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RENEW: INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES We ar e excit ed t o an n ou n ce t h at RENEW pr ogr am at AHS. RENEW is a st r u ct u r ed w e ar e st ar t in g a sch ool-t o-car eer an d t r an sit ion plan n in g an d in dividu alized w r ap-ar ou n d pr ogr am f or st u den t s w h o ar e con sider ed t o be at -r isk becau se t h ey h ave given u p t r yin g t o ach ieve academ ically. Of t en , t h ese st u den t s st op doin g h om ew or k , t h en st op doin g class w or k . Soon , t h ey st op at t en din g class or t h ey leave class f or lon g per iods. Th ey m ay begin t o r eceive of f ice r ef er r als, det en t ion s, an d even su spen sion s. Usu ally, t h er e ar e addit ion al st r u ggles ou t side of sch ool, su ch as su bst an ce u se, police or cou r t in volvem en t , f am ily con f lict , or gen er al beh avior al dysr egu lat ion . Som e st u den t s ar e so f ar beh in d t h ey see n o w ay t o t u r n t h in gs ar ou n d. Ot h er s m ay be in em ot ion al dist r ess an d u n able t o plan f or t h e f u t u r e. Wh at ever t h e u n der lyin g issu es, RENEW of f er s t h ese st u den t s an ot h er ch an ce. Un iver sit y of New Ham psh ir e , RENEW em ploys a per son -cen t er ed plan n in g appr oach . Each st RFV@r"2rB$TUrb6ƗBB"B76V&R7R"Br""RBBV6"RfRW26RFR6RB6R6R6FB6"R7B"VwB2&6V@r@bW&R"W6R"6RFWfVVBVFrB6VbFWBW"B$TUp2WfFV6R&6VBFVBB07R'7BBǒ"fVBBRv666WBVVB@7B6V6F"VGR6B"B6BbRrVR$TUr2&VV"Bb7BBRBPbVGR6B66V6W2"FV@FWfVVBBR2'BR6B"7BRGb"6WfW"V"2B07BBRBRF6&ƗBW2BBRBRǒFVbB2B