All Nebraskans are invited to attend a seminar at the University of Nebraska Medical Center that will focus on how to improve systems of services and supports with those with disabilities.
Mark Smith is an assistant professor in the Munroe-Meyer Institute and says, “This training is an opportunity for people with disabilities, their family members or their friends or just interested parties in general to learn how to support communities to better be able to serve and provide resources and supports to people with disabilities.”
Smith says it is important to include the voice of people with disabilities on ways to improve services and support. Those who attend will hear from some of the state’s top leaders across the spectrum of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The seminar will include information on resources, opportunities for leadership, strategies and systems. Those attending will receive help on how to develop advocacy plans and build and support state and local coalitions.
The free seminar is September 21st and 22, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Autism Center of Nebraska at 9012 Q Street in Omaha. Nebraskans click here for more details or call 402-559-5744.