The Barn was designed by Occupational and Physical Therapists to offer opportunities for children with special needs and abilities. There are still a few spots available for summer camp at The Barn. Visit www.myplaybarn.com for more information and to register.
Be sure and check out PTC’s (Pediatric Therapy Center) web site for a list of summer activities.
- Friendship Camp
- Food Frenzy
Since last fall, the Breakfast Club, a support group for adults with an autism spectrum disorder, has been meeting on the first Saturday morning of the month at the Autism Center of Nebraska. There has been a lot of feedback on the group, most of which has been a request to move it to an evening time. Through the generous and continued support of the Autism Society of Nebraska’s Omaha support group, we are pooling our resources and moving the breakfast club to a new place, date, time and with a name change…
The Adults on the Spectrum support group (formerly the Breakfast Club) will now be meeting on the first Monday of each month from 6:30-8:00 pm at Pump It Up, 960 S. 72nd. We will be meeting in one of their party rooms. The ASN Omaha support group for children and families meets at the same time, in a different room.
The group format will stay the same, with facilitated discussions on relevant topics and sharing of resources and support. In May the topic for discussion will be managing anxiety.
Questions or comments should be directed to Carol Salber at 402-658-9962 or at email@example.com.
Download a flyer HERE.
Kearney TopSoccer will begin on April 2nd at West Lincolnway Park. Registration is due by March 23rd so don’t delay!
The Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy (HETRA) is excited to announce the 12th annual “Blue Jeans and Dreams” Benefit Dinner, Dance and Auction on Saturday, March 31, 2012. The event benefiting the Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy sponsored by Union Pacific will be held at Five Star Stables, located at 23203 Dutch Hall Road. An evening of entertainment country style with great food and dancing! Doors open at 6:00 pm with a social hour and silent auction. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm and special presentation at 8pm. The “Pat O Show” starts our music and dancing at 9pm. Individual tickets are available for advance purchase for $50.00. Reserved table options also available at WWW.HETRA.ORG or 402-359-8830.
Download a flyer HERE.
Great Plains Paralyzed Veterans Association and Ollie Webb Center, Inc host a Basketball League for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
6 week league: March 26 – May 3
COST: $35 Arc Member / $45 Non-Arc Member
LOCATION: Great Plains PVA at 7612 Maple Street, Omaha, NE
To register please contact person Annie Anderson at the Ollie Webb Center at 346-5220, ext. 23.
Scholarships may be available.
Registration is open for the fall season of ALLPLAY’s Miracle League Baseball. OPENING DAY is May 19th. Games will be played each Saturday morning at 9am; 10:30am; and noon. For registration information and to learn more visit www.ALLPLAY.org .
Through the generosity of Wyndham Worldwide, the Pickle Foundation, and Heather Nix of Washington, Autism Speaks will select 160 individuals with autism to receive an Apple iPad 2! (Visit their web page for more information)
Eligible applicants are individuals who:
- Have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder by a licensed professional,
- Reside in the United States,
- Have limited income and cannot afford to purchase an iPad.
February 29: Online Application Opens
March 7: Application Closes
March 8-29: Review Committee Selects Recipients
March 30: Recipients Announced!!
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted by the person with autism or an immediate family member of the person with autism. The Technology Grant Review Committee will review eligible applications based on established criteria and select the iPad grant recipients. Some applicants will be contacted by staff for follow up information. All applicants selected to receive an iPad 2 will be contacted on March 30. Others will receive an email informing them of their status.
Click here to apply! You must create a login and select AutismCares iPad 2 Grant.
Gretna TopSoccer plays a Spring and Fall season at 6pm Thursday nights at the Gretna Sports Complex in Gretna. Please see the PDF below for instructions on how to be informed of specifc dates of play and other information about Gretna TopSoccer. Visit their web site HERE.
Spring 2012 Season begins on March 29th…..contact firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
Registration is now open for the Spring 2012 Bellevue TOPSoccer season.
Bellevue TOPSoccer is a co-ed soccer league for children, teens and young adults with special needs. A player does not have to be a resident of Bellevue to play in this league. They have players from all over the Metro area and surrounding Sarpy County, Cass County and Council Bluffs areas.
Their goal is to enable young athletes with mental and physical disabilities to develop their physical fitness, technical skills, courage and self-esteem, through the joy and excitement of playing soccer.
TOPSoccer groups players by ability (we are proud to offer a unified league for our more advanced and competitive players ) so that the best possible experience is available for our players. Players wear soccer uniforms, play on soccer fields with nets/goals and Soccer Buddies are available for players that need assistance.
This league plays in both the Spring and the Fall. They meet one time a week on Sunday afternoon, practice 30 minutes followed by a 30 minute game.
Registration fee: $20 (by 3/05/12)
Games will be played on April 15, 22, 29 & May 6, 13, 20.