The Take Control of Your Health Series is a set of resources to educate teens and young adults about taking an active role in managing their healthcare. The four card set covers the topics of managing appointments, medications, health insurance and health information. Each subject card outlines how to get started, important facts and what questions to ask to get the information needed to become more independent.
Download them here: http://nhfv.org/how-we-can-help/publications/
Maneuvering Through the Maze. A Family Resource Guide of services for families having children with special health care needs and disabilities.
NH Services and Supports. NH DHHS has recently deployed a new website designed to be a resource for people looking for information about services and supports in New Hampshire.
Next Steps New Hampshire helps students, parents and educators work together to plan for life after high school. This website is filled with information to directly address the transition questions and needs of each of these three different audiences. The site also includes a Transition IEP Requirements Tool and print resources.
Treble Chorus of New England brings together youths of all abilities. My Own Voice is their newest choir. Started as a pilot program in 2012 to make choral music accessible to all, My Own Voice is a program for children and young adults with needs. The successful pilot resulted in a full-season program available to all. Choristers from Concert Choir and Schola provide mentoring support. My Own Voice is run for two eight-week sessions and rehearses for 75 minutes on Tuesday nights from 6:15-7:30 pm. For more information: http://www.treblechorusne.org
Cinemagic Sensory Friendly Movies Cinemagic theaters play sensory friendly movies once a month at 10am on a Saturday for people with disabilities. What makes it ‘sensory’ is they leave the lights on and lower the volume of the movie and viewers are free to move about and talk. Visit their website for more! http://cinemagicmovies.com/news.asp
Cinemagic Sensory Friendly Movies. Cinemagic theaters play sensory friendly movies once a month at 10am on a Saturday for people with disabilities. What makes it ‘sensory’ is they leave the lights on and lower the volume of the movie and viewers are free to move about and talk. Visit their website for more!
Interacting with Autism, a video resource.
Starting POINTS for New Hampshire Parents is an online community for families of children with disabilities. It provides for information, networking, training, and support so that parents can learn, share, and connect about how they can support the educational and developmental needs of their children.
Peer Projects - “Peer Projects” offers a range of services including Relationship Development Intervention® (RDI®). RDI is a family centered approach that works to develop social competence in children by fostering dynamic thinking and dynamic communication. Visit their website for more information about RDI Therapy and other services.
It Takes a Village - When you are struggling to make ends meet, it is hard to remember that you are not alone. There are many groups and services that can help you, and the programs listed here may be helpful to you and your family.
Resources for Coping - Help for Children, Youth, Parents, and Providers' Reactions to the Sandy Hook Shootings and Other Disasters or Traumatic Events
Rhythyms of Grace, "Worship and Faith Formation for Children and Families with Special Needs" - Rhythms of Grace is a sensory friendly, innovative and non-denominational program designed to meet the spiritual needs of children and their families living with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs.
Help for Difficult Times - USA.gov has launched “Help for Difficult Financial Times” to highlight government resources that can make your life easier during tough times. Some of the most popular resources are: Government Benefits and Financial Assistance, Mortgage Payment Assistance, Low-Cost or Free Health Insurance Options, Find a Job and Manage your Debt.
Complex Child Magazine - Lots of great articles and resources including topics such as GI/Nutrition, Respiratory, Developmental, Orthopedic, Neuromuscular and Neurological Disorders and Therapies, Urology and Nephrology, Infections and Immunity, Metabolic, Genetic, and Congenital Disorders, Pain and Palliative Care, Other Specialties, Education, Insurance and Medicaid, Advocacy and Disability, and Caregiving