NH Transition COP Educational Series 2020

Updated Oct 6, 2020 The NH Transition Community of Practice offered an educational series as part of the monthly meetings in the winter and spring of 2020. See below for webinar recordings and materials (not available for all presentations.)

2020 Winter/Spring Schedule of COP meetings with online workshops (PDF)

January 2: Transition Planning. Presenters: Heidi Clyborne and Janelle Lavin from the NH Department of Education and Bureau of Student Support spoke about Indicator 13 and Transition Services. Webinar recording of Jan 2 meeting (1 hr 44 minutes) – the presentation is the first 65 minutes of the recording, Jan 2 PowerPoint slides.

  • Indicator 13
  • Transition Services

February 6: Engaging Families in Transition. Presenter: Kimm Phillips from the Parent Information Center. Note: the meeting was cancelled due to a storm, but here are the Feb 6 PowerPoint slides and two activities.

  • Identify family and system challenges to engagement
  • Discuss strategies to increase family knowledge and understanding of the IEP Transition Components
  • Working through conflict

March 5: Area Agencies: When can they begin funding long term services? Presenter: Sandy Hunt, NH Bureau of Developmental Services Bureau Chief. Presenter: Sandy Hunt, NH Bureau of Developmental Services Bureau Chief. Webinar recording of March 5 meeting (1 hr 49 minutes), the presentation is the first 70 minutes of the recording, March 5 PowerPoint slides.

  • Discussion of funding for area agencies for transition age youth

April 2: Two presentations: COVID-19 Update, and Importance of Work-Based Learning. Presenters: Jo Moncher, Administrator of Strategic Initiatives at the Division of Long Term Supports and Services, NH Department of Health and Human Services. She spoke about the state’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on employment for people with disabilities. Monica Unger spoke on the importance of work-based learning. Monica has extensive experience in developing and implementing work-based learning programs in NH. COVID-19 PowerPoint and handouts,  Work-Based Learning Powerpoint and handouts.

May 7: NH Vocational Rehabilitation. Presenter: Tina Greco

  • Pre-ETS updates
  • General transition discussion

June 4: Integrating School and Mental Health Services for Transition-Age Youth. Presenter: JoAnn Malloy

  • How the 10-Year Mental Health Plan advances our work
  • NAMI
  • Mobile Crisis Unit
  • Involving school counselors