This portal is for parents and educators of transition-aged youth (age 14 and older) and highlights some of the information and resources found on or via this website. Explore the menu bar at the top to see lots more.
Explore the possibilities
- Figure out what you like and what you’re good at: Interest inventories
- I want to be a … I’ll know it when I see it … I’m not really sure … Explore occupations at MyNextMove.org
- Differences between an IEP and a 504 Plan
- Finding the college for you, or what could I do besides college? Education options after high school
Expand your options
- Get some work experience. Learn how to keep your part-time job. Watch a 5-minute video on tips for a successful job shadow.
- Get credit outside the classroom: Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs)
- Apprenticeship bridges the gap between school and the world of work. Check out the Apprenticeship toggle on our Education Options after High School page
- Try out productivity tools that can help you do things more quickly, easily, or independently. Check out Free and Low-Cost Assistive Technology Resources from Bates College.
Evaluate the options and prepare yourself
- Understand your disability:
- Consider if and what you’ll tell people about your disability. Disclosure guide
- Get ready to manage your own health care. The Ready, Set, Go! Healthcare Checklist is a good place to start.
- What do I need to learn to live on my own
Make it happen
- Talk with your family to prepare for your IEP meeting. Watch some videos to better understand your IEP.
- Learn to run your own life. Practice self-determination.
- Learn about disability supports at colleges in and near NH.
- Be inspired by famous people with disabilities. Watch videos about how other students found success.
- Work with a Voc Rehab (VR) counselor. They can help with career exploration and education funding.
Content updated 6/25/20