Manchester, NH – This morning, Congressman Guinta (NH-01) met with members of the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities in his Manchester office to discuss initiatives to eliminate obstacles and promote opportunities for people living with disabilities.
The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities carries out its mission through education, advocacy, and the funding of innovative projects that make significant differences in people’s lives.
“Due to the work of the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities and the countless disability advocates across the nation, we are able to help individuals living with challenges to live more independently and participate more actively in our communities. Earlier this year, I held a bipartisan mental health care summit with stakeholders from across the state to identify areas where the federal government can be of assistance to patients and patient advocates alike. I am in the process of writing a mental health care bill to address many of the challenges faced by those with a mental illness. I look forward to continuing to work with great organizations like the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities to increase accessibility and equality for all.”
One of the Council on Developmental Disabilities priorities is the Steve Gleason Act of 2015, which gives Medicare patients greater access to equipment needed to live fuller lives in our communities. Earlier this summer, Congressman Guinta proudly voted in favor of this bill, which has since been signed into law. The Steve Gleason Act ensures that individuals with disabilities will now have access to critical devices, such as speech- generators, or eye tracking technology through Medicare.
Congressman Guinta continues to support and encourage efforts to help assist those living with disabilities in the Granite State and throughout the country.
To learn more about the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities please visit their website at www.nhcdd.org