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The DSAF Ed Series covers a variety of topics beneficial to the Down syndrome community. Join us to learn more! Sessions take place every month and participants can choose to attend in-person or virtually. 

See the Schedule and Register for future Courses

Remember to keep coming back to this page because new materials are uploaded after each session. (Most recent course materials are at the top.)

Contact Executive Director, Jamie Bertucci

Past Courses


8/29/2023 Standing Guard: Insurance & Financial Planning

5/23/2023 Special Needs Trust/Financial Planning: James Blazek 


10/18/2022:  Best Buddies        

8/16/2022: Heidi Sommers with PTI        

6/21/2022: Speech & Language through the years, Adrienne Pitt, Ph.D., CCC-SLP & Alicia Davis, M.S., CCC-SLP        

5/25/2021: IEP Basics and Present Levels of Performance, Alisha Bolinger, LPS Special Education Supervisor

4/20/2021: Inclusive Education - Beginning with the IEP, Jessica Kuss, National Down Syndrome Society

3/15/2021: Reading and Literacy for Children with Down Syndrome, Kim Yaeger, Little Leaf Learning Center

2/16/2021: Dental Care for the Down Syndrome Family, Dr. Rebecca Scott


12/15/20: Enable Savings Plans: How, Why, When, Diane Stewart, Enable Savings Plan

11/17/20: Ed Series Resource Fair

10/13/20: Let's Talk About Independence - And Steps to Achieving It, Holly Schwietz, PTI Nebraska

9/16/2020: Intimacy and Relationships (Utilizing the Circles Cirriculum), Dawna Daily, DSAF Program Director

8/18/2020: Down Syndrome 101, Dawna Daily, DSAF Program Director

7/21/2020: Emergency Preparedness - How to Prepare Your Child, Dawna Daily, DSAF Program Director

6/16/2020: Speech Disorders and Children with Down Syndrome, Beth Dinneen, M.S., CCC-SLP, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

5/20/2020: Self Advocacy Training with Brad Meurrens, Disability Rights Nebraska and special self-advocate guest, Dillon Denton

    4/21/2020: Special Olympics Nebraska, Alisa Hoffman and Megan Loberg-Simmering

    3/17/2020: IEP Workshop with Dawna Daily, DSAF Program Director 

    2/25/2020: Social Security Eligibility with Nina Baker from PTI Nebraska

    2/18/2020: Fine Motor Skills Development by Denise Carnahan and Penni Romero from Carnahan Pediatric Therapy


    1/21/2019: DD Waiver - How and When to Apply by Joyful Stoves from Nebraska DHHS

      12/17/2019: Tips for a Successful Transition by Sandy Peterson from PTI Nebraska

      11/19/2019: Sleep Routines and Behavior by Dr. Matt McNiff from ESU #5

      10/28/2019: Dr. William "Bill" Mobley Facebook Live Q&A Interview

      (Poor video quality due to FB Live recording - we apologize!)

      10/15/2019: Toilet Training the Ds Individual by Dr. Matt McNiff from ESU #5 and Enable Savings Plans by Diane Stewart from First National Bank of Omaha

      9/17/2019: Tips for the IEP/IFSP Meeting by Jenn Miller from PTI Nebraska

      8/20/2019: Educational Series Intro by Dawna Daily

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