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A summer self-advocacy course for students with disabilities will be available in July! ‘It’s All About the Plan!’ allows students to learn about and practice self-advocacy. It includes hands-on activities, community speakers, and e-learning tools. It is developed through partnership of Disability Rights Nebraska, Arc of Lincoln, Autism Family Network, and Fritz & O’Hare Associates.

The course will be completed in five days with 2.5 hour daily sessions at Southeast Community College. Students with disabilities, ages 14 to 21 are invited to the course. Parents of students attending ‘It’s All About the Plan!’ are invited to a self-advocacy session on July 6th. Attendance is not mandatory.

Self-advocacy skills help people speak up for what they need and want in life. It is especially important for students with disabilities to learn how they can make their voices heard!

The course will be free of charge. Stipends will be available, upon request, to help with transportation costs.

First National Bank of Omaha and the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office formally invite you and your family to join a celebration announcing the launch of the Enable Savings Plan—one of the nation’s first ABLE plans created to help individuals with disabilities attain financial independence.

The launch event is being held June 30th at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium at 9:30 am. There will be special events, entertainment and lunch. Please stay and enjoy the zoo following the festivities.

Limited space is available. Please click HERE to RSVP by Friday, June 17.

To learn more about the Enable Savings Plan, visit

Disability Rights Nebraska is seeking potential candidates for four openings on the Board of Directors. Among these four openings, we are specifically seeking a person with an intellectual disability, a person with a mental illness, a rights-oriented attorney, and a person with Citizen Advocacy program background.

If you, or someone you know is interested, please respond by filling out and submitting this form by June 7 at 5PM Central Time.