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30.2. State Disability Resources

 Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled
Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled (APTD) is cash assistance for individuals who are between the ages of 18 and 64 and who are physically or mentally disabled.

Assistive Technology in New Hampshire, ATinNH
Phone: (800) 238-2048
ATinNH is New Hampshire's state assistive technology program. The goal of the program is to increase access to assistive technology solutions through equipment re-use, explorations, loans, and low cost funding alternatives. ATinNH also sponsors trainings, classes, and workshops on how to use, develop and implement assistive technology solutions.

City of Laconia catastrophic illness assistance
1-800-852-3345 x4529
(cancer, cystic fibrosis, spinal cord injury, end stage renal disease, hemophilia)

Governor's Commission on Disability
Phone: (800) 852-3405
The Commission's goal is to remove the barriers, architectural or attitudinal, which bar persons with disabilities from participating in the mainstream of society.

Medicaid for Employed Adults with Disabilities
Medicaid for Employed Adults with Disabilities (MEAD) program provides Medicaid coverage to adults with disabilities who are working and who would not otherwise be financially eligible for Medicaid. MEAD was designed to allow individuals with disabilities to increase their working income and have higher resource limits.

NH State Library Services to Persons with Disabilities
Phone: (800) 491-4200
The Talking Books Program exists to meet the reading needs and interests of New Hampshire residents who are physically unable to see, handle or process printed material comfortably.

NH Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (800) 339-9900
Vocational Rehabilitation assists persons with disabilities to achieve their employment goals. Vocational Rehabilitation is a joint State/Federal program that seeks to empower people to make informed choices, build viable careers, and live move independently in the community.

Established in 2000, ServiceLink is a statewide network of locally administered community-based resources for seniors, adults with disabilities and their families. ServiceLink is a free information, referral, and assistance, with local offices in 13 communities and with many satellite offices throughout New Hampshire. ServiceLink answers questions and connects users to the appropriate services that support healthy and independent living.

Special Medical Services
Phone: (800) 852-3345 Ext. 4495
Special Medical Services provides NH families with health information and support services for themselves, and helps them obtain specialty health care services for their eligible children with physical disabilities, chronic illnesses and special health care needs. The Catastrophic Illness Program (CIP) for adults is also administered by SMS. The CIP provides services to adults with cancer, end stage renal disease, cystic fibrosis, spinal cord injuries, hemophilia, and multiple sclerosis, who require extensive medical treatment and are in need of financial assistance.

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