Transition Summit Registration is Open!
New Hampshire’s 11th Annual Transition Summit – Shifting Mindsets: Leading with Strengths and Raising Expectations
November 14, 2017, 8:30 am – 3:15 pm
Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH
Register for the summit. You can also review the agenda, session descriptions, and other event details.
The State of Learning Disabilities in NH
The annual report, The State of Learning Disabilities: Understanding the 1 in 5, from the National Center for Learning Disabilities, has been released for 2017. The report is based on data for the 2015–2016 school year and other research from the field, and looks at the current challenges and opportunities facing students who have learning and attention issues.
As with previous editions, the report shows the progress that has been made—and the work yet to be done.
The full report is online, easy to navigate and full of graphics. You can quickly peruse a six-page Executive Summary (PDF, 6 pages, 2017). The online version of the summary includes video and… (Read rest of The State of Learning Disabilities in New Hampshire)
Transition Fairs around NH, and a New Guide
A transition fair is a practical way to connect parents and students with local transition supports and resources as preparation for life after high school. Although planning one may seem like a daunting task, there is a new resource to help, the Transition Fair Guide (PDF, 12 pages). The NH Department of Education and the Parent Information Center (PIC) collaborated through Next Steps NH to develop the guide.
The easy to follow guide helps educators, families and students plan and host a transition fair in their community. It provides descriptions of essential components of a transition fair, along with planning tools and ideas. (Read rest of Transition Fairs around NH, and a New Guide)
Next Steps NH
The Next Steps NH project provides professional development and coaching to selected New Hampshire high schools for the purpose of increasing the graduation rate of students with disabilities, and students at risk. This is done through implementing evidence-informed transition planning practices that help students prepare for college, career, and adult life.
This website is part of the project and will house all tools and resources developed as part of the project.
View a simple sitemap for this website.
Video of the Month
“Intelligent Lives”: Preview of a new film from Dan Habib that explores how the segregation of people with intellectual disabilities became the norm, why this segregation is slowly being dismantled, and how some people with intellectual disabilities are blazing a bold new path. 14:51-minutes. Lots more videos
Take 3:52 minutes and tour the website.
A one-page flyer about the website
Transition: the process of assisting youth to move from high school to the adult world.
College and Career Ready: having the skills, knowledge and abilities needed to enroll, persist, and succeed in college and other postsecondary training opportunities, and to gain entry into a meaningful career.
Postsecondary: Elementary school is primary education, high school is secondary education, and after high school is postsecondary education.
Download this activity as one of your next steps to develop everyday language explanations of transition terms.