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Partnering for Strength Conference 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

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Regional Transition Fairs and Conferences

February 20, 2018 Update 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… Continue reading: Regional Transition Fairs and Conferences

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Free Two-Day Training: Extended Learning Opportunities

January 17, 2018, updated February 15, 2018 Next Steps NH has limited openings for the FREE two-day training sessions on Extended Learning Opportunities in two remaining locations in New Hampshire in April 2018. Sessions will run 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM each day.  Flyer and registration information This training is designed for school teams of three-five people… Continue reading: Free Two-Day Training: Extended Learning Opportunities

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Free Online Workshop: Promoting Family-School Partnerships

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

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Transition Summit 2017 Materials

December 6, 2017 Presentation materials from many of the sessions from the November 2017 Transition Summit are now available. Check back every week or so for more – we are adding them as we receive them. The PowerPoints and session handouts are in a Google Drive folder, sorted by session number (A1, B2, etc). Summit session handouts.

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Really Short Cohort 4 School Updates: November 2017

Nov 1, 2017 We’re in the second year working with our Cohort 4 schools in New Hampshire.  All schools are working on transition planning and ELOs, and two are also implementing RENEW. The updates are meant to show the range of project activities – not comprehensive reports – some of the schools are engaged in… Continue reading: Really Short Cohort 4 School Updates: November 2017

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New Family Engagement Teams Guide from Next Steps

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

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The State of Learning Disabilities in New Hampshire

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

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Transition Fairs around NH, and a New Guide

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

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Smartphones and Smart Ideas

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