Please join the Autism Society for a group rate of $6 per person. RSVP HERE online or by emailing us at ASNOmahaRSVP@autismnebraska.org. (Please note that the Eventbrite RSVP says “free”. There is no fee to RSVP but there is a $6 ticket price at the theatre.)
RSVP is required by Saturday at noon in order to guarantee the group rate.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha has a graduate level class that educates tomorrows professionals on Autism Spectrum Disorders. This amazing class of students finalizes their semester with a service learning project where they put everything they learned into practice. The Autism Society of Nebraska has been thrilled to partner with them and as you will see this is a mutually rewarding experience!
Their instructor, Dr. Mitzi Ritzman, is a well known face at our many autism events. One particular experience that virtually all of our families face has really touched her. Birthday parties! These social gatherings are so incredibly difficult and as our children grow up the birthday inviation becomes virtual non-existant. This is where our friends at UNO come into the picture! Dr. Ritzman feels that every child should have memories of childhood birthday parties!
We had over 20 families join us this year for a spectacular Birthday celebration! The Autism Society would like to thank the UNO students and Dr. Ritzman for helping us build memories to cherish for a lifetime!
Susan Swearer, professor of psychology and co-director of the Bullying Research Network, will lead a panel discussion following a free showing of the documentary “Bully.” The event is 9 a.m. May 12 at Lincoln’s Grand Theatre, 1101 O St.
A limited number of free tickets will be available at the theater box office. Doors open at 8:15 a.m.
The discussion will be taped and aired on government cable access channels 5 (City-TV), 10 (Health) and 21 (Educational Access).
According to the American Justice Department, one out of every four children is a victim of bullying, and at least two children are bullied every seven minutes. The 98-minute documentary tells the stories of five families dealing with bullying, including two who lost children due to suicide. “Bully” is rated PG-13 for its intense themes, disturbing content and strong language.
The presentation is sponsored by the Lincoln Community Foundation and Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital.
Join us for a FREE swim afternoon at the Larson Lifestyle Center on Sunday, April 1st from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. All ages and abilities are welcome. A free will donation will be taken to help with future events.
This event is for individuals with special needs and their families. RSVP by phone to 402-421-8866 by Wednesday March 28th.
The 3rd Annual Special Needs Resource Fair is being held on April 19th, sponsored by the EFMP Office at Offutt Air Force Base and the PRISM (Parent Resource Information and Support Meetings) Project at the Ollie Webb Center. We are also very happy to be working collaboratively with Bellevue Public Schools and the American Red Cross.
This fair is open to all interested persons in the Greater Omaha Metro area.
The Resource Fair is held at the Lied Activity Center, 2700 Arboretum Drive in Bellevue.
Several months ago we were contacted by First United Methodist Church in Omaha. They were responding to the needs of ASD famillies within their own parish and were looking to create a sensory friendly room in the hopes of helping their families have a more successful church experience.
On Sunday, April 15th in honor of Autism Awareness Month they will be hosting a Fellowship Meal in partnership with the Autism Society of Nebraska. Proceeds from this Fellowship meal will help cover the costs of a Sensory Therapy Room they are constructing to assist ASD families attending their church.
They are invite ALL families from the Autism Society to join them for this event.
Enjoy Camp Brewster and Kiewit Lodge underneath the arching canopy of 200 year old oak trees. There will be a ‘Hardest to Find Egg” and ‘Most Prized Egg” contest. Please bring your own easter basket to collect eggs. If the weather is questionable, call 345-5220 ext 23 or go to the Autism Society of Nebraska web page to see about a cancellation.
This event is sponsored by the Autism Society of Nebraska – Omaha Support Group and the Parent to Parent program at the Ollie Webb Center.