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Parenting isn’t getting any simpler, is it? I’m a father of four kids whose ages range from middle school to senior year in college — and I thought the job was complicated when our eldest was born. But that was before smartphones, tablets and the full immersion in technology that every kid seems to go through now before they even get to middle school.

As parents, we must figure out what to let in, what to moderate, and what to keep out in this massive society-wide experiment on how human brains will develop in an always-connected world. The knee-jerk reaction would be to put draconian limits on kids’ tech exposure. But in some cases, that’s not realistic or desirable. When your young teen is out with friends and you can see their iPhone location ... that’s useful and something I’m sure my parents wished they had. (I might have gotten in a little less trouble were that tech available at the time.) And for better or worse, they have to understand its uses and dangers, because it will be omnipresent in the world they are growing up in.

Reading this issue of the Family Resource Book, I was struck by the feature on bullying. I experienced bullying as a shy, physically awkward, totally uncool pre-teen, and I likely carry a few scars, both physical and psychological, from those years. But I suspect I had it easy compared to kids today. Because when I got home, I was home, safe. Whatever the next school day would bring, nothing could touch me at home.

Bullying today reaches everywhere a kid’s social media account does. As our article touches on, nearly half of U.S. teens have been cyberbullied. For the victim of that bullying, it may seem like there’s no escape.

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That’s why it’s so important for us, as parents, to be as aware as possible of all the forms bullying takes, and make sure we’re communicating well and often with our children about their social lives, offline and on.

Conflicts between people are an inescapable part of life. Every kid will need to learn how to manage and mitigate them as they grow up. But there are ways to make that passage to adulthood smoother, and they begin with great communication and by understanding the forms bullying takes today and how to manage it.

I hope some of the information we’ve provided in this year’s Family Resource Book can help parents and kids navigate this issue, and the many other complexities of family life in 2024, a little more easily.


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All about bullying

Teaching children empathy at a young age can curb aggressive behavior

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As a parent, you worry about your child’s safety, comfort and happiness, so naturally, you worry about bullying. It’s not possible — nor advisable, some would say — to shield children from every harm and difficulty, so what’s a parent to do? And what if your child is the bully?

From harassment on social media to shoves on the playground, bullying comes in many guises and varies greatly in the emotional wallop that it delivers, but it often involves physical, verbal or relational mistreatment such as gossip or social exclusion.

Its effects can linger into adulthood, putting bullies as well as their victims at increased risk of depression, anxiety, substance abuse and suicide.

Although it might seem that there’s been a dramatic rise in bullying, with perpetrators lurking around school and playground corners waiting to torment your child, data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicates the rate of bullying at schools and online in New Hampshire has remained fairly steady in recent years. It also shows that the Granite State has an above average number of bullying incidents compared to other U.S. states, however.

What’s more, University of New Hampshire research has shown that empathy among New Hampshire kids is “exceedingly low” compared to other children in the U.S., says Malcolm Smith, a former UNH Cooperative Extension associate professor of family studies and family life specialist who now works as a consultant. This is significant because, despite the common assumption that bullies are driven by low self-esteem, in many instances, “bullies lack empathy,” Smith says. “(Empathy) needs to be modeled or taught,” he says, just as children learn manners such as saying “excuse me” and “thank you.” >>

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Not all children exhibit the same signs of bullying, but there are common indications that your child might be experiencing bullying, or is bullying others. To learn more, see www. stopbullying.gov/bullying/warning-signs

But most often, those who bully have been bullied or experienced aggression themselves, says Ste ven C. Atkins, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist and school consultant. The appropriate reaction to bullying will depend on its severity, of course, but in many instances, schools can provide counseling and helpful resources for parents. Also, schools that are aware of a child’s tendency to bully will often heighten their monitoring effort — especially during the least-structured parts of the day, such as recess, break times and physical education classes, Atkins says.

NEARLY HALF OF U.S. TEENS HAVE BEEN CYBERBULLIED, according to a 2022 Pew Research Center survey* of teens ages 13 to 17. LGBTQ+ high schoolers report higher rates of bullying than their heterosexual peers; according to some estimates, they are about twice as likely to say that they’ve been bullied at school and online. Children with disabilities also face a greater risk of bullying.

involve or lead to bullying.

“If your child is bullied at school,” Atkins says, “boys, especially, can be reticent to tell their parents.” An indirect, one-step-removed approach can help kids share information and disclose behavior that worries or bothers them.

If you find out that your child is a bully, “you need to intervene right away,” Smith says. For bullies and non-bullies alike, he suggests that parents involve their kids in groups and activities — such as 4-H, Boy or Girl Scouts or toy drives — that promote empathy and expose kids in a positive way to the plight of others. Make it a habit to be curious about your child’s life, friends and schoolmates, Atkins says. Ask your child, “How are the kids at school?” Create opportunities for your child to discuss or reveal interactions in their lives that might >>

For younger kids, it can also be helpful to read age-appropriate books that feature characters who experience bullying, Atkins says. But one of the best things a parent can do, he says, is to clearly express rules and expectations rather than making your child guess what you want

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or think. Remind your child, for example, that “we don’t push, we don’t hit” to impress upon them at an early age that hurtful behavior is unacceptable in your family.

And remember, “kids — especially when they’re young — are self-focused,” Atkins says, and are quick to blame themselves, even if they’ve done nothing wrong. If they sense that you are tense and stressed, for example, they might think, “I know you’re disappointed in me, Mom.”

To change their “mental script,” make it a point to tell your child you are proud of them. Acknowledge your child’s good behavior, and tell them you appreciate the help they give you. Promoting open communication will help you and your child address bullying and will enable you to reassure your child, rather than allowing any nega-




says Katherine Leswing, administrator for the New Hampshire Department of Education’s Office of Social and Emotional

tive self-talk to fester.

“The longer it’s allowed to go on, the greater the impact,” Atkins says.

Smith has firsthand experience of being bullied, which fuels his passion to help prevent it. “I was mislabeled as a special ed student and severely bullied,” he says. Today, he worries for his grandchildren. “We’ve become such an uncivil society, it’s scary,” he says.

With schools no longer teaching civics, children and adults spending too much time disengaged from each other on electronic devices, and civility eroding to an alarming degree, he believes basic kindness and empathy have fallen by the wayside. “It’s time for parents to step up to the plate,” Smith says, “and teach civility to their kids.” ✪

Wellness (OSEW). “The best way to address (it) is to not be a passive bystander when bullying occurs, but to speak up and help connect both the victim and the bullying student to supports.” For more, see OSEW resources on nhdoe.instructure.com/ courses/37/modules#module_27.


Family Resources & Support

Adoption and Foster Care

ADOPT NH — adoptnh.org

Adoptive Families for Children

18 Centre St., Concord (603) 228-6712 adoptivefamiliesforchildren.com

Ascentria Care Alliance

261 Sheep Davis Road, A-1, Concord (603) 224-8111, ascentria.org

Bethany Christian Services 183 High St., Candia (603) 483-2886, bethany.org/candia

Catholic Charities New Hampshire

100 William Loeb Drive, Unit 3, Manchester (603) 669-3030, cc-nh.org

New Hope For Children

130 Central Ave., Dover (603) 842-4794 newhopeadoption.com

NH Foster & Adoptive Parent Association

9 Webster St., Nashua (603) 717-5899, nhfapa.org


464 Chestnut St., Manchester (603) 518-4000, waypointnh.org

Information and Support Services

2-1-1: Your link to resources available in NH Dial 211, or visit 211nh.org

Alateen/Al-Anon (603) 369-6930, nhal-anon.org

Alcoholics Anonymous 1-800-593-3330, nhaa.net

Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support

28 Concord St., Nashua 16 Elm St., Suite 2, Milford 24-hour crisis hotline: (603) 883-3044 bridgesnh.org

Catholic Charities New Hampshire

100 William Loeb Drive, Unit 3, Manchester (603) 669-3030, cc-nh.org

Child Care Aware of NH 1-855-393-1731 nh.childcareaware.org

Community Action Program — Belknap/Merrimack counties 2 Industrial Park Drive, Concord (603) 225-3295, bm-cap.org

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County

577 Central Ave., Suite 10, Dover (603) 435-2500, straffordcap.org

Community Action Program Tri-County Cap 30 Exchange St., Berlin (603) 752-7001, tccap.org

Community Bridges Inc. 162 Pembroke Road, Concord (603) 225-4153 communitybridgesnh.org

Court Appointed Special Advocates of NH (CASA) 138 Coolidge Ave., Manchester (603) 626-4600, casanh.org

Easterseals NH Child Development and Family Resource Center 555 Auburn St., Manchester (603) 623-8863, eastersealsnh.org

