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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:
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- Medical and Financial Assistance
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- Access to Voting and other Fundamental Civil Rights
- Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Unwarranted Restraint and Seclusion
Richard A. Cohen, Esq., Executive Director
Amy Messer, Esq., Legal Director
Paul Levy, President
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Last Updated: 5/13/13