Eligible children in FCESS are automatically entitled to receive Family Support Services. Family Support is a State mandated program that helps parents/guardians understand the various resources available to them as well as maneuver the often confusing systems of service delivery for family members with a disability. Download He-M519 State regulations governing this program. Family Support Coordinators work with families to provide valuable resource information and link families with services identified below.
Special Education Support
High School Transition Supports
All requests for financial support are brought to the Family Support Council for approval.
Family Support Council
NH Family Ties Program:
This statewide program allows families dealing with a particular disability to connect with other families in the state. It matches parents “who have been there” with one another to offer support to one another as well as resource and network information. For more information, check out the parent-to-parent website or contact Shanon Smith at 837-9547 ext 1222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Respitality is the combination of “respite” to parents/guardians of individuals with special needs with the hospitality of the hotel industry who have donated free overnight stays. Respitality provides an opportunity for caregivers to relax and refresh their bodies and minds. Participating motels and hotels offer families free overnight and weekend stays. Contact Stacey Bilodeau at 636-6193 or email@example.com for more information.
In-Home Supports is an array of services provided to an individual, birth through 21, and their family whose needs are intensive. Services are identified by the family and may include but not be limited to: in-home care providers, respite, specialized therapies, equipment and training, specialized consultations, nursing and other medically related services. In order to be eligible, the individual with the developmental disability must live at home and be eligible for Area Agency services and Medicaid. Click on the following link He-M524for the state regulations governing this program. Please contact Letitia Genest at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For more information contact your local Family support Coordinator: