(Job Id 2282) Location: US:NH:CONCORD Employment Type: Classified FT Perm w/Ben Category: Salary: 58,156.800-78,707.200 Post Date: 06/04/2014 Close Date: 06/11/2014 Description State of New Hampshire Job Posting Governors Commission on Disability Ombudsman US:NH:CONCORD Labor Grade 25 Position 16663 Summary: Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director of the Governors Commission on Disability (GCD), as the designated agency to conduct the Client Assistance Program (CAP), the successful candidate will be responsible to coordinate the provision of statewide information and referral, negotiation, mediation and advocacy services for individuals with disabilities seeking or receiving vocational services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (the Act). Responsibilities: Maintains basic statutory and regulatory compliance with Section 112 of the Act, 34 CFR 361.70 and the Governors Assurances submitted to the Rehabilitation Services Administration. Reviews complaints pertaining to the delivery of rehabilitation services provided under the Act. Exercises judgment and provides individual and/or systemic advocacy to resolve consumer complaints. Ensures that individuals with disabilities receive Rehabilitation Act funded services to which they are entitled. Researches and maintains information about laws and regulations pertaining to the Act in order to advise, assist, or represent individuals with disabilities who pursue administrative or legal remedies and to ensure the protection of their right to services authorized under the Act and under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, where appropriate. Supervises and trains staff who assist with the provision of services to individuals with disabilities in order to ensure that program policies and procedures are uniformly applied to all applicants for services. Page 1 of 3 | Ju
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
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Certification
Approved
Charles J. Saia
Executive Director
2016-12-29
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