The Upper Valley is home to a number of organizations providing support for individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions. For more information about local sensory friendly events, visit Sensory UV.
Educational Services & Programs For Ages 3-21
SAU 70 Special Education Services
SAU 70 makes available a free, appropriate public education to all children ages 3 to 21 who have been determined to have a disability. The services provided address each child's identified special education and related service needs.
A collaboration between the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the Institute on Disability/UCED at the University of New Hampshire, and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies/UCED at the University of Maine working to improve the health of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities by preparing leaders to enter the field of maternal and child health.
Lebanon School District Special Education Services
The Lebanon School District offers a full range of special education programs for students with disabilities, ages three to 21 years. Special services may range from consultation with teachers, classroom support and resource rooms to full time special education classrooms.
Elementary Through High School
The Hartford Autism Regional Program provides educational and clinical services for students in elementary school through high school who have autism or other related developmental disabilities.
HARP - Hartford Autism Regional Program
A fully accredited, not-for-profit institution, Landmark College offers bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as a Bridge Semester, online dual enrollment courses for high school students, and summer programs to assist a wide range of high school and new or transferring college students with learning differences.
Photo here from event
Photo here from event
Sensory UV is a partnership between the Upper Valley Dartmouth Autism Research Initiative (DARI), the Hartford Autism Regional Program (HARP), the Special Needs Support Center (SNSC), and Keene Perspectives. We create sensory friendly events in an effort to strengthen the autism community and autism awareness in the UV.
Social & Educational Activities
Spark Community Center
An organization working to create a safe and welcoming place where adults with special needs, their families and caregivers, and caring members of the Upper Valley community can come together and take part in fun and educational activities.
Social Activities & Parental Support
Support & Health Care Financing
New Hampshire Family Voices
New Hampshire Family Voices provides free, confidential services to families and professionals caring for children with chronic conditions and / or disabilities. We empower and inform families and professionals to feel confident when making choices for children and youth in their care.
Occupational Therapy & Parental Training
Keene Perspectives seeks to help children and adults achieve meaningful outcomes that positively impact their lives by providing person-centered individualized programming in 1:1 and group settings.
Visions for Creative Housing Solutions
Visions for Creative Housing Solutions looks to provide residential options, services and support designed to meet the needs of adults with developmental disabilities and similar disabling conditions.