Family to Family Chat: I NEED my friends!

Teens and young adults crave socialization! Do you have questions about how you (or your teen/youth) with a disability and or chronic illness can stay safe AND socialize during these new times of social distancing? Are you worried about what COVID-19 looks like in a young person? Want to talk about some creative ways to [...]

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Taking your child to the hospital during Covid-19

Do you have questions and/or concerns regarding taking your child to the hospital right now? Wondering how you should prepare them or be prepared yourself? Are you concerned with how your child will be kept safe but also concerned with your reluctance to make a trip to the hospital? Dr. Erik Shessler, Vice-Chair of the [...]

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Ground Hog Day Anxiety and Self-Care

We wake up each day and it seems like the day before. It’s monotonous, it’s repetitive and it is creating a LOT of anxiety. Anxiety in kids who already had high anxiety, anxiety in kids who didn’t have anxiety and so much anxiety in parents. How do we cope? What techniques are working to ease [...]

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Bouncing Back: Building Resilience in Families with Young Children after COVID 19

The power to bounce back after a traumatic event doesn’t come easy - it takes resilience. However, in this time of uncertainty, many families with young children are concerned about how to develop and promote resilience as we enter a new normal. Sometimes promoting resilience can be as simple as observing, listening, and providing a [...]

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Groundhog Day Anxiety and Self-Care

We wake up each day and it seems like the day before. It's monotonous, it's repetitive and it is creating a LOT of anxiety. Anxiety in kids who already had high anxiety, anxiety in kids who didn't have anxiety and so much anxiety in parents. How do we cope? What techniques are working to ease [...]

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Planning for Life after High School

It might seem impossible to think about the future right now. But agencies and organizations designed to support students in transition are working harder than ever to connect with you and your child about your child's goals for the future. There are transition services that students and families can be taking care of right now [...]

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Parent Cafe: 90 Minutes of “ME time”

Is this normal? Am I the only one dealing with this? If you have a child 0-8 years old and have ever asked yourself these questions - and really, who hasn't? - or you want to have some adult conversation. Join us on June 18th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. The Parent Café is a [...]

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Time for Transition: How Transition Assessments are Used to Plan for Life after High School

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Many families and special educators are not aware of the differences between Transition Assessment and other special education evaluations. Transition assessments must be used to create goals for life after-high-school in the IEP. They assess strengths, interests, preferences, and needs and should happen on an ongoing basis. Join us for a chat with Transition Consultant [...]

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SPECIAL EDUCATION CONCERNS AND YOUR CHILD A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

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Are you feeling uneasy about how to support your child's special education needs this year? This school year will be unlike any we have had before.  Join The River Center, Monadnock Developmental Services and the Parent Information Center of NH for an online question, answer and conversation forum to help and support you in supporting [...]

Time for Transition: What is a Student Led IEP and Where Do We Start?

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All young people need to learn how to take charge of their own lives as they approach the end of high school. For students with disabilities, IEP meetings can be a great place to practice this skill. By helping to create and implement their IEPs, students become take greater ownership over their learning and are [...]

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Time for Transition: Healthcare What!?

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As families plan for life beyond high school, we often forget to consider health care transition. Whether a youth is changing providers or not, the approach to health care changes as youth become adults. Join this chat with Sylvia Pelletier for this discussion focused on what it means to move to an "adult model of [...]

Time for Transition: Supported Decision Making

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Just what is Supported Decision making? Often times, Guardianship is the only option presented to families as their young people approach adulthood if they need support and assistance with making decisions. Join this chat with Terry Ohlson-Martin to learn more about Supported Decision Making may someday be an option that must be considered prior to [...]