ON THE LEVEL
Vol. XXXIX No. 4 From The League Of Human Dignity August 2010
Norfolk CIL Benefit Golf Event: Huskers Win!
Former University of
players, from left, Tim
Carpenter, Bill LaFleur,
Matt Hoskinson and
Joel Makovicka shot a
58 as a team June 26,
to win the League’s
Benefit Golf Event at
Eldorado Hills in Nor-
folk. The event raised
money for the Norfolk
Center for Independent
Living. The Huskers
donated their winnings
to the center.
Photo by Sandy Duncan
Center’s First Four-Player Scramble ond shots, and so on until the hole is complete.
The golfing started about 1 p.m. A silent auction
Draws Six Teams, 23 Golfers was held throughout the event and a live auction fol-
The Nebraska Cornhuskers — former Huskers, lowed dinner, catered by Dee’s Delite.
anyway — won the June 26 Norfolk Center for Inde- For more information and photos from the event,
pendent Living Golf Benefit. turn to pages 6 and 7.
The event, organized as a four-player scramble, was
held at Eldorado Hills in Norfolk. It was held to raise
money to help the CIL fulfill its mission to promote in-
dependent living for people with disabilities.
IN THIS ISSUE:
The Huskers, Matt Hoskinson, Joel Makovicka, Tim
Carpenter and Bill LaFleur, shot a 14-under-par 58 to 2010 Benefit Golf Event .................. 3
win the event. The team of Dave Henry, Henry Red-
wing, Ken Derby and Jon Johnson was second with a Wollens Honored at Picnic .............. 5
63, edging the team of Chad Reeves, Scott Seelmeyer, Norfolk Golf Event Photos ............... 7
Jon Pochop and Bob Barry by one stroke.
In all, six teams competed, despite recent flooding Great Bug Adventure Offer .............. 9
in the Norfolk area, during what was described as a
great afternoon for golf — albeit a little warm. Associations/Support Groups ........ 12
In a scramble format, the best of a team’s four tee
shots is selected and all four play their second shots Classifieds ..................................... 15
from that point. They then play from the best of the sec-
Promoting independent living for those with disabilities since 1971
Now serving all 93 Nebraska counties and Southwest Iowa
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League of Human Dignity, Inc.
The League of Human Dignity n the last issue of ON THE LEVEL, I wrote about two of the four core
is a consumer-based, nonprofit
services — information and referral, and independent living skills
organization, whose mission is
to promote the full integration of training — that are provided by the League’s Centers for Independent
persons with disabilities into Living (CILs). The other two CIL core services are advocacy (individual
society. To this end, we will and systems), and peer support/mentoring.
advocate their needs and
rights, while providing quality League CIL staff work with consumers on specific individual, disability-
services to assist them in related advocacy issues. People with disability encounter architectural
becoming and remaining and attitudinal barriers in their communities which, due to their disability,
independent citizens. prevent them from entering businesses or enjoying the benefits of public
amenities such as parks, athletic venues, government buildings, or
Established in 1971, the streets and sidewalks, to name a few. Staff work with consumers to
League now serves all 93
identify their specific problems, and to develop a plan of action focused
counties in Nebraska and eight
counties in Southwest Iowa, on eliminating barriers. In all cases, staff are expected to do everything
through our Centers for Inde- they can to empower consumers by helping them develop the necessary
pendent Living in Lincoln, skills to advocate on their own behalf.
Norfolk and Omaha, NE; and
Council Bluffs, IA; our Medicaid Systems advocacy addresses broader issues that affect larger numbers
Waiver Offices in Scottsbluff, of consumers. Examples of systems issues are administrative policies or
Kearney and North Platte, NE; procedures that effectively discriminate against people with disability.
and our Mobility Options shops One systems advocacy issue the League currently is working on is the
in Lincoln and Omaha. practice by a majority of private transportation providers in Nebraska of
charging a higher fare to people who use wheelchairs, than they charge
On The Level is available people with disabilities who do not use wheelchairs. We believe this
in print, Braille and on audio
cassette. To subscribe in any of practice, and the approval of differential rates, is discriminatory and in
these formats, contact the violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Public Information Office in
Lincoln or the League of We work cooperatively with regulatory bodies in an effort to resolve
Human Dignity in your area. these issues. If we are not able to resolve issues through cooperative
The newsletter also is archived efforts, we will file formal complaints with the appropriate enforcement
on our website: bodies, or pursue appropriate legal remedies.
Peer support/mentoring is based on the concept that people who have
To update the support groups learned to manage their own lives with disability can help others do the
listing beginning on page 12, to
same, either those who have newly-acquired disability or those who
place a classified advertise-
ment for accessible equipment have long-term disability and are facing a new experience. Peer mentors
or supplies (page 15) or to are volunteers who give their time to share their personal experiences,
provide news items and other and the techniques they have developed to manage their disabilities.
related information, contact: Peer mentors help with issues that include modeling techniques to
manage specific aspects of disabilities, techniques to access specific
Editor, ON THE LEVEL, services and equipment, advocacy techniques, and dealing with aspects
League of Human Dignity of disability that might impact interpersonal relationships in families and
1701 P Street circles of friends.
Lincoln, NE 68508
Advocacy and peer support/mentoring are two more League CIL
Phone: 402-441-7871 Voice/TDD
services that support consumers in becoming and remaining indepen-
email@example.com dent, contributing members of their communities.
Mike Schafer, League CEO
2 On The Level ● August 2010
Lincoln Handi-Van Dispatch
Now Offers On-Hold System
Lincoln’s StarTran Handi-Van service has instituted
an on-hold system on its 441-7109 telephone reserva-
tion line. Mark Your Calendar:
Starting July 22, the dispatcher will now answer calls
in the order they are re- Thursday, Sept, 30, 2010
ceived and will hold
calls until they can At the Highland Golf Course,
be completed. In the
past, callers got a
busy signal if the
dispatcher was tak-
ing a reservation
and simply had to hang up and call back later.
Callers who are held should stay on the line until
their call is answered. If you hang up and call back, Hole Prizes!
your call will go to the end of the holding line.
Helicopter Golfball Drop!
