New Hampshire

The information presented below is a brief overview of this state's special education support system. Please contact the state education agency or follow the included links for more detailed information.

Educational definitions of disabilities

  • Autism - consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • Intellectual disability - consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • Emotional/behavioral disorder - uses emotional disturbance and is consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

More detailed information is available at eligibility definitions (Page 56).

Numbers of students with disabilities served

For the 2012 child count, New Hampshire reported the following:

  • Autism - 2,191 students, sixth highest among disability populations
  • Intellectual disability - 2,196 students, fifth highest among disability populations
  • Emotional/behavioral disorder - 764 students, seventh highest among disability populations

Support service structure

New Hampshire Department of Education, Special Education monitors and supports the special education services provided by public schools.

Task forces

The New Hampshire Commission of Autism Spectrum Disorders submitted its final report in 2008.

Statewide disability clearinghouse

New Hampshire does not have a statewide disability clearinghouse.

Disability scholarship program

New Hampshire does not have a disability scholarship program.

Insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder services

New Hampshire enacted legislation related to insurance coverage specifically for autism spectrum disorder-related services. See New Hampshire insurance for more information.

TRICARE-approved applied behavior analysis providers

As of May 2013, New Hampshire had seven supervisors (direct service providers) and 13 tutors (assistants requiring supervision to provide services).

Parent training and information center

The Parent Information Center of New Hampshire is New Hampshire's parent training and information center.

Secondary transition resources

Information and resources related to secondary transition in New Hampshire are available at secondary transition.

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission

New Hampshire is not a member of the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission.

Special education resources

Information on resources for families is available from the local school district and the parent training and information center listed above. Additional information is provided at resources.

Drawing of a sun