Schools and families around the state are finding innovative ways to strengthen family-school partnerships in special education. These successful practices are having a big impact! See some of the practices that have been shared with NH Connections or learn about how you can...Read More
NH Connections has several useful publications for families, and professionals. The WIIFM Tip Sheet is one publication where you can learn more about a school district and parent perspective of how family-school partnerships in special education provide positive outcomes for us...Read More
The NH Standards Training module is one of the NH Connections online training opportunities. This an on-line module provides an overview of the NH Standards for Family-School- Community partnerships. Learn more about this module and our other online training opportunities....Read More
NH Connections supports school district personnel and families of children with disabilities build and strengthen family-school partnerships in special education. Additionally NH Connections supports the Department of Education in the statewide Parent Involvement Survey in Special Education
Too often strengthening family-school partnerships is viewed as something additional we need to do when it is actually a natural part of what we do every day. Strengthening our partnerships with families of children with disabilities or school staff doesn’t take a great deal of extra work but rather a new perspective on our daily interactions with staff or families. Parents and school staff have an equal opportunity and responsibility to work together to improve educational outcomes for all children, including those with disabilities. NH Connections recognizes that there is no “one size fits all” method for families and school to work together.
Look for existing Family School Partnership in Special Education Groups.
The Parent Involvement Survey in Special Education is sent out by the NH Department of Education (NH DOE) each spring (usually in March) to all parents of children with disabilities (parents of children who have IEPs) to learn more about how school districts are involving families in their child’s special education. This survey is done each year to meet a requirement as part of our State Performance Plan (SPP). More importantly, data from the survey provides key information to individual school districts to help them improve family-school partnerships in special education.
NH Connections provides online training, downloadable publications for print and maintains a calendar that includes information about free workshops, activities and events held by local parent partnership groups and the Parent Information Center. Check out our full-size calendar.