2012 WINTER, 2013 SPRING, Resources. 10 January 2013 @ 9:00 pm.
The Rose Theater, in partnership with the Autism Society of Nebraska, is offering two Saturday classes for children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Students will socialize while learning about acting and character development. A special performance will be offered at the end of the session.
To register for these classes, please contact Deprecia Wright (402) 502-4617 or email@example.com.
Grades 1-3 Star Wars
January 12-March 2 9 am – 10 am
Cost – $30
Grades 4-7 Wreck-It Ralph
January 12-March 2 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Cost – $30
2012 WINTER, Conference/Workshops. 3 January 2013 @ 2:51 pm.
Are you a Nebraska parent of a child with special needs? Does your child have an IFSP or IEP? Then this conference is for you! Download a registration form and flyer HERE.
There is NO REGISTRATION fee and lodging and most meals are provided. Total registration is limited to 100 participants and on a first come, first served basis. You will need to register early!
March 14-16, 2012
Midtown Holiday Inn
Grand Island, Nebraska
Sponsored by Nebraska Department of Education, Office of Special Education, & ESU 16
2012 WINTER, Event sponsored by ASN - Omaha Support Group. 3 January 2013 @ 2:30 pm.
FEEL LIKE LIFE IS ONE BIG CIRCUS ACT? COME COMPARE!
The Autism Society of Nebraska has been invited by the Tangier shriners to join them for a FREE special needs showing of the Shrine Circus!
Join us Friday, February 22th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.
Yes, the bad news is that their special needs show is during school hours. So if you have school aged children you will have to decide if you want to take them out of school for the afternoon. This really is a great chance for them to experience such an exciting (but oh so overstimulating) environment in the safety of a more accepting crowd.
We hope you will join us!
It is FREE, but you will need to RSVP by January 17th to reserve seating. Click HERE to RSVP!
We only have a limited number of seats for our organization so it will be first come first served!
Resources. 23 December 2012 @ 1:09 pm.
Dr. Kevin Luczynski and Dr. Tara Loughrey are currently recruiting participants for a study on treating sleep disturbances (e.g., delayed sleep onset and nighttime wakings) in children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The study will evaluate the efficacy of a behavioral therapy combined with melatonin, a natural compound that regulates sleep cycles. Parents will be trained in our clinic to implement the treatments in their home and will receive in-home monitoring with feedback by experts at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
The research will include a brief-intake meeting, some training, monitoring and feedback on implementing sleep treatment strategies, and a post-study debriefing. We are recruiting starting in November of 2012. The study will run for about a four-month period. Meeting dates and times will be arranged based on caregivers’ schedules.
Download a flyer HERE.
Download FAQ about this research project HERE.
Advocacy in Action. 23 December 2012 @ 10:43 am.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Cornhusker Hotel 333 South 13th Lincoln, NE
1:30-3:30 pm Board of Directors Meeting
4:00-6:00 pm Legislative Briefing
5:00 pm Registration
6:00 pm Social Hour
7:00 pm Dinner
Please join the ARC of Nebraska and many other Nebraska advocates for the 42nd Annual Senatorial Dinner. Our State Senators will be present to meet with and share personal stories along with your hopes for people with developmental disabilities and their families. We wish to express our appreciation to the Senators for their past and continuing support. Please call your Senator and encourage him/her to attend. You may call The Arc of Nebraska (402-475-4407) for the name and phone number of your Senator. The Arc of Nebraska’s website (www.arc-nebraska.org) also has a Legislative link where you may find your Senator’s contact information.
Resources. 22 December 2012 @ 3:09 pm.
Did you know that if your family qualifies for free/reduced lunches then they qualify for $5 membership to Children’s Museum!
Download an application HERE.
Announcements, Resources. 4 December 2012 @ 11:21 pm.
Autism Speaks is thrilled to announce that through the generosity of Sevenly.org and the James W. Pickle Foundation, 625 financially disadvantaged individuals with autism and schools will receive an Apple iPad 2!
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.
Note: If you already submitted an application for the iPad 2 grant in February 2012, you must re-apply to be considered for the new round.
READ MORE INFORMATION HERE!
Event sponsored by ASN - Omaha Support Group. 4 December 2012 @ 11:13 pm.
Join the Autism Society – Omaha Support Network for an ASD Family Skating Spectacular!
1220 South Fort Crook Rd
Sunday, January 27
5pm – 7pm
Fun for all ages!
Cost: $4 per skater (price covers traditional skate rental; inline skates extra)
Additonal $3 for those 10 and under wanting to also do the bounce house/play structure
2012 WINTER, Sponsored by another organization. 4 December 2012 @ 10:49 pm.
Sunday, December 9
5:30 – 8pm
Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S 20th Street, Omaha, NE
This is a special evening for children with autism and their families. The museum has worked to create an appropriate and sensory friendly environment. Call 402-930-2353 with questions.
Event sponsored by ASN - Omaha Support Group. 4 December 2012 @ 10:19 pm.
The Omaha Support Network’s Teen and Adults with ASD groups have scheduled a couple of activities for December. Download a December flyer of activities HERE.
Parents and or caregivers please RSVP for the outings so we can plan for the events. (402)212-9575
December 21, 2012
Papio Bowl in Papillion
10pm – 1am
Bring money for snacks and drinks. RSVP required by December 15th to Rachael at 402-212-9575.
December 31, 2012
New Year’s Eve Party
7pm – 12:30am
Autism Center of Nebraska – 9012 Q Street
RSVP required. Please RSVP at autismsocietynewyears.eventbrite.com!
Download a flyer and help us spread the word!