2023 NH COP Education Series

The NH Transition State Community of Practice (NH COP) is offering a robust lineup of timely topics for the 2023 Education Series.

The hourlong Zoom sessions are offered on the 1st Thursday of the month, 9 – 10 am, as part of the regular NH Transition Community of Practice meeting. You are welcome to stay for the second hour, 10 – 11 am, which is the regular meeting with lots of good resource sharing. 

The Zoom link is the same each month. If you want to call in instead: ph 646-558-8656. Meeting ID: 896 8642 9626. Passcode: transition or 8807085249.

2023 Education Series flyer with all dates and presenters/topics (revised Jan 2023)

2023 presentations and resources

January 5 – Exit Planning for Transition Age Youth with Mindy Huckins from Gateways Community Services and Dan Alexander from Nashua School District. Join Mindy and Dan as they discuss best practices for incorporating school exit options in person-centered planning. Recording and resources will be posted after the session. Exit Planning PPT slides (PDF), Exit Planning session recording (mp4), exiting school fact sheet, NH Family Voices announcement with link to the actual bill
February 2 – Supported Decision-Making with Terry Ohlson-Martin from NH Family Voices. What is it and what transition activities can be planned to support SDM goals? Supported Decision-Making PPT slides (PDF), Supported Decision-Making session recording (mp4)SDM FAQ, NH rules and example agreement form
March 2 – Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare with Sylvia Pelletier from NH Family Voices. How to identify healthcare needs in transition planning and infuse them into the exiting process. Healthcare Transition PPT slides (PDF), Healthcare Transition session recording (mp4)
April 6 – Shared Care Plans with Sylvia Pelletier from NH Family Voices  and Misty Martinez, a parent. A perspective from a parent and best practices discussion. Shared Care Plans PPT slides, Shared Care session recording (mp4).
May 4 – How to Use the Transition Plan to Develop Effective and Meaningful IEP Goals with Dawn Breault, Ed.D, ELO and Transition Coordinator from Hollis School District. Meaningful IEP Goals PPT slides (PDF), Meaningful IEP Goals session recording (mp4)Person Centered Thinking and Backwards Planning Guide (PDF).
June 1 – Supporting Diversity in Person-Centered Planning: A Fcous on Gender Diversity and Neurodiversity with Becky Parton from the Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center. Build awareness of co-occurrence with gender diversity, learn more ways to promote inclusive and affirming practices. Supporting Diversity in Person-Centered Planning PPT slides (PDF), Supporting Diversity session recording (mp4).

Updated 6/4/23