May 19, 2020 With schools across the country closed, parents are searching for reliable, easy-to-understand resources to support learning at home. Here are a few recommended sites. The IRIS Center at Vanderbilt University has created a free training module for families, Parents: Supporting Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic, that offers practical tools and easy-to-implement strategies.… Continue reading: Helping Families Cope with Remote Learning
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The New Hampshire Transition Community of Practice has opened registration for the 12th Annual Transition Summit. This year’s theme is Breaking Down Barriers and Building Collaboration. The keynote speaker is Dan Habib, nationally recognized filmmaker at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability, and the creator of award-winning documentary films on disability-related topics. The Summit takes place November… Continue reading: Register for the 2018 Transition Summit!
April 11, 2018 Invest a day in your child’s future and come to the free one-day conference, Planning for Life After High School: Today’s Plan – Tomorrow’s Success at Nashua Community College on May 5, 2018 from 9 am – 3:30 pm. The conference is free but space is limited and registration is required. Lunch is… Continue reading: Free Parent Conference May 5, 2018
February 20, 2018 New Hampshire Family Voices, the Parent Information Center and the YEAH Council invite you to the Partnering for Strength Conference 2018 on Saturday, April 7 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. The conference is an annual event focusing on educating, collaborating and enriching families, professionals and youth. Conference flyer Partnering for Strength is really… Continue reading: Partnering for Strength Conference 2018
January 12, 2018 We are offering a FREE online training, Promoting Family-School Partnerships, on February 15, 2018 from 8:00 – 10:00 AM for high school teams of three or more. This two-hour training will be offered via ZOOM. Flyer During the session, Kimm Phillips from the Parent Information Center will introduce the Dual Capacity-Building Framework. This… Continue reading: Free Online Workshop: Promoting Family-School Partnerships
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
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 the… 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!
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