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Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center

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6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
402-554-6000 unomaha.edu

September 2019

Be Safe

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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$10

This hands-on demonstration prepares individuals who have a developmental disability, on how to advocate for themselves with regard to police and first responders. Dillon's training will not only emphasize how a person with an IDD should respond in different situations - but also how they should not respond. Presented by Munroe-Meyer Institute, Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands and Self-Advocate, Dillon Denton. $10 for self-advocate packets, which include emergency contact cards and other resources for self-advocates. Guardians, caregivers, educators and…

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SibShops

September 24 @ 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, September 24, 2019 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm UNO Community Engagement Center Room 218 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 Oliie Webb Center, Inc. website below. This program is held…

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DSES for Parents: Behavior News You Can Use

September 24 @ 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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Free

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: Stacy Taylor Workshop Description: Behavior News You Can Use Behavior can be frustrating and confusing, but the good news is that there is a science of learning and behavior that can help...no matter what age or stage your child is in. It is important…

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October 2019

DSA Legislative Advocacy Team (Parents, Grandparent, Adult Siblings)

October 2 @ 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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Wanted! Parents, Grandparents and Adult Siblings of individuals with Down Syndrome of all ages to be a part of DSA's Legislative Advocacy Team. LAT members will be asked to attend the DSA LAT training on Oct. 2nd, participate in future meetings, as well as connect with State Legislators and Congressional Representatives. DSA LAT members will work to advocate for legislation and policy to improve the lives of individuals with Down syndrome by telling their stories, being informed about issues and…

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DSES – IEP Help

October 8 @ 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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Free

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.  Join us on Tuesday, October 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 in learning the "ins and outs" of IEP meetings and how supports can make a difference! Helpful tips will be brought to us by professionals at PTI.  UNO Community Engagement Center Room 231. Jennifer Miller,…

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“Don’t Forget Me”

October 10 @ 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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The Autism Society of Nebraska - Omaha is sponsoring a screening of "Don't Forget Me" on Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 PM.  This documentary from American journalist and professor Jackie Spinner along with Moroccan director Rajae Bouardi showcases challenges faced by Morrocan parents and children dealing with autism and a discriminatory system that prevents them from being educated. The documentary follows three families with children on the autism spectrum, taking the viewer inside the schools with the children and then…

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November 2019

Animation, Video and Garage Band with Tom McLaughlin

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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This fall across Omaha, WhyArts and the Munroe-Meyer Institute are hosting “Exploring the Arts,” a series of free art workshops for adults with developmental and other disabilities. The schedule and locations: Animation, Video and Garage Band with Tom McLaughlin Nov. 1 6-7:30pm Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6400 University Drive South, University of Nebraska at Omaha campus The free classes are open to adults with disabilities age 18 or older. Participants can register for one or all of the classes;…

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