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Upcoming Transition Events

UNH-4U Information sessions, Dec 7, 8, 14, or 15. Free information sessions to learn more about the UNH-4U Bridges to College and Career Webinar Training Series and how to apply for the Spring 2022 Training Series. Connect with the friendly UNH-4U Bridges team, right from your computer screen. Information and registration 

Thursday, December 16, 2021, 6-8 pm: Time for Transition (just for families): Charting the Lifecourse™ – Planning a Good Life after High School. Charting the Lifecourse was created to help individuals and their families to develop a vision for a full, meaningful, life for that person and for their family.  The information and tools support effective conversations, planning and problem solving.  When used during transition planning, Charting the Lifecourse helps the student express their idea of meaningful life outcomes, promotes advocacy and decision-making, for family, school and other partners to creatively and collaboratively plan together. Learn more about charting the life course for your family. Offered by the Parent Information Center. Free. Register for December Transition Chat

Thursday, January 13, 2022, 6-8 pm: Time for Transition (open to all): Planning for Life After High School. In high school, IEP teams begin planning for what comes next, life after high school! This process, known as transition planning, brings new components into the IEP at age 14, and again at age 16. Register for this upcoming Zoom call to learn more about IEP transition components and how you and your child can prepare for new conversations and new goals as the focus changes to life after high school. Offered by the Parent Information Center. Free. Register for January Transition Chat


The Next Steps NH project provided 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 was done through implementing evidence-informed transition planning practices that helped students prepare for college, career, and adult life.

This website was part of the project and housed all tools and resources developed as part of the project. The website is now supported by the NH Department of Education and managed at Keene State College.

Video of the Month

Be a Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud. Dr. Maya Angelou shares how she honors those who have been kind to her along the way, no matter who they are. 1:52-minutes.

BeyondClassroom ELO Website

Explore our sister website, Beyond Classroom, to learn about Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs) in New Hampshire. Free online training module

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, H323A120003. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. (Project Officer, Corinne Weidenthal)

This website and the Next Steps NH products on it are public domain. Authorization to reproduce them in whole or in part is granted. While permission to reprint publications on this website is not necessary, the citation should be: NH State Personnel Development Grant – Next Steps NH (2012-2017). New Hampshire Department of Education, Concord, New Hampshire, Author(s).

Publications on this website that were not developed by Next Steps NH may have their own copyright rules. Check the individual document for specifics.