Santina Thibedeau, State Director of Special Education, and Michelle Lewis, Executive Director of Parent Information Center, presented on "Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement Action" at the 2015 OSEP Leadership Conference - All in Achieving Result Together in July. The presentation focused on the strategies that New Hampshire uses to promote meaningful stakeholder engagement in improving the results for students with disabilities. Two initiatives were highlighted during the presentation; the first being district selection for special education monitoring and the development of the state systemic improvement plan.
New Hampshire Rules for the Education of Children with Disabilities
Public Input Meetings / Webinars
The New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education will be hosting meetings/webinars regarding the re-adoption, with amendments, of the New Hampshire Rules for Education of Children with Disabilities.
Please see the Meeting/Webinar Schedule for dates/times/locations and the Public Input PowerPoint for more information.
Meeting/ Webinar Schedule
Public Input PowerPoint
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…
Sandy Smith, M.Ed., C.A.E.S. Braille Instructor for the Vision Studies Program at UMass Boston offered the course to teachers of students with visual impairments and school personnel with a working knowledge of English Braille American Edition to transition to the new Unified English Braille Code (UEB). Unified English Braille (UEB) is the revised code adopted in the United States due to be implemented January 2016; braille forms administered in upcoming years will need to transition to UEB. The Bureau of Special Education has established a Unified English Braille (UEB) implementation plan for instruction, assessment, and training in UEB in January 2016.
|Special Education News / What's New|
|New Hampshire Accessible Educational Materials (NHAEM) Online System|
|Approved Private Special Education Programs||New Hampshire Accessible Educational Materials
|CAT AID Reimbursement to Districts (Yearly)||NH Deaf & Hard of Hearing Education Initiative
Educational Service Guidelines
|Complaint Information||New Hampshire Special Education Information System (NHSEIS)|
|Court Ordered Placement (Chapter 402)||Next Steps NH: College, Career and Life Readiness|
|District Data Profiles||Parent Involvement Special Education Survey|
|Educational Surrogate Parent||Procedural Safeguards|
|Facilitation of Special Education Team Meeting||Program Approval|
|Focused Monitoring||Rate Setting|
|Forms and Resources||Requests for Proposals|
|Frequently Asked Questions||Safe Schools and Healthy Students State Planning Grant|
|Houses of Corrections Contacts
(For school districts contacting a NH House of Corrections regarding an incarcerated special education student)
|IDEA Federal Funds||Special Education Compliance Monitoring|
|Individual Program Approval (IPA)||Special Education Directors by SAU|
|Laws/Rules/Policies||State Advisory Committee on the Education of Students/Children with Disabilities (SAC)|
|Links||State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR)|
|Memorandums, Numbered||Statewide Census by Disability|
|National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS)||Training|
|NH Connections School and Family Partnership Plan||Universal Design for Learning (UDL)|
|Written Prior Notice Guidance|
|Bureau of Special Education Staff|
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