In this most recent newsletter, there is a story about the Project Search Job Fair, hosted by Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation. There, hundreds of individuals with disabilities from the Lincoln area had a chance to test their skills, practice their ability to interview and meet dozens of employers looking to hire quality employees.
Please see the flyer regarding a great opportunity coming up! This free Tourette education day is designed for educators, community members, and caregivers who are interested in learning more about Tourette Syndrome, educational strategies, and community resources!
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Special Olympics (east Central Region)Night with the Lincoln Stars
January 28th at 7:05 pm
Special ticket price of $17 with proceeds going back to the East Central Region! – Each ticket comes with a Hot Dog & Soda! – Post Game Autograph session with select Stars players on the North Stage! for tickets Contact John at 402.474.7827 ext. 15 or email@example.com or go to goo.gl/AZl0TW
Please pass on to parents that the Autism Family Network is having a private sensory-friendly holiday party this Saturday from 5:30pm – 7:30pm for all special needs children. Families will be able to enjoy the museum for free and even meet Santa & Mrs. Claus in a private area in the lower level.
Please watch the following video as we are nearing the conclusion of the fantastic first season of Unified Bowling!
Students and staff celebrated the dedication of the Nuernberger Education Center with his family and the community on Sunday, October 9.
The 2016-2017 school year is the inaugural year for the Nuernberger Education Center which houses two programs – a student support program and a program that serves students sixth through eighth grades who have been referred from other middle schools within LPS.
Speakers at the event included Superintendent of Lincoln Public Schools Dr. Steve Joel, Principal Jamie Bodeker, Special Education Director Dr. Jenny Fundus, as well as Judge Nuernberger’s wife Marian, and daughter DeAnn Currin (current principal at Sheridan elementary school).
At the event, students from the sixth grade choir sang the “Star-Spangled Banner”, “Don’t Worry Be Happy”, and “Knowledge is Power.”
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Each year the NSPA awards one member School Psychologist of the Year. This person demonstrates or has demonstrated contributions to the profession that are of exemplary status.
For more information, see the article here: http://lps.org/post/detail.cfm?id=11223
In December 2014, the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed into law authorizing state-sponsored tax-exempt savings programs for disability-related expenses. The law, which is modeled after Section 529 college savings programs, allows states to establish ABLE programs for individuals to save, on a tax-free basis for qualified expenses of an individual with disabilities without losing eligibility under Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid and other public benefits. On May 28, 2015, the state of Nebraska passed the Nebraska ABLE enabling act. The Nebraska act established the Nebraska ABLE program for residents of Nebraska who meet the eligibility requirements. It also allows Nebraska to contract with another state that does not have its own ABLE program. On November 16, 2015, the state of Nebraska signed a contract with First National Bank to be the Program Manager for the state’s ABLE program, called the Enable Savings Plan. On December 18, 2015, as part of the PATH Act of 2015, the requirement that individuals with disabilities could only open up an ABLE account in their home state was eliminated. As a result, individuals with disabilities living in any state will be eligible to open an Enable Savings Plan account.
An individual is eligible to participate in an ABLE program if he/she
Qualified disability expense
Any expenses related to the blindness or disability of the individual with a disability including:
Education, housing, transportation, employment training and support, assistive technology and personal support services, health, prevention and wellness, financial management and administrative services, legal fees, expenses for oversight and monitoring, funeral and burial expenses; and other expenses identified in the final federal rules (federal rules have not yet been adopted).
Contributing to an ABLE account
Impact on means-tested programs
Death of account owner
(Pictured left to right: Brian Foley, Jill Timmons, Mary Ells, Doug Schindler, Shannon Hall-Schmeckpeper)
Lincoln Public Schools Special Education staff donated toiletries for Matt Talbot’s Kitchen.
It’s great to support our community.
Dr. Jenny Fundus
Director of Special Education
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Assistant Director of Special Education
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