Granite United Way graniteuw.org

HAVEN Violence Prevention and Support Services 20 International Drive, Suite 300, Portsmouth (603) 436-4107, havennh.org

24-hour domestic violence crisis hotline: (603) 994-7233

Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

129 Pleasant St., Concord 1-800-897-5323, dhhs. nh.gov/dphs/bchs/clpp

Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services

312 Marlboro St., Keene 9 Vose Farm Road, Peterborough (603) 352-2253, hcsservices.org

MADD — Mothers Against Drunk Driving

24-hour victim hotline: 1-877-623-3435 madd.org

Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester 1555 Elm St., Manchester (603) 668-4111, mhcgm.org

New Hampshire Children’s Trust 105 Loudon Road, Bldg. 2, Concord (603) 224-1279, nhchildrenstrust.org

New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Concord, (603) 224-8893

24-hour crisis hotline: 1-866-644-3574 nhcadsv.org

New Hampshire Conflict Resolution Association nhcra.org

Southern New Hampshire Services 40 Pine St., Manchester (603) 668-8010, snhs.org

Southwestern Community Services 63 Community Way, Keene (603) 352-7512 96-102 Main St., Claremont (603) 542-9528 scshelps.org

United Way of Greater Nashua 20 Broad St., Nashua (603) 882-4011, unitedwaynashua.org

United Way of the Greater Seacoast Pease International Tradeport 112 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth (603) 436-5554, graniteuw.org/ communities-served/greaterseacoast-region

United Way of New Hampshire uwnh.org

UNH Cooperative Extension extension.unh.edu

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance — Free Tax Preparation Services nhtaxhelp.org

Waypoint 464 Chestnut St., Manchester (603) 518-4000, waypointnh.org

Crisis Intervention

American Red Cross — New Hampshire/Vermont region 2 Maitland St., Concord (603) 225-6697 redcross.org/local/ new-hampshire-vermont

Angie’s Shelter for Women 434 Union St., Manchester (603) 668-8698

Child Abuse Reporting (NH Division of Health & Human Services) 1-800-894-5533

Child Help — National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453, childhelp.org

Cross Roads House: A Secure and Transitional Shelter 600 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth (603) 436-2218, crossroadshouse.org

Families in Transition — New Horizons 122 Market St., Manchester (603) 641-9441, fitnh.org

Families in Transition — New Horizons (food pantry, soup kitchen) 199 Manchester St., Manchester (603) 641-9441 ext. 221, newhorizonsfornh.org

The Front Door Agency 7 Concord St., Nashua (603) 886-2866, frontdooragency.org

GreenPath Financial Wellness 250 Commercial St., Suite 3016, Manchester 1-800-550-1961, greenpath.com

Manchester Community Resource Center 434 Lake Ave., Manchester (603) 647-8967, mcrcnh.com

Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester 401 Cypress St., Manchester (603) 668-4111, mhcgm.org

For the Rapid Response Team, which operates 24/7/365, call 1-833-710-6477.

Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention (MCVP) 24-hour crisis line: 1-888-511-6287 mcvprevention.org

Nashua Children’s Association 86 Concord St., Nashua (603) 883-3851, nashuachildrenshome.org

Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter 2 Quincy St., Nashua (603) 889-7770, nsks.org

NH Alcohol and Drug Treatment Locator dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bdas/treatment

NH Statewide Addiction Crisis Hotline 1-888-511-6287 mcvprevention.org

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England 1-866-476-1321 plannedparenthood.org/plannedparenthood-northern-new-england

The Partnership for a Drug-Free NH (603) 573-3300 drugfreenh.org

Samaritans 24-hour crisis hotline: (603) 357-5505 samaritansnh.org

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SHARE Program

1 Columbus Ave., Milford (603) 673-9898, sharenh.org

The Youth Council 74 Northeastern Blvd., Nashua (603) 889-1090 theyouthcouncil.org

Government and State Resources

New Hampshire Children’s Trust 105B Loudon Road, Suite 201, Concord (603) 415-0322, nhchildrenstrust.org

New Hampshire Children’s Trust is the governor’s designated statewide, community-based child abuse prevention agency, the NH chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, and a member of the National Alliance of Children’s Trust & Prevention Funds. We ensure parents have easy access to high-quality resources and support to help children develop the skills they need to thrive. We educate direct-service professionals, advocate for better policies to support parents, and connect with local agencies to strengthen families and lay the foundation for children’s success.

New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights

2 Industrial Park Drive, Concord (603) 271-2767, state.nh.us/hrc

New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services

129 Pleasant St., Concord 1-844-275-3447

District offices in Berlin, Claremont, Concord, Conway, Keene, Laconia, Littleton, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth, Rochester dhhs.nh.gov

New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services — Bureau of Family Assistance

1-800-852-3345, dhhs.nh.gov/dfa

New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services — Division for Children, Youth & Families

1-800-852-3345, dhhs.nh.gov/dcyf

New Hampshire Employment Security

45 South Fruit St., Concord (603) 224-3311

Full-service offices in Berlin, Claremont, Concord, Conway, Keene, Laconia, Littleton, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth, Salem, Somersworth; satellite offices In Colebrook and Plymouth nh.gov/nhes

New Hampshire Fish & Game Department 11 Hazen Drive, Concord (603) 271-3421, wildlife.state.nh.us

New Hampshire Housing 32 Constitution Drive, Bedford 1-800-640-7239 nhhfa.org

New Hampshire State House Visitor’s Center

107 North Main St., Room 119, Concord, (603) 271-2154 nh.gov

New Hampshire State Library 20 Park St., Concord (603) 271-2144 nh.gov/nhsl

New Hampshire Travel Council nhtravelcouncil.com

New Hampshire Women’s Foundation

18 Low Ave., Suite 205, Concord (603) 226-3355, nhwomensfoundation.org

NHHEAF (New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation) 4 Barrell Court, Concord (888) 747-2382 ext. 119, nhheaf.org

NH Medicaid dhhs.nh.gov/ombp/medicaid

WIC Nutrition Program (603) 271-4546, signupwic.com

Legal Assistance

New Hampshire Legal Assistance 1-800-639-5290, nhlegalaid.org

Parent Education

Adult Learning Center

40 Arlington St., Nashua (603) 598-8303

4 Lake St., Nashua, (603) 882-9080 adultlearningcenter.org

The Children’s Place and Parent Education Center 27 Burns Ave., Concord (603) 224-9920 waypointnh.org/programs/ the-childrens-place-and-parenteducation-center

Families First Health & Support Center

8 Greenleaf Woods Drive, Suite 100, Portsmouth (603) 422-8208 familiesfirstseacoast.org

The Family Resource Center

123 Main St., Gorham (603) 466-5190, frc123.org

Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley

93 South Main St., West Lebanon (603) 298-9524, gbuv.org

The Grapevine — Family & Community Resource Center

4 Aiken St., Antrim (603) 588-2620, grapevinenh.org

Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center

5 Prospect St., Tilton (603) 286-4255, gtafrc.com

Lakes Region Community Services

Family Resource Center

719 North Main St., Laconia (603) 524-8811 lrcs.org/family-resource-center

Our Place

16 Oak St., Manchester, (603) 647-2244

3 Crown St., Nashua, (603) 889-9431 cc-nh.org/programs/our-place

Parent Information Center

54 Old Suncook Rd., Concord (603) 224-7005, picnh.org

Thr River Center — A Family & Community Resource Center 9 Vose Farm Road, Suite 115, Peterborough (603) 924-6800, rivercenter.us

Riverbend Community Mental Health (603) 228-1600

Mobile crisis services hotline: 1-833-710-6477 riverbendcmhc.org

Salem Family Resources — Success By 6 — The Learning Cooperative Early Education & Enrichment Program

The Haigh School, 24 School St., Salem (603) 305-6513 salemfamilyresources.org

TLC Family Resource Center 109 Pleasant St., Claremont (603) 542-1848, tlcfamilyrc.org

The Upper Room, A Family Resource Center 36 Tsienneto Road, Derry (603) 437-8477, urteachers.org

White Birch Center 51 Hall Ave., Henniker (603) 428-7860, whitebirchcc.org

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New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities

Resource Guide

The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities has compiled this listing to help people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families find the information, services and support they need. A complete version of the resource guide is available at NHDDresources. wordpress.com or by calling (603) 271-7038.


NH Family Voices (603) 271-4525, (800) 852-3345 ext. 4525 (in NH only) nhfv.org

A “Family to Family Health and Education Center” assisting families of children and young adults with chronic health, physical, developmental and mental health challenges. Provides oneto-one phone assistance, educational materials, online resources, a lending library and quarterly newsletter.

Maneuvering Through the Maze nhfv.org/how-we-can-help/ resources

A comprehensive resource guide of state health and human services agencies, educational resources, private associations and organizations that serve people in New Hampshire with physical, developmental, mental health and chronic illnesses and their families, from birth to adulthood. Produced by NH Family Voices.