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Register a four-player team for $400
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To register or for more information,
contact the League of Human Dignity
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402-441-7871 (V/TDD0; Fax 402-441-7650
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit us online at
Please support the League of
Human Dignity’s Second Annual
Benefit Golf Event. Proceeds
will help the League fulfill it’s
mission: Helping people with
disabilities to become and to
remain independent members
August 2010 ● On The Level 3
Medicaid Recipients Worry About Future of Services
Confusion Ensues After Nebraska level of services they have been receiving could be re-
Outsources Medicaid Service Reviews Some were told to look into Medicaid waivers or a
Proposed cuts in funding for Medicaid home ser- personal assistance program. But many who receive
vices prompted about 35 protestors to show up at the more care than those programs would provide are con-
Nebraska Governor’s Mansion June 11. cerned that a reduction in services might force them
The protestors, many of whom use the services into nursing homes.
provided by Medicaid to remain independent, were re- Particularly vulnerable, said State Sen. Robert Giese
sponding to scores of service denials issued in May by of South Sioux City, are rural Nebraskans. He said in
Seattle-based Qualis Health. his Dist. 17 Blog that some of his constituents were
In April, Nebraska passed the job of deciding what informed by Qualis that they would only qualify for a
level of home health care people on Medicaid will get level of care that is unavailable outside the Omaha or
to the company. Qualis, which has had a contract for a Lincoln areas.
variety of services with Nebraska’s Medicaid program The denial letters later were rescinded by state Med-
since 2007, began a “home health and private duty uti- icaid Director Vivianne Chaumont, who said she felt the
lization review” for the state in April. letters were confusing. She said services will continue
The company later notified 69 Nebraskans that the as is until further review.
Funding Flows for Many on Developmental Disability Waiting List
List Continues to Grow, But Those On It in June 2009; 433 on the list since December 2006
accepted services in August 2009; and 237 on the list
Longest Finally Receiving Services since December 2007 accepted services in March.
While the list of Nebraskans waiting for develop- About 660 people on the list who have been offered
mental disability services continues to grow, the wait services since 2009 have declined them, were no
is over for some of the people who have been on it the longer interested or did not respond.
longest. The figures were provided in a June 9 DHHS news
About $15 million appropriated by the Nebraska release.
Legislature in 2009 is benefiting 833 people, accord- Tricia Mason, director of the department’s Division
ing to the state Department of Health and Human Ser- of Developmental Disabilities, said 567 of the 833
vices. people are receiving services now, while the rest are
Services have been offered in three rounds: 163 working with service coordinators to determine the most
people on the list since May 2004 accepted services appropriate services.
Barrier Removal Grants Available from League
Barrier Removal Grants are available to qualified Applications for Barrier Removal Grants are
renters or homeowners who experience a mobility available at:
limitation (or have someone in their family who
The League offers the Lincoln Center for Independent Living
program in Lincoln and 1701 P St., Lincoln, NE 68508
Lancaster County, Omaha Phone 402-441-7871
and Council Bluffs. It is
open to people with low to Omaha
moderate incomes (based on Omaha Center for Independent Living
HUD income guidelines) and who need funds to 5513 Center St., Omaha, NE 68106
remove barriers in their homes. Phone 402- 595-1256
Examples of modifications that may be
considered eligible under the program include: Council Bluffs
outside ramps and lifts, grab bars, handrails, wider SW Iowa Center for Independent Living
doorways, accessible tubs and showers, and 1520 Avenue M, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
reachable sinks and counters. Phone 712-323-6863.
4 On The Level ● August 2010
LHD Membership Group Honors Wollens
Annual Picnic June 19
The League of Human Dignity
Membership group held it’s annual
picnic June 19, welcoming about
20 people to hamburgers, hotdogs
and other goodies at the League
offices in Lincoln.
The event originally was
scheduled for Tierra Briarhurst
Park in Lincoln but was moved due
to the threat of inclement weather.
A highlight of the picnic was
the presentation of a Lifetime
Membership Award to John and
Melissa Wollen, both active mem-
bers of the group. Presented by
Kathy Johnston, the award honors
the Wollens for their years of ac-
tive service to the group.
For 13 years, before joining the
membership group, John was the
League’s vehicle modification
Left: Melissa and John Wollen,
with their son, Brandon, were
presented a Lifetime Member-
ship Award June 19.
Above: Members and guests fill their plates and
enjoy a variety of picnic fare, including hamburg-
ers, hotdogs, salads, chips and more at the
Left: Jack Johnston mans the barbecue grill as
John Wollen, left, provides moral support.
August 2010 ● On The Level 5
Organizers, Sponsors Help
League Employees Make Golf Event a Success
Saying . . .
The Norfolk CIL’s benefit golf event June 26 was a
success, thanks to the efforts of its organizing commit-
Hello: tee, sponsors and others.
The event was organized by a committee made up
Laura Powell, Services Coordinator, Scottsbluff.
of Warren Reimer, Dan Kirby, Ryan Vesely, David Henry,
Andy Bessinger, Services Coordinator, Lincoln.
Jane Fink and Jean Kloppenborg.
Fred Reitz, Services Coordinator, Norfolk.
Six teams competed, sponsored by The Granary,
Sharon Runge, Services Coordinator, Lincoln.
Brunswick State Bank, Santee Sioux Nation, Pete
Hoskinson, Jane Fink and a team made up of former
Good-bye: University of Nebraska football players. Huskers Matt
Elaine Pike, Services Coordinator, Lincoln Hoskinson, Tim Carpenter, Bill LaFleur and Joel
Makovicka won the event and donated
their winnings back to the League.
Event sponsors, including those
ADA Class, Celebration In Norfolk who donated items for the silent and
live auctions, were:
The League of Human Dignity sponsored a 20th In the $1,000 to $500 category:
Anniversary celebration of the Americans with Disabili- Elkhorn Valley Bank, the Ernie
ties Act, along with ADA training in Norfolk July 7 and 8. Kloppenborg Family, Olson’s Pest
Ray Petty and Rich Sternadori of the Great Plains Technicians, Warren Reimer and
ADA Center in Columbia, MO, presented the workshop, Subway.
which was geared toward people who work in the con- $500 to $250: Brunswick State
struction and renovation fields. There were 22 in atten- Bank, Cornhusker Auto Center, Dinkel Imple-
dance the first day of the workshop and 24 the second. ment, Frontier Bank - Madison, Home Health Medical,
An additional 15 people attended the ADA celebration, Moody Motor - Niobrara, Homestead Land & Manage-
which was introduced by the League’s Systems Change ment Co., Pete Hoskinson, Overhead Door (K&S Door
Coordinator, Rich Skerbitz. Co.), The Granary and the Santee Sioux Nation.
