SAT Testing Accommodations Approval Just Got Easier

December 21, 2016 The College Board announced this month that students who receive testing accommodations as part of an IEP or 504 Plan will have the accommodations automatically approved for taking the SAT, the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, the PSAT 10, SAT Subject Tests, and Advanced Placement exams. You still have to request… Continue reading: SAT Testing Accommodations Approval Just Got Easier

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Nute ELO Coordinator wins Transition Professional of the Year

Nov 21, 2016 Fern Downing, ELO Coordinator from Nute Middle-High School, won the 2016 Transition Professional of the Year Award at the 10th annual Transition Summit in Concord last week. Each year, the NH Transition Community of Practice accepts nominations from around the state to recognize excellence in transition practices that advance college, career, and life… Continue reading: Nute ELO Coordinator wins Transition Professional of the Year

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ELO Week Nov 14-18 Proclaimed by Governor

Nov 14, 2016 The week of November 14-18 has been proclaimed by Governor Hassan as ELO week in the state, which provides a great opportunity for schools throughout the state to share their successes. The proclamation states that “Students, schools and businesses must remain aware of the enduring importance of building relationships and collaboration in and… Continue reading: ELO Week Nov 14-18 Proclaimed by Governor

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Really Short Cohort School Updates: November 2106

Nov 8, 2016 It’s time once again for news on the Next Steps NH project schools. These are REALLY short updates on the eight New Hampshire schools we’re currently supporting. All schools are working on transition planning and ELOs, and many are also implementing RENEW. The updates are meant to show the range of project activities – not comprehensive reports –… Continue reading: Really Short Cohort School Updates: November 2106

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New Hampshire’s 10th Annual Transition Summit

Aug 26, 2016 Save the Date! The New Hampshire Transition Community of Practice announces its 10th Annual Transition Summit will take place on November 16, 2016 at the Grappone Center in Concord, NH. The Summit is the only statewide conference for training, collaboration, networking, and information focused on postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities. Summit presentations will be on… Continue reading: New Hampshire’s 10th Annual Transition Summit

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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!

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Really Short Cohort School Updates: June 2016

June 24, 2016 It’s time once again for news on the Next Steps NH project schools. These are REALLY short updates on the eight New Hampshire schools we’re supporting. All schools are working on transition planning and ELOs, and many are also implementing RENEW. The updates are meant to show the range of project activities – not comprehensive reports – many of… Continue reading: Really Short Cohort School Updates: June 2016

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New Dan Habib Documentary on Transitioning Youth

May 31, 2016  The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire has received a $15,000 contract from the New Hampshire Department of Education and Next Steps NH to support a new documentary film by IOD filmmaker Dan Habib, focusing specifically on youth with disabilities transitioning from high school to employment or post-secondary… Continue reading: New Dan Habib Documentary on Transitioning Youth

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Cohort 4 Schools Announced

May 9, 2016  Congratulations to the four New Hampshire high schools selected as Cohort 4 sites for the Next Steps NH project. They are: Exeter Mascenic Regional Raymond Souhegan Based on the principles of Implementation Science, these schools will receive intensive training and coaching as they move through the exploration, installation and initial stages of… Continue reading: Cohort 4 Schools Announced

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New Resources for High School Seniors

April 15, 2016 We’ve created new pages for high school seniors who are about to graduate from high school, and their families. Education Options After High School highlights the many ways to continue your education. The page connects to examples and information about options like apprenticeships, trade schools, college, certificate programs, and the military. It also explains accommodations. Connecting with your college’s… Continue reading: New Resources for High School Seniors