Parent Information Center on Special Education (PIC)

54 Old Suncook Road, Concord (603) 224-7005, (800) 947-7005 picnh.org

Telephone/email support to families with questions about early supports and services, special education and other disability-related concerns, interactive workshops for parents, volunteer advocate training and informational materials (online and printed).

Disability Rights Center –NH (DRC) (603) 228-0432, (800) 834-1721 (V/TTY) drcnh.org

Information, referral, advice and legal representation and advocacy to individuals with disabilities on a wide range of disability-related issues. Online resources and materials available on many disability-related topics. Federally funded Protection and Advocacy Center.

ServiceLink Aging and Disability Resource Centers (866) 634-9412 servicelink.nh.gov

From local offices throughout the state, ServiceLink helps individuals access longterm services, supports and resources,

access family caregiver information, explore options, and understand and access Medicare and Medicaid. After-hours appointments are available as needed. Callers are automatically connected to the ServiceLink office in their area. Funded by the state of New Hampshire and federal government. Online ServiceLink Community Services and Supports Resource Directory: referweb.net/nhsl

Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire bianh.org

List of resources compiled by the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire.

NH Governor’s Commission on Disability

54 Regional Drive, Suite 5, Concord (800) 852-3405, (603) 271-2773 nh.gov/disability

Provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Act and accessibility issues, including accessible parking spaces, housing, voting and transportation. Online list of state and federal government benefit programs for people with disabilities.

NH Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

54 Regional Drive, Concord (800) 852-3405, (603) 271-0476 silcnh.org

Provides a monthly resource newsletter, archives of past issues and online “tip sheets” on benefits, housing and health care, based on an independent living philosophy. A federally funded, independent, cross-disability council.

NH Family Ties (Formerly Parent to Parent of NH) (800) 499-4153 ext. 241 communitybridgesnh.org/ services/nh-family-ties

Provides parent matches between experienced parents, who have “been there,” with new or referred parents of children with special needs just beginning to meet the challenges of a disability or chronic health condition. Available through the area agency network as part of their family support services. NH Family Ties provides information and referral to community resources, services, support groups, state support programs and others.

2-1-1 New Hampshire


Information and referral for general human services including help with food, emergency housing, employment, health care and counseling is available by dialing 211 in NH or (866) 444-4211 from out of state. Operated by United Ways of New Hampshire.


(866) 634-9412


Designed as New Hampshire’s “front door” to quickly connect individuals of all ages, abilities and income levels to a full range of community services and supports, including housing, transportation, financial assistance, Medicaid, veterans’ services, mental health, drug and alcohol services. Operated by the NH Department of Health and Human Services.

Office of Disability Employment Policy


The federal office of disability employment policy

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Information and Resources on Specific Disabilities or Topics


ABLE NH (603) 271-7042


ABLE (Advocates Building Lasting Equality) advocates for the human and civil rights of all children and adults with disabilities, and promotes full participation by improving systems of supports, connecting families, inspiring communities and influencing public policy.

New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities

2½ Beacon St., Suite 10, Concord (603) 271-3236


Federally funded agency that supports public policies and initiatives to remove barriers and promote opportunities in all areas of life. Its mission includes “dignity, full rights of citizenship, cultural diversity, equal opportunities and full participation for all New Hampshire citizens with developmental disabilities.” Members are appointed by the governor and represent people with developmental disabilities, parents, guardians and agencies that serve people with disabilities.

New Hampshire Leadership Series (603) 228-2084, (800) 238-2048 iod.unh.edu/projects/nhleadership

Intensive seven-session leadership training provides parents and people with disabilities with information and strategies to effectively impact local and state organizations regarding issues related to individuals with disabilities and their families.


First of New Hampshire

NH Council on Developmental Disabilities

2½ Beacon St., Suite 10, Concord (603) 271-3236


Statewide self-advocacy organization and umbrella for 17 self-advocacy groups for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Provides resources, training and support. Call for the chapter in your area on how to start one.


NH Virtual Autism Center

Maintained by NH Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders

2½ Beacon St., Suite 10, Concord info@nhcouncilonasd.org nhfv.org/resources/the-new-hampshire-council-on-autism-spectrumdisorders

Provides a single point of entry to a comprehensive body of information about NH services for those who experience autism spectrum disorders. Also offers best practices guidelines.

Department of Applied Psychology at Antioch University New England

40 Avon St., Keene (800) 552-8380 admissions@antiochne.edu antiochne.edu

Offers practice-oriented, valuesbased graduate study. Master’s degrees in education, environmental studies, management and psychology; doctoral degrees in environmental studies and psychology. Also offering an Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate program — a program for teachers, counselors, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, advocates, occupational therapists and others.

Asperger’s Association of New England (617) 393-3824, (866) 597-AANE aane.org

The Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE)’s mission is to foster awareness, respect, acceptance and support for individuals with AS and related conditions and their families.


Future in Sight

25 Walker St., Concord (603) 224-4039, (800) 464-3075 futureinsight.org

A nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of those who are blind or visually impaired and their families. Provides a range of services in education, rehabilitation and social services for infants and toddlers, children (3-21), adults and seniors.

NH Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

21 South Fruit St., Suite 20, Concord (603) 271-3537 (603) 271-3471 (V/TTY)

(800) 581-6881 education.nh.gov/news/ new-and-transformative-programs-blind

Provides those services necessary to help people with visual loss to enter, re-enter or maintain employment. Most services are provided without charge to the referred individual. Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Program is supported by state and federal tax dollars.


Brain Injury Association of NH

52 Pleasant St., Concord (800) 773-8400, (603) 225-8400 (NH-only information/resources) (800) 444-6443 (National toll-free Brain Injury Resource Line) bianh.org

Helps people with brain injury-related disabilities live in their own homes and communities. Chartered state affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America. (BIAA; biausa.org).

Comprehensive online resource directory at bianh.org/resourcedir.html


NH Department of Education

Bullying and Cyber Bulling Resources education.nh.gov/who-we-are/ division-of-learner-support/bureau-ofstudent-wellness/bullyingcyber-bullying

StopBullying.gov stopbullying.gov

A federal website that provides information from various government agencies about what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how to prevent and respond to bullying.


YOUR CHILD’S Pediatrician:

Provides the gateway to proper assessment, diagnosis and initial treatment, services and supports.

Your Local School District: If you have a child with a disability who is eligible for special education services, your child may receive services from ages 3-21. Contact your school district before your child turns three — the age at which the school district becomes responsible for your child’s education.

NH Medicaid for Children

Coverage for children up to age 19 and “Katie Beckett” option

129 Pleasant St., Concord (877) 464-2447

Children’s Medicaid Unit

dhhs.nh.gov/programs-services/ medicaid/nh-medicaid-medical-assistance-eligibility/nh-medicaid-medical

Provides comprehensive health and dental insurance to NH children ages 0-19 for families without access to insurance or for whom it is unaffordable (formerly NH Healthy Kids). Also, Home Care for Children with Severe Disabilities (HCCSD), commonly known as the “Katie Beckett” option, is available for severely disabled children up to age 19, whose medical disability is so severe that they qualify for institutional care but are being cared for at home. Only the income and resources of the disabled child are counted towards eligibility for this program.

In-Home Support Waiver for Children with Severe Disabilities

NH DHHS Bureau of Developmental Services

105 Pleasant St., Concord (800) 852-3345, ext. 5034

Provides assistance for children with the most significant medical and behavioral challenges requiring long-term supports and services, who live at home with their families, are Medicaid eligible, and meet the ICF/MR level of care and other qualifications of the program. The goal of the IHS waiver is to provide services which are necessary to allow the individual to remain at home with his/her caregiving family. Services are provided through the Developmental Disabilities Area Agencies.

Family Centered Early Supports and Services (FCESS)

NH Bureau of Developmental Services

105 Pleasant St., Concord (603) 271-5034 (800) 852-3345, ext. 5034


A program designed for children birth through age 2 who have a diagnosed, established condition with a high probability of delay, are experiencing developmental delays, or are at risk for substantial developmental delays if supports and services are not provided. FCESS are delivered in the family’s home by designated nonprofit and specialized service agencies located throughout the state.

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Special Medical Services

NH Department of Health and Human Services

129 Pleasant St., Concord (800) 852-3345, ext. 4488 (603) 271-4488

dhhs.nh.gov/programs-services/disability-care/developmental-services/ children-special-health-care-needs-0

The NH Title V Program for Children with Special Health Care Needs administers health programs and services for children ages birth to 21 years, who have, or are at risk for, a chronic medical condition, disability or special health care need. Works together with families and health care providers, community agencies and schools to obtain access to health care and related services. Provides care coordination services; support for child development and neuromotor clinics; nutritional and feeding/swallowing consultation; and psychological and physical therapy services.