“It went really well,” said Jane Fink, Independent $250 and under: Andrew Van Lines, Brian Rech,
Living Coordinator at the Norfolk Center for Indepen- DWB, Gutshall Eye Care, HyVee, Prengers, Jay
dent Living. Knobbe Insurance Agency Inc., Mobile Computer Re-
“People seemed to have felt that they gained infor- pair, Peetz Law P.C., Torpins Rodeo Market - O’Neill,
mation they hadn’t gotten before — especially apart- Volkman’s Plumbing, Window World, Tristin Clyde, 1st
ment managers.” State Bank, 3D Auto Body, Beeches, Burger King, Cul-
The workshop and celebration were held at the Life- vers, Dan Kirby, Doris Rohrer, National Champion Li-
long Learning Center at Northeast Community College quor, Eakes, Fred and JoAnn Barker, Golf USA, Great
in Norfolk. Western Bank - O’Neill, Jane Fink, Hastings Book Store,
Heritage Express - Winnebago, Home Instead Senior
Care, Jerry’s Hilltop, Budweiser, Johnney Dodge, Kevin
This issue Raemaekers, Foxy Cookies, Smokin’ Buddies, Lindsey
Mfg., Max Fitness Gym, NAPA - Neligh, Neligh Public
and past Library, TierOne, New Victorian Inn, Nucor Steel, Pat-
A-Cake, Rags to Riches, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska,
issues Christina Barker, Regency Portraits, Rock 94, Ren-
egade Western, Riviera Raceway - Norfolk, Tony’s
of our Steakhouse and Lounge, Supertel (Ramada/Hampton/
Days/Sleep Inn), Norfolk CIL Staff, Nebraska Lottery,
newsletter Braun’s Market - Atkinson, Vakoc, Rodeway Inn & Suites
- Norfolk and Vital Care. Dee’s Delite catered the buffet
are available dinner. Gary and Ryan Vesely conducted the live auc-
online at . . . tion.
Thank you to Anne Kelly, volunteers, who helped
with marketing, making cupcakes and serving the meal.
http://www.leagueofhumandignity.com Special thank you's go out to Pete Hoskinson as well
as Eldorado Hills Golf Club.
6 On The Level ● August 2010
A Day at the Club for Norfolk CIL
Tim Carpenter and former Husker teammate Matt Hoskinson indicate their readiness to begin golfing.
Above: Dave Henry, Henry Redwing, Ken Derby and
Jon Johnson shot a 63 to finish second.
Above right: League CEO Mike Schafer, Norfolk CIL
Independent Living Coordinator Jane Fink, Pete
Hoskinson, father of former Husker Matt Hoskinson,
and Norfolk CIL Director Jean Kloppenborg relax in the
clubhouse following the golfing.
Right: Gary Vesely, left, conducts the live auction with
the help of his son, Ryan, right. Photos by Sandy Duncan
August 2010 ● On The Level 7
BSDC Recertification May Be
LEARN TO LIVE WELL In Sight, State Officials Say
WITH A DISABILITY Nebraska Health and Human Services officials said
recently the Beatrice State Developmental Center is
progressing toward federal Medicaid recertification.
The assessment is based on two reviews of BSDC’s
compliance with federal regulations and agreements.
BSDC lost federal certification — and $25 million in fed-
eral funding — last year after repeated violations.
In late May, California-based consultants H&W In-
dependent Solutions surveyed the center to gauge
readiness for recertification. While there still is work to
be done, Center CEO Dan Howell said H&W “concluded
that recertification is achievable within the next year.”
H&W noted that progress continues to be made in
some of the “more challenging” compliance areas,
Howell said. Other areas identified as needing improve-
ment could be corrected easily, he said.
Early in June the Nebraska Department of Health
and Human Services received a quarterly compliance
report on the state’s settlement agreement with the U.S.
Department of Justice. The 130-page report was issued
by independent expert Maria Laurence following an on-
site review in March.
Advocacy ■ Eat Healthy ■ Physical The state and the DOJ reached the agreement in
Activity ■ Seeking Information 2008 as a way to avoid a federal lawsuit over care at
■ Managing Depression the center.
■ Healthy Reactions ■ Communication Laurence recognized positive practices in place,
■ Much More
areas in the initial stages of development and areas
where improvement still is needed. The report provides
a “road map” to reaching the settlement’s outcomes,
The healthier you are, the more you said Jodi Fenner, Director of the HHS Division of De-
will be able to do velopmental Disabilities.
There currently are 174 residents at the center,
Living Well with a Disability Training includes which serves people with developmental and physical
eight two-and-a-half-hour classes, from 2 to disabilities.
4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 10,
12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 and Sept. 2, 2010, at the
SW Iowa Center for Independent Living. The League Donors
sessions are free of charge.
June 4, 2010, Through July 8, 2010
An orientation for this class is 2 to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 5.
Builder ($500 and up): Elkhorn Valley Bank;
To register or for more information, contact Brunswick State Bank; Santee Sioux Nation.
the League of Human Dignity’s Supporter ($250 to $499): Frontier Bank;
SW Iowa Center for Independent Living, Cornhusker Auto Center; Eileen K. Dendinger; Home-
1520 Avenue M, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 stead Land & Management Co.; The Granary
Phone 712-323-6863 V/TDD Century ($100 to $249): Peetz Law P.C.; Marvin
e-mail: email@example.com Rhodes.
or firstname.lastname@example.org Believer ($50 to $99): Gutshall Eye Care; Brian
Other: DWB Incorporated; Jay Knobbe Insurance
Agency Inc.; Lonnie Mueller
In Memory of Robert Carroll: Thomas Carroll; Mike
8 On The Level ● August 2010
Omaha, Southwest Iowa CILs
Fontenelle Offers Special
Organizing ADA Workshop Great Bug Adventure Invite
The League’s Omaha and Southwest Iowa Free Admission to Bellevue Exhibit
Centers for Independent Living are organizing a for People With Disabilities
September workshop covering employment and
accessible design guidelines in the Americans with The Fontenelle Nature Association in Bellevue, NE,
Disabilities Act. is providing free admission to its Great Bug Adventure
Included on the agenda is an explanation of for people with disabilities and their caretakers and fami-
the 2004 Americans with Disabilities Act and Ar- lies.
chitectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines The association is making the offer through the gen-
(ADAAG.ABAAG). This program should be of spe- erosity of the William R. Patrick Foundation.
cial interest to even the most well-informed in the The Great Bug Adventure is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
governmental, design, codes and accessible-de- with hour extended on Thursdays to 8 p.m., through
sign communities. The guidelines were set to be- Oct. 3. It offers educa-
come the enforceable standard on July 26. tional opportunities for
Workshop presenters are Richard D. adults and children of all
Sternadori and Amy Desenberg-Wines. ages, featuring “bug-
Sternadori is Nebraska Coordinator at the dacious” activities, interac-
Great Plains ADA Center in Columbia, MO. He tive exhibits and 11 larger-
studied in the architectural and urban design pro- than-life insect sculptures
gram at the University of Kansas and served on — including ants that are
the Kansas State Board of Architects/Engineers 25 feet long, a spider
and as chief building official and zoning adminis- web 15-feet wide, a
trator in several Kansas and Missouri cities. 150-pound ladybug
Desenberg-Wines is the center’s Iowa State and a dragonfly with a 17-
Program Coordinator. She also is a self-employed foot wingspan.
consultant. She has a master's degree in voca- The insect sculptures are fabricated entirely from
tional rehabilitation, job development and place- wood and are part of a nationally renowned exhibit of
ment, and has worked in the area of disability for David Rogers' Big Bugs.
over 25 years. The ADA-compliant facility features a mile-ling bar-
The workshop is Friday, Sept. 17, in the rier-free, wheelchair accessible boardwalk and Acorn
Omaha-Council Bluffs area, at a site to be deter- Acres play area for children of all physical abilities.
mined. Keep an eye on the League’s Web site, Admission normally is $7 per person. For free ad-
www.leagueofhumandignity.com, for more details. mission to the exhibit, present the accompanying
voucher at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center’s Visi-
tor Services Desk. One person who has a disability and
up to five companions, including caretakers family mem-
Madonna Adaptive Sports bers, will be admitted per voucher.
The Nature Center is located at 1111 North Bellevue
& Recreation Program Blvd., in Bellevue. For more information, call 402-731-
Madonna’s Adaptive Sports and Recreation program 3140 or go online to www.fontenelleforest.org.
offers opportunities for people with activity limitations
to participate in a new sport or get back into the one PLEASE DO NOT PHOTOCOPY
they once enjoyed.
The program provides
open practice times on a
monthly basis and work-
For more information
on upcoming activities or to
be on the sports and recre-
ation mailing list, go to
“news/events” and then
“events calendar. Or contact Ian Thompson at 402-486-
7766 or send e-mails to email@example.com.
August 2010 ● On The Level 9
Health Observances Memory Walks Benefit
August Alzheimer’s Association
Cataract Awareness Month The Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring its
American Academy of Ophthalmology annual Memory Walks in communities across the
Children's Eye Health and Safety Month country this fall.
Prevent Blindness America Memory walk is the association’s signature
National Immunization Awareness Month fund-raising event. Proceeds go to education and
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory support for people with alzheimer’s and other
Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Preven- forms of dementia, according to the organization’s
tion Web site, as well as for research.
Psoriasis Awareness Month Walks are scheduled throughout Nebraska
National Psoriasis Foundation and Iowa during September, including:
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month Sept. 9 in Kearney
Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy at Yanney Heri-
tage Park. Regis-
Aug. 8 through 14 is National Assictance Dog Week ter at 5:30 p.m.,
www.assistancedogweek.org/ one-mile walk
Aug. 8 through 14 is National Health Center Week starts at 6 p.m.
National Association of Community Health Centers Sept. 11 in Council Bluffs, IA, at the
MidAmerica Center, 1 Arena Way. The event be-
September gins at 9 a.m.
Sept. 19 in Lincoln, at the Village Gardens,
Childhood Cancer Month 56th and Pine Lake Rd. Register at 1 p.m., walk
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation begins at 2 p.m., one- and two-mile walks.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month Sept. 23 in North Platte, at Cody Park. One-
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society mile walk begins at 1 p.m.
National Cholesterol Education Month Sept. 26 in Norfolk, at Skyview Lake. Regis-
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health In- tration at 5 p.m., one-mile walk starts at 5:30 p.m.
formation Center Sept. 26 in Omaha, at Wehrspann Lake in the
National Sickle Cell Month Chalco Hills Recreation Area, 8901 S. 154th St.
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. The event starts at noon with 2-, 4- and 6-mile
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month walks.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Sept. 25 in Scottsbluff, at the YMCA Pavilion.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Registration at 10 a.m., one-mile walk at 11 a.m.
Zero - The Project to End Prostate Cancer Walks also are scheduled in Beatrice, Broken
Reye's Syndrome Awareness Month Bow, Columbus, Dawson County, Fairbury, Fre-
National Reye's Syndrome Foundation mont, Grand Island, Hastings, McCook and
Sept. 19 - 25 is National Rehabilitation Awareness For more information, call the Great Plains
Celebration Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, which has
National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation information about walks in Nebraska and Wyo-
Sept. 13 is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day ming, at 402-420-2540. Or go online to
Celiac Sprue Association www.alz.org/greatplains. Call the Midlands Chap-
Sept. 21 is World Alzheimer's Day ter for information about walks in Nebraska and
Alzheimer's Disease International Iowa, at 402-502-4301. Or go online to
Sept. 26 is National Mesothelioma Awareness Day www.alz.org/midlands.
