Aaron & Sonja Thank YouOur DSPs, Program Managers, Job Coaches, and Home Providers have been hard at work supporting our folks during the Covid 19 pandemic. Their commitment to the safety of individuals served by MDS has been exceptional. Aaron Potter and Sonja Martineau (right) send thanks for their dedication, along with a posse of MDS folks in this Thank You Video Card from last year.

All of us at MDS cannot thank these amazing frontline heroes enough, but we did want to try with a short thank-you video for our amazing teams!

Click here to see the DSP Thank You video on YouTube.

New Hampshire’s Charting the LifeCourse Community of Practice cordially invites you to join us in October for a free workshop series that could enhance your life planning.

Have you heard of Charting the LifeCourse? Curious about what it is? Want to learn more? Here is your opportunity! Attend this no cost event!

This is a chance for families to come together and learn about Charting the LifeCourse. You will learn how it can be used to identify and share what is important to you and your family, advocate for those choices, problem solve, plan, and make goals for the future. This is a four-part series so you should be prepared to attend all four sessions. This will be a virtual event and will be held via Zoom.

Four Thursday sessions in October -- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, October 7
Thursday, October 14
Thursday, October 21
Thursday, October 28

Register by clicking this link: Foundational Skill Building Workshop
Questions? Contact Mary St Jacques at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This year's statewide DSP Conference will be held virtually on four Fridays in September, which is DSP Appreciation month. The last Friday, September 24, will feature a film presentation of Invaluable, and the presentation of the statewide DSP and Home Provider of the Year awards.

Friday, September 3, 2021 at 11:45 am Dream Big DSP Training w/Supported Decision Making
Zoom login: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sdOyrpjwjE93OoYx7UYvsOuOzYG_zAeEG

Friday, September 10, 2021 at 11:45 am Community Inclusion
Zoom login: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sdOyrpjwjE93OoYx7UYvsOuOzYG_zAeEG

Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:45 am Sexuality
Zoom login: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sdOyrpjwjE93OoYx7UYvsOuOzYG_zAeEG

Friday, September 24, 2021 at 11:45 am Join us for a presentation of the film Invaluable: the Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support followed by the DSP and Home Provider awards presentation.
Zoom login: Webinar login to be provided

 

Students who receive special education services are entitled to transition supports and services. In New Hampshire, planning for these supports and services may begin when the student turns 14 or, if appropriate, even earlier.

UNH's Institute on Disability and the Disability Rights Center presents a panel discussion to explore how students with disabilities can work to actively plan for their futures and ensure that they leave high school with the necessary skills and experiences to make a successful transition into adulthood.

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Register at: https://unh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qcqi7gK_QMqQyGbmTWql9w

This webinar will be live captioned and ASL interpreted.