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New Hampshire Chapter

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The New Hampshire Chapter of the Changing Spaces Campaign is led by Advocate 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

The New Hampshire Chapter is led by advocate Maureen Rashidi.

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Meet Maureen

  

Hi, My name is Maureen Rashidi, 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. 

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Contact

Maureen Rashidi

New Hampshire Chapter Leader

Email: Changing.Spaces.NH@gmail.com

Facebook: Changing Spaces New Hampshire

Instagram: ChangingSpacesNH

Twitter: @changingNH

TikTok: @ChangingSpacesNH

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