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Sept. 29 is National Women's Health & Fitness Day
Health Information Resource Center
Sept. 30 is World Heart Day
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10 On The Level ● August 2010
Advocacy Organization Where to Find Us
Supports Kagan for Court
LINCOLN Center for Independent Living
At least one national advocacy organization sup-
& Mobility Options
ports Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. 1701 P Street
The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, a legal- Lincoln, NE 68508
advocacy organization that represents people with 402-441-7871
mental disabilities, announced its support for Kagan in
a July 6 news release. OMAHA Center for Independent Living
Kagan was associate & Mobility Options
White House Counsel 5513 Center Street
and later an aide to Pres. Omaha, NE 68106
Bill Clinton. She went on 402-595-1256
to become a University of
Chicago Law School Pro- NORFOLK Center for Independent Living
fessor then Dean of the 400 Elm Avenue
Harvard Law School. Norfolk, NE 68701
Currently, she is Solicitor 402-371-4475
General of the United
States. Pres. Barack SW IOWA Center for Independent Living
Obama nominated her in 1520 Avenue M
May to replace retiring Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Supreme Court Justice 712-323-6863
John Paul Stevens.
Since she has no PANHANDLE Medicaid Waiver Office
background as a judge, 17 E 21 St. #2
Elena Kagan Scottsbluff, NE 69361
so no judicial record to re-
view, disability rights advocates, among others, have
wondered where Kagan stands on disability rights is- KEARNEY Medicaid Waiver Office
sues. But statements she made at her confirmation 3811 W. 29th Avenue, Suite 2
hearing in late June were enough to convince Bazelon Kearney Nebraska 68845
Center Executive Director Robert Bernstein that Kagan 308-224-3665
would make a good justice.
“Based on her articulate and thoughtful answers to NORTH PLATTE Medicaid Waiver Office
tough questions at her confirmation hearing, we think 2509 Halligan Dr.
Elena Kagan will be a strong leader in advancing dis- North Platte, NE 69101
ability rights on the Court,” Bernstein said. 308-532-4911
“We are particularly heartened by General Kagan’s
repeated emphasis on how courts should pay great www.leagueofhumandignity.com
deference to Congress’s role and intent in enacting civil www.mobility-options.com
rights statutes,” added Bernstein. “In its bipartisan en-
actment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and its
recent amendments, Congress clearly stated that the Sen. Harkin’s Staff Tours Iowa,
ADA should have a broad remedial effect. We believe
that Justice Kagan will respect Congress’s intent that
Collects Stories About the ADA
all people with disabilities should be protected from dis- Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin’s staff toured all 99 Iowa
crimination.” counties in June and July, collecting stories about the
Kagan is Obama’s second Supreme Court nomi- effect of the Americans with Disabilities Act on the lives
nee. Last year Judge Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed, of citizens.
replacing retired Justice David Souter. If Kagan is con- “When the ADA was signed into law, we imagined
firmed, three women will serve as justices for the first the profound changes this legislation would have on
time in the court’s history. the world. Now, 20 years later, we see the tremendous
As of press time, the next step in Kagan’s confir- progress that has been made because of this effort,”
mation process is a vote by the Senate Juduciary Com- Harkin said in a June 28 news release.
mittee to send her nomination to the full Senate for a The senator, who wrote and was chief sponsor of
final vote, possibly before the Senate’s August break. the ADA, said he hopes to showcase some of the col-
The court’s 2010-2011 term begins Oct. 4. lected stories online and on the Senate floor.
August 2010 ● On The Level 11
Associations and Support Groups
Information for the following listings has Scottsbluff, first Thursday, Beverly VIPS Support Groups for visually im-
been provided to the League of Human Healthcare, 111 W. 36 St., Stacy paired, contact: President Howard
Dignity by individuals and organizations in- Rotherham 308-635-2019. Simons, Islanders Group, 324 W 13 St,
volved in local, regional and national as- Shelby County, IA, second Tuesday, Grand Island, NE 68801; 308-381-8003.
sociations and support groups. For correc- 2:30 p.m., Harlan Senior Center, 706
tions, additions or special announcements, Victoria St. Brain Injury
contact Jim at the League of Human Dig- Council Bluffs, REM Iowa Community
nity, 1701 P St, Lincoln, NE 68508; phone Amputee Services, 712-323-5459.
402-441-7871 (V/TDD); or e-mail: United Support for Amputees, Omaha Grand Island, NE, Support Group, third
firstname.lastname@example.org Emmanual Hospital Rehabilitation Center, Monday of the month at St. Francis Medi-
third Tuesday of each month, Maxine, 712- cal. Call Kris McElroy, 308-398-5396.
ALS 644-2955, after 7 p.m. Hastings, NE, Support Group, 5:30 p.m.
Keith Worthington Chapter, Nebraska Beyond Limbloss, Lincoln, call Kenny, second Thursday of month, Mary Lanning
Branch, Shaker Place, 10730 Pacific, Ste 402-466-0268, cell 402-540-0748. Memorial Hospital. Kathlene Smith, 402-
228, Omaha, NE 68114, 402-991-8788, Arthritis 460-5763. Kearney, NE, TBI Group, 2
866-762-6361; FAX: 402-991-369. Arthritis Foundation, Nebraska Chapter: p.m. third Saturday, Good Samaritan Hos-
ALS in the Heartland, 6277 South 118th 402-330-6130 in Omaha, 800-642-5292 pital. Call Kathryn Feldman, 308-224-
St., Omaha, NE 68137; 402-592-2374, outside Omaha. FAX: 402-330-6167; 1080. North Platte, NE, TBI Group, sec-
402.592.2581; www.alsintheheartland.org www.arthritis.org. ond Monday. Call Frank Aloi, 308-532-
Sabrina Schalley – Patient Services Di- Arthritis Foundation Iowa Chapter, Des 3555.
rector, email@example.com; Moines, meets monthly, 515-278-0636; Lincoln, second Tuesday, 7 p.m., First
Omaha area support group meets second Fax: 515-278-2636; e-mail: United Methodist Church. Call Nita Sipple,
Thursday of the month at 7p.m. at St. Pius Info.firstname.lastname@example.org; www.arthritis.org. 402-890-4521.
X Parish Center, 6905 Blondo St. Head Injury Survivors Group, third
Athletics Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at Goodwill Indus-
Alzheimers Cornhusker Wheelchair Athletics Asso- tries, Lincoln 402-231-1933.
