September 1, 2015 ~ PTI Webinar/Rebuilding Dreams
Sep 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

PTI & Answers4Families Webinar, Rebuilding Dreams

September 1, 2015

Parents often feel a sense of loss and grief when they receive a diagnosis for their child that includes a disability or a special health care need.  Grandparents and extended family also may have difficulties.  This workshop explores the normalcy of the experience and gives tips to families on how to rebuild dreams.  Our speakers this week are Connie Shockley, a parent; and Sandy Peterson, a grandparent, Information Specialists at PTI Nebraska.

This Webinar will be offered at 12:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

Please register at: and click on the Webinars tab


September 12, 2015 ~ PTI Booth at El Grito event in South Omaha
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Plaza de la Raza | South 24th Street | Omaha, NE

For more information, please contact Diva R. Mejias at

September 16, 2015 ~ PTI Overview, in Spanish
Sep 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Completely Kids | 2566 St. Mary’s Avenue | Omaha, NE 68105

This PTI Overview will be given in Spanish.  It is for a private group.  For more information, please contact Brenda Jewell at 402-397-5809 x 223.

September 26, 2015 ~ PTI Booth at Columbus Festival Hispano
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
AG Park, 822 15th Street | Columbus, NE

PTI Nebraska will have a booth at the Columbus Festival Hispano on the 26th of September.  Come by and visit.

September 26, 2015 ~ Heartland Genetics Care Coordination
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm


 Time and place not yet available.

Heartland Genetics Care Coordination

September 26, 2015

Care coordination is a needs-driven, team-based process that values families as essential partners. Care coordination is intended to integrate care among multiple service providers, enhance the caregiving ability of the family, and maximize the potential of the child. The purpose of the training is to help parents learn:

  • What is a medical home
  • Ways to organize information and find reliable resources
  • How to navigate health care and insurance systems
  • How to communicate and coordinate with multiple providers
  • How to plan early for child’s transition – IFSP to IEP and more
  • What families need to know about Early Development Network (EDN)
  • Ideas for coping with stress and finding support
  • Advocacy skills

This training is open to any parent or guardian of a child (birth-18). Priority will be given to families of infants and toddlers in EDN and/or with genetic disorders. Parents MUST pre-register to attend. Childcare is not available on site. Seating is very limited for this event so please register early.

For more information and to register by telephone,

please contact PTI Nebraska, 402-403-3908, and ask for Nina; or by email at

The specific location and times of the workshop will be released after registration and completion of preliminary documents.

Funding from HRSA.MCHB Grant H46MC24089 for Heartland Genetics Service Colalborative; and from HTSDA/MCHB Grant H46MC24092 for Region 4 Collaboratives is acknowledged.