RSA-227 for FY-2018: Submission #1017

New Hampshire
9/30/2018
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)
19
3
0
17
12
6
57
B. Training Activities
9
250
2018 Disability Legislative Leadership Training Day <p><p>The Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire, Governor&rsquo;s Commission on Disability and the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities host annual Legislative Leadership Training. This training is for individuals with disabilities, their parents/family members and professionals working in the community to support individuals with disabilities. The training provides state-of-the-art information on legislative leadership relating to disability issues. Professionals in the field, parents, and individuals with disabilities join together to not only provide information, but to share strategies for collaboration and implementation as well. The goal of the training is to support the development of self-advocacy and leadership skills in New Hampshire citizens who wish to affect change at a personal, community, and statewide level through public policy and/or legislation for individuals with disabilities in their communities. <p><p>Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) STABLE NH <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. <p><p>2018 Transition Mini-Conference <p><p>A parent group based in Exeter NH partnered with Epping and Newmarket to present the mini-conference. Target audience was students and parents of students who had either an IEP or 504 plans in school. Dan Habib of Who Cares About Kelsey and Intelligent Lives presented the keynote and breakout informational sessions followed. <p><p>Northern Human Services Transition Fair Spring 2018 <p><p>Northern Human Services is sponsored a Transition Night event in Whitefield, NH. The goal of this event is to provide information on programs and agencies to help individuals who experience developmental disability, parents and guardians prepare for transitioning to Adult services. <p><p>Family Support Transition Event Fall 2018 <p><p>Transition event held in Berlin to reach students in special education programs and their parents. Transition events are designed to equip individuals with knowledge and resources to use while transitioning to adulthood. <p><p>*Both of these events occurred in northern NH which is very rural and often lacking resources due to its geography. CAP and the GCD are making efforts to reach this area more consistently. <p><p>NH Welfare Administrators&rsquo; Association <p><p>CAP and the GCD staff participated in a panel presentation which covered topics related to employment, service animals, disability etiquette, and the ADA. The presentation was followed by a question and answer period and a lively discussion regarding current issues facing the association in their work. <p><p>New Hampshire Transition Collaborative 18t
C. Agency Outreach
Efforts have commenced to open communication to the 22 drug and mental health court branches. The CAP will be extending this outreach again as recovery friendly workplaces are being cultivated in NH in response to the opioid crisis. Additionally, CAP recognizes the impact of severe mental health issues and the subsequent consequences relative to seeking and maintaining employment. Preliminary discussions with Department of Corrections were also pursued with an eye towards individuals transitioning out of corrections and reintegrating back into local communities. <P><p>
D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
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0
0
468
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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
0
30
30
30
0
B. Problem areas
12
15
21
3
1
16
0
0
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
14
9
3
0
0
4
30
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
13
0
5
2
0
0
1
2
7
0
0
0
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E. Results achieved for individuals
15
1
0
1
5
3
0
5
0
6
relative to ADA Title 1 concerns <P><p>
Part III. Program Data
A. Age
0
4
7
16
3
30
B. Gender
19
11
30
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
0
0
2
0
0
18
1
9
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
4
2
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
5
7
1
0
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
30
E. Types of Individuals Served
2
3
19
0
1
5
Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation
A. Non-Litigation Systemic Activities
0
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B. Litigation
0
0
0
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Part V. Agency Information
A. Designated Agency
External-other public agency
New Hampshire Governor's Commission on Disability
No
New Hampshire Governor's Commission on Disability
B. Staff Employed
One full time position dedicated entirely to CAP activities - Ombudsman. See provided job description. <p><p>Executive Director of the Governor's Commission on Disability (GCD) provides oversight of CAP activities and administrative support to mediation/fair hearing proceedings as needed. <p><p>GCD Business Administrator 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. <p><p>Administrative support is provided to CAP by the GCD Administrative Secretary by way of answering and routing phone calls, assisting with mailings and conference preparation, and routine office matters relative to CAP activities. <p><p>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 Governor's Commission on Disability Ombudsman US:NH:CONCORD Labor Grade 25 Position 16663 Summary: Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director of the Governor's 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 Governor's 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. Identifies, analyzes, and monitors problem areas in the delivery of rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities. May meet with state agencies and other entities to articulate problem areas and to recommend policy changes or other methods of improving agency perform
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
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Certification
Approved
Charles J. Saia
Executive Director
2018-12-21
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