Transition Resource Network was established as a regional "hub", or intermediary, which exists to connect youth, families, schools, organizations and employers, and to support youth in the transition to life after high school, particularly youth with disabilities.

TRN was developed in 2004 as a four year systems change effort, with the regional leadership of Community Partners and state leadership of the NH Developmental Disabilities Council and Workforce Opportunities Council, funded by a grant from the US Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy.  In 2006, when federal budget cuts threatened to end the new effort prematurely, SLC obtained funding from the NH Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, to continue the work under the NH State Improvement Grant II.

In 2008, Strafford Learning Center's Board elected to continue this important work by making the role of Transition Consultant an official position in the agency.  Through fee-for-service consultation and professional development activities, contracts with local school districts and involvement with a range of other transition related projects (the very same type of "Blending and Braiding of Resources" needed for successful transitions), TRN has evolved into a resource for secondary transition at the local, regional and state level.

Collaborations, Partnerships and Projects

    • START Certificate at Great Bay Community College
    • Project SEARCH development
    • NH Transition Community of Practice
    • Regional Transition Community of Practice
    • Institute on Disability Foundations in Transition Series
    • Institute on Disability Family-Centered Transition Planning
    • Next Steps NH - New Hampshire's State Personnel Development Grant