Thank you to all of the participants, sponsors, and presenters who helped make the Parent Information Center and NH Family Voices Partnering for Strength Conference a success. Over 140 attendees (and over 20 youth) were present and participated in a number of workshops focused on collaborating with families, schools, communities and youth to support children with disabilities and special healthcare needs.

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Schools are committed to helping all children succeed. One of the ways schools help children who are struggling to learn and need additional support to be successful is using Response to Instruction (RtI).

Parents and caregivers working together with the school, with your child's educators is important. Being proactive, being involved with your child's education is important to prevent issues from arising. Please take this 25 minute module to learn more about RtI and what to do if you have questions.

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Upcoming Volunteer Advocate Training Programs!

This 11-week (44 hour) training program is offered twice a year in various locations across of the state.

Apply now for the training program coming to your area!

Fall 2014 - Concord, NH

Tuesdays 5:30-9:30pm
October 7th-December 16th

To find out more and download application, visit here.

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Advocates for Families with Children
with Disabilities (AFC)

Through AFC, a fee-for-service, program, you can receive in-depth guidance. Pleae click here for more information.

Read the PIC Spring/Summer 2013 Newsletter!

Click here to download the .pdf version


Starting POINTS for NH Parents is an online community for parents of children with disabilities. It allows you to learn, share and connect about the educational and developmental needs of your children. It includes news, a glossary, notices for workshops and online courses, FAQs, piblications, and other resources.

Because we want Starting POINTS for NH Parents to be a truly interactive online community, it also includes a forum (Parent Perspectives) where community members can post information, ideas and resources, pose questions and respond to posts by other members. Community members can also comment on articles and rate resources, which can help other visitors to the site decide which resources they would like to access first.

We invite you to join our Starting POINTS for NH Parents community, and look forward to seeing you there! Remember to check-out the PIC family of websites which can be accessed at

Hot off the presses!

The NH Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education has just released a FAQ about the NH Alternate Learning Progression Portfolio (NH ALPs) process. This FAQ was developed by two parents who found that there was very little family friendly information available. Click here to view the FAQ.

The Parent Information Center has moved...

to 54 Old Suncook Road. We are now located in the building directly behind our previous office.


Parenting a child with a disability presents unique challenges and maneuvering the special education maze is one of them.  The staff at the Parent Information Center on Special Education understands and can provide the help, support and information you need to be a more active participant in the special education process.

The Parent Information Center on Special Education serves families of children of all ages (birth to age 26) and all disabilities (physical, cognitive, behavioral and emotional).  Our vision is that all children with disabilities will have successful educational experiences that will prepare them to be actively involved in the community as adults. To guide and encourage families in supporting the unique learning potential of their children, we provide a variety of services including: telephone assistance, one to one fee-for-service assistance, workshops, training series, publications, and other resources.girl

Family, school and community partnerships are essential to ensure children’s success in school.  We support families, professionals and other community members in working together to improve outcomes for children with disabilities.

How can we help you find the information you need?