NH Transition COP Online Meetings with Workshops

Updated February 20, 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. Webinar recordings will be added to this post each month.

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

January 2: Transition Planning. Presenters: Heidi Clyborne and Janelle Lavin from the NH Department of Education and Bureau of Student Support. Webinar recording of Jan 2 meeting (1 hr 44 minutes), PowerPoint slides

  • Indicator 13
  • Transition Services

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 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

  • Discussion of funding for area agencies for transition age youth

April 2: Importance of Work-Based Learning. Presenter: Monica Ungar

  • Employment initiatives under long-term supports
  • How to set up a program in your school

May 7: NH Vocational Rehabilitation. Presenter: Tina Greco

  • Pre-ETS updates
  • Student transition specialists
  • Individual services

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