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6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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January 2018

Smooth and Steady Transitions to a Self-Determined Life

January 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Prepare your middle school special needs child to transition to high school.

The Ollie Webb Center is hosting a educational seminar on transitioning special needs kids from middle to high school on Thursday, January 25 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center. CLICK HERE to Register for the event. If you have a student in Middle School, High School or a Transition Program,…

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February 2018

“The Secret Life of a Black Aspie”

February 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Anand Prahlad Author Black Neurodivergent Asperger's

Award-winning author Anand Prahlad will be reading excerpts from his memoir "The Secret Life of a Black Aspie."  Prahlad's book is an autobiographical approach to life as black and neurodivergent in America.  Go to Room 205.  The event is sponsored by Autism Action Partnership, Goodrich Scholarship Program and The Center for Public Affairs Research. For…

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Life Without Boxes: Untangling Haircuts for Children with Autism – CANCELLED

February 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Autism Action Partnership Life Without Boxes series logo

Haircuts for children with autism can be challenging. Please join Autism Action Partnership to learn some behavioral and styling tips and tricks from a local hair stylist and our on staff BCBA. We will be discussing everything from getting your child to sit in the chair without problem behavior to how to get that perfect fade.…

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Aging and Developmental Disabilities Information Group

February 13, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

The Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands is sponsoring an Aging and Developmental Disabilities Information Group for families of adults with an intellectual or developmental disability at the UNO Community Engagement Center, Room 127, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from February to June, starting at 6:45. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Facilitator - Janet…

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Registration Deadline for DSES Seminar on Special Education/Inclusion/IEPs

February 19, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 10:00 am
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

"Inclusion and Least Restrictive Environment: How to make sure your IEP team talks about the issues that matter to you!" by Dr. Brian Herndon Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UNO Community Engagement Center Room 231 The event is FREE.  CLICK HERE FOR PARENT / CAREGIVER REGISTRATION Knowledge is power. Understanding the IEP gives…

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Omaha Town Hall for The Arc of Nebraska

February 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Join Edison McDonald, Executive Director of the Arc of Nebraska, for legislative updates and discussion about bills proposed in this legislative session that impact individuals with disabilities.

Join Edison McDonald, Executive Director of the Arc of Nebraska, for legislative updates and discussion about bills proposed in this legislative session that impact individuals with disabilities. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, 11:00-Noon UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center 6001 Dodge St. Reserved Parking Available for the first 20 RSVPs. RSVP at: https://arc-ne-townhall.eventbrite.com Questions? E-mail Denise Gehringer…

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DSES – Educator Session – Special Education/Inclusion/IEPs

February 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

The Down Syndrome Education Series (DSES) is a monthly educational seminar for families of children with Down syndrome, designed to connect parents with information that will positively impact the education and well-being of their child. The Educators' session for February 2018 is entitled: "FAPE, LRE, IEP, FBA, BIP...It's all so confusing! What's my role in all…

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DSES – Parent Session – Special Education/Inclusion/IEPs

February 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

The Down Syndrome Education Series (DSES) is a monthly educational seminar for families of children with Down syndrome, designed to connect parents with information that will positively impact the education and well-being of their child. The Parent's session for February 2018 is entitled: "Inclusion and Least Restrictive Environment: How to make sure your IEP team talks…

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Sibshops

February 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Sibshops are opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with disabilities to play and obtain peer support with education included. They are lively pedal-to-the-medal celebrations of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. Sibshops is not group therapy although their effect may be therapeutic for some children.

