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Our mission is to provide information and support to Nebraskans with special needs and their families.
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During the month of August, MedicAlert encourages people to learn more about its services that help to save lives in emergencies by reducing medical errors. MedicAlert medical IDs are linked to a live 24/7 emergency medical information and identification service. These ID services relay critical information to emergency responders about your important healthcare concerns such as advance directives, food and drug allergies, and chronic medical conditions, to ensure your safety and peace of 

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August is typically recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This awareness month highlights the need for improving national immunization coverage levels and encourages all people to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases.

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Have you caught the inspiring story of sprinter and double amputee Oscar Pistorius, who competed in the We love his attitude! He has said: "You're not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able by the abilities you have."

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It's almost back-to-school time and you're prepared with your child's enrollment forms, orientation schedules, and immunizations--but what about their eyes? August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month—a great signal for you to get your child's eyes checked before school starts. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems and of children ages three to five, close to one in 20 have a problem that could result in permanent vision loss if left untreated.

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The 9 week workshop will run each week 6:30-8:30 p.m. (1830-2030) from Wednesday, September 5 through Wednesday, October 31.  Cost for materials for the course is $89. This program has been most successful in helping families get their debt under control and in many cases bringing them out of debt entirely. These workshops are open to the community. Registrations are due August 19.

A catered supper will be offered each Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. at a nominal cost for those who would like to come early.

Free Preview: Sunday, August 19
Class Start Date: Wednesday, September 5
Time/Location: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
                      Westminster Presbyterian Church
                      2110 Sheridan Blvd., Lincoln
Contact: Rev. Ellen Davis at 402-475-6702 ext. 117

For more information visit,

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The August editions of O'Hana's Kids News are now available! This monthly newsletter is for families who have children with unique health care needs, but the information is useful for all families. The newsletter has become so large, that it is now offered in two versions--Nebraska Eastern Region, and the Nebraska Western Region. Check it out! 

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You are invited to the Living In the New Normal: Helping Children Thrive In Good and Challenging Times Practicum. The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)™, a nonprofit organization addressing the educational needs of children in military families, presents the training. This training is designed for Family Readiness Group leaders, first responders and other concerned adults to gain strategies and practical applications to increase resilience in military-connected children.

Date: August 6, 2012
Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Institute Training: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Place: Educational Service Unit 10
Conference Rooms E & F - South Wing
76 Plaza Boulevard
Kearney, NE 68845

95% attendance is required to receive Institute credit and course materials

Funded by Office of the Secretary of Defense/Department of the Army;

No cost to participants.

For more information about LINN-P or this training, please contact Joe Clever at 254-953-1923 or Please visit and select the Training tab to register.
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