Announcements, In the News. 2 April 2009 @ 9:48 am.
ASA President to Speak at U.N. for World Autism Awareness Day
Today marks the second World Autism Awareness Day, as recognized by the United Nations, and on this occasion the Autism Society of America is calling on the nations of the world to support its Declaration of the Human Rights of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Read the full article here.
In the News, Resources. 23 February 2009 @ 1:12 pm.
There was a recent article spotlighting a great Omaha resource for individuals with special needs. You can read about the Adaptive Aquatics program here.
Who can take Classes:
The sessions are open to anyone with physical or mental disabilities. However, there are so many repeat students that there aren’t always a lot of lots for new ones.
$15 per half hour lesson, $22 per 45 minutes lesson. If someone wants to take the lessons but the family cannot afford it, arrangements are made.
Contact Glen Wragge at 402-504-2553.
In the News. 23 February 2009 @ 9:23 am.
Great article in today’s Lincoln Journal Star!
Check it out here.
Events, In the News. 22 September 2008 @ 6:34 pm.
On Saturday, the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department and the ASN-Omaha Autism Family Support Group sponsored a free Fire and Safety Day for area Autism families. Over 40 children attended a fun filled day at the firestation. The children learned about seatbelt safety and watched a roll over display. They practiced dialing 911 and discussed the reasons for making that phone call. They practiced crawling out of a smoke trailer and were even assisted in climbing out the bedroom window. The firemen even put on their full protective gear to show the children what they would look like in the event of a fire. Some children even got belted on a guerney and wheeled out of an ambulence. All in all, it was a fun day where the children were able to take it at their own pace. This was an amazing day for the children…and the firemen!
Check out the local TV coverage…SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN PRACTICE FIRE SAFETY
and here is a local newspaper story…AUTISTIC KIDS EXPLORE WORLD OF FIREFIGHTING