Sibshops is brought to you in partnership with Ollie Webb Center, Inc. The program will run at the same time and place as our Down Syndrome Education Series. The program is available for siblings ages 6-13. DSA families will pay a special rate of $5 per child to participate and will sign up through the…

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March 2018

Aging and Developmental Disabilities Information Group

March 13, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

The Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands is sponsoring an Aging and Developmental Disabilities Information Group for families of adults with an intellectual or developmental disability at the UNO Community Engagement Center, Room 127, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from February to June, starting at 6:45. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Facilitator - Janet…

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DSES – Educator Session – Teaching Reading to Students with Down Syndrome

March 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

The Down Syndrome Education Series (DSES) is a monthly educational seminar for families of children with Down syndrome, designed to connect parents with information that will positively impact the education and well-being of their child. Workshop title:  WHOLE CHILD READING: Go in Through the Heart and Teach to the Brain Speaker:  Natalie Hale, Founder -…

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Sibshops

March 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Sibshops are opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with disabilities to play and obtain peer support with education included. They are lively pedal-to-the-medal celebrations of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. Sibshops is not group therapy although their effect may be therapeutic for some children.

Sibshops is brought to you in partnership with Ollie Webb Center, Inc. The program will run at the same time and place as our Down Syndrome Education Series. The program is available for siblings ages 6-13. DSA families will pay a special rate of $5 per child to participate and will sign up through the…

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DSES – Parent Session – Teaching Your Child to Read

March 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

The Down Syndrome Education Series (DSES) is a monthly educational seminar for families of children with Down syndrome, designed to connect parents with information that will positively impact the education and well-being of their child. Workshop title:  WHOLE CHILD READING: Go in Through the Heart and Teach to the Brain Speaker:  Natalie Hale, Founder -…

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Making the Move from Middle to High School

March 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Making the Move-A Seamless & Manageable Move to Middle and High School

Join The Arc of Omaha and the Ollie Webb Center for their next seminar: "Making the Move-A Seamless & Manageable Move to Middle and High School"  Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 PM. This educational event will provide tips and strategies for a seamless and manageable move to Middle School and High School for students…

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April 2018

Aging and Developmental Disabilities Information Group

April 10, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

The Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands is sponsoring an Aging and Developmental Disabilities Information Group for families of adults with an intellectual or developmental disability at the UNO Community Engagement Center, Room 127, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from February to June, starting at 6:45. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Facilitator - Janet…

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DSES – Feeding Therapy

April 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

The Down Syndrome Education Series (DSES) is a monthly educational seminar for families of children with Down syndrome, designed to connect parents with information that will positively impact the education and well-being of their child. Speaker - Elizabeth Schroeder, Occupational Therapist Children's Mercy Kansas City Topic - Feeding Therapy Pace - UNO Community Engagement Center Room…

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Social Media 101 – Supporting Individuals with Special Needs on Social Media

April 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Social Media 101 with Smart Girl Society

MOVED TO THURSDAY, APRIL 26.  If you already registered, your reservation will be honored. Those of us that support individuals with disabilities want to be able to use the most modern technology to offer assistive technology to our family members with special needs. And they, like their typical peers, want to be included and involved…

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May 2018

Aging and Developmental Disabilities Information Group

May 8, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

The Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands is sponsoring an Aging and Developmental Disabilities Information Group for families of adults with an intellectual or developmental disability at the UNO Community Engagement Center, Room 127, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from February to June, starting at 6:45. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Facilitator - Janet…

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Sibshops

May 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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$5
Sibshops are opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with disabilities to play and obtain peer support with education included. They are lively pedal-to-the-medal celebrations of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. Sibshops is not group therapy although their effect may be therapeutic for some children.

SibShops - A Program Just for Siblings!  Ollie Webb Center, Inc.'s last SibShops of the 2017-2018 school year will include a cheese pizza party! Siblings ages 6-13 are welcome to participate. DSA families will pay just $5 per child. Read more about the program and register HERE! Tuesday, May 15th Time : 6:30 - 8:30 PM UNO…

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DSES – Toilet Training Your Child with Down Syndrome

May 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

The Down Syndrome Education Series (DSES) is a monthly educational seminar for families of children with Down syndrome, designed to connect parents with information that will positively impact the education and well-being of their child. Topic - Toilet Training Your Child with Down Syndrome on Tuesday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. CLICK HERE…

