The New Hampshire Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders was created by the NH Legislature in 2008 to provide coordinated leadership in addressing the healthcare, education, and service needs of individuals who experience autism or a related disability. The Council's composition and charge are described in HB 1634. The Council is guided by the findings, recommendations, and principles that were published in May 2008 by a previously established Commission. To read the NH Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Findings and Recommendations, click here.
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The number of children receiving special education services under a code of autism in NH has increased fivefold since 2000.
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Autism Spectrum Disorders
Update on HB 236:
Regarding membership on the NH Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Council is seeking to make a number of changes in its membership all aimed at broadening and strengthening participation. HB 236 will:
- Increase representation by individuals who experience an autism spectrum disorder.
- Allow some state government officials to appoint a designee, rather than attending in person
- Add representation from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, the NH Speech Language Hearing Association, the NH Nurses' Association, and the office of Medicaid business and policy.
- Add two members at large, to be selected by the Council through an application process open to the general public.
HB 236 has been adopted by both the NH House of Representatives and the NH Senate. It awaits the Governor's signature and will go into effect 60 days after adoption. The Council anticipates welcoming new members at its September 6, 2013 meeting.