Atlantic, IA, third Thursday of month. 7 ciation. Lincoln, call Ian, 402-486-8449, Lincoln, UNL’s Bright Ideas TBI Sup-
p.m., Home Care & Hospice Bldng, 1500 www.cwaane.org. port Group, 6:30 p.m. second Friday. Call
E. 10th St. Eastern Nebraska Wheelchair Athletic Gina, 402-472-5462.
Broken Bow, NE, second Tuesday of Association, Omaha, call Greg 402-289- All Caregivers Support Group, 7 p.m.
month, noon at Custer Care Center No. 3521. first Thursday, Piedmont Park Seventh-
2, 1020 S. 2nd, lunch provided, free adult Junior Wheelchair Basketball Team, Day Adventist Church, S. 48th and A
dayservices during meeting for persons Omaha, Mike 402-554-2539; call Rita streets, Lincoln – use Cotner Blvd. south
with Alzheimers. Call 308-872-6303. Also, 402-551-4598. entrance. Call Teresa, 402-325-9232.
short term loans of medical equipment. Norfolk, first Monday, Faith Regional
Council Bluffs, IA, last Tuesday of Autism Health Services. Call Bonnie Suhr, 402-
month, 6:30 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Autism Society of Nebraska, Jean 586-2679.
Home, 7 Elliott St. McDermott 402-431-0166. Omaha Head Injury Group, 7 p.m. sec-
Fremont, NE, third Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Families for Early Autism Treatment ond Tuesday at Quality Living Inc. Cabana
Pathfinder House, 3010 N. Clarkson St. (FEAT) of Nebraska, call Mark Hirschfeld, Room. Call Gail Kerwin, 402-991-7717; e-
Lincoln/Great Plains Chapter, first Mon- 402-955-1780. mail GHK500@aol.com.
day, 7 p.m., call Karen, 402-420-2540. Unlocking Autism, call Connie Shockley, Omaha TBI Group, first Tuesday,
Missouri Valley, IA, last Tuesday, 3 402-933-2565. Alegent Health, Immanuel Rehabilitation
p.m., Longview Home, 1010 Longview Rd. Center. Call Janell Badami, 402-572-2154.
Omaha, Alzheimer’s Association Mid- Blind/Visually Impaired Scottsbluff Support Group, third
lands Chapter, locations include Brighton Council Bluffs Blind Information Wednesday, Region West Medical Cen-
Gardens, New Cassel, St. Joseph Villa, Group, call Adrian Verbrugge, 712- 322- ter. Call Martha Douglas 308-635-3722.
Eastern Nebraska Veteran’s Home 8027. York Support Group, Call Jedd
(Bellevue), Bickford Cottage, St. Paul’s Nebraska Commission for the Blind & Dunsmore, 402-725-3222 or 402-723-
Lutheran Church (Millard). Call 402-502- Visually Impaired, 877-809-2419, Serving 4461.
4300 or 800-272-3900 for info. Respite Lincoln, Omaha, Kearney, North Platte,
services, Home Instead Senior Care, 402- Norfolk and Scottsbluff. Cancer
498-3444; www.homeinstead.com. United Blind of Omaha, call Gary, 402- American Cancer Society, Heartland Di-
North Platte, NE, second, fourth Mon- 455-4116. vision, Omaha, 402-393-5800, 800-642-
days, 1 p.m., First United Methodist Support Groups for the Visually Im- 8116.
Church, 1600 W. E St. Call 308-532-1478. paired Albion, Center, Columbus, Nor- Lincoln, Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Ne-
Osceola, NE, third Monday, 7 p.m., folk, Tekamah and West Point, call John/ braska Union Rm. 338. Call Yasmin, 402-
Osceola Good Sam., call Carmen, 402- Glen 402-370-3436. 472-7450.
747-2691. Support Groups for the Visually Im-
Sidney, IA, fourth Monday, 7p.m., First paired in Iowa, Iowa Department for the
Community Bank. Blind 1-800-362-2587. Continued on page 13
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Suppor t Groups
Support Groups Developmental Disabilities South Omaha Fibromyalgia Support
The ARC of Lincoln/Lancaster Group meets weekly, call Gail 402-871-
Continued from page 12 County, 1101 Arapahoe, Suite 5, 402-421- 4835.
8866; www.lincolnne.com/nonporofit/arc. Humbolt, IA, call Judy 515-332-3376;
Lincoln, Corporate Bldg, 7441 O St., The ARC of Omaha, 1941 S. 42nd St.; bjmerris@ goldfieldaccess.net.
Ste. 301. “Breast Cancer Support Group,” 402-346-5220; www.olliewebbinc.org. Mercy Medical Center, New Hampton,
“Look Good Feel Good” meetings first or Easter Seals, 800-650-9880, IA, meets monthly, call Judy, 641-394-
second Wednesday of month, Call Mary, www.ne.easterseals.com. 3106 x189.
402-486-7258. Mosaic: Bethpage Village, 1044 23rd Shenandoah, IA, meets four times a
Montgomery County, IA, Breast Can- Rd, PO Box 67, Axtell, NE 68924, 308- year or when requested, call Della, 712-
cer group, fourth Monday, 6:30 p.m. at 743-2401; 722 S. 12th; Box 607; Beatrice, 246-3244; email@example.com.
Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, NE 68310; 402-223-4066.
Red Oak. Call Carla, 712-623-7215. Grief Resolution
Shelby County, IA, third Monday, 6:30 Diabetes Horizon Hospice, Monday nights, 402-
p.m., Myrtue Memorial Hospital, Harlan. American Diabetes Association, 1-800- 474-3600. Lincoln.
Call Cheryl, 712-755-5161. 342-2383.
Cass County, IA, second Wednesday Hard of Hearing
Caregivers/Companion every other month, 6:30 p.m., call Marcia, S.H.H.H.- Lincoln, 7 p.m. New Cov-
Omaha, Home Instead Senior Care, 712-243-3250. enant Church, third Tuesday of the month,
402-498-3444; www.homeinstead.com. Lincoln Diabetes Center: 402-481- 402-471-3593.
Bellevue/Downtown Omaha & Sur- 3055.
rounding Communities, Home Instead Page County, IA, fourth Monday, 6:30 Hydranencephaly
Senior Care. 402-292-6611. www.home- p.m., call Elaine, 712-542-2176. Omaha Local contact: Lynne 402-485-
instead.com/110. Pottawattamie County, IA, third Tues- 2229 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet sup-
Council Bluffs, Iowa, & Surrounding day, 5:30 p.m., Mercy Hospital Cafeteria, port also available.
