VR New Hampshire Transition Programs

The New Hampshire Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR New Hampshire) is a state/federal agency that helps people with disabilities prepare for, obtain, and succeed in meaningful careers. This help can include helping pay for your education after high school. VR New Hampshire is part of the Department of Education and works with individual students and also sponsors activities for groups of students. We are VR: Connecting with Students with Disabilities is an introductory brochure about VR New Hampshire’s services.

Project Search

Project SEARCH is a transition-to-work program for young people with significant disabilities. It’s designed to immerse them in a workplace and provide them with onsite classroom instruction, career exploration, and various worksite rotations through the host business.

Pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS)

Pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS) are VR’s school transition services. Pre-ETS services can be provided both to students who have not yet applied for VR services and to students who are already receiving VR services.

Video introduction to Pre-ETS, 37:22-minutes, presented by Tina Greco, Transition Coordinator at VR New Hampshire. Slides from the video introduction (PDF, 17 slides, 2022)

Earn and Learn and Impacct Academy, two GSIL programs.

“Introducing Vocational Rehabilitation Services NH: Simply Said” is a 4:21-minute video that explains how local VR New Hampshire counselors can help youth with disabilities figure out and achieve their goals.

More information about VR New Hampshire

VR New Hampshire encourages IEP teams to open discussions with parents and students about the services offered through the agency, and how to apply. Application for VR New Hampshire services may begin as early as age 14. For students who have not yet applied, an annual discussion of the options for applying is encouraged.

There are weekly information sessions on Zoom for parents about how VR New Hampshire can help your student prepare for life after high school. The sessions are Monday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm. Registration is required. Information session flyer (PDF, 1 page, 2022)

“Introducing Vocational Rehabilitation Services NH: Simply Said” is a 4:21-minute video that explains how local VR New Hampshire counselors can help youth with disabilities figure out and achieve their goals.

Contact VR New Hampshire. You can contact VR New Hampshire directly – you do not need to go through a school. See which regional office covers your town.

Other resources

Updated 1-24-24