Since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act almost 29 years ago, people with disabilities living in the United States have made significant progress to become included in all aspects of society. Despite great advances, there is still much work to be done to ensure that NH citizens with disabilities can live independently, have equal opportunities, and can be economically self-sufficient.

As a man born with a vision impairment that eventually led to blindness, Clyde Terry has spent his life advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. To honor the work done by Clyde and to continue his tireless efforts in advocacy, the Board of Directors of Granite State Independent Living have created the Clyde E. Terry Advocacy Fund.

It is important to bring awareness to elected officials about issues affecting people with disabilities and seniors, to help ensure full and equal participation for all.  The Clyde E. Terry Advocacy Fund will provide Granite State Independent Living with the resources needed to enhance our Advocacy program, including the following activities:

  • Advocacy training for our consumers on how to conduct advocacy & provide public testimony
  • Transportation to/from hearings for our consumers
  • Increased digital marketing around current advocacy issues

Every voice is important!  Your contribution will help increase advocacy activities so that people with disabilities will have opportunities to have their voices heard.