NH Partners in Health

129 Pleasant St., Concord (800) 656-3333 (800) 735-2964 (TDD)

dhhs.nh.gov/ dcbcs/bds/sms/pih

Helps families of children with a chronic health condition that significantly impacts daily life. Partners in Health’s role is to advocate, access resources, navigate systems and build capacity to manage the chronic health condition of their child. Locations throughout the state. No income requirements.


Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Inc.

56 Old Suncook Rd., Suite 6, Concord (603) 224-1850 (603) 224-0691 (TTY)

Video Phone (VP): 968-5889


New Hampshire’s “one-stop” resource for services specific to the deaf and hard-ofhearing community and for information about hearing loss.


Donated Dental Services: Dental Lifeline Network (800) 292-1531


A statewide program that provides comprehensive treatment by volunteer dentists to elderly, disabled and medically challenged individuals.

Easterseals Oral Health

Center, Manchester (603) 621-3482


Staff evaluates, monitors and responds to patients with a wide range of disabilities and special medical needs. Medicaid accepted.


NH DHHS Bureau of Developmental Services

105 Pleasant St., Concord (800) 852-3345, ext. 5034

dhhs.nh.gov/programs-services/ disability-care/developmental-services

The NH developmental services system offers individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders a wide range of supports and services within their own communities through 10 designated nonprofit area agencies that serve specific geographic regions:

• Service coordination

• Day and vocational services

• Personal care services

• Community support services

• Early supports and services and early intervention

• Assistive technology services

• Specialty services and family supports (including respite services and environmental modifications)

• In-Home Support (IHS) Waiver for Children with Severe Disabilities

For area agencies and communities served: dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bds/agencies.htm


Work Incentive Resource Center


Developed by the Institute on Disability as part of a larger effort in collaboration with Granite State Independent Living and the New Hampshire Granite State Employment Project to expand employment for individuals with disabilities through greater awareness and use of work incentives.

New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation Locations education.nh.gov

A list of regional Vocational Rehabilitation offices: Berlin (603) 752-2271

Concord (603) 271-2327

Keene (603) 357-0266

At The Granite YMCA, we are committed to ensuring every community member achieves their full potential. Our flexible membership program enables all individuals and families to become active members. Our join fees, membership dues, and program fees are income-based to ensure anyone can enjoy the Y.

Branch Locations

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Manchester • Goffstown • Concord Rochester • Portsmouth YOU BELONG AT THE Y FLEXIBLE MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM Family Strengthening Social Responsibility Healthy Living Youth Development The Granite YMCA | www.graniteymca.org You don’t need to be an expert to speak up for a child who experienced abuse or neglect. If you have the heart to help, we’ll teach you the rest. Join us. Sign up for an info session at www.casanh.org Ordinary people can do extraordinary things for children. NEW HAMPSHIRE

Manchester (603) 669-8733

Nashua (603) 889-6844

Portsmouth (603) 436-8884

Vocational Rehabilitation

NH Dept. of Education Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation

25 Hall St., Concord (800) 299-1647


Helps people with disabilities of all ages get jobs.

nhworks (603) 271-7275, nhworks.org

Information center for job seekers and employers. Lists current job openings, NH economic and labor market information, education and training programs, employment laws, small business resources and locations. Work centers provide technical assistance to prepare resumes and cover letters, job search workshops, employment counseling, aptitude and skills testing, and career exploration tools. Sponsored by the NH Workforce Opportunity Council.


NH Bureau of Adult Education

GED & Adult Education Information

21 South Fruit St., Suite 20, Concord (603) 271-6698


Supports educational services to adults who have not received a high school diploma or GED certificate or who do not read, write or speak English. Grants to school districts and nonprofit organizations make it possible for local adult education programs to serve adult learners whose skills range from very basic to high-school level.

Partnership in

Employment: Supporting Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in their Communities

aucd.org/docs/resources/pie_adults_ Nov2014_families.pdf

A project of the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston and the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services. Overview of day and employment

services for people with developmental disabilities and guidance for those assisting them.



Online for Benefits with NH EASY nheasy.nh.gov

New Hampshire’s Electronic Application System (NH EASY) offers NH residents a fast and easy way to apply online for cash, medical, child care, Medicare savings program and food stamp benefits.

NH Department of Health and Human Services

129 Pleasant St., Concord (800) 852-3345


Provides services for individuals, children, families and seniors, and administers programs and services for mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse and public health. The DHHS website contains a description of programs and services administered by the department and information about how to apply. DHHS District Offices: dhhs.nh.gov/con-


Local offices to apply for Medicaid, financial assistance, food stamps and other benefits.

Social Security

70 Commercial St., Suite 100, Concord (800) 772-1213 (800) 325-0778 (TTY) (603) 228-5206 (FAX) ssa.gov

Applicants for SSDI and SSI can file for benefits online at SSA.gov, by phone or by visiting a local Social Security office.

Special Education

NH Department of Education Bureau of Special Education 101 Pleasant St., Concord (603) 271-6693

education.nh.gov/specialeducation Online reports, data and regulations relative to special education.

NH Circuit Court — Probate Division

1 Granite Place, Suite N400, Concord (855) 212-1234 probateservice@courts.state.nh.us courts.nh.gov

The Circuit Court Probate Division has jurisdiction over all matters related to wills,

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trusts and estates, guardianships and involuntary commitment proceedings, adoptions, name changes and partition of real estate. Probate judges preside over these cases from courthouses located in each of the 10 counties in NH.


NH Housing Finance Authority

32 Constitution Drive, Bedford (800) 640-7239, (603) 472-8623 (603) 472-2089 (TDD) nhhfa.org

A self-supporting public benefit corporation. The authority administers a broad range of programs designed to assist low- and moderate-income people and families to obtain decent, safe and affordable housing. Home ownership programs, multifamily housing programs and rental assistance programs.

Local Public Housing Authorities


Provides housing for low-income people and families in local communities.

Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire Housing Assistance Guide

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Lists housing assistance resources compiled by the Brain Injury Association.

Granite State Independent Living GSIL) Home Access



Trained staff assess accessibility needs and provide referrals to licensed vendors in NH. May also assist in establishing a plan and identifying funding sources for accessibility projects.

USDA Rural Development in Vermont/New Hampshire (802) 828-6080


Works to improve the quality of life in rural areas. Provides technical assistance to communities, and funding and resources for home purchase, apartment rental and repairs.

New Hampshire Community Loan Fund

7 Wall St., Concord (603) 224-6699


Collaborates with a wide range of donors

and lenders, and with business, nonprofit and government partners. Provides financing and support to people with low and moderate incomes for affordable housing.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) New Hampshire Programs and Services (603) 666-7510 portal.hud.gov

Assistance with home ownership, subsidized apartments, public housing, foreclosure assistance, homeless resources and discrimination. Counseling and other services available.

State of NH Foreclosure Prevention Initiative

For immediate assistance, dial 211 homehelpnh.org

Website with important tips on alternatives to foreclosure and other valuable resources. There is also a list of qualified housing counselors who can offer specific suggestions.



Granite State Independent Living

21 Chenell Dr., Concord (800) 826-3700, (603) 228-9680 gsil.org

New Hampshire’s only Independent Living Center. Provides information, specialized services and peer support for people with disabilities following the principles of personal choice and direction. Provides home care services, personal care, community-based disability supports and employment services including benefit counseling.



Guide to New Hampshire Legal Services Programs courts.state.nh.us/selfhelp/documents/ legal_services_brochure.pdf

Produced by the NH Judicial Branch

Disability Rights Center — NH drcnh.org

Dream Big!

By the time our students graduate from Grade 8, they are unique among their age group: skilled, empowered, and transformed.

Exemplary Programs for Infants through Grade 8.

WorldAcademyNH.com | 603.888.1982 138 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, NH 03062

Provides information, referral, advice, legal representation and advocacy to individuals with disabilities on a wide range of disability-related problems including special education, accessibility, employment discrimination, home and community-based services and Medicaid. YMCA of

We offer a wide range of camp options for children aged 6 to Grade 12, such as sports, art, music, fashion, science, farming, and more! Our camps are designed to ensure that your kids have fun all summer long!

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Greater Nashua

NH Legal Aid (800) 639-5290; nhla.org

A cooperative effort of the legal services agencies serving New Hampshire’s low-income population to provide legal information, referrals and pro se assistance. Online application for legal assistance. Website provides links and contact information to a number of nonprofit agencies that provide a range of services across the state. Includes online self-help guides.

NH Judicial Branch SelfHelp Center courts.state.nh.us/selfhelp/index.htm

Basic, practical information about the New Hampshire court system, how it works and what the procedures are for bringing a case to court.

