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Special Education

The mission of Special Education is to improve educational outcomes for children and youth with disabilities by providing and promoting leadership, technical assistance and collaboration statewide.

Special Education provides oversight and implementation of federal and state laws that ensure a free appropriate public education for all children and youth with disabilities in New Hampshire. more…

State Transition Team Summit

Thursday, November 13, 2014, the PEPNET2.0 New Hampshire State Transition Team presented their first event in the Summit Series of Activities entitled "What's Next? Life After High School." This event was a student panel and information fair for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students and their families; held at the University of New Hampshire Manchester campus and was attended by over 50 participants. Parents, students and service providers had the opportunity to speak with admissions counselors, explore exhibits from eight agencies and participate in a student question and answer panel. This project is funded by the Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education under the New Hampshire Deaf Education Initiative with communication access services supported by the New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation Program. The PEPNET2.0 State Transition Team aims to prepare students for successful postsecondary transitions by providing resources and information related to academic, career and independent living settings. This was the first in a series of transition activities sponsored by the PEPNET2.0 State Team, so stay tuned for more to come.

Special Education News / What's New

New Hampshire Rules
for the Education of Children with Disabilities
Administrative Rules, Acrobat Reader

NH Connections School and Family Partnership Plan
NH Responds
Approved Private Special Education Programs New Hampshire Accessible Instructional Materials
  NH Deaf & Hard of Hearing Education Initiative
Educational Service Guidelines
CAT AID Reimbursement to Districts (Yearly) New Hampshire Special Education Information System (NHSEIS)
Complaint Information Next Steps NH: College, Career and Life Readiness
Court Ordered Placement (Chapter 402) Parent Involvement Special Education Survey
District Data Profiles Preschool
District Determinations Procedural Safeguards
Educational Surrogate Parent Program Approval
Facilitation of Special Education Team Meetings Rate Setting
Focused Monitoring Requests for Proposals
Forms and Resources Safe Schools and Healthy Students State Planning Grant
Frequently Asked Questions Secondary Transition
Houses of Corrections Contacts Acrobat Reader (For school districts contacting a NH House of Corrections regarding an incarcerated special education student) Special Education Compliance Monitoring
IDEA Federal Funds Special Education Directors by SAU Special Education Directors by SAU, Acrobat Reader
Individual Program Approval (IPA) State Advisory Committee on the Education of Students/Children with Disabilities (SAC)
Laws/Rules/Policies State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR)
Links Statewide Census by Disability
Memorandums, Numbered  
National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) Training

Bureau of Special Education Staff

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