The Early Development Network Training - Norfolk

The Role of Families as Leaders in The Early Development Network (EDN)
April 13, 2013, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Strengthen your involvement in planning for your child’s services as well as the local and state services systems for children and families.  This training will help families:

  • EDN LogoUnderstand the history of Nebraska’s Early Development Network and how it supports your child and your family
  • Review the Nebraska law that requires state and community agencies to work together to help children and families
  • Understand the role and responsibilities families have in family-centered programs
  • Learn the skills that families need to be valuable members of Planning Region Teams and state teams, including helping to develop your child’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Presenters Include:
Mary Jo Iwan: former EDN program co-lead director for Nebraska DHHS
Mark Smith: Community/Family  Outreach Coordinator at the Munroe-Meyer Institute & Family Co-Lead for EDN
Connie Shockley: PTI Nebraska Early Intervention Specialist & Family  Co-Lead for EDN.
Mary Angus:  Speaker and Advocate

Sponsored by
The Nebraska Department of Education, the Early Development Network and the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation


Registration Fee (registration deadline is April 10, 2013, 5:00pm CST)
There will be no cost to participants.
* Travel stipends available as well as hotel accommodations (on a limited basis)


Lifelong Learning Center, 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE

Contact Information:
Sarah Swanson, Munroe-Meyer Institute Community & Family Resource Coordinator
Phone: (402) 559-4573 or (800) 656-3937 ext #94573

Mark Smith, Munroe-Meyer Institute Community & Family Resource Specialist
Phone: (402) 559-5744 or (800) 656-3937 ext #95744

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