New Hampshire

Learn more about what New Hampshire is doing to increase opportunities for youth and young adults with disabilities as they transition to employment or post-secondary education!

COVID-19 Response:

DOE Releases $1 Million for Special Education

Summary: This is a press release stating the DOE has given NH 1 million in special education grants for distanced learning. This money was specifically spent to provide necessary assistive technology and software for students with disabilities.

Operated by: New Hampshire Department of Education 

Topic: Distance Learning

Guidance Document Archive

Summary: This website includes certain resources specifically pertaining to assisting students with disabilities during distance learning. It includes New Hampshire requirements for adjusting IEPs and holding IEP meetings during COVID-19. It also provides a forum for businesses seeking to hire transition age youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, under its “Special Education Services,” the website provides tips for families engaging in distance learning and policies for required distance learning practices for students with disabilities. 

Operated by: New Hampshire Department of Education 

Topic: Distance Learning, Family Engagement, IEP, Transition

New Hampshire Grades K-12 Back-to-School Guidance

Summary: The New Hampshire Department of Education’s reopening plan gives schools guidance regarding treatment of IEP students during the COVID-19 pandemic. This plan notes that IEPs should be altered to include COVID-19-related risks and requires schools to establish an achievement baseline for IEP students. Additionally, this plan requires schools to partner with mental health resources to respond to COVID-19-related trauma. 

Operated by: New Hampshire Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP, Mental Health

Special Education Guidance from Rebecca Fredette

Summary: This is a document with guidance for students with disabilities during COVID-19. It creates a three tiered plan to adjust and virtually instruct students with IEPs. It notes that schools may choose to provide in-person instruction to only students with an IEPs, adjust virtual instruction for IEP students, provide compensatory education services for students with an IEP, or any combination of these plans.

Operated by: New Hampshire Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, Family Engagement

Mental Health, Stress, and Anxiety Supports During COVID-19

Summary: This web page provides mental health resources for both families with students or students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other resources, this web page lists crisis resources and resources to help parents discuss mental health with their children. 

Operated by: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Topic: Mental Health

Vocational Rehabilitation Services Using Technology During COVID-19

Summary: This web page provides instructions on accessing vocational rehabilitation services for students with disabilities virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also emphasizes alterations to vocational rehabilitation services to promote safe, virtual transition services for New Hampshire students with disabilities

Operated by: New Hampshire Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation

Topic: Transition

Supporting Child and Family Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Emergency

Summary: This document provides guidance for connecting with families and caregivers, including conversation starters and various virtual and distance-conscious formats. It also discusses best practices for promoting mental health among youth. 

Operated by: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Topic: Mental Health, Family Engagement