Archive | Self-determination

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Smartphones and Smart Ideas

May 31, 2017 This free live-streamed webinar, Smartphones and Smart Ideas, just came across our desks, and looks really intriguing. It’s offered on Tuesday, June 27 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm Eastern Time. (It’s from a parent center in Minnesota so the flyer says 6:30 – 8:00 pm because they are on Central Time.) We all […]

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Tools to Choose Accessible Educational Materials that Work for Students

Apr 27, 2017 We’re highlighting resources that recently crossed our desks from the National Center for Accessible Educational Materials. The National Center for Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) at offers a host of resources to better understand and make decisions about accessible educational and instructional materials. Some highlights: There’s an introductory 3:42-minute video: There’s an AEM […]

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Partnering for Strength Conference 2017

February 28, 2017  NH Family Voices, the Parent Information Center and the YEAH Council  invite you to the Partnering for Strength Conference 2017 on March 11, 2017 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH.  Partnering for Strength is really two conferences under one roof with a common focus. Kathy O’Connell of Radiant Abilities is the keynote speaker for […]

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MOST COMMON SOURCES OF HOPE: • Friends, family, and community • Opportunities for growth and learning • Seeing others succeed • Sense of control over one’s life MOST COMMON SOURCE OF DISCOURAGEMENT:• Economy or finances • Poor work ethic and immaturity of their generation • Government, politics, and world events • People disrespecting each other

The Voice of New Hampshire’s Young Adults

Feb 10, 2017 The Voice of New Hampshire’s Young Adults (PDF, 125 pages) executive summary (PDF, 6 pages) is the report of a study that surveyed more than 4,330 young adults living in New Hampshire about their attitudes and perceptions surrounding substance misuse. The themes that emerged from the study have wide applicability in transition planning as well because they […]

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New Resources for High School Seniors

April 15, 2016 We’ve created new pages for high school seniors who are about to graduate from high school, and their families. Education Options After High School highlights the many ways to continue your education. The page connects to examples and information about options like apprenticeships, trade schools, college, certificate programs, and the military. It also explains accommodations. Connecting with your college’s […]

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Partnering for Strength 2016 Conference

February 22, 2016  The Parent Information Center, NH Family Voices and the YEAH Council are excited to bring you the Partnering for Strength 2016 Conference at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH on April 1 and 2, 2016. The Partnering for Strength Conference is a yearly event sponsored by the Parent Information Center, NH Family Voices […]

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New Resource-Rich College and Career Competencies Framework

Wow – were we excited to find this! The College and Career Competencies Framework from the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning looks like a great resource. The researchers at the Center for Research on Learning have identified three competency areas necessary for post-school success: cognitive interpersonal intrapersonal and provide a host of educator resources to understand and teach […]

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New Transition Guide for Parents

Anthony Shriver, the Chairman and Founder of Best Buddies International says the transition to life after high school can be a life-altering transitional period for all family members affected. This new resource, Journey to Life after High School, developed by, is a step-by-step guide to help families through the process.  Within the guide, you will find a starting […]

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Map It, an interactive program to develop self-advocacy skills

Map It: What Comes Next, is a free, online, interactive training program to develop and practice self-advocacy skills. Developed particularly for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, it is suitable for all students. A student can complete the course over a week’s time or spread it out over several weeks or months. Pepnet 2, the developer, […]

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Eight-Lesson Curriculum to Prepare Your Seniors for College (No More IEPs!)

We’d like to draw your attention to a timely resource for this time of year: an eight-lesson transition curriculum, Self-Advocacy and the Transition to College, from the Monadnock Center for Successful Transitions. It addresses the specific needs of students with disabilities who are about to enter college. Things shift in a fundamental way for students (and their families) as they […]

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