Commuities, Home Instead Senior Care. call Jill, 712-325-2543.
402-292-6611. www.homeinstead.com/ Shelby County, IA, third Monday, 1:30 Learning Disabilities
110. p.m., March - Nov., call Jan, 712-755- Learning Disabilities Association of Ne-
Omaha/Council Bluffs, Touching Hearts 4316. braska, call Sharon in Omaha, 402-571-
at Home; seniors, people with disabilities; 7771.
402-934-3303; www.touchingheart.com Down Syndrome
National Down Syndrome Society; Call Leukemia & Lymphoma
Chronic Pain 402-553-5335, Omaha, e-mail Lincoln, support group for adult pa-
American Chronic Pain Assn, Lincoln email@example.com. tients, family with Leukemia, Lymphoma,
Chapter, first and third Tuesday of month, Lincoln, Parent and family group; meet- Hodgkin’s Disease, Myeloma or
7-8:30 p.m., 1st Step Recovery & ings, holiday events, Buddy Walk, parent Myelodysplastic Syndromes. Call 402-
Wellness Center, 2231 Winthrop Rd. Call packets, Call Deb Safarik, 402-466-7641. 344-2242 in Omaha; 402-438-2242 in Lin-
Terrance Dukes, 402-423-9405. Lincoln Early Devel. Services Coordi- coln. Omaha group meets second Tues-
nation 402-441-6710. day of month; Lincoln second Monday.
Deaf National Down Syndrome Society 666 Lincoln Telephone Support Group for
Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Broadway, New York, NY 10012, 1-800- adult Myeloma, Lymphoma and Leukemia
Hard of Hearing, 4600 Valley Rd, Ste 420; 221-4602, firstname.lastname@example.org. patients, family; Mondays 10-11 a.m. Call
402-471-3593 or 800-545-6244. Council Bluffs Down Syndrome Par- Tonya, 402-344-2242 or 888-847-4974.
Communication Service for Deaf of ent Group, Kyla Alba, 712-366-0503 x257
Iowa, employment services 712-322- or 712-322-9391. MDA
1489. General Group, third Tuesday of the
Deaf Missions, 21199 Greenview Road, Dyslexia month, 7-8:30 p.m.; Parents Group, third
Council Bluffs, IA, 51503: 712-322-5493 Nebraska Branch International Dyslexia Saturday every other month, 2-4 p.m.,
(TTY/V): www.deafmissions.com Assn, “Smart Kids: School Problems” both groups alternate between Lincoln
Grand Island, call Brenda, 308-381-8943. and Omaha; Lincoln meets at Sheridan
Depression Lutheran & Omaha meets at Stonebridge
Manic Depressive and Depressive As- Epilepsy Church. Call Megan Burns, 402-390-2914.
sociation, Lincoln, 402-483-8886. Epilepsy Association of Nebraska,
Greater Omaha Depression & Manic Omaha 402-553-6567. Medical Equipment Loan
Depression Association, Omaha, call Epilepsy Support Group, third Tuesday Omaha, Presbyterian outreach Inc.
Kate, 402-551-3275. each month, Wittson Hall, UNMC campus, HELP Program, call Jeremy Waymire,
Depression/Bipolar Support Alliance- Room 3010, Omaha. 402-341-6559 x101.
Lincoln, first Tuesday of month, 7 p.m.,
call 402-481-5320. FMS-CF Syndrome Mental Illness
Council Bluffs DBSA group, focusing Online, www.wicfs-me.org. Page County, IA, Serious & Persistent
on advocacy, at Peer Connection, 622 S. Mental Illness, third Wednesday, 1:30
4th St. Call Jimmy, 712-242-2500. Fibromyalgia p.m., call Jennifer, 712-542-2388.
Omaha, Arthritis Foundation 402-572-
3040. Continued on page 14
August 2010 ● On The Level 13
Suppor t Groups
Support Groups Myositis Schizophrenics Anonymous
Bennington, NE, call Laura, 402-238- Lincoln, Fridays 7-9 p.m.; First Ply-
Continued from page 13 mouth, 20th & D streets.
Mental Illness (continued)
Nebraska Family Support Network, ad- Parent Support Group Scleroderma
vocacy organization supporting Cass, Parent Training and Information for Lincoln, meets at Roper & Son Re-
Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy & Washington Families of Children with Disabilities 3135 source Center, 4400 S 70th. Call Terry
counties. 3568 Dodge St, Omaha, NE N 93 St, Omaha, phone & fax: 402-346- Christensen, 308-384-4017; e-mail
68131, 402-345-0791. 0525; 1-800-284-8520; kheinen@pti- email@example.com.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, nebraska.org. Omaha, meets second Tuesday every
www.nami.org/sites/ne. Dan Jackson at other month, 7-9 p.m. at Methodist Can-
NAMI Nebraska, 1941 S. 42nd St., Suite Parkinsons cer Center; 8303 Dodge St; lower lobby;
517, Omaha, NE 6810. Call 1-877-463- Clarinda, IA, IHS, 600 Manor Dr., third call Barb Heenan, 402-291-7670;
6264; Mental Health Association of Ne- Thursday, 2 p.m. Call Connie, 712-542- firstname.lastname@example.org.
braska 1-800-422-6691 or www.MHA- 5161. Grand Island, meets at St. Francis
NE.org. Lincoln, fourth Sunday (except De- Hospital, 2620 Faidley Ave., Conference
Council Bluffs, NAMI Connection cember), 2 p.m.; Madonna Rehabilitation Room 3A; call Terry Christensen, 308-
group meets 12:30 to 2 p.m. Fridays at Hospital, 5401 South St (52nd St en- 384-4017; email@example.com.
Peer Connection, 622 S. 4th St. Call Barb, trance); Call Delene, 402-486-4810 or
712-242-2500. David, 402-217-3833. Senior Resources/Services
Grand Island, 12:40 p.m. Fridays, call Fremont, 402-478-4853. Bellevue/Downtown Omaha & Sur-
Sharon, 308-384-7896. Hastings, 7 p.m. Omaha, APDA Young Onset rounding Communities, Home Instead
Thursdays, call Michelle, 402-469-6391. Parkinson’s support group, every other Senior Care, 402-292-6611. www.home-
Kearney, 6 p.m. Mondays, call Dick, month, on a weekend evening. Call Col- instead.com/110.
