As the 30th Anniversary of the ADA approaches, GSIL would like to know “What does the ADA mean to you?” Have you or someone you love realized greater freedom because of accessible places of public accommodation or been able to work to your fullest potential due to workplace accommodations? Maybe you or a loved one … Continue reading ADA’s 30th Anniversary!
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our 7th Annual Chipping in FORE! Independence gold tournament! For more information about the event and how to register click here or below. Chipping In FORE! Independence
We’re so excited to be a part of #NHGives! You can support our campaign by visiting NH Gives and donating on June 9 – 10. Though we have recently made some tough decisions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this virus will not stop our commitment to provide programs and services to help people with disabilities, … Continue reading NH Gives
Here is an excerpt from one of the Union Leader’s latest articles that GSIL was involved with: “GSIL’s CEO, Deborah Ritcey, said she hopes the current crisis will get state leaders to recognize the work that home health aides provide is as important as that of doctors, nurses, police and paramedics. “Our staff are first … Continue reading Home health workers are rock stars
This year marks the 40th year Granite State Independent Living has been assisting peoples with disabilities in New Hampshire. Coinciding with our 40th anniversary is the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We hope to celebrate these two wonderful milestones with a Gala fundraising event in which we can raise awareness of the … Continue reading 40th Anniversary Gala (POSTPONED)
Community businesses work to connect the classroom to career paths for students with disabilities. Concord, NH – Businesses and organizations throughout New Hampshire are stepping up to provide structured work-based learning opportunities for local at-risk high school students with disabilities. These experiences are designed to facilitate career exploration, support skill development and align students with career … Continue reading IMPACCT Provides Work-Based Learning to Students
GSIL’s CEO, Deborah Ritcey applauds Governor Sununu for his advocacy on this topic. “GSIL has many consumers, that while able to bike, are not able to navigate some of the mountainous terrains, leaving them unable to enjoy all New Hampshire has to offer,” Ritcey said. “E-bikes are no different that SmartDrives for manual wheelchairs, a … Continue reading Using E-bikes in NH at National Parks
There is a largely silent, but very real crisis occurring in NH right now. Thousands of people with disabilities and seniors are unable to hire workers to provide them vital Medicaid funded personal care services that allow them to remain in their homes. I have Muscular Dystrophy, which severely limits my mobility, and use a … Continue reading Resolve New Hampshire’s Silent Crisis
Disability in the NH Workforce A career search may seem daunting. One way to ease your mind during the hiring process is to remember that you are interviewing perspective employers! When considering an employer, there are several variables to keep in mind. Do your Research! Get a feel for the organization, their mission and core … Continue reading Disability in the NH Workforce
Dear Friends, I hope you enjoy reading our Winter Spring 2019 Edition of Giving Matters. Help us spread the word about GSIL. Your help, supports people with disabilities live independently. Please forwarding to anyone you think might also be interested. If you would like to receive a paper copy of these newsletters, feel free to … Continue reading Our Winter Spring 2019 Edition of Giving Matters is Out!