Advocate

Due to term limits, 25 of Nebraska’s 49 legislative seats are eligible for election on November 8, 2016.

Get to Know State Legislative Candidates

  1. Find out if your state senator is up for re-election in 2016, or is term limited. Find your state senator.
  2. If there will be an election in your district, get to know the candidates. Review the candidate profiles for background information.
  3. Visit the candidate’s website and Facebook page to access the latest information about their public priority issues and campaign.
  4. Find out if your candidate is hosting any coffees, fundraisers or other meetings or activities in your district. Attend those events. Introduce yourself and educate the candidates about the speech-language-hearing profession and the need for more services for our state’s citizens.
  5. If you wish to support a candidate, ask how you can volunteer for his or her campaign. Consider making a contribution as well.

Vote on November 8th in the general election.

News & Announcements

  • The Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association has experienced several recent legislative and regulatory advocacy accomplishments, and wanted to share with you the ongoing work being done for members in our state. Listen to this recording for more information.

  • This webinar will include an overview of the current Nebraska Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) proposed plan, along with the role of SLPs in schools. Current national topics will be discussed including: telepractice, SLPAs, universal licensure, dyslexia and caseload vs. workload. Next steps in collaborating with the Nebraska Department of Education on these issues and current eligibility criteria for speech and/or language impairment will also be discussed.

  • Colleagues, we are hoping that you will agree to take a very short survey regarding augmentative and alternative communication and therapy in aphasia. The aim of the survey is to find out more about how speech-language pathologists describe and use AAC in aphasia therapy. We have purposely not included our own definition of AAC because we want to hear your ideas first. If you are willing to help with the survey, please click on the link above or paste the link into your browser to go to the web-based survey. After completing the survey, you may choose to enter a drawing to win a $25 gift card.

  • Join your peers at the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Fall Convention on September 14-15, 2017 at the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln, NE to learn, collaborate, share, network and socialize. Up to 1.35 ASHA CEUs are available.

  • The Fall Convention brings together audiologists, speech-language pathologists and students from around the state who are looking for the best products and services available for their schools, hospitals, universities and private practices. Sponsorships help enhance the visibility and recognition of your company or organization while supporting the speech-language-hearing profession. Exhibitors also have the opportunity to offer continuing education at their booths.