Transition Community of Practice
A Community of Practice (COP) is a group of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do, and who interact regularly to learn how to do it better. In 2004, New Hampshire joined the National Transition Community of Practice led by the IDEA Partnership. The statewide coordinating group has been meeting continuously since then.
- COP Levels of Participation graphic (PDF, 1 page)
- Introduction to NH Transition COP (Google Slides, 7 slides, 2019)
- NH Transition COP Fact Sheet (PDF, 2 pages, 2019)
The NH Transition COP puts on the annual Transition Summit, a day-long annual conference in November of each year.
Annual Education Series
The NH Transition Community of Practice offers a free Education Series during the winter and spring. On the first Thursday of each month, as part of its regular meeting, the NH COP sponsors a presentation from an organization or agency involved with transition. Attendees are welcome to stay for an optional second hour of general transition resource sharing and discussion. All meetings are via ZOOM.
Recording and materials from previous years’ series are available via the sidebar on this page.
Join a local Transition COP
NH Transition COP Statewide Coordinating Group. Meets monthly to share resources and problem-solve barriers and issues. All are welcome at the monthly meetings, usually 9-11 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month in Concord. In this pandemic time we meet via Zoom. Come regularly or drop in occasionally. NH COP meeting minutes on Google Drive.
Capital Area: Meets the second Thursday of each month at the Walker Building on 21 South Fruit St in Concord. Email contact person. Email contact person at Concord High School
Greater Seacoast: Email contact person at Exeter High School to get meeting information or to get on the resource email list.
Manchester: Email contact person at the Moore Center.
Southwest: This COP is not currently meeting. However, the Monadnock Center for Successful Transitions (MCST) at Keene State College maintains an email list and shares periodic resource announcements. To get on the list, email the contact person at Keene State College.
South Central NH: Email contact person to get meeting information or to get on the resource email list.
Start a Transition COP group in your part of the state! Please email a request.
Regional resource lists compiled by local COPs.
More on the theory behind Communities of Practice. Email general question to the NH CO