Upcoming Transition Virtual Events

Check these out and mark your calendars: Dartmouth Hitchcock is putting on a series of virtual healthcare career explorations. There is also information about the High School Summer Internship offered at Lebanon and perhaps some other Dartmouth Hitchcock facilities. More information on virtual healthcare career explorations March 3 – Construction and Engineering in Healthcare April… Continue reading: Upcoming Transition Virtual Events

2021 Educational Series from the NH Transition Community of Practice

The NH Transition Community of Practice is offering a free Educational Series this winter and spring. On the first Thursday of each month, as part of its regular meeting, the NHCOP will sponsor a presentation from an organization or agency involved with transition. Attendees are welcome to stay for an optional second hour of general… Continue reading: 2021 Educational Series from the NH Transition Community of Practice

Family-to-Family Chats on Transition in December and January

The Parent Information Center (PIC) and NH Family Voices are hosting a series of free online Family Chats this year, called Time for Transition. Registration is limited to 15 families to keep the numbers low enough for good conversation. The next ones are: Dec 9, 2020, 3:30-4:30 pm,  Understanding Pre-Employment Transition Services for Students, with… Continue reading: Family-to-Family Chats on Transition in December and January

UNH-4U Bridges Winter-Spring Applications Due Dec 10

UNH-4U has exciting new training opportunities for young adults with intellectual disabilities living in New Hampshire. Offered virtually, UNH-4U Bridges to College and Career trainings prepare students for life beyond high school by linking interests with pathways to college, independence, and future careers. The winter-spring offerings are: Academic and Assistive Technology for College Access  5… Continue reading: UNH-4U Bridges Winter-Spring Applications Due Dec 10

New Online Community Transition Program, UNH-4U, FREE This Fall

The UNH-4U Bridges program is a new online community transition program to prepare young adults with intellectual disabilities, ages 18-24,  for higher education, independent living, and careers. It consists of three, 10-week virtual trainings that promote self-awareness, occupational/academic direction, advocacy, technology and personal computing skills, knowledge of resources, and enhance social connections. The trainings are:… Continue reading: New Online Community Transition Program, UNH-4U, FREE This Fall

Two Favorite Transition Resources

There are two resources we find ourselves recommending over and over. One is the awesome occupation exploration website, My Next Move, and the other is an insightful college readiness checklist for students and parents. My Next Move website My Next Move is a very friendly front-end to the comprehensive-but-harder-to-use federal occupations database, O*NET OnLine. Each… Continue reading: Two Favorite Transition Resources

Resource Spotlight: Taking Notes for Another Person

Note taking is the practice of capturing important pieces of information in a systematic way. Note taking is a commonly needed accommodation at both high school and postsecondary education levels, and in other situations requiring learning, including job sites and internships. Effective note taking for others is a skill acquired through training and strengthened through… Continue reading: Resource Spotlight: Taking Notes for Another Person

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

The State of Learning Disabilities in New Hampshire

  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 children who have… Continue reading: The State of Learning Disabilities in New Hampshire

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