OMAHA: Night of Hip Hop to benefit the Autism Society of Nebraska
That LEEG, The Hideout Omaha and Helix Troy will be welcoming OPEN MIKE EAGLE to Omaha on Aug 3rd for an Autism Awareness event. All proceeds are generously being donated to the Autism Society of Nebraska! These groups graciously reached out to the Autism Society so whether you are a Hip Hop fan or even just interested in a night out on the town please consider showing your support.
320 S 72nd St
Show starts at 9pm
$7 ages 19 and up
$5 ages 21 and up
August 4, 2012
OMAHA: Fire Safety Day
Camp will be held at the Bellevue Fire Department Training Site located at 3100 Cornhusker Road, Bellevue
Here is a projected schedule for this Saturday’s Fire Safety Day! Please take a few moments to RSVP to let us know you will be coming! Register HERE or call Annie Anderson with the Ollie Webb at 402-346-5220 ext 23.
1:00 - 2:00 pm. (Inside events)
Snacks and Beverages
Learn (and practice) calling 911 Dispatch
Roll over Safety Car Demo
Smoke Trailer-Learn to escape through a window!
Friendly Firefighter Room where you can try on real fireman equipment
Quiet Room with toys & movie for kids needing a break
Quiet Area with cards and games for teens and adults
Learn all about First Aid
Seatbelt Crash Simulator
Fire Engine rides
2:00 - 3:00 pm (Outside Activities)
Life Net Helicopter Landing and Take off
Real Fire demo with Fire Engine Response (no sirens!)
Real life EMS demonstration with ambulance (no sirens!)
Hide and Seek / Project Lifesaver Demo
Get up close and personal witha Police motorcyle / Police car
Ambulance (climb up inside!)
3:00 - 4:30 pm (Interactive Events and Water Play)
The most awsome sprinklers you've ever seen!
Fire House spray game
This is a family event, and supervision is required. A guardian or parent must accompany all special needs attendees.
Be sure and check out our photo gallery from last year!
This event is hosted by Bellevue Fire Department and co-sponsored by the Autism Society - Omaha Support Network and the Ollie Webb Center.
And REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR SWIM SUIT
because the last hour and a half will be awesome water play!
August 7, 2012
August 6, 2012
OMAHA: AUTISM SUPPORT NIGHT AT PUMP IT UP
The Autism Society would like to thank our partner Pump It Up for helping us create a spectacular venue for our support group. Our group meets the first Monday of the month during an Open Bounce time that is set aside for autism families. Please visit www.pumpitupparty.com to learn more about this great party zone! Learn more about our support group/bounce night here.
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM Private bounce rooms for autism families
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM Parent Support Group meeting
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM ASD Teen Club meeting
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM ASD Adult Meeting
OMAHA: Free Training: Public Assistance Programs
This 4 hour workshop will give participants a basic understanding of many benefit programs offered by the local, state, and federal government. Applications and rules can be confusing or changed periodically.
August 7, 2012
8:30 am - 12:30pm
4805 N 72nd Street
Omaha, NE 68134
If you are working with someone with a disability, you won’t want to miss the most up to date information on:
Federal SSI and SSDI/Medicare Benefits, including effect on earned income.
State Benefits such as Medicaid and Medicaid Waivers
Work Incentives to support and encourage employment
Individual Development Accounts (IDAs)
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Download a flyer HERE.
August 9, 2012
OMAHA: Guardianship Workshop
Are you a guardian/conservator or expecting to become one soon?
The guardianship landscape in Nebraska has changed. The reporting requirements for guardians/conservatorshave also changed resulting in significantly more information that will now need to beprovided to the court and other interested parties.
Find out more about these changes, and how to prepare for them at an educational seminar being held on Thursday, August 9th
in Omaha. Download a flyer HERE
. They will have a guest attorney presenting at this session
RSVP is appreciated as space is limited.
August 11, 2012
OMAHA: Middle School Outing to the Movies
Most all middle school kids love going to the movies with friends, right? Why should it be different just because a child has autism? Join us at the movies on Saturday, August 11th! While the movie is open to anyone needing a sensory friendly movie going experience, kids in 5th to 9th grade can sit together and meet each other. This will be the first of many events planned this year specifically for this age group!
Download a flyer HERE for more information.
You don’t have to RSVP to come to the movie but please take a moment and RSVP your middle schooler to help us prepare! Click HERE to register.
