Improving Special Education Transition Services in New Hampshire

PRS Briefs
2021-10
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Lauren
Alder
Jack
Barksdale

The transition from special education to adult services for students with disabilities can be abrupt and is often undertaken without full consideration of the needs, aspirations, and abilities of students. This report to the Education and Workforce Development Committee of the New Hampshire Senate explores ways to enhance transition programming in the state. More specifically, we first conduct a thorough review of transition literature, which primarily deals with predictors of post-school success. We then conduct case studies of Project Search, a transition program with particularly high rates of post-school success, in order to examine best practices in transition programming. Finally, we explore
how successful transition programming may be expanded in New Hampshire.