NH Bar Association Pro Bono Referral Program

(800) 639-5290, (603) 224-3333 nhbar.org

Connects low-income individuals with volunteer attorneys who provide free legal services in family law, bankruptcy, consumer, housing and senior citizen matters.

New Hampshire Legal Assistance (800) 562-3174; nhla.org

Provides free legal advice and representation to low-income people and older adults in civil matters involving basic needs, including food, shelter, income, medical care and public benefits.

Local Offices:

Berlin (800) 698-8969

Claremont (800) 562-3994

Concord (800) 921-1115

Manchester ................... (800) 562-3174

Portsmouth .................... (800) 334-3135

Foreclosure Relief

Project ............................ (877) 399-9995

Senior Citizens Law Project (888) 353-9944 or (603) 624-6000

The “Law Line” — NH Bar Association (800) 868-1212

Talk to a lawyer for free on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 6-8 p.m.

University of New Hampshire School of Law

Civil Practice Clinic (603) 225-3350

Assists low-income clients with a variety of issues from consumer protection, collec-

tion and foreclosure defense (including Chapter 13 bankruptcy), predatory lending and auto fraud. Will take cases from Merrimack, Belknap, Sullivan and Hillsborough counties.


SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator and Referral Helpline (800) 662-HELP (4357) (800) 487-4889 (TDD) findtreatment.samhsa.gov

Use the Locator to find alcohol and drug abuse treatment or mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country. Or call the SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline. Free, confidential information in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.



85 North State St., Concord (800) 242-6264, (603) 225-5359 naminh.org

A statewide network of affiliate chapter support groups, staff and volunteers that provide information, education and support to all families and communities affected by mental illness.

Community Mental Health Centers: NH DHHS Bureau of Behavioral Health (800) 852-3345, ext. 5000 (603) 271-5000


Regional agencies provide publicly funded mental health services to individuals and families who meet certain criteria. Services include 24-hour emergency services, assessment and evaluation, individual and group therapy, case management, rehabilitation, psychiatric services and specialized programs for older adults, children and families as well as short-term counseling and support.




Support: NH DHHS Bureau of Behavioral Health (800) 852-3345, ext. 5000 (603) 271-5000


Local Peer Support Agencies provide services to adults with mental illness who

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self-identify as a recipient, former recipient or at significant risk of becoming a recipient of publicly funded mental health services. Provided by and for people with a mental illness. Includes face-to-face and telephone peer support, outreach, monthly educational events, activities that promote self-advocacy, wellness training, after-hours warm line and crisis respite.

Disaster Distress Helpline (800) 985-5990, (800) 846-8517 (TTY) disasterdistress.samhsa.gov

Website and helpline for those affected by a disaster and in need of immediate assistance, information, support and counseling. Callers are connected to the nearest crisis center.

Center for Disease Control Emergency Preparedness Resources

cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/ emergencypreparedness.html

Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255) suicidepreventionlifeline.org

New Hampshire Suicide Prevention and General Resources (603) 225-5359, (800) 242-6264 (NOT crisis response numbers.) theconnectproject.org


UNH Institute on Disability (603) 228-2084 (TTY) (800) 238-2048 (TTY) iod.unh.edu

Provides a university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies and practices related to the lives of people living with disabilities and their families. Offers seminars and workshops, webinars, interdisciplinary evaluation and consultation, leadership training and customized, on-site support in schools.


NH Parent Information Center’s Life After High School Toolkit picnh.org/wp-content/uploads/ 2018/06/Transition-Toolkit-2018v2.pdf

Strategies, tools and resources for families of youth with disabilities to create successful transition plans.

Next Steps NH: Options for Life After High School nextsteps-nh.org

Resources for special educators, students, parents and others interested in increasing transition and career development opportunities for youth with and without disabilities.

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center’s Age Appropriate Transition Assessments Toolkit transitionta.org/toolkit-resources Designed to help with the selection of assessments for students in regards to transition planning.

Disability.gov’s Guide to Student Transition Planning


Healthy Transitions: A pathway to employment for youth with chronic health conditions and other disabilities.


NHCarePath transportation nhcarepath.org/transportation

NH Department of Transportation: Public Transportation (603) 271-3734

nh.gov/dot/org/aerorailtransit/railand transit/transit.htm

Information about public transportation in New Hampshire, including links to regional transit providers.

National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) (866) 983-3222 contact@nadtc.org nadtc.org

A program of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, administered by Easterseals and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) with guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living. Resources and Publications: nadtc.org/ resources-publications

from cradle to career



Safe and inviting environments, designed to meet children’s social-emotional, cognitive, and physical developmental needs.

Adaptive Curriculum Meets NH Learning Guidelines

GSQ-Pyramid Model Pathway

Grades K-

Academic Support

Sports & ec

Leadership Development

The Arts

Life S ills & more!


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friendly neighbors

Family time should be fun time. Parents and caregivers looking to get out of the house for quality time can be faced with the challenge of finding something to do that appeals to all ages. Fortunately, New Hampshire offers lots of opportunities for family-friendly outings, so you can pair some activities to check off everyone’s wish list.

Here’s a look at some pairings you can check out within a 10-minute drive from each other.

Family Fun
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Fly through Pinkham Notch on Wildcat’s ZipRider. Photo courtesy of ziprider.com


Story Land and Wildcat • Glen

Many generations of families — grandchildren, great-grandchildren, even great-great-grandchildren — have visited the fairy tale land built by Bob and Ruth Morrill in the shadow of the White Mountains. Visit the homes of Mary Quite Contrary, the Three Bears and Cinderella’s Castle, as well as other characters, at Story Land. You can take some gentle rides on the carousel or train, or experience something speedier like the Polar or Roar-a-saurus coasters. When summer days get hot, cool off on Dr. Geyser’s Remarkable Raft Ride, Bamboo Chutes or Splash Battle. Coming this summer is a new spray-ground with a barnyard theme.

If you’re looking for something a little more exhilarating, head up Route 16 toward Wildcat. While the mountain may be more known for downhill skiing, in the summertime, you can still take the views by taking a scenic chairlift ride to the summit. Wildcat’s four-person ZipRider is open Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day. The 2,100-foot ride drops 265 vertical feet going 45 mph. This ride offers views of New England’s highest peak, Mount Washington, and the Peabody River, flying right by the Wildcat Base Lodge.

Generations of families have had fun-filled days at Story Land.

Photo courtesy of Breathe NH.


850 NH ROUTE 16, GLEN, NH 03838 603-383-4186 • STORYLANDNH.COM


542 ROUTE 16, GORHAM, NH 03581 603-466-3326 • SKIWILDCAT.COM

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Cowabungas, Remix and Chunky’s • Manchester

On Huse Road in Manchester, variety is as close as walking next door. Cowabungas offers multiple inflatable bounce houses and climbing structures, as well as other indoor place structures, including one for the smallest of toddlers. The experience is geared more toward a 12-and-younger crowd, but even grown-ups are welcome to jump and play, too. Climb, bounce, shoot hoops. There is also coin-operated games, bumper cars and prize machines. You can get a bite to eat at the snack bar.

Next-door is Remix Skate and Event Center, one of New England’s newest roller rinks, where you can strap on some skates and hit the floor. Remix offers special events and themed nights. (A note to families that some evenings are planned to be adults only.) The venue also has a full kitchen and bar.

At the end of the complex, you’ll find Chunky’s Cinema, which offers 10 screens for movie viewing. Kick back in their reclining leather chairs to watch one of the latest releases. You can also order food from a full menu, including burgers and chicken tenders, to enjoy during the screening.

Invite the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and more; for larger family gatherings, all three locations have options for private or semi-private parties.



603-935-9659 • COWABUNGAS.COM



603-912-7661 • SKATEREMIX.COM




Children’s Museum of NH and

The Children’s Museum of NH is a handson way to learn while having fun. There are exhibits focusing on archeology, aeronautics, light and shadow, aquatics, culture and more, plus a messy play space for creative activities. In progress is an expansion of the gallery space on the upper level, with an anticipated opening in 2025. The museum also has a rotation of programs, many of which are included with regular admission such as Toddler Tinker Time, Wacky Art Wednesdays, Baby Storytime, Cultural Crafts and Science Fridays.




Photo courtesy of childrens-museum.org
Photo courtesy of cowabungas.com

Cheshire Children’s Museum and the Colonial Theatre • Keene

The Cheshire Children’s Museum seeks to inspire learning and creativity through play-based learning. Its exhibits integrate the arts, science, math and literature. Exhibits are set up to be child-sized spaces of the larger world enabling kids to work at a post office, shop a grocery store, head to space or fix a car. Other exhibits include a news desk, veterinarian clinic, construction work, food truck, Cog rail way, boat, school bus, recycling center, fire truck, bank, farm, dental and doctor’s offices and a state park. Plus, there’s the Monadnock Munchkin zone for the youngest of visitors, ages 0 to 2. Each weekday also has themed activities: Scavenger Hunt Tuesdays, Makerspace Wednesdays, Beam Party Thursdays, Musical Thursdays and Coffee and Chat Fridays.

