Transition Community of Practice

A Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of people who share a concern or a passion for something, 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 ever since.

The NH CoP is NOT an agency or event planning team. It’s s a group of people who come together voluntarily for a monthly meeting to talk about planning for life after high school for students with disabilities, also known as transition planning.

Statewide Transition Community of Practice meetings

The NH Statewide Transition CoP meets monthly to share resources and ideas to resolve issues and dismantle barriers. All are welcome at the monthly meetings, usually 9-11 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month via Zoom. The State CoP Zoom meeting link is the same each month. If you want to call in instead: ph 646-558-8656. Meeting ID: 874 5197 0620. Passcode: transition or 4865242483. Attend regularly or drop in occasionally.

NH CoP meeting minutes on Google Drive.

Transition Summit to Education Series

From 2006 to 2023 the NH Transition CoP put on the Transition Summit, a day-long annual conference in November. Now the focus is on the annual education series

The free Education Series occurs on the first Thursday during the winter and spring months as part of the regular NH CoP meeting. The group 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 each years’ series are available via the sidebar on this page.

Join a local Transition CoP

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 MCST email list, email contact person at Keene State College.

South Central NH: Email contact person to get meeting information or to get on their email list.

Start a Transition CoP group in your part of the state! Please email a request.

More on the theory behind Communities of Practice. Email general question to the NH CoP

Updated 6-25-24