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The State of Learning Disabilities in New Hampshire

August 23, 2017 The annual report, The State of Learning Disabilities: Understanding the 1 in 5, from the National Center for Learning Disabilities, has been released for 2017. The report is based on data for the 2015–2016 school year and other research from the field, and looks at the current challenges and opportunities facing the 1 in 5… Continue reading: The State of Learning Disabilities in New Hampshire

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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… Continue reading: Smartphones and Smart Ideas

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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 aem.cast.org 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… Continue reading: Tools to Choose Accessible Educational Materials that Work for Students

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… Continue reading: The Voice of New Hampshire’s Young Adults

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New Dan Habib Documentary on Transitioning Youth

May 31, 2016  The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire has received a $15,000 contract from the New Hampshire Department of Education and Next Steps NH to support a new documentary film by IOD filmmaker Dan Habib, focusing specifically on youth with disabilities transitioning from high school to employment or post-secondary… Continue reading: New Dan Habib Documentary on Transitioning Youth

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Digital Pens Overview and Comparison

Digital pens, using real ink and real paper, allow you to handwrite notes while at the same time recording the speaker. Later you can hear again what the speaker was saying while you were writing a particular note.  The recording is time-stamped and coordinated with your written notes. These pens are getting better all the time. Here is a site… Continue reading: Digital Pens Overview and Comparison

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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,… Continue reading: Map It, an interactive program to develop self-advocacy skills

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Car Wash Company Sees Autism as a Competitive Advantage

This is a really great story from the Huffington Post about a Florida car wash company, Rising Tide, founded by a father to provide employment for his son with autism. It’s been a tremendous success and now 80% of their employees have autism. They are planning to expand to three locations with a total of 150… Continue reading: Car Wash Company Sees Autism as a Competitive Advantage