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Register Now for the 10th Annual Transition Summit

summit-hallwaySept 19, 2016 Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Transition Summit on November 16, 2016 at the Grappone Center in Concord, NH. The Summit is the only statewide conference for training, collaboration, networking, and information focused on postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities.

More information and registration links

Free Noon Webinar: Talking to Your Child About Disability

Flyer about the Lunchtime Learning WebinarSept 13, 2016 “Talking To Your Child About Their Disability: When, How & Why” will be presented by Laura Arrington, Family and Youth Education Coordinator, STARBRIDGE.

Parents have many questions when it comes to talking to their child about their disability. This webinar will answer questions like when is the right time to talk to your child about their disability? How can a parent help their child to understand their disability?  What is self-advocacy and self-determination and why it is important to teach these skills to your child? How can these skills help your child in postsecondary education and beyond.

WHEN:  September 21, 2016 12:00 noon – 1:15 pm

REGISTRATION: talkingdisability.eventbrite.com 

QUESTIONS:  Contact Dawn Monaco – dmonaco@nullspannj.org

Thanks to the Parent Information Center for sharing this information.

New Hampshire’s 10th Annual Transition Summit

Portion of the poster for the 10th annual transition summitAug 26, 2016 Save the Date! The New Hampshire Transition Community of Practice announces its 10th Annual Transition Summit will take place on November 16, 2016 at the Grappone Center in Concord, NH. The Summit is the only statewide conference for training, collaboration, networking, and information focused on postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities. Save-the-date flyer.

More information on the Summit

Project teams receive award after two years

Three members of Somersworth's Next Steps NH Leadership Team receiving an awardAug 10, 2016 When schools finish their two years of work with Next Steps NH they receive an award to acknowledge their hard work and accomplishments. Here are members of Somersworth High School’s team with their award.

 

 

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

“How to Disagree with People”: Kid President offers six steps to learning how to disagree with people without making everybody feel terrible. 5:09-minutes. Lots more videos

Website Tour

Take 3:52 minutes and tour the website.

A one-page flyer about the website

Transition Lingo

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.