LPS Students participate in the first Cane Quest

On December 5th, students and staff from Lincoln Public Schools traveled to Nebraska City to participate in the first annual Cane Quest for students with visual impairments.  During this challenge, students had to navigate through different check points while showing proper cane technique and daily living skills.  Each task showcased the student’s learning of cane and protective skills to safely travel in various environments.  Students were awarded coins for successfully completing challenges.  They had a fantastic time, and through feedback from the staff were able to determine skills they wanted to work on so they can earn more coins at Cane Quest next year!

ENTC Vendor Fair and Parent Workshop 2019

A reminder of the upcoming ENTC Vendor Fair and Parent Workshop!  This information was also sent out via School Messenger.

1. ENTC Vendor Fair 2019:

October 21, 2019

TCA Building, Enter Door CA34

at Southeast Community College

84th & O Streets

Lincoln, NE

4:15 p.m.– 7:15 p.m.

The Eastern Nebraska Transition Vendor Fair is for parents/guardians of students who are interested in learning about community services that are available for individuals with disabilities needing supports. These supports will help prepare students to enter the world of independent living; postsecondary education; residential services; supported employment; vocational service; and other community agencies and service systems. A wide array of community-based service providers are scheduled to share information with parents at the ENTC Vendor Fair.

2.  ENTC Parent Workshops 2019:

October 21, 2019

TCA Building, Enter Door CA34

at Southeast Community College

84th & O Streets

Lincoln, NE

6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.

  The The Eastern Nebraska Transition Parent Workshop is for parents/guardians of students with disabilities. Parent/guardian participants will be provided with opportunities to learn about education, financial, legal, and social support services and systems available for students with disabilities after they graduate. Information provided will assist parents in developing future plans for their children.

We look forward to seeing you at the ENTC Vendor Fair and the ENTC Parent Workshops.

 

 

UNL Information – Office for Students with Disabilities

Have a student who will soon be starting college? Please see below information regarding services for students with disabilities at the University of Nebraska Lincoln!

UNL How to register for Services for Students with Disabilities

UNL Services for Students with Disabilities Overview

UNL Services for Students with Disabilities

UNL Verification for Chronic Health Disabilities

 

LPS Teacher of the Visually Impaired recognized

Ko Inamura, Teacher of the Visually Impaired for Lincoln Public Schools, was nominated as an Outstanding Computer Science Teacher by the National Science Foundation. Ko has worked hard to incorporate the Expanded Core Curriculum in his teaching, including Career Exploration. This has led him to the world of teaching coding and computer science.  Ko uses Quorum Programming Language to teach coding to many of his blind and visually impaired students. Congrats Ko!

https://www.nsf.gov/cise/csbytes/newsletter/vol5/V5TeachersIssue.pdf

 

Summer Camp

There are still have a few spots available at the Carol Joy Holling summer camp session for special needs students ages 13-21.

It’s June 12-15—three days and two nights of building new friendships through fishing, cookouts, creative arts, Bible study, and more.

Carol Joy Holling Camp,  located on 320-acres just outside of Ashland—near Mahoney State Park. This summer they are celebrating their 40th year of camping, and 20th year of programs for people with special needs.

Here’s a link to the web page, which includes the registration form:

https://www.caroljoyholling.org/programs-for-people-with-special-ne

Spring and Summer Opportunities!

Please see the attached documents from Lincoln City Libraries and The Lincoln Children’s Museum, featuring some amazing events coming up!

 

Lincoln City Libraries presents: Special Needs Storytime, every third Thursday of the month.

 

Lincoln Children’s Museum’s Summer Adventure Camp

Flyer:  Camp information_Autism Speaks Camp (1)

 

 

 

PEP Conference re-scheduled!

Parents Encouraging Parents Conference
May 3-4, 2019

Younes Conference Center
Kearney, NE

PEP brings together parents of children with disabilities in an accepting and confidential environment. You’ll have the opportunity to share your ideas and feelings, and discuss common concerns. Sessions also include further information on parenting and educating children with disabilities, as well as how to develop and maintain effective partnerships with the professionals who work with your family.

For more information, see the Flyer

New Sports Camp opportunity at Peru State College!

On April 3, Peru State College will be hosting the Exceptional Bobcat Sports Camp, and it is completely free to participants! This event has been made possible through the Snyder Cultural Endowed Fund.

This event is for students with disabilities in grades K-8.

Again, this camp is completely free to students!  Each participant will receive a t-shirt as well as a medal and will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills during a basketball game at the end of the camp against parent and faculty volunteers!  Our goal is to increase cultural awareness of this unique population of students and provide all ​participants with a fun opportunity to learn and grow.​

Please see the attached flyer and registration form for this amazing opportunity!

 

Flyer

World Down Syndrome Day

The Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska invites you to celebrate:

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY

March 21st, 5:30 to 7:30 PM

The Armory (1776 N 10th Street)

Dyslexia

Learn more about Dyslexia and how the Curriculum and Special Education departments in Lincoln Public Schools are collaborating around best practices to support students with this specific learning disability.

Dyslexia

Contact

Dr. Jenny Fundus
Director of Special Education
jfundus@lps.org | 402-436-1919

Special Education Leadership

Scott Eckman
Supervisor
seckman1@lps.org | 402-436-1918

Mary Ells
Assistant Director of Special Education
mells@lps.org | 402-436-1806

Carrie Foster
Supervisor
cfoster@lps.org | 402-436-1915

Tonya Jolley
VOICE Coordinator
tjolley@lps.org | 402-436-1519

Mindy Roberts
Supervisor
mroberts@lps.org | 402-436-1907

Doug Schindler
Budget Coordinator
dschind@lps.org | 402-436-1913

Melissa Weber-Arnold
Supervisor
mweber2@lps.org | 402-436-1902

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