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SCC offering free online class for disabled people and their provider

Southeast Community College has announced a free online class designed for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their independent providers.

Independent providers are persons working under contract with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to provide services and support for individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability.

The “Together We Can!” course became available Jan. 7 and will be offered at no charge through Dec. 31. The course was developed by Fritz & O’Hare Associates and SCC through a grant from the Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities.

The course is comprised of six modules that provide information on how an individual and provider can work together to increase the individual’s opportunities to live, work and participate in the community. Module topics are Building a Partnership, Creating a Good Life, Getting Involved in the Community, Teaching and Learning, and Going to Work.

“Together We Can!” is designed to allow the individual and provider to take the modules together or separately. Those taking the course may complete all of the modules or only those in which they are interested and at their own pace and schedule. The course may also be beneficial to others, including family members of persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

To register for the course or for more information, contact Diane Siefkes, Training Consultant in SCC’s Continuing Education Division, at 402-323-3386 or at [email protected].

 

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.