Friday, January 13, 2017

Parents Encouraging Parents Conference March 16-18

(Press Release from Nebraska Dept. of Education)

Parents Encouraging Parents Conference
March 16-18, 2017 @ Younes Conference Center, Kearney, NE

Are you a Nebraska parent of a child with special needs?

Then this conference is for you!  No registration fee! Two nights' lodging and most meals furnished!

The purpose of PEP is to bring parents of children with disabilities together in an accepting and confidential environment, giving them the opportunity to share ideas, feelings and common concerns, and to obtain information on parenting and educating a child with a disability. Parents will go home with renewed energy, hope and a desire to work closely with professionals who serve their child so that every child can experience the fullest life.

This conference is open to all Nebraska parents who are raising a child with a verified disability. The child must have an active IFSP/IEP.

A small number of openings are reserved for education professionals who serve children with disabilities and are employed in NE school districts. Professionals will experience PEP from a parent perspective.

To register:  First read the Guidelines for Participants. Then complete the registration form available online here.    To view the complete brochure, click here.

Guidelines for Participants:

  • All registered participants must attend the entire conference
  • For married couples, both spouses are required to attend the conference together for maximum benefit.
  • Single parents are welcome to bring a support person that shares responsibility for raising the child with a disability and is actively involved in the child's education.