Helping Families Cope with Remote Learning

With schools across the country closed, parents are searching for reliable, easy-to-understand resources to support learning at home. Here are a few recommended sites. The IRIS Center at Vanderbilt University has created a free training module for families, Parents: Supporting Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic, that offers practical tools and easy-to-implement strategies. Teenagers need structure and… Continue reading: Helping Families Cope with Remote Learning

Register for the 2018 Transition Summit!

The New Hampshire Transition Community of Practice has opened registration for the 12th Annual Transition Summit. This year’s theme is Breaking Down Barriers and Building Collaboration. The keynote speaker is Dan Habib, nationally recognized filmmaker at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability, and the creator of award-winning documentary films on disability-related topics. The Summit takes place November… Continue reading: Register for the 2018 Transition Summit!

Free Parent Conference May 5, 2018

Invest a day in your child’s future and come to the free one-day conference, Planning for Life After High School: Today’s Plan – Tomorrow’s Success at Nashua Community College on May 5, 2018 from 9 am – 3:30 pm. The conference is free but space is limited and registration is required. Lunch is provided. Flyer, Registration details… Continue reading: Free Parent Conference May 5, 2018

Partnering for Strength Conference 2018

New Hampshire Family Voices, the Parent Information Center and the YEAH Council invite you to the Partnering for Strength Conference 2018 on Saturday, April 7 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. The conference is an annual event focusing on educating, collaborating and enriching families, professionals and youth. Conference flyer Partnering for Strength is really two… Continue reading: Partnering for Strength Conference 2018

Regional Transition Fairs and Conferences

  What are you doing after high school? Come to a transition fair or conference and get some ideas! Regional Transition Fair There will be a Regional Transition Fair on Tuesday, April 10 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Bektash Shriner Center in Concord, NH. It’s hosted by the Capital Area Transition Community of… Continue reading: Regional Transition Fairs and Conferences

Free Online Workshop: Promoting Family-School Partnerships

We are offering a FREE online training, Promoting Family-School Partnerships, on February 15, 2018 from 8:00 – 10:00 AM for high school teams of three or more. This two-hour training will be offered via ZOOM. Flyer During the session, Kimm Phillips from the Parent Information Center will introduce the Dual Capacity-Building Framework. This framework helps… Continue reading: Free Online Workshop: Promoting Family-School Partnerships

New Family Engagement Teams Guide from Next Steps

When educators, families, students, community members, and organizations work together, postsecondary outcomes improve for students with disabilities. The recently updated Family Engagement Teams Guide (PDF, 12 pages, 2017) is an easy-to-follow guide to help high school administrators, staff and parents to develop a family engagement team using the focus group strategy. It provides information about:… Continue reading: New Family Engagement Teams Guide from Next Steps

Transition Fairs around NH, and a New Guide

A transition fair is a practical way to connect parents and students with local transition supports and resources as preparation for life after high school. Although planning one may seem like a daunting task, there is a new resource to help. The NH Department of Education and the Parent Information Center (PIC) collaborated through Next… Continue reading: Transition Fairs around NH, and a New Guide

Smartphones and Smart Ideas

  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 know… Continue reading: Smartphones and Smart Ideas

Partnering for Strength Conference 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 the adult conference.… Continue reading: Partnering for Strength Conference 2017