October 5, 2017 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… Continue reading: New Family Engagement Teams Guide from Next Steps
June 13, 2017 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… Continue reading: Transition Fairs around NH, and a New Guide
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
February 28, 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… Continue reading: Partnering for Strength Conference 2017
A quick update on additions and improvements on this website in the past few months: New page to house all the Ed O’Leary transition IEP videos in one place More exemplar IEPs in the Transition IEP Requirements Tool New assistive technology reference page New postsecondary options and college disability services sections Updated the ELO page to connect to the new BeyondClassroom ELO website. BeyondClassroom now includes examples and a For Students… Continue reading: Lots of New Stuff on the Website!
April 15, 2016 We’ve created new pages for high school seniors who are about to graduate from high school, and their families. Education Options After High School highlights the many ways to continue your education. The page connects to examples and information about options like apprenticeships, trade schools, college, certificate programs, and the military. It also explains accommodations. Connecting with your college’s… Continue reading: New Resources for High School Seniors
February 22, 2016 The Parent Information Center, NH Family Voices and the YEAH Council are excited to bring you the Partnering for Strength 2016 Conference at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH on April 1 and 2, 2016. The Partnering for Strength Conference is a yearly event sponsored by the Parent Information Center, NH Family Voices… Continue reading: Partnering for Strength 2016 Conference
Nov. 24, 2015 The Transition Fair Toolkit was developed by the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) to help people plan, carry out and evaluate a transition fair. A transition fair can have other names, for example, parent night, career fair, or job fest. The purpose remains the same, to bring students and families in contact… Continue reading: Transition Fair Toolkit, from Soup to Nuts!
“Parents are a child’s first and most influential teachers.” Governor Maggie Hassan proclaimed, making October Parent Involvement in Education Month in New Hampshire. This effort, co-sponsored by the Parent Information Center of NH (PIC, www.picnh.org), was designed to promote strong collaboration between parents and schools. The seventh annual Parent Involvement in Education Awards, co-sponsored by the… Continue reading: October was Parent Involvement Month in NH
Anthony Shriver, the Chairman and Founder of Best Buddies International says the transition to life after high school can be a life-altering transitional period for all family members affected. This new resource, Journey to Life after High School, developed by AbilityPath.org, is a step-by-step guide to help families through the process. Within the guide, you will find a starting… Continue reading: New Transition Guide for Parents