I am an advocate for individuals with special needs because my son Curtis has Autism and is 34 years- old now. Because of him, I have a strong passion for helping people navigate the system.
I am an EDN (Early Development Network) services coordinator in Grand Island. (18 years) In this role, I work with families who have children who are at risk for delays in their development, helping them access community resources that best meet their needs. My husband, Jim and I are parents of a son, Christopher, age 29 who has physical and medical needs. We live in Grand Island and have 8 children in total. Jim and I also have been foster parents for 18+ years and have guardianship for a 5-year-old, Milly who has high medical needs.
I am the mother of two children, ages 14 and 11. My 14 years old son has Down syndrome, and he has received services from MMI since he was a toddler. I am originally from Peru and have lived in NE most of my life. In addition, I work at PTI-NE as an outreach coordinator, helping Spanish speaking families access, navigate and receive appropriate school services for their children with disabilities.
My husband, Tony and myself live in Kearney, NE. I am the mother of two children, ages 13 and 11. My son has had a myriad of health issues since birth including seizures, mild intellectual disabilities and some behavior challenges. I am a former educator but currently work as a family advocate for Families CARE; under the Umbrella of the NE Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health.
I am a mom to Stephanie and 2 other children. Stephanie has a developmental disability and requires 24/7 care. I have served on many different boards at the local, state and national levels.
I ama self-advocate and am also a single mom of 2 boys. My youngest son has Cerebral Palsy and so do I. I was told that by now I should not be walking, but I am.
My sister experienced Down Syndrome and we watched the development of services throughout the 50’s and 60’s. I work for Region V Services in Lincoln and chair the Nebraska Providers’ Network.
I am a father of 2 children. My younger daughter has developmental disabilities.
I am on the CAB representing the NE Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. I am the parent of an individual with developmental disabilities (dd) and also the guardian for other individuals with dd. I am on numerous Boards and Committee to advocate for those with developmental disabilities.