NH Transition COP Professional Development Presentations

Updated May 6, 2020 The NH Transition Community of Practice is trying something new! This winter and spring you can attend informative meetings in person in Concord or remotely using Zoom. Meetings are 9-11 am on the first Thursday of the month at Community Bridges in Concord. Or, use Zoom for a webinar-like experience. Zoom link to use for each meeting, or you can call in and listen at (646) 558 – 8656. The meeting ID is 214 717 4398. We added a password to forestall Zoombombers. Contact Betsy Street to get it.

Webinar recordings of the meeting will be added to this page after each meeting.

2020 Winter/Spring Schedule of COP meetings with online workshops (PDF)


May 7: NH Vocational Rehabilitation. Presenter: Tina Greco

  • Pre-ETS updates
  • General transition discussion

June 4: Integrating School and Mental Health Services for Transition-Age Youth. Presenter: JoAnn Malloy

  • How the 10-Year Mental Health Plan advances our work
  • NAMI
  • Mobile Crisis Unit
  • Involving school counselors

Past Meeting Recordings and Handouts

January 2: Transition Planning. Presenters: Heidi Clyborne and Janelle Lavin from the NH Department of Education and Bureau of Student Support spoke about Indicator 13 and Transition Services. Webinar recording of Jan 2 meeting (1 hr 44 minutes), the presentation is the first 65 minutes of the recording. Jan 2 PowerPoint slides

February 6: Engaging Families in Transition. Presenter: Kimm Phillips from the Parent Information Center. Note: meeting was cancelled due to a storm, but here are the Feb 6 PowerPoint slides and two activities.

  • Identify family and system challenges to engagement
  • Discuss strategies to increase family knowledge and understanding of the IEP Transition Components
  • Working through conflict

March 5: Area Agencies: When can they begin funding long term services? Presenter: Sandy Hunt, NH Bureau of Developmental Services Bureau Chief. Webinar recording of March 5 meeting (1 hr 49 minutes), the presentation is the first 70 minutes of the recording. March 5 PowerPoint slides.

April 2: Two presentations: COVID-19 Update, Importance of Work-Based Learning. Presenters: Jo Moncher, Administrator of Strategic Initiatives at the Division of Long Term Supports and Services, NH Department of Health and Human Services. She spoke about the state’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on employment for people with disabilities. Monica Unger spoke on the importance of work-based learning. Monica has extensive experience in developing and implementing work-based learning programs in NH. COVID-19 PowerPoint and handoutsWork-Based Learning Powerpoint and handouts