Celebrating its 100th birthday this year, the Colonial Theatre of Keene is a home for performing arts, including live comedy, dance, theater, music, film and more. The theater’s repertoire varies, but typically there’s at least one performance a week, and often multiple nights of shows. In addition to the historic theater space, the nonprofit also operates Showroom, a smaller multipurpose venue that hosts emerging artists and educational programming.









Henry Law Park • Dover

Just outside the museum is Henry Law Park, which is home to an amphitheater, indoor swimming pool and playground. The adventure style playground includes natural climbing features plus a multistory metal climbing structure and a couple of slide options. There is a splash pad with water pumps and a section with musical play features. Swings include regular seats, infant swings, a “you and me” swing, accessible swings and a disk swing. Nearby, an old gundalow boat has been placed on land and visitors can walk its deck learning about shipping history on the Cocheco River.




Photo courtesy of thecolonial.org Photo courtesy of cheshirechildrensmuseum.org Climb, slide and play at Henry Law Park.

McAuliffeShepard Discovery Center and Chuckster’s • Concord

On the campus of NHTI Concord’s Community College, you’ll find the McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center. The museum and planetarium, with a focus on aviation, aeronautics and earth sciences, recently expanded outside with a space-themed playground, and it adopted exhibits previously held at the Weather Discovery Center in Conway, which closed in 2020. Interactive exhibits include flight simulators, how airplanes work, airflow patterns and more. A digital

Take an adventure into deep space at the the McAuliffe-Shepard Dicovery Center’s planetarium. Photo courtesy of starhop.com.

Photo courtesy of chuckstersnh.com

aquarium exhibit lets visitors control the fish. The planetarium typically has several options of shows to watch under the dome. Special events include Super Stellar Fridays and lectures on space with astronomers.

To get a little more grounded, a short drive to Chichester delivers you to one of Chuckster’s two New Hampshire locations. On its mini golf course, Hole 13 holds a tie for longest miniature golf hole at 201 feet. This location also has batting cages, a ropes course, go-karts and more. Coming this summer is a new water feature, Downpour Derby.



603-271-7827 • STARHOP.COM


603-798-3555 • CHUCKSTERSNH.COM

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Funspot and Daytona Fun Park • Laconia

The world’s largest arcade is in the heart of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. There are than 600 games on three floors, from classics like PacMan and Skee-ball to more modern games like MarioKart. Stools are available for smaller gamers to reach the controls. There is also bowling, indoor

Tavern. Across the parking lot is Funspot’s Bingo Hall, where charities run




Just on the other side of Endicott Street, open seasonally, is Daytona Fun Park. Satisfy a craving for adventure with go-karts, bumper boats, a highropes course, classic mini golf, bungee jumping, jump-shot basketball and batting cages. Some activities have a minimum height requirement, making it more suitable for kids 5 and older.






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Sof New Hampshire

ince 2000, New Hampshire Magazine has polled and published the picks of its readers and editors in hundreds of categories. We’ve selected a handful of the 2023 winners that are most helpful for families, including pizzerias, campsites, summer attractions, diners, ice cream shops and more. Coming this summer, you can visit bestofnh.com or pick up a copy of the July issue to see who won in 2024.

Best Breakfast Places


Polly’s Pancake Parlor Sugar Hill pollyspancakeparlor.com

OVERALL MULTILOCATION LOCAL WINNER Tucker’s Multiple Locations tuckersnh.com


The Windmill Restaurant Concord Facebook


Lou’s Restaurant & Bakery Hanover lousrestaurant.com


Full Send Bar and Grill Pittsburg fullsendbarandgrill.com


The Farmer’s Kitchen Farmington farmerskitchen-nh.com

MANCHESTER AREA The Purple Finch Cafe Bedford purplefinchcafe.com

MANCHESTER MULTILOCATION REGIONAL The Friendly Toast Bedford and Portsmouth thefriendlytoast.com

MONADNOCK REGION Parker’s Maple Barn Mason parkersmaplebarn.com


The Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner Multiple Locations redarrowdiner.com

NASHUA AREA Suzie’s Diner Hudson suziesdiner.com

SALEM AREA Maddie’s Salem maddiesnh.com

SALEM AREA MULTILOCATION LOCAL MaryAnn’s Diner Derry, Salem and Windham maryannsdiner.com

SEACOAST REGION The Airfield Café North Hampton theairfieldcafe.com


MULTILOCATION REGIONAL The Friendly Toast Bedford and Portsmouth thefriendlytoast.com

WHITE MOUNTAINS REGION The Sunrise Shack Glen sunriseshack.com

Best Diners

OVERALL WINNER Tilt’n Diner Tilton thecman.com

CONCORD AREA Northwood Diner Northwood facebook.com/NorthwoodDinerNH

CONCORD AREA MULTILOCATION LOCAL The Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner Multiple Locations redarrowdiner.com

DARTMOUTH/LAKE SUNAPEE REGION Four Aces Diner West Lebanon fouracesdiner.com

LAKES REGION George’s Diner Meredith georgesdiner.com

MANCHESTER AREA Airport Diner Manchester thecman.com


MULTILOCATION LOCAL The Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner Multiple Locations redarrowdiner.com

MONADNOCK REGION Peterborough Diner Peterborough peterboroughdiner.com


MULTILOCATION LOCAL The Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner Multiple Locations redarrowdiner.com

NASHUA AREA Suzie’s Diner Hudson suziesdiner.com

SALEM AREA The Bacon Barn Londonderry baconbarndiner.com

SALEM AREA/MULTILOCATION LOCAL MaryAnn’s Diner Derry, Salem and Windham maryannsdiner.com

SEACOAST REGION Roundabout Diner and Lounge Portsmouth roundaboutdiner.com

WHITE MOUNTAINS REGION Littleton Diner Littleton littletondiner.com

Best Doughnuts Klemm’s Bakery Windham klemmsbakery.com

Best Ice Cream Shops


Lago’s Ice Cream Rye lagosicecream.com

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New Theme Park

Start your vacation with a trip to Story Land in Glen, and then pop by next-door to Living Shores Aquarium that offers over 32,000 square feet of ocean life at their indoor walk-through aquarium. Visit touch pools, meet real-life sea creatures at a variety of exhibits, feed the Lorikeets, attend one of the many daily talks and stop by the Bistro for a flat bread and Gifford’s ice cream on your way home. livingshores.com


Johnson’s Dairy Bar Northwood Facebook


Sanctuary Dairy Farm Ice Cream Sunapee icecreamkidbeck.com


Moose Alley Cones Pittsburg partridgecabins.com/about-us/ moose-alley-cones


Jordan’s Ice Creamery Belmont facebook.com/jordansic


Moo’s Place Homemade Ice Cream Derry moosplace.com


Walpole Creamery Walpole walpolecreamery.com



Kimball Farm Jaffrey and Mass. Locations kimballfarm.com


The Big 1 Ice Cream Stand Nashua thebig1icecream.com


Highland Cow


Jay Gee’s Ice Cream Salem jaygees.com


Annabelle’s Natural Ice Cream Portsmouth annabellesicecream.com


Super Secret Ice Cream Bethlehem supersecreticecream.com

Best Chicken Fingers

Puritan Backroom Manchester puritanbackroom.com

Best Family-Friendly Dining


Puritan Backroom Manchester puritanbackroom.com


T-BONES Great American Eatery Multiple Locations t-bones.com

Best Pizzerias


La Festa Brick & Brew Pizza Dover lafestabrickandbrew.com


Constantly Pizza Concord, Penacook constantlypizza.net


MULTILOCATION REGIONAL Sal’s Pizza Multiple Locations sals-pizza.com


Charlie Mac’s Pizzeria Derry and Warner cmacsderry.com


REGION MULTILOCATION LOCAL Ziggy’s Pizza West Lebanon and Sunapee ziggys.pizza


Gold House Pizza & Greek Restaurant Littleton Facebook


Super Cool Candy

NASHUA AREA OakCraft Pizza Nashua oakcraftpizza.com

NASHUA AREA/MULTILOCATION LOCAL Kendall Pond Pizza Windham, Dover and Hudson kendallpondpizza.com

