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

Free Online Professional Development from Iris Center

The IRIS center at Vanderbilt University develops free online resources to support all learners, especially struggling learners and those with disabilities. Transition resources include eight training modules, 38 information briefs, and 19 video vignettes! Among the eight secondary transition training modules are: School Counselors: Facilitating Transitions for Students with Disabilities from High School to Post-School… Continue reading: Free Online Professional Development from Iris Center

Easy Access, Free of Charge Resources

We recently attended a useful session at the annual American Council for Rural Special Education (ACRES) conference. It was “Ideas that Work: Easy Access, Free of Charge Resources,” presented by David Emenheiser from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). David reviewed more than 25 online tools, training modules… Continue reading: Easy Access, Free of Charge Resources

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

Assistive Tech for Loan, Demonstration and Reuse

Find equipment for all ages available for loan, demonstration and reuse. Assistive Technology in New Hampshire (ATinNH) has just unveiled their new online equipment database, NH AT4ALL, where you can browse at your leisure for needed devices. Create your profile and start browsing devices to request today! There is a video overview of how to use the site… Continue reading: Assistive Tech for Loan, Demonstration and Reuse

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

New Family Engagement Teams Guide from Next Steps

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 information about:… Continue reading: New Family Engagement Teams Guide from Next Steps

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

Tools to Choose Accessible Educational Materials that Work for Students

UPDATE 4-16-21. The National Center for Accessible Educational Materials has redesigned their website and their tools. ———————— The National Center for Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) at aem.cast.org offers a host of resources to better understand and make decisions about accessible educational and instructional materials. Some highlights: There’s an introductory 3:42-minute video: [raw][/raw] Start with the What… Continue reading: Tools to Choose Accessible Educational Materials that Work for Students

The Voice of New Hampshire’s Young Adults

  The Voice of New Hampshire’s Young Adults (PDF, 125 pages) executive summary (PDF, 6 pages) is the report of a study that surveyed more than 4,330 young adults living in New Hampshire about their attitudes and perceptions surrounding substance misuse. The themes that emerged from the study have wide applicability in transition planning as well because they provide… Continue reading: The Voice of New Hampshire’s Young Adults