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

New Additions to the Website!

Additions and improvements on this website in the past few months: New Toolkit for Driving Change with paths for personal or school-wide change using Next Steps tools. Includes a self-assessment and a companion guide for school change. New College Faculty section for faculty and staff in teacher education/preparation programs in colleges and universities. Get a foundational understanding… Continue reading: New Additions to the Website!

SAT Testing Accommodations Approval Just Got Easier

The College Board announced this month that students who receive testing accommodations as part of an IEP or 504 Plan will have the accommodations automatically approved for taking the SAT, the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, the PSAT 10, SAT Subject Tests, and Advanced Placement exams. You still have to request the accommodations but… Continue reading: SAT Testing Accommodations Approval Just Got Easier

Lots of New Stuff on the Website!

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!

New Resources for High School Seniors

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