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DSES IEP Help for Educators

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
4:00 pm6:00 pm
UNO Community Engagement Center Room 231

The Down Syndrome Education Series (DSES) is a monthly educational seminar for families of children with Down syndrome, designed to connect parents with information that will positively impact the education and well-being of their child.

Join us in learning the "ins and outs" of IEP meetings and how supports can make a difference! Helpful tips will be brought to us by professionals at PTI.

Jennifer Miller, M.A.
Jennifer has worked at PTI for 8 years where she helps parents navigate the special education process. She mainly focuses on school-aged students in elementary and middle school and her main focus areas include Individualized Education Programs, positive behavior supports, and strengthening partnerships between parents and school professionals. Jennifer’s inspiration is her own high schooler who has a rare genetic disorder, Autism, and Epilepsy. With both personal and professional experience in the world of disabilities, Jennifer enjoys supporting families and sharing knowledge with parents and professionals alike.

Sandra Peterson
Sandra Peterson has 40 years of experience in the field of special education. She has been a classroom teacher and a special education director in both rural and urban settings. Sandra has been with PTI Nebraska supporting families across the state of Nebraska for 5 years and she currently focuses on transition aged students/young adults. She presents parent and professional trainings on transition plans and self-advocacy, focusing on helping student’s successfully transition to the world of adulthood. She has dedicated her career to children and their educational needs, and she enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences with families and professionals.