RSA-227 for FY-2017: Submission #958

New Hampshire
9/30/2017
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)
GOVERNOR`S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY
121 SOUTH FRUIT STREET
SUITE 101
CONCORD
03301
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Charles.Saia@nh.gov
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(800) 852-3405
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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)
11
2
0
4
25
26
68
B. Training Activities
8
200
<b>FFY&rsquo;17 CAP Activities</b><p><p><b><u>New England CAP Meeting</u></b><p><p>NH CAP had the pleasure of hosting an all day, in- person regional meeting of New England CAP employees at its Concord, NH office. CAP Employees from New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts were in attendance, and Connecticut participated by phone. Roundtable discussion occurred throughout the day around common CAP matters including procedures, organizations, and hearings. Additional topics included common customer issues, SRC matters, and common systemic challenges. The meeting was a productive venue to explore how CAP might increase its effectiveness. The New England CAP delegation is hopeful to meet in this setting twice per year. <p><p><b><u>Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) - STABLE NH</u></b><p><p>CAP provides support and is a major collaborator with the STABLE NH program. Whereas the program has recently become effective in NH, CAP anticipates collaborating with the GCD in providing education about the program to consumers and service providers in the coming year. <p><p><b><u>Governor&rsquo;s Accessibility Awards 2017</u></b><p><p>CAP was an active member of the Governor&rsquo;s Accessibility Awards (GAA) committee for 2017. These awards are presented to individuals or companies who embody the spirit of the ADA and who personify that spirit in their daily actions. CAP also assisted in planning the event held in September. <p><p><b><u>CSAVR Spring Conference/NCSRC Spring Training Conference</u></b><p><p>CAP and the Executive Director attended the Spring Conference of the Council of State Administration of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) in Bethesda, MD. CAP attended the day long &ldquo;VR Attorney Network & Hearing Officer&rdquo; session. CAP also attended the two day long training sponsored by the National Coalition of State rehabilitation Councils (NCSRC) to learn more about the SRC structure, challenges, and successes. <p><p><b><u>New Hampshire Transition Collaborative - 17<sup>th</sup> Annual Transition Night</u></b><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 speaker Jane Thierfeld Brown provided insights into higher education for individuals on the autism spectrum. Breakout sessions were held following the keynote. Exhibition tables remained open throughout the course of this popular annual event. <p><p>CAP was able to meet with multiple parents and families who were overwhelmed at the prospects facing them once high school concluded. CAP was able to provide numerous options for exploration by dis
C. Agency Outreach
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D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
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0
0
300
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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
3
21
24
24
0
B. Problem areas
8
9
15
2
0
11
1
0
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
14
10
3
0
0
0
54
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
5
2
3
0
0
5
4
2
2
0
0
2
*12 Other -both cases were relevant to Title 1 concerns - no VR involvement <p><p>
E. Results achieved for individuals
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1
0
0
0
5
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2
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6
*10 Other - 2 - not VR involved, Title 1 issues; 1-relocated across country; 3- dropped out of services and were not available to CAP <p><p>
Part III. Program Data
A. Age
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2
11
11
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24
B. Gender
14
10
24
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
0
0
2
0
0
12
0
10
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
1
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
2
0
0
1
2
5
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
24
E. Types of Individuals Served
0
0
21
0
0
0
Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation
A. Non-Litigation Systemic Activities
0
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B. Litigation
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0
0
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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). <p><p>One full time position dedicated entirely to CAP activities-Ombudsman. See attached job description. <p><p><b>OMBUDSMAN 16663(Job Id 2282)</b><p><p><b>Location: </b>US:NH:CONCORD <b>Employment Type: </b>Classified FT Perm w/Ben <p><p><b>Post Date: </b>06/04/2014 <b>Close Date: </b>06/11/2014 <p><p><b>Description</b><p><p>State of New Hampshire Job Posting <p><p><b>Governor's Commission on Disability</b><p><p><b>Ombudsman</b><p><p><b>US:NH:CONCORD</b><p><p><b>Labor Grade 25</b><p><p><b>Position 16663</b><p><p><b>Summary:</b><p><p>Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director of the Governor's Commission on Disability (GCD), as the designated <p><p>agency to conduct the Client Assistance Program (CAP), the successful candidate will be responsible to coordinate the provision of <p><p>statewide information and referral, negotiation, mediation and advocacy services for individuals with disabilities seeking or receiving <p><p>vocational services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (the Act). <p><p><b>Responsibilities:</b><p><p>Maintains basic statutory and regulatory compliance with Section 112 of the Act, 34 CFR 361.70 and the Governor's Assurances <p><p>submitted to the Rehabilitation Services Administration. <p><p>Reviews complaints pertaining to the delivery of rehabilitation services provided under the Act. Exercises judgment and provides <p><p>individual and/or systemic advocacy to resolve consumer complaints. Ensures that individuals with disabilities receive Rehabilitation <p><p>Act funded services to which they are entitled. <p><p>Researches and maintains information about laws and regulations pertaining to the Act in order to advise, assist, or represent <p><p>individuals with disabilities who pursue administrative or legal remedies and to ensure the protection of their right to services <p><p>authorized under the Act and under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, where appropriate. <p><p>Supervises and trains staff who assist with the provision of services to individuals with disabilities in order to ensure that program <p><p>policies and procedures are uniformly applied to all applicants for services. <p><p>Identifies, analyzes, and monitors problem areas in the delivery of rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities. May meet with <p><p>state agencies and other entities to articulate problem areas and to recommend policy changes or other methods of improving agency <p><p>performance. <p><p>Informs and advises individuals with disabilities of services available under the Act in order to increase awareness of and access to <p><p>rehabilitation services authorized under the Act. <p><p>Develops and imp
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
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Certification
Approved
Charles J. Saia
Executive Director
2017-12-29
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