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For Immediate Release
August 27, 2014

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“It’s My Life!” Registration Hits 550 with Room for More; CNE Credits Available for Nursing Requirements

Lincoln – Over 550 people from across Nebraska have registered for the “It’s My Life!” conference Sept. 22-24 for people with developmental disabilities and those who work with them.  Jodi Fenner, director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities in the Dept. of Health and Human Services, hopes even more sign up.
“This conference has something for everyone,” said Fenner. “Our goal is to help people with developmental disabilities and those who work with them identify and use resources and systems to support all people in living an enviable life.” 
She said sessions will range from poignant personal perspectives of people with developmental disabilities and their families, to sessions by national and local experts on topics like successful transitions from school to work, medical approaches, dementia, autism, mental health, e-learning, nutrition, person-centered services, assessments, behavior planning and much more.
The conference will feature artwork and entertainment by Nebraskans with development disabilities.
Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits are available.
The conference will be held Sept. 22-24 at the LaVista Conference Center at the I-80 and Harrison Street interchange.
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