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New Hampshire Chapter

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The New Hampshire Chapter of the Changing Spaces Campaign is led by Advocates Rachelle Enes and Maureen Rashidi.

 

Contact us to join our advocacy efforts in New Hampshire! 

Email: Changing.Spaces.NH@gmail.com

Facebook: Changing Spaces New Hampshire

Instagram: ChangingSpacesNH

Twitter: @changingNH

TikTok: @ChangingSpacesNH

New Hampshire Chapter Leaders

The New Hampshire Chapter is led by advocate Rachelle Enes and Maureen Rashidifard.

 
Meet Rachelle

Rachelle is a mom of three and has experienced disability through her relationship with her disabled grandmother and her cousin who had cerebral palsy. 

"Having these people in my life has opened my eyes to a need for every person to have access to safe, hygienic, dignified, private changing space." - Rachelle Enes

 

Rachelle is currently enrolled in the New Hampshire Leadership Series through the Institute on Disability. 

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Meet Maureen

  

Hi, My name is Maureen Rashidifard, I live in Exeter NH and have lived in southern NH almost all of my life. I am a mom of 2 wild neurodivergent children (ages 9 and 6). As a mom of two and having had to use tiny changing tables for a larger child, while managing the “don’t touch that’s” with other child, the need for more larger safer changing tables became evident. Having grown up with a family member who was disabled due to polio, I was acutely aware at a young age how accessibility (or lack thereof) affected her ability to participate or enjoy the things the rest of us could without accommodation. This past year I have had the privilege of being part of the NH Leadership Series, a program focused on developing leadership and advocacy skills for individuals with disabilities and their

family members who wish to affect change at a personal, community, and statewide level. It was here where I learned more about the lack of changing facilities for those larger than a toddler and just how isolated a family can become due to there being no place to change their loved one with dignity. The basic human need of having public access to toileting facilities is currently limited to people who can sit on a toilet or are small enough to fit on a baby changing table, leaving so many NH families without a dedicated place to change their loved one whose size, mobility, or mental health challenges make either of those options impossible. NH made a huge step forward in 2020 passing legislation on new requirements for large public facilities to install Universal Changing Stations, however the current language “grandfathers in” most existing businesses and structures. My goal is to get rid of the grandfathering in of buildings and set a solid timeline for large businesses to comply with the current law and get more public locations fitted with universal changing tables. 

Know of an Adult Changing Station in New Hampshire?

Get Involved!

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Take advantage of our pre-made flyers and form letters. Print them out and take them with you. Ask to speak to a manager about making their establishment more inclusive by installing an adult size changing table.

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Learn more about the history of the Changing Spaces Campaign, why we advocate, and what we advocate for. We also discuss laws and building codes about adult changing stations.

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Connect on Social Media

Connect with us on social media and share information about the need for adult changing tables. See the social media links below.

Contact

Rachelle Enes and Maureen Rashidi

New Hampshire Chapter Leaders

Email: Changing.Spaces.NH@gmail.com

Facebook: Changing Spaces New Hampshire

Instagram: ChangingSpacesNH

Twitter: @changingNH

TikTok: @ChangingSpacesNH

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