Why the Disability Vote Matters

With only a few days before the midterm elections, it is time for persons with disabilities to be engaged and exercise their fundamental right to vote. Regardless of your affiliation, it is your active involvement in this process that is critical as a citizen. With the recent report released by the Center for Disease Control … Continue reading Why the Disability Vote Matters

NCES Ramps Up Accessibility

North Country Environmental Services (NCES) builds an accessible solution for a community member in need. For a person in a manual or power wheelchair, a single step can be the difference between entering a building and having to wait outside. Like many New Hampshire residents facing mobility challenges, Groveton resident Russell Angel found himself struggling … Continue reading NCES Ramps Up Accessibility

Fall 2017 Graduations

We are pleased to announce that another group of hardworking students will be graduating from our IMPACCT student transition program over the next two weeks… and you are invited to share in their success! Come celebrate with us at your local IMPACCT graduation: Claremont IMPACCT Graduation Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 12:00 PM River Valley Community College, Library 1 College … Continue reading Fall 2017 Graduations

NEW Accessibility Pilot Program for Homeowners with Disabilities

New Hampshire Housing Awards GSIL $250,000 in grant money to support accessibility improvements for seniors and people with disabilities throughout New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority recently awarded Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) $250,000 over a two-year period to help build an Accessibility Pilot Program for homeowners with disabilities. The new funds will … Continue reading NEW Accessibility Pilot Program for Homeowners with Disabilities

Life with a Service Dog

A service dog is always on-call. As animal lovers, many times when we see a dog our first instinct is to show it affection. You may want to run up and give it a pat, a hug or even a bite of your lunch! But then you see that vest around it’s body and you … Continue reading Life with a Service Dog

Disability Awareness at NHTI

Tuesday, January 31 – Inspirational Presentation by Nick Scott, Pro Wheelchair Bodybuilder When Nick Scott was only 16 years old, he was involved in a near fatal traffic accident. After his injury and loss of mobility, he gained weight and almost lost hope. But today, you would not recognize him as that person. As a … Continue reading Disability Awareness at NHTI