As we continue to navigate the unchartered territory of COVID-19 and special education, the topic of IEP meetings consistently pops up. We recently partnered with the NH School Administrators Association and the NH Association of Special Education Administrators to host the webinar, Working Together Remotely: Virtual IEP Meetings. Check out the webinar below and view the [...]
This week, Governor Sununu issued Executive Order #64 which states; School districts are required adhere to all state and federal special education law requirements, including without limitation the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, in the delivery of instruction and support services pursuant to any offered instructional [...]
On July 14, 2020, Governor Sununu announced New Hampshire's K-12 Back to School recommendations. The Governor's full press conference can be viewed on WMUR here and the New Hampshire Department of Education guidance document on reopening schools can be viewed here.
On July 2, 2020, The New Hampshire Department of Education's Bureau of Student Support issued the following materials as guidance on Compensatory Education. Compensatory Education is a term that is generally used to describe the equitable remedy for the denial of a student’s right to a FAPE (Free and Appropriate Public Education). FY ’21 Memo [...]
On June 18th, The New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE), Bureau of Student Support issued FY’20 Memo #37 and Guidance for Providing Services and Support to Students During the Summer. This guidance was issued by the Department of Education in cooperation with DHHS, Bureau of Public Health, Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, and the Bureau of Special Medical [...]
Expanding the capacity of an entire region by elevating family voice Just thinking about addressing some of our biggest social challenges can be daunting for many. Doing it is another thing altogether. At Monadnock United Way (MUW), this is precisely what they do — every single day. The organization is investing in highly targeted [...]
Reigniting the conversation about what families of young children need to thrive in Rochester A few years ago, the United Way of the Greater Seacoast (UWGS) convened community members in Rochester to begin a dialogue around what the needs of the community were. Participants explored Rochester’s strengths, challenges, and the various ways people wanted [...]
Building families up through connection, purpose, and hope. It’s a rare but remarkable experience when you speak with someone for the first time, and it feels like they’ve known you forever. That is the experience of nearly everyone who walks into the Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center (GTAFRC). No matter who you encounter, [...]