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

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

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

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

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!

Digital Pens Overview and Comparison

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

Eight-Lesson Curriculum to Prepare Your Seniors for College (No More IEPs!)

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!)

Final Months Before College – Get Your Student Ready!

If you have a college-bound high school senior, there are only a few more months of high school left. How can you help your child make the best use of that time? Landmark College in Putney, Vermont, developed a Guide to Assessing College Readiness to help parents and students assess college readiness.   The six-page guide identifies five important… Continue reading: Final Months Before College – Get Your Student Ready!