Parents or guardians can get involved in many ways. Parents can serve on the Planning Region Team. The Planning Region Team must have members at a minimum of 20% that are family members. As a team member you will have the responsibility to make recommendations and provide feedback to local agencies regarding the providion of services in your region. You will help identify gaps and barriers to services in your region as well.
Parents can also be a team member to the Early Childhood Interagency Coordinating Council (ECICC). Team members who serve on the ECICC are appointed by the Governor. ECICC advises and assists the collaborating agencies in carring out the provisions of the Early Intervention Act.
Parent Training and Information Nebraska (PTI) provides training, information and support to parents in Nebraska who have a child birth through 26 with special needs. Resources are provided for parents, family members, school personnel and interested others. Contact Connie Shockley: Parent Support Coordinator (Infants, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers). She and her husband have three children. Her youngest and their oldest both have Autism. With a lot of previous professional and volunteer experiences, Connie came to work at PTI Nebraska in 2007. You can contact Connie at: 402-991-6713 or toll free at 866-991-6713. firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Voices, a national grassroots network of families and friends, advocates for healthcare services that are family-centered, community based, comprehensive, coordinated and culturally competent for all children and youth with special healthcare needs; promotes the inclusion of all families as decision makers at all levels of healthcare; and supports essential partnerships between families and professionals.