December 1, 2015 ~ PTI Webinar/Restraint and Seclusion Policy for Nebraska Students
Dec 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

PTI & Answers4Families Webinar, At Risk with Only Guidance for Protection: Restraint and Seclusion Policy for Nebraska Students

The use of restraint and seclusion presents significant health and safety risks to students. Students continue to endure severe injuries and death from the use of restraints and seclusion. Children with disabilities are at particular risk of being restrained and/or secluded and disproportionately so. Students are sometimes restrained as discipline for minor infractions, even when the student’s behavior appeared not to be aggressive. Students are often restrained without prior parental consent, incident reporting to parents, or despite explicit parental instructions not to use restraint or seclusion. Nebraska requires each school district adopt a policy regulating and authorizing the use of restraint or seclusion. Because Nebraska only requires that a policy be in place, issuing only non-binding guidance as to what these policies should entail, district policies vary widely across the state and even across town.

This presentation intends to educate about the extent of restraint and seclusion use in schools, raising awareness of the significant safety and health risks, the current system by which Nebraska authorizes and regulates schools’ use of seclusion and restraint, and some questions parents can ask or resources to use if the use of restraint or seclusion is suspected. Our speaker is Brad Muerrins from Disability Rights Nebraska.

12:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.                    December 1, 2015

Come join us. Please register at: and click on the Webinars tab

December 3, 2015 ~ PTI Nebraska Overview, F2F Overview (Columbus)
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hours to be specified later, at presented scheduled for the afternoon
ESU #7 | Columbus, NE

This workshop is for a private group, Special Education Directors.  For more information, please contact Amy Salama at ESU 7.

December 7, 2015 ~ Intervenciones de Conducta Positiva y Apoyos
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Intervenciones de Conducta Positiva y Apoyos

Este taller tratará sobre la importancia del uso de la evaluación de comportamiento funcional para poder entender el comportamiento de su hijo(a) y poder desarrollar un plan de comportamiento positivo apropiado.

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon     7 de Diciembre, 2015

Biblioteca del Sur de Omaha, 2808 “Q” Street, Omaha

Se require registración. Se proporcionará desayuno a los que se registren. Para registrarse por favor llamar a Graciela al 402-403-3910. No habrá cuidado de niños.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

This workshop will help parents understand the importance of using functional behavioral assessments to understand their child’s behaviors and help develop appropriate positive behavior plans.

Registration is required. No childcare will be provided.

This workshop will be presented in Spanish

January 21, 2016 ~ Guardianship, SSI, & DDS
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
TAC Building | 3215 Cuming Street | Omaha, NE  68131

This private workshop is intended for OPS parents.  For more information, please contact Shana Frodyma at 402-557-2543 or at .