308-236-6327. leen, 402-397-0327. Council Bluffs, Iowa, & Surrounding
North Platte, First Monday of month, Panhandle, fourth Wednesday, call Commuities, Home Instead Senior Care.
1 p.m., call Rachel, 308- 530-2688. Maurice, 308-623-2508. 402-292-6611. www.homeinstead.com/
Lincoln Second Thursday of month, 7 110.
p.m., call Kent, 402-474-0470. Polio
Norfolk, Second Thursday of month, 7 Nebraska Polio Survivors Association, Spina Bifida
p.m., call Bryan, 402-371-0152. Omaha 402-341-0710. Spina Bifida Association of the Star City,
Scottsbluff, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, call Lincoln/Lancaster County, call Vera, Lincoln, call Jerry, 402-434-3000.
John, 970-222-5759. 402-467-5650. Omaha, meets first Wednesday of
month, 7 p.m., Quality Living East Cam-
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Respiratory pus, Cabana Room; Call Jolene, 402-894-
MCS Information Exchange, 3 Larrabee Council Bluffs, Better Breathers, 2070.
Farm Road, Brunswick, ME, 04011, fourth Monday, 4 p.m., Mercy Hospital.
www.conceptmed.com. Call Sharon, 712-328-5479. Spinal Cord Injury/Disease
Chemical Injury Information Network, American Lung Association of Ne- ENWISCIA, call Brian Richardson, 402-
www.ciin.org; 406-547-2255 braska offers programs, services and 573-6904; ENWISCIA@cox.net.
Share, Care and Prayer Inc.; education. Call 800-586-4872. Spinal Cord Injury Peers meets
www.sharecareprayer.org monthly; Regional West Medical Center,
Human Ecology Action League, e-mail Respite Scottsbluff. Call 308-635-7901.
HEALNatnl@aol.com; www.healnatl.org. Bellevue, Council Bluffs, Downtown Central NE Group, Hastings, Call Darla
Omaha/surrounding communities, Home 402-461-5124.
Multiple Sclerosis Instead Senior Care, Companion Home
Beatrice, National MS Society, fourth Services, Inc., 1311 Harlan Dr., Bellevue, Stroke
Thursday of month at 7p.m., Beatrice NE. 402-292-6611. Fourth Thursday of month, 1 p.m., Ma-
Comm. Hospital (garden room) March Omaha, Senior Companions at Pres- donna, 5401 South St., Lincoln, 402-483-
thru Oct. call Emmett James 402-228- byterian Outreach Inc., call Pam Jones, 9590. Also, “Come Back Club,” Lincoln
3585. 402-341-6559 x102. 1-888-808-5678.
Omaha, 402-572-3190 or 1-800-755- Omaha, Home Instead Senior Care,
3959. 402-498-3444; www.caregiverstress.com Tourette Syndrome
Lincoln, National MS Society, second Lincoln, Nebraska Association for
Tuesday of month at 7 p.m., 1st Lutheran Tourette Syndrome 402-467-9077.
Church, 1551 S. 70th, call Karen Lind-
Olson, 402-486-1885 or Leatha Johnson
In June, the U.S. unemployment rate for people with disabilities
Lincoln, MSA, meets the first Saturday
of month at Bryan LGH East-Classroom was 14.4%, compared with 9.4% for people with no disability.
2, 10 a.m. call Alan W., 402-489-2787. “Talent Has No Boundaries:
Council Bluffs, third Thursday of Workforce Diversity INCLUDES Workers With Disabilities”
month, 7 p.m., call Jerry, 712-366-9569.
Norfolk, 402-648-7906. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
14 On The Level ● August 2010
Classified ads cost $5 for the first 25 words and 25 cents for each additional word. To place an ad, call Jim at
402-441-7871 (V/TDD); fax 402-441-7650; or write to the League of Human Dignity, 1701 P St., Lincoln, NE 68508,
Attn. Jim. Your classified ad will reach more than 8,000 ON THE LEVEL readers.
For Sale: Bruno Scooter, four wheels with basket, ask- For Sale: Invacare Electric Wheelchair, Pronto M91
ing $1,000; Quickie Electric Wheelchair, $700. Both base with Surestep — Mint condition. Call 402-659-2186
items negotiable. Call 308-627-0020 (Kearney). (Omaha).
For Sale: Invacare Electric Hospital Bed, extra long, For Sale: One Hoveround MPV-4 rebuilt completely Jan.
like new. Call Linda at 402-483-0340 (Lincoln). 2010. One Invacare Pronto M51 Sure Step, excellent shape.
Both have new batteries. For info, call Joe, 402-489-9127
League of Human Dignity
The League of Human
Dignity Building Cor p.
NOW ON SALE
Is now taking applications for:
Available For a Limited Time Only
At the League’s Lincoln A one-bedroom, wheelchair accessible
apartment with roll-in shower in Norfolk.
Center for Independent
Living, 1701 P St. This unit comes with a Section 8 certificate and
Lincoln, NE rent is based upon income. Eligible per-
sons must qualify under income guide-
Sizes: lines established by the U.S. Depart-
Small/Medium/ ment of Housing and Urban Develop-
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Promoting independent living for at 1-888-508-4758 voice/TDD
those with disabilities since 1971 firstname.lastname@example.org
League’s Centers Offer Services for Independence
The League of Human Dignity’s Centers for Indepen- Call the League at 402-441-7871, drop by our of-
dent Living provide services that people with disabili- fices at 1701 P Street in Lincoln from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
ties need to achieve and maintain their independent Monday through Friday, or contact any of our four cen-
lifestyles. ters for Independent Living — see page 11 for details.
Services include but are not limited to: The League, through our CILs and Medicaid Waiver of-
fices, now serves all 93 Nebraska counties and South-
■ Information and referral
■ Independent living skills training
■ Individual and systems advocacy
■ Personal Assistant hiring and management
■ Peer counseling and support
■ Barrier removal grants
■ Equipment sales and service through Mobility
Options, a League subsidiary.
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