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May 14, 2014
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Training Available for Providers and Families of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in 13 Nebraska Communities
Lincoln – A variety of topics to help people better serve individuals with developmental disabilities will be covered in training sessions scheduled across the state this summer. The training is offered free of charge by the Department of Health and Human Services and coordinated by OMNI Behavioral Health.
There is Life after High School: The Pathway to Adult Status
Maximizing Successful Outcomes of Inclusive Education
Nutritional Assessment and Meal Planning for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Adulthood is an Age, not an IQ
Agency Management and Supervision
How to be a Leader, not a Manager
Providing a Life of Value: Overcoming Life’s Obstacles
Prevention of Abuse and Neglect: A Higher Standard
Protecting the Right to be an Individual
Supporting a Spiritual Life
Writing Investigative Reports
“Providing training, technical assistance and consultation to people who provide supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities is an important part of what we do,” said Jodi Fenner, director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities in the Department of Health and Human Services.
One or more sessions are scheduled for Alliance, Columbus, Hastings, Gering, Grand Island, Kearney, Lincoln, Norfolk, North Platte, Ogallala, Omaha, Scottsbluff and Sidney. The trainers are Dr. Keith Allen; Labor Relations Alternatives; Dr. Tom Pomeranz; Terri Lykins, RD, LMNT; Deb Kolman, RD, LMNT; Colby Coash; Dr. Bill Reay; Dr. Richard Wiener; and Verla Dorn, MA.