Stepping Stones

Stepping StonesStepping Stones is a guidebook for people with disabilities, their families and the professionals who work with them. We collect stories from many sources including family members, people living with disabilities and advocates.

Stepping Stones is a specialty publication of Parenting NH sponsored by The NH Council on Developmental Disabilities and Crotched Mountain Foundation.

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Thank you to our Stepping Stones sponsors:

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More >> Support, Resources and News

My child with a disability is an adult -- now what?

What you should know about your legal options to care for an adult child with disabilities

My child qualifies as special needs – now what?

When developing an education plan, you don’t have to get lost in the acronyms

Don't make the journey alone: How to get the services and supports you need

New Hampshire is a leader in community-based services for people with disabilities.

For children with complex communication needs, being heard is important – and possible

Communication is not just saying something, it’s about being heard — a powerful statement from Frances Hesselbein, leadership authority and former CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA.

College is not out of the question for students with disabilities

Programs, like the one at NHTI, help students with disabilities pursue higher education

Looking for a job?

Vocational Rehabilitation services can help you become employed

When does a school have to ‘make up’ missed services?

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More >> Real Stories

Self-advocacy: A journey of courage

We all have courage and conviction and the ability to be great leaders.

Join ABLE NH and join the movement

Taking the next steps to create positive change for people with disabilities and their families

Food and fun with a little help from his friends

A brain injury doesn’t keep Brandon Smith from working toward a career

Collaboration leads to change

In a short time, the Self-Advocacy Leadership team has made its mark in NH

Honoring Forrest's voice

Young business owner Forrest Beaudoin-Friede advocates and creates
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More >> Column: Learning Curve

60 days and counting

What to expect during your child’s evaluation period

Know before you go

What to expect at a disposition-of referral or evaluation meeting

Remembering my father, my teacher

Reflecting on the lessons he taught me everyday through his actions

Elizabeth Feingold recently retired from Kearsarge Regional School District, where she worked for over 30 years as a special education teacher and coordinator at the elementary, middle and high school levels. She is now a consultant and advocate. She can be reached at

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