NASHUA AREA MULTILOCATION REGIONAL Sal’s Pizza Multiple Locations sals-pizza.com

SALEM AREA Granfanallys Pizza Pub Salem granfanallys.com


MULTILOCATION REGIONAL Sal’s Pizza Multiple Locations sals-pizza.com

Freeze-dried candy is basically just candy with its extra moisture removed, enhancing its sweetness and flavors and giving it a lighter crunch. But why read about it when you can sample it yourself? Granite State Freeze Dried Candy operates a family-owned production facility in Manchester and is known for good customer service. (A lot of their orders are for gifts.) Their business plan took flight when owner Ed Wachenfeld started sharing his candy obsession on TikTok. Ed’s energy and the colorful array of treats were irresistible. Soon orders were flying in for freeze-dried gummy worms, jelly beans, Jolly Ranchers and such. granitestatefreezedriedcandies.com

The Highland cattle at Loudon’s Miles Smith Farm are all Scottish at heart (or at least have not denied it) but none quite as Scottish as Curious Bleu. Bleu was singled out early for his charming demeanor (and immortalized in the children’s book: “The Curious Little Calf Named Bleu”) but this young bull is most famous for clopping into the NH Scottish Highland Games opening ceremonies each September wearing a NH Tartan sash and carrying a young Scottish lass on his back. Afterwards, he sits in the shade to pose for photos with hundreds of kids each year. His next parade might expand his fame, nationally. Organizers are hoping to bring Bleu to New York City for the Tartan Day Parade that put Scottish pride on display in all its many colors (and species). NHscot.org


Tilton House of Pizza Tilton tiltonhouseofpizza.com


MULTILOCATION REGIONAL Sal’s Pizza Multiple Locations sals-pizza.com

MANCHESTER AREA Alley Cat Pizzeria Manchester alleycatpizzerianh.com

MANCHESTER AREA MULTILOCATION REGIONAL Sal’s Pizza Multiple Locations sals-pizza.com

MONADNOCK REGION Zizza Pizza Milford zizzapizza.com

SEACOAST REGION The Community Oven Epping and Hampton thecommunityoven.com

SEACOAST REGION MULTILOCATION REGIONAL The Flatbread Company North Conway and Hampton flatbreadcompany.com

WHITE MOUNTAINS REGION Elvio’s Pizzeria North Conway elviospizzeria.com

WHITE MOUNTAINS REGION MULTILOCATION REGIONAL The Flatbread Company North Conway and Hampton flatbreadcompany.com

Best Mac and Cheese

Mr. Mac’s Macaroni and Cheese Manchester, Portsmouth and Mass. Locations mr-macs.com

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Dramatic Kid Power

TIGER Theatre at Plymouth State is here to integrate guidance, education and responsibility through their programs so that local communities don’t have to face the social issues and concerns in their schools alone. Yeah, that’s a movement we can get behind. Their performances and workshops empower young people to make good choices and help teachers and counselors explore solutions to bullying and intolerance in their environments. tiger.plymouthcreate.net

Best Kid’s Clothing Shop

M&C Clothing and Gifts Amherst mcclothingandgifts.com

Best Toy Store

G. Willikers! Toys & Books Portsmouth g-willikers-books-toys.myshopify.com

Best Museum

Currier Museum of Art Manchester currier.org

Best Theater/ Performing Arts Venue

The Palace Theatre Manchester palacetheatre.org

Best Campground

Wakeda Campground

Hampton Falls wakedacampground.com

Best Ski Resort

Loon Mountain Lincoln loonmtn.com


Adventure Farm

Best Family-Friendly Resort

The Inn at East Hill Farm Troy east-hill-farm.com

Best Summer Outdoor Attractions


Santa’s Village Jefferson santasvillage.com


Mount Sunapee Resort Newbury mountsunapee.com


Gunstock Mountain Resort Gilford gunstock.com


Canobie Lake Park Salem canobielakepark.com


Bear Rock Adventures

Pittsburg bearrockadventures.com


The Inn at East Hill Farm Troy east-hill-farm.com


Hampton Beach Hampton hamptonbeach.org


Story Land Glen storyland.com

Best NH Sports Team New Hampshire Fisher Cats Manchester milb.com/new-hampshire

• Vibrant, engaged community

• Cutting-edge, whole-person curriculum

• Students from over 20 countries

• $3.8M annual financial aid

• 300-acres in Southern NH

• Bus service along NH 101 and into MA

• Parent/Child through Grade 12


The Farm at Wolf Pine Hollow in Hancock has it all — 100-plus acres, barnyard, farmstand, flowers, fruit, produce, events, kitchen, tasting house and even farm-stay accommodations. Owners Tom and Ariane offer an authentic and unspoiled FarmLuxe experience where you can smell, taste and touch an agrarian lifestyle with products and experiences crafted for your enjoyment and lasting memories. Whether you are in town for a quick drive by or for a long weekend, this farm will leave you coming back for more pastoral-life-meets-modern-luxury adventures. wolfpinehollow.com

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✓ Get up close and personal with nature.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Central & Northern New Hampshire

55 Bradley St., Concord (603) 224-1061, nhyouth.org

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central and Northern New Hampshire and our Child Care Services division provide infant and toddler care, preschool, before/after-school programs and summer day camps to children age six weeks to high school. We operate over two dozen early learning (child care) centers and Boys & Girls Clubs in the following regions: Greater Concord, Kearsarge-Sunapee, Lakes, North Country, Suncook and Upper Valley. Our state-licensed centers and clubs prioritize safety, staff qualifications and meeting the individual needs of the children and youth we serve.

Easterseals NH

555 Auburn St., Manchester (603) 621-3583 Eastersealsnh.org

Learning Adventures, ECC

51 Old Bedford Road, Bedford (603) 669-2811


At Learning Adventures, our goal is to provide each child with a safe, quality environment in which to explore the world around them through meaningful experiences and activities. Our state-licensed center is open year-round, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and offers affordable child care for children ages 1 to 4 years.

The Granite YMCA graniteymca.org

The Granite YMCA is the community leader in providing high-quality youth programs for infants, preschoolers and school-aged children. Children grow while exploring and having fun in a variety of hands-on and physical activities. Programs include early learning and school-age child care, summer day and overnight camps, teen leadership programs and more. Financial assistance is available.


YMCA of Downtown Manchester

30 Mechanic St., Manchester (603) 623-3558

YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown 116 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown (603) 497-4663

YMCA of Concord

15 North State St., Concord, NH (603) 228-9622

YMCA of Strafford County

35 Industrial Way, Rochester (603) 332-7334

YMCA of the Seacoast

550 Peverly Hill Road, Portsmouth (603) 431-2334

YMCA of Greater Londonderry

206 Rockingham Road, Londonderry (603) 437-9622

YMCA of Somersworth

35 Bartlett Ave., Somersworth, NH (603) 692-2081

World Academy

138 Spit Brook Road, Nashua (603) 888-1982 worldacademynh.com

World Academy is an exemplary independent school for Infants through Grade 8. We prepare our students for success through an innovative education, small classes, family engagement and a “world of opportunities.” Through our Academic Year and Summer Camps, we offer an inspiring and safe environment. Our goal is to foster the “whole child” to personally excel in each’s global future.


Learning Adventures, ECC

51 Old Bedford Road, Bedford (603) 669-2811 learningadventuresnh.com

World Academy

138 Spit Brook Road, Nashua (603) 888-1982 worldacademynh.com


High Mowing School

222 Isaac Frye Hwy., Wilton (603) 654-2391, highmowing.org

World Academy

138 Spit Brook Road, Nashua (603) 888-1982 worldacademynh.com


High Mowing School

222 Isaac Frye Hwy., Wilton (603) 654-2391, highmowing.org

We are a progressive, arts and movement-oriented, nature-based Waldorf School. Your child will develop the capacities needed to meet the demands of our ever-changing world to live a joyful, balanced and fulfilling life. Our broad and inclusive curriculum challenges and

inspires students through captivating learning experiences. Independent preschool to grade 12. $3.8 million in financial aid, scholarships, bus service. Come be inspired.

World Academy

138 Spit Brook Road, Nashua (603) 888-1982 worldacademynh.com


High Mowing School

222 Isaac Frye Hwy., Wilton (603) 654-2391, highmowing.org

World Academy

138 Spit Brook Road, Nashua (603) 888-1982 worldacademynh.com


High Mowing School

222 Isaac Frye Hwy., Wilton (603) 654-2391, highmowing.org


Monarch School of New England 105 Eastern Ave., Rochester (603) 332-2848, monarchschoolne.org

At the Monarch School of New England, our work begins with a simple but powerful premise: Every student has potential, and every student can learn. We are a specialized day school for students ages 5-22 with significant disabilities. We use a collaborative approach, integrating education and therapy into individualized programs, helping every student to grow and reach their greatest potential.



