Services for Children with Special Needs

Area schools superintendent offices for special education administrator

  • Dresden (Hanover & Norwich) School District
    (603) 643-6050
  • Hartford - Special Education Office
    (802) 295-8605
  • Lebanon School District
    (603) 448-1634
  • Lyme School District
    (603) 795-2214
  • Mascoma Valley Regional School District
    (603) 632-4003
  • Rivendell Interstate School District
    (603) 353-2170
  • Thetford Elementary School
    (802) 785-2426
  • Windsor School Superintendent Office
    (802) 674-2310
  • Woodstock Superintendent of Schools
    (802) 457-1213

Other resources

(802) 649-2720
ARCH, a resource organization individuals with autism and those who support them, will offer specialized after-school programming for children with autism spectrum disorder; parent education and support group; and individualized resource consultation for families.

Autism Respite Resource Outreach (ARRO) provides quality in-home care for children with autism. ARRO is a parent-founded, non-profit organization designed to meet the urgent need for trained, reliable caregivers to support children with autism and their families.

Bureau of Special Medical Services in New Hampshire
(800) 852-3345 x4488
Broad range of health programs for children who are at risk for disabilities or have a handicapping condition or chronic illness

Children With Special Health Needs in Vermont
(802) 295-8820: White River Jct. Office
Specialty medical and equipment clinics; medical and developmental diagnosis and treatment; referrals and assistance in obtaining services; care coordination; referral to parent to parent support; assistance in finding financial resources to help pay for care; respite; nutrition; and prescription programs

(603) 448-1268
Big Brother/Big Sister Program at Special Needs Support Center for children with special needs

Crotched Mountain
(603) 547-3311
Crotched Mountain offers a full range of education, clinical, rehabilitation and residential support services for children and adults with disabilities from NH the rest of New England and NY at its rehabilitation center in Greenfield, NH, and in many community locations.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Empowerment & Advocacy for Families in the Upper Valley
Education, information and advocacy for families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Family HIV Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
(603) 650-6127
Primary care, perinatal outreach, case management, peer support advocacy, educational programs, HIV specialty care for women, children, youth and families infected, affected or at risk for HIV in Vermont and New Hampshire

The Family Infant Toddler Program at the Family Place
(802) 649-3268 - Norwich, VT
Early intervention services for children 0-3 in Vermont, free play groups, parent education, parent support, child advocacy center, home visiting, clinical services, child care subsidies, information and referral, community development

Family Voices in New Hampshire
(800) 852-3345 x 4525
Family Voices has a free, quarterly newsletter "Pass It On" which highlights information and resources for families with special needs children and a lending library.

Family Voices in Vermont
(800) 800-4005
A program of Parent to Parent of Vermont. Family voices is a national organization for family to family help, information and resources.

Granite State Independent Living Foundation
(603) 228-9680
Services for disabled children and adults in New Hampshire including personal care attendant program, transportation, social and recreational programs and services for the deaf and hard of hearing

(603) 448-6311
Recreation activities for teens and young adults with disabilities

HEAR In New Hampshire
(603) 206-6868
An auditory-oral educational program for children who are deaf or hard of hearing

High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program
(802) 356-3386
Horseback riding lessons for people with disabilities

Institute on Disability
(603) 862-4320
Programs, services, policy and advocacy for children and adults with disabilities

Madi's Fund
(802) 773-6168
Research about and support for families with children with hydrocephalus

M.I.C.E Program
(603) 228-1028
MICE is a statewide program providing educational and developmental services to sensory impaired infants birth to age three.

Mitrochondrial Disorder Support Paula Raymond
(603) 487-2770
Meetings at different locations in New Hampshire. Guest speakers and parent to parent support

New England Healing Sports Association
(800) 628-4484
Adaptive equipment, instruction, and lessons

New Hampshire Family Ties
(800) 499-4153 or (603) 225-4153
Connects families to a network of support, information and education

New Hampshire State Library Talking Book Services
(800) 491-4200 or (603) 271-2397
Books on tape for New Hampshire residents with visual, physical, or learning disabilities

New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation
(603) 448-5793 - Lebanon office
Assists eligible New Hampshire citizens with disabilities secure suitable employment and financial and personal independence by providing rehabilitation services.

Parent Information Center in New Hampshire
(603) 224-7005
Information, referral, support, resources and education for families with children who have special needs in New Hampshire

Parent Information Center in Vermont
(800) 639-7170 or (802) 658-5315
Statewide program for parents helping parents with children having special needs

Parent to Parent of Vermont
(800) 800-4005, (802) 764-5290
Connects families to a network of support, information and education. Offices in Williston and Randolph

Partners in Health
(800) 656-3333 in NH or (603) 448-7108 for the Lebanon, NH, site
Support for families with children who have chronic health conditions in southwest Grafton County including information, assistance, advocacy and links to resources

Pathways of the River Valley
(603) 542-8706 Claremont
(603) 448-2077 Lebanon
Developmental services, home visits, family support, respite, advocacy, financial assistance for children 0-3 in New Hampshire with developmental delays and disabilities

Respite Child Care Program
(603) 448-1268
Assists parents in securing quality respite child care - a temporary break for families living in southwest Grafton County

Sibshops of the Upper Valley
(603) 653-9899
Saturday activities for children 6-12 with brothers and sisters who have any kind of special need. Five to six meetings a year. Collaboration of the Boyle Community Pediatrics Program, Parent to Parent of NH and United Developmental Services

Special Needs Support Center
(603) 448-6311
Support groups, education and advocacy for families with children who have special needs. Home of Kids on the Block, Parent to Parent of NH, Partners In Health-Lebanon, Respite Child Care Program, DEAF, Happenings, Buddies, Connections

Special Olympics - New Hampshire
(800) 639-2608

Special Olympics - Vermont
(800) 639-1603

STAR (Steps Toward Adult Responsibility) Program
(603) 448-2688
Services to teens with chronic health conditions including assessments, consultation, counseling, mentoring, and referrals

Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports
(802) 484-3525
Variety of recreational programs for children with special health needs

Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
(800) 639-5861
Association for the blind and visually impaired

Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(802) 258-9500
Comprehensive educational and support services to deaf and hard of hearing children, adults, and families throughout Vermont and surrounding states

Vermont Center for Independent Living
(802) 229-0501
Services include information, advocacy, referrals, community outreach telecommunication equipment distribution, deaf independence program and others

Vermont Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)
802) 656-4031
CDCI, in collaboration and coordination with individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and communities, will promote opportunities for these valued life outcomes for individuals with disabilities of all ages in all facets of community life.

Vermont CDCI Interdisciplinary Team (I-Team)
(802) 656-1143
Assists local teams of Vermont families, educators and others to deliver quality education to children with severe/multiple disabilities

Vermont Disability Law Project
(800) 769-7459 or (802) 775-0021

Vermont Department of Health 
A complete list of Vermont's developmental and mental health services

Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation
(802) 295-8850 - White River Junction office
Assists Vermonters with disabilities to be employed and live successfully in their communities