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June 2018

Improv Ninja Workshop

June 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Improv Ninja Workshop - Tuesday, June 12 from 2 to 3 PM at UNO Community Engagement Center, Room 128. Participants (ages 15+) will learn improvisational games and techniques which will help build communication skills, improve self-confidence, and teach team work all while having a ton of fun(and laughs!)! Parents will not be allowed to watch…

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DSES – Rob Snow – Minimize the Mountain

June 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

The Down Syndrome Education Series (DSES) is a monthly educational seminar for families of children with Down syndrome, designed to connect parents with information that will positively impact the education and well-being of their child. Speaker - Rob Snow Topic - Minimize the Mountain Place - UNO Community Engagement Center Room 231 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER…

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Aging and Developmental Disabilities Information Group

June 12, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

The Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands is sponsoring an Aging and Developmental Disabilities Information Group for families of adults with an intellectual or developmental disability at the UNO Community Engagement Center, Room 127, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from February to June, starting at 6:45. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Facilitator - Janet…

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August 2018

Break the Procrastination Curse with “Practical Zen Brain Hacks” for ADHD Brains

August 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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For any of my fellow adults or parents of teens/young adults or teens /young adults themselves who might be interested, with ADHD/ADD, from. Omaha Metro CHADD FKA Omaha/Council Bluffs Satellite of CHADD: SAVE the Date. This Thursday join our CHADD meeting by welcoming Alan Brown from ADDCrusherTV.com as our virtual speaker. Where: UNO Barbara Weitz…

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Back to School Make & Take Event About Me Handouts and IEP Binders

August 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 6:30 pm8:30 pm UNO Community Engagement Center Room 231 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The Down Syndrome Education Series (DSES) is a monthly educational seminar for families of children with Down syndrome, designed to connect parents with information that will positively impact the education and well-being of their child. Make and Take…

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New Medicaid Waiver Services Developments

August 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Hear from Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Director of Developmental Disabilities Courtney Miller about how future changes will impact people using Medicaid Waiver Services.

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September 2018

DSES – Educator Session – Down Syndrome 101 for Educators

September 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

The Down Syndrome Education Series (DSES) is a monthly educational seminar for families of children with Down syndrome, designed to connect parents with information that will positively impact the education and well-being of their child. Speaker - Amy Allison, Executive Director Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City Place - UNO Community Engagement Center Room 231…

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DSES – Parent Session – Transition to Adulthood

September 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

The Down Syndrome Education Series (DSES) is a monthly educational seminar for families of children with Down syndrome, designed to connect parents with information that will positively impact the education and well-being of their child. Speaker - Amy Allison, Executive Director Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City Place - UNO Community Engagement Center Room 231…

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DSES – Student Empowerment Through Effective Paraeducator Support

September 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Learn How to Advocate for Effective Paraeducator Support for Your Child This presentation is open to anyone who would like to attend including parents, caregivers, paraeducators, special education teachers, and classroom teachers. Presented  by Amy Allison, Chief Operating Officer, Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center - Room 231 6400…

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December 2018

DSES – Make & Take Event – Holiday Social Stories

December 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm UNO Community Engagement Center Room 231 CLICK HERE TO REIGSTER The Down Syndrome Education Series (DSES) is a monthly educational seminar for families of children with Down syndrome, designed to connect parents and community members with information that will positively impact the education and well-being of individuals…

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January 2019

DSES – Educator Session – Social Boundaries Using the Circles® Curriculum

January 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm UNO Community Engagement Center Room 231 EDUCATORS CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The Down Syndrome Education Series (DSES) is a monthly educational seminar for families of children with Down syndrome, designed to connect parents and community members with information that will positively impact the education and well-being of…

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DSES – Social Boundaries Using the Circles® Curriculum

January 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm UNO Community Engagement Center CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The Down Syndrome Education Series (DSES) is a monthly educational seminar for families of children with Down syndrome, designed to connect parents with information that will positively impact the education and well-being of their child. Topic - Social Boundaries…

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