Breaking Barriers- Successful Transitions from School to Life

When: Monday, Feb 6, 2017, 9:30AM - 2:30PM

ESU 7, 2653 44th Avenue, Columbus, NE  68601

Parent/Teacher and Student Sessions Available

Parents/Teachers will: 

•Complete Developmental Disabilities and Medicaid application with guided support from the Division of Health and Human Services and ESU 7.
•If applications for DD and Medicaid are complete, speakers will present on topics of parent/teacher choice.  Speakers/topics may include: ARC of Platte County, PTI Nebraska, Guardianship and Other Alternatives, ENable, Easter Seals, Obtaining Social Security Income for Individuals with Disabilities, Heritage Health/Medicaid, Project Search, Life Skills Curriculum for the Unique Learner at Central Community College, supports available from Vocational Rehabilitation

Students will:

•Learn employment skills
•Learn self-advocacy skills
•Learn to take charge of their health care
•Learn internet safety
•Learn about adult support groups and network
•Meet and learn students from other area schools

Students ages 12-21 welcome to attend.  Please provide a paraprofessional to support student learning, if appropriate.  Parents are encouraged to attend with school staff, but not required.  School districts will complete registration for all workshop attendees.  Lunch is provided - please indicate food allergies.  Bring copies all necessary documentation required to complete Medicaid and Developmental Disabilities applications to the workshop, such as social security numbers. 

This workshop is made possible through partnerships with the Nebraska Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Central Community College, Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation, and ESU 7.