Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association Legislative Day and Student Advocacy Day
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the State Capitol in Lincoln, Nebraska
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Student Advocacy Day Activities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus in Home Ec Building Room 11
3:30 p.m. Optional Social Activity for Students
The impact that you can have by connecting with your state senator, building a relationship, and offering support is tremendous. Please plan to attend and share your ideas, concerns and recommendation with state senators on how to enhance speech, language and hearing services for Nebraskans.
It’s an opportunity to build relationships with state senators, while educating and informing them about the speech-language-hearing field in our state. This is increasingly important, as the healthcare environment continues to change, and the ability to deliver speech-language-hearing services becomes increasingly challenging.
Complimentary Webinar to Prepare for NSLHA's Legislative Day
A complimentary webinar will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. to prepare for NSLHA's Legislative Day. If you are unable to attend the live event, you can request a complimentary recording of the webinar. Please complete the registration brochure below to sign up for the webinar or recording. Download the webinar slides.
Download the talking points for NSLHA's Legislative Day. These will also be reviewed during the webinar.
9:30 a.m. – Go to the Norris Legislative Chamber Balcony to Watch the Legislature in Session
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Program in Room 1023. Topics include:
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch with State Senators
1:00 p.m. – Deliver Handouts to State Senators’ Offices
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Student Advocacy Day Activities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus in Home Ec Building Room 11 (includes roundtable discussions)
3:30 p.m. Optional Student Social Activity
Utah State University is conducting a study to learn more about school psychologists’ and school-based audiologists’ and speech-language pathologists’ knowledge of ASD and confidence in providing school-based services with this population. If you work in a school setting, please complete this brief survey by mid-March. Participants will be entered in a separate drawing for the chance to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards.
Free onsite and distance continuing education conference for professionals.
Hear the State of the Association address from 2017-18 NSLHA President Marc Brennan.
NSLHA's vision is to be the leading voice and partner in promoting speech, language, hearing, balance, swallowing and related disorders in Nebraska, and to be an expert in advocating for the rights and interests of persons with communication disorders. Join or renew your membership today.
A major role that state associations play is as an advocacy organization. Associations monitor proposed legislation, identify bills that may have a positive or negative impact on the field of communication sciences and disorders and the individuals we serve, and develop advocacy agendas to address those bills. A large unified voice such as a state association can be key to successful advocacy.