August 11, 2012
OMAHA: Sensory Friendly Film - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Omaha’s AMC Oakview 24 Theater
3555 S 140th Plaza - Omaha
Council Bluffs AMC Star 17 Theater
3220 23rd Avenue - Council Bluffs
AMC Entertainment and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program.
The movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up, the sound turned down, and AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced. There will be no previews before the film so plan to arrive early as the movie will start at 10am. AMC is also being very generous and letting our families bring in their own GFCF snacks. Regular concessions are also available to purchase.
Learn more about AMC’s Sensory Friendly movies here.
August 12, 2012
OMAHA: PTC hosts a HAPPY HAIRCUT event
Sunday, August 12
2 pm - 5pm
Does your chilc have trouble with tolerating hair cuts? Come get a hair cut where there will be Occupational Therapists on hand to help with some tips! Call 402-932-2782 today to schedule your child’s HAPPY HAIRCUT at PTC.
Haircuts are provided at no cost! Donations for stylists time will be apprecaited.
Download a flyer HERE.
August 16, 2012
OMAHA: Biomedical Discussion Group
The Autism Society’s Biomedical Parents Support Group is an informal discussion of biomedical interventions into autism spectrum disorders. From the basic (”what’s this autism diet I’ve heard about?”) to the more involved (”what is chelation and how do I know if my child needs it?”), all biomedical questions and topics are welcome. No medical advice here: Just parents sharing experiences in the hope they are useful to other families.
The group meets at Whole Foods in their Lifestyle Center. Whole Foods is located just south of the Westroads mall at Regency and Dodge.
August 17, 2012
If you have any questions regarding the group you can contact Karen Falconer Al-Hindi email@example.com.
OMAHA: Future Horizon's Autism/Asperger Conference
Future Horizons was created to meet the needs of teachers, therapists, and family members who face the challenge of autism. Their books, videos, and conferences are geared to bringing you the most current information possible to assist in that challenge. Their 2012 Conference will have Temple Grandin, Dr. James Ball, and Beth Aune speaking. For more information please visit their web site HERE
August 19, 2012
OMAHA: Omaha Children's Museum hosts Autism Night and Resource Fair
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Omaha Children’s Museum has created a special evening for children with autism and their families. Come enjoy the museum and visit with local business who will be in attendance to share their resources.
Admission is FREE. Call 402-930-2353 with questions.
August 24, 2012
OMAHA: ASD Family Swim Party and Outdoor showing of Mr. Popper's Penguins
Come join the Autism Society’s Omaha Support Network for a private swim party! Fun for all ages!
Friday, August 24th 9pm—midnight
Join us as we celebrate the end of summer and the start of a new school year! We will have the pool to ourselves as well as our private showing of Mr. Poppers Penguins! Download a flyer HERE and please help us spread the word!
Maple Village Country Club
3645 Maplewood Blvd
Omaha, NE 68137
The pool is heated and lifeguards will be on duty. However, your safety is important to us so please be prepared to provide proper supervision for each of your children. Feel free to bring extra adults to help chaperone your family. Be sure and bring lawn chairs and a blanket to stretch out under the stars for our movie!
All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Email ASN_Omaha@autismnebraska.org with questions.
August 25, 2012
LINCOLN: NWA Special Needs Fishing
AUGUST 25, 2012
11:30 am Check in
Holmes Lake – Shelter #3
This is a special clinic for special youth and young adults that need a smaller and more hands on experience at fishing. The Nebraska Walleye Association puts these clinics on all over the state of Nebraska. This year we are partnering with O.N.E. Coalition. We’ve made this clinic smaller in size to give special youth and young adults a chance to tryout fishing. No rods or reels are needed. We will provide a short lunch, instructional training (about 1 hour), fishing gear, bait and assistance with fishing. All that you need are your children and a lawn chair. Brothers and sisters are welcome but please sign them up at the same time. We will check the kids in starting at 11:30 AM at Holmes Lake.
Download a flyer HERE. Thsi event is for Youth and Young Adult. Parent or guardian must attend.
Sign up by August 23rd. Space is limited. Register quickly as there is only room for 50!
Contact: Jennifer Meints at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 402-327-6061. If you leave message, please state name, how many children attending and return phone number.
The NWA will serve hot dogs, chips and drinks before starting the clinic. The NWA will teach casting, knot tying, bait, tackle, fish ID and water safety.
November 4, 2012
LINCOLN: Husker Heroes
Save the Date! More information coming later,
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