Private Provider Network
Collective Mission of the Network
"To develop and promote the independence and empowerment of people with disabilities through a unified voice of private provider agencies."
Who are the Private Providers?
The NH Area Agency System is enhanced by the presence of many other organizations that provide services and supports to individuals with disabilities. Some specialize in specific populations or services such as employment supports, behavior-based therapy, or alternative communication strategies. Some work only in certain regions of the Granite State, while others have a statewide catchment area. Most are independent not-for-profit entities.
In order to provide Medicaid-funded services, private providers must be certified by the State of NH. To see a complete list, link here. Beginning in 1996, a number of these agencies created a professional association, the Private Provider Network, Inc. to enhance opportunities for collaboration.
The Ten Area Agencies
"The developmental services system will join with local communities to support individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders and their families to experience as much freedom, choice, control and responsibiltiy over the services and supports they receive as desired."
Offices in Berlin, Colebrook, Littleton, Conway, and Wolfeboro
Offices in Lebanon, Claremont, Newport, and Charlestown
Offices in Laconia, Tilton, and Plymouth
Offices in Concord
Office in Keene
Office in Nashua
Office in Manchester
Office in Portsmouth
Offices in Rochester and Dover
Office in Atkinson
NH Area Agencies
New Hampshire's ten Area Agencies are the primary conduit for Medicaid-funded supports for individuals who experience a developmental or acquired disability, as well as early childhood educational services (birth to 3 years). Each is a private, non-profit organization that is certified by the State of NH. To see an index of NH towns and their assigned region, link here.
To Learn More...
Area Agency List in alternative languages, link here NH Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Developmental Services (alternative languages available), link here
New Hampshire Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders
Putting the Pieces Together in the Granite State
MAP, Developmental Services Area Agencies
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