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Developmental Disability/Acquired Brain Disorders

NHCarePath provides access to services and supports for individuals experiencing developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders.

developmental disability iconWhat is a developmental disability?

Developmental disabilities are a diverse group of chronic conditions that impact language, mobility, learning, self-help, and independent living, with the onset of these conditions occurring before age 22.

What is an acquired brain disorder? young adult and a child with Down's Syndrome

An acquired brain disorder (ABD) is an injury to the brain as a result of disease, stroke, anoxic event, or other traumatic brain injury which significantly impairs an individual's ability to function independently.

Services and Supports for Developmental Disability & Acquired Brain Disorder

NHCarePath connects individuals with a developmental disability or acquired brain disorder to services and supports that provide opportunities to achieve health and independence, including:

  • Area Agencies – are committed to strengthening and supporting individuals and families within the context of their lives and within their own communities.
  • Assistive Technology
  • Community Support Services – provides a wide range of supports and services for individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders.
  • Consumer Directed Services
  • Day/Community Participation Services
  • Family Centered Early Supports and Services – helps children birth through age two who are experiencing or are at risk for a developmental delay.
  • Employment Supports – works to improve employment for individuals with disabilities.
  • Family Support – is available if a family member is eligible for developmental or acquired brain disorder services.
  • Respite Supports – provide temporary respite and supplemental services to caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders.
  • Residential/Personal Care Services
  • Service Coordination
  • Specialty Services including environmental modifications
  • Watch Me Grow: Developmental Screening – provides information on developmental screening.

To connect to these and other resources, call 1 (866) 634-9412 or view the links below.

Who do I contact?

Please note that programs may have varying eligibility requirements. Please contact those listed below for more information.

Find an agency in your community

The NH Bureau of Developmental Services (BDS) offers individuals and children with intellectual disabilities or acquired brain disorders a wide range of supports and services within their own communities, through area agencies.


NHCarePath
  |  New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
  |  nhcarepath@dhhs.nh.gov