Helping Families Cope with Remote Learning

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

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Coping with COVID-19

March 17, 2020 You may find the Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the COVID-19 (PDF, 5 pages) useful. It’s from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and has information about the outbreak, how to reduce stress and help calm likely anxieties. and specific suggestions for different age ranges of children. Additionally, to assist us… Continue reading: Parent/Caregiver Guide to Coping with COVID-19

NH Transition COP Professional Development Presentations

Updated May 6, 2020 The NH Transition Community of Practice is trying something new! This winter and spring you can attend informative meetings in person in Concord or remotely using Zoom. Meetings are 9-11 am on the first Thursday of the month at Community Bridges in Concord. Or, use Zoom for a webinar-like experience. Zoom… Continue reading: NH Transition COP Professional Development Presentations

Free Online Professional Development

January 7, 2020 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… Continue reading: Free Online Professional Development

New App for Career Information

December 17, 2019 The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is now available as an app! Find data and information for hundreds of detailed occupations with the new CareerInfo app. It’s available for download on iOS and Android devices. The CareerInfo app helps you find data and information about employment, pay, job outlook,… Continue reading: New App for Career Information

Webinar Series: CTE for Students with Disabilities

Webinar Series: CTE for Students with Disabilities Aug 26, 2019 Secondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a viable pathway for developing the skills of students with disabilities and preparing them for the future. Changes in Perkins V legislation and an increasing emphasis on college and career readiness for all students are bringing the needs… Continue reading: Webinar Series: CTE for Students with Disabilities

Easy Access, Free of Charge Resources

May 8, 2019 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… Continue reading: Easy Access, Free of Charge Resources

Two Favorite Transition Resources

March 7, 2019 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,… Continue reading: Two Favorite Transition Resources

Assistive Tech for Loan, Demonstration and Reuse

Jan 29, 2019 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… Continue reading: Assistive Tech for Loan, Demonstration and Reuse

Resource Spotlight: Taking Notes for Another Person

Nov 16, 2018  Note taking is the practice of capturing important pieces of information in a systematic way. Note taking is a commonly needed accommodation at both high school and postsecondary education levels, and in other situations requiring learning, including job sites and internships. Effective note taking for others is a skill acquired through training and… Continue reading: Resource Spotlight: Taking Notes for Another Person