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OUR MISSION:
The Disabilities Rights Center is dedicated to eliminating barriers existing in New Hampshire to the full and equal enjoyment of civil and other legal rights by people with disabilities.  

The Disabilities Rights Center (DRC) is New Hampshire's designated Protection and Advocacy agency and authorized by federal statute "to pursue legal, administrative and other appropriate remedies" on behalf of individuals with disabilities. DRC is a statewide organization independent from state government or service providers.

The DRC provides information, referral, advice, and legal representation and advocacy to individuals with disabilities on a wide range of disability-related problems. We can help advocate for legal rights in the areas of:




Richard A. Cohen, Esq., Executive Director
Amy Messer, Esq., Legal Director
Paul Levy, President
Gary Carpenter, PAIMI Advisory Council Chairperson

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The Disabilities Rights Center is a member of the National Disability Rights Network.This information is not intended to constitute legal advice or substitute for obtaining legal advice from your own counsel. Please see our Disclaimer.

DRC does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, religion, national/ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other class protected by law in its programs or activities. More information on DRC's anti-discrimination policy and requesting a reasonable accommodation from DRC due to a disability

El DRC no discrimina por discapacidad, raza, credo, color, sexo, religiĆ³n, origen nacional, edad, estado civil, orientaciĆ³n sexual o estado militar en sus programas o actividades

This website has been made possible by grants from the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services; The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; The Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources Services Administration; The U.S. Social Security Administration; The U.S. Department of Education, Offices of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services.
The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the Disabilities Rights Center, Inc. and do not represent the official views of the federal grantors.

DRC also receives grants from the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the Endowment for Health, and the Impact Fund to help support its work.

Last Updated: 4/21/14