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
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
Jan 23, 2017 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… Continue reading: New Additions to the Website!
December 21, 2016 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… Continue reading: SAT Testing Accommodations Approval Just Got Easier
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
Wow – were we excited to find this! The College and Career Competencies Framework from the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning looks like a great resource. The researchers at the Center for Research on Learning have identified three competency areas necessary for post-school success: cognitive interpersonal intrapersonal and provide a host of educator resources to understand and teach… Continue reading: New Resource-Rich College and Career Competencies Framework
Congratulations to Plymouth State University (PSU) on being awarded a contract as a result of a Request for Proposals focused on Implementing Secondary Transition Practices in New Hampshire IHEs with Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs. PSU will work with project partner Keene State College to infuse secondary transition curriculum focused on transition planning, family engagement, and… Continue reading: Plymouth State Joins the Project
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
We’d like to draw your attention to a timely resource for this time of year: an eight-lesson transition curriculum, Self-Advocacy and the Transition to College, from the Monadnock Center for Successful Transitions. It addresses the specific needs of students with disabilities who are about to enter college. Things shift in a fundamental way for students (and their families) as they… Continue reading: Eight-Lesson Curriculum to Prepare Your Seniors for College (No More IEPs!)