Easterseals NH 555 Auburn St., Manchester (603) 621-3583 eastersealsnh.org

Easterseals NH is a visionary leader committed to elevating all abilities. We are an unwavering ally to people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and those in need at all ages. We do this by being the provider of first choice — delivering care, compassion, and clinical excellence with integrated comprehensive plans of care that empower individuals to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Monarch School of New England 105 Eastern Ave., Rochester (603) 332-2848, monarchschoolne.org



Amoskeag Health

145 Hollis St., Manchester 1245 Elm St., Manchester 1555 Elm St., Manchester 184 Tarrytown Road, Manchester 88 McGregor St., Manchester (603) 626-9500, amoskeaghealth.org


Amoskeag Health

145 Hollis St., Manchester 1245 Elm St., Manchester 1555 Elm St., Manchester 184 Tarrytown Road, Manchester 88 McGregor St., Manchester (603) 626-9500, amoskeaghealth.org Using an integrated model of delivering care, Amoskeag Health improves your family’s overall physical health and well-being. Our experienced staff provide high-quality primary health care to patients of all ages as well as behavioral therapy and OB/GYN. We have an on-site eye care center and help with interpretation services and insurance enrollment. Call 603626-9500 to become a patient!

Catholic Medical Center (CMC) 100 McGregor St., Manchester (603) 668-3545 catholicmedicalcenter.org


Catholic Medical Center (CMC) 100 McGregor St., Manchester (603) 668-3545 catholicmedicalcenter.org

Catholic Medical Center (CMC) is a nonprofit, regional health system dedicated to providing the highest quality, advanced health care to patients across New Hampshire. CMC’s award-winning specialty practices, primary care network and commitment to community outreach programs contribute to fostering a healthier community. Our mission is clear: to offer health, healing and hope to all. CMC: where heart meets health. Elliot Health System

1 Elliot Way, Manchester (603) 665-0789, elliothospital.org

Elliot Health System, a member of SolutionHealth, is the largest provider of health care services in Southern New Hampshire. Elliot Hospital is a 296-bed acute care facility and Manchester’s Regional Trauma Center. The Elliot has an extensive

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network of health centers, and primary and specialty care practices, offering comprehensive services including the Elliot Breast Health Center, Elliot Urgent Care, Elliot 1-Day Surgery Center and more.

Southern New Hampshire Health

8 Prospect St., PO Box 2014, Nashua (603) 577-2000, snhhealth.org

Southern New Hampshire Health (SNHH), a member of SolutionHealth, is comprised of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, an 188-bed, Magnet-Recognized hospital in Nashua, and Foundation Medical Partners, with more than 300 primary and specialty care providers. SNHH is Massachusetts General Hospital’s first clinical affiliate in the region. SNHH is committed to improving and preserving the health and well-being of individuals in the greater Nashua area.


Amoskeag Health

145 Hollis St., Manchester 1245 Elm St., Manchester 1555 Elm St., Manchester 184 Tarrytown Road, Manchester 88 McGregor St., Manchester (603) 626-9500, amoskeaghealth.org

Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester 401Cypress St., Manchester (603) 668-4111, mhcgm.org

The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM) is a private nonprofit system of comprehensive care, that for more than 60 years has been available to New Hampshire citizens who experience problems with mental illness, often with co-occurring substance abuse. MHCGM has nearly 500 employees operating over 30 programs and is the largest provider of outpatient behavioral health services in New Hampshire. MCHGM provides a broad range of services to people of all ages from young children to older adults. Specialty services, outreach programs, crisis response, counseling, emergency services, integrated care, telehealth are just a few of the many services offered. Each year MHCGM serves over 11,000 individuals, including veterans and their families.


Catholic Medical Center (CMC)

100 McGregor St., Manchester (603) 668-3545 catholicmedicalcenter.org

Elliot Urgent Care at Bedford 25 Leavy Drive, Bedford (603) 472-1772, elliothospital. org/website/urgent-care.php

Elliot Urgent Care at Londonderry

40 Buttrick Road, Londonderry (603) 552-1550, elliothospital. org/website/urgent-care.php

Elliot Urgent Care at River’s Edge 185 Queen City Ave., Manchester (603) 663-7227, elliothospital. org/website/urgent-care.php


Summit by Morrison 56 Summit Drive, Whitefield (603) 837-3502 themorrisoncommunities.org



Learning Adventures ECC

51 Old Bedford Road, Bedford (603) 669-2811 learningadventuresnh.com


Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains 1 Commerce Drive, Bedford (603) 474-9686, girlscoutsgwm.org


Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains

1 Commerce Drive, Bedford (603) 474-9686, girlscoutsgwm.org

Your girl is what Girl Scouts is all about. Her dreams, ideas and ambition are our DNA. Does she want to shoot a movie, build a robot, plant a garden or change a law? We’re not only there to lift her up but also to guide her in growing the confidence to rise above. Join us for summer camp and for so much more! See www.girlscoutsgwm.org.

SEE Science Center

200 Bedford St., Manchester (603) 669-0400 see-sciencecenter.org

Touch, feel, talk, laugh and gain a deeper understanding of the world we live in. SEE is a safe, welcoming and fun place to pique curiosity, open minds and connect with one another. Explore science, test ideas and experiment together with hands-on exhibits and fun demonstrations. Plus, make memorable moments with our birthday parties, camps, field trips and more.


Boys & Girls Clubs of Central & Northern New Hampshire

55 Bradley St., Concord (603) 224-1061, nhyouth.org

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains

1 Commerce Drive, Bedford (603) 474-9686, girlscoutsgwm.org

YMCA of Downtown Manchester 30 Mechanic St., Manchester (603) 623-3558

YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown 116 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown (603) 497-4663

YMCA of Concord 15 North State St., Concord, NH (603) 228-9622

YMCA of Strafford County 35 Industrial Way, Rochester (603) 332-7334

YMCA of the Seacoast 550 Peverly Hill Road, Portsmouth (603) 431-2334

YMCA of Greater Londonderry 206 Rockingham Road, Londonderry (603) 437-9622 graniteymca.org




900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria 50 Dow St., Manchester (603) 641-0900, 900degrees.com


SEE Science Center

200 Bedford St., Manchester (603) 669-0400 see-sciencecenter.org


YMCA of Greater Nashua Nashua Branch (603) 882-2011 Merrimack Branch (603) 881-7778 Westwood Park Branch (603) 402-2258


The Y is a nonprofit charitable organization serving locally for more than 135 years from facilities in Nashua and Merrimack. Programs and services are offered in safe and supportive environments including volunteer opportunities, preschool/ school-age child care, day camps, swimming, arts and dance, family events, sports instruction, health and wellness options, recreational fun and so much more!



YMCA of Greater Nashua Nashua Branch (603) 882-2011, nmymca.org Merrimack Branch (603) 881-7778, nmymca.org Westwood Park Branch (603) 402-2258


SEE Science Center

200 Bedford St., Manchester (603) 669-0400



Happy Feet Dance School, LLC

25 Indian Rock Road, Windham (603) 434-4437


Happy Feet Dance School offers fun, age-appropriate dance classes to students ages 2 through teens. The school prides itself on being referred to as “the friendly dance school.” Their dedicated staff nurtures each child’s unique abilities to allow all of their students to develop self-esteem in helping to reach their full potential.

YMCA of Downtown Manchester 30 Mechanic St., Manchester (603) 623-3558

YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown 116 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown (603) 497-4663

YMCA of Concord

15 North State St., Concord, NH (603) 228-9622

YMCA of Strafford County

35 Industrial Way, Rochester (603) 332-7334

YMCA of the Seacoast

550 Peverly Hill Road, Portsmouth (603) 431-2334

YMCA of Greater Londonderry

206 Rockingham Road, Londonderry (603) 437-9622

YMCA of Somersworth

35 Bartlett Ave., Somersworth, NH (603) 692-2081


Boys & Girls Clubs of Central & Northern New Hampshire 55 Bradley St., Concord (603) 224-1061, nhyouth.org



Summit by Morrison

56 Summit Drive, Whitefield (603) 837-3502


The Morrison Communities is a nonprofit, resident-centered senior living community which includes two campuses in Whitefield, NH: The Morrison Skilled Nursing Facility and Sartwell Place Assisted Living, and Summit by Morrison (Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care). The two campuses are a mile apart in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains region.

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Whether it’s a routine checkup or treatment for an illness, our dedicated Primary Care team is committed to keeping you and your family healthy.

With access to a network of specialty care providers and conveniently located offices throughout Bedford, Goffstown, Hooksett and Manchester, your journey to better health starts here.

And when life’s minor emergencies and illnesses can’t wait, trust CMC’s Urgent Care to provide the same level of trusted care as your primary care provider.

Call us today to find a primary care provider who’s right for you—603.314.4750 CatholicMedicalCenter.org
Primary care that fits your family— and your life.

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