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Autism Puzzle Walk & 5K
SPOTLIGHT


This week the spotlight is on Sarah and Noah Schop.   As you all know, an autism diagnosis impacts everyone in the family and big sister Sarah did an amazing time sharing her experiences with us.  You are an amazing sister Sarah!  Thank you for sharing your story!  Visit their fundraising page at http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/melissa-schop/Autism5k



The Autism Society of Nebraska
and
TD Ameritrade

present the

OMAHA
AUTISM PUZZLE WALK & 5K

Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Chalco Hills Recreation Area
154th & Giles
Omaha, NE

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Get signed up at www.firstgiving.com/asn

CLICK HERE FOR ALL OF OUR OMAHA EVENT DETAILS!

Thank you to our TEAM CAPTAIN sponsors!

  


 


Thank you to our ADVOCATE sponsors!





 

NORTH PLATTE'S
AUTISM PUZZLE WALK 

Saturday, May 5th, 2012
Cody Park
North Highway 83
North Platte, NE

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Get signed up at www.firstgiving.com/asn

CLICK HERE FOR THE NORTH PLATTE EVENT DETAILS!



                                   

VIRTUAL AUTISM PUZZLE WALK
ACROSS NEBRASKA

April 2012

Are you not able to attend the walk in Omaha? Nor the one in North Platte?  No problem!  You can still rally in support of the Autism Society of Nebraska as a VIRTUAL WALKER!

You won’t have to get up early and you won’t even have to break a sweat!  It doesn’t get any better than that…does it?

Yes!  It does!  We are even giving out top prizes for our Virtual walkers and if you lead the charge across Nebraska you can win an Apple iPad2!


Registration is now OPEN!
Get signed up at www.firstgiving.com/asn

Click here to find out how YOU can join the cause!




 

UPCOMING EVENTS


April is Autism Awareness Month!

The Autism Society would like to welcome Joe's Crab Shack to Nebraska!  They officially opened for business on Monday, April 2nd here in Omaha.  They are located west of the Westroads mall.  Be sure and come out during April and show your support for the Autism Society!




 
 

April 7, 2012
OMAHA: Easter Egg Hunt 

The Omaha Support Group is once again teaming up with the Parent 2 Parent Program with Ollie Webb to create an accomodating event to get our families out into the community and experiencing what live has to offer!  Have you ever attended an easter egg hunt and had to deal with frustrations when you were not fast enough to collect the eggs?  Or maybe you were slowed down by your willingness to only collect red eggs or eggs with green polka dots or eggs not touching the grass.  If that sounds familiar then come hunt easter eggs with us!

For everyone who RSVPed please remember to join us at Camp Brewster in Bellevue on Saturday, April 7th for an Easter Egg Hunt!

For more information visit our web site here.
 

April 7, 2012
OMAHA: AMC Theater Sensory Friendly movie - Mirror Mirror

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.

Omaha’s AMC Oakview 24 Theater
3555 S 140th Plaza - Omaha
10am

Council Bluffs AMC Star 17 Theater
3220 23rd Avenue - Council Bluffs
10am


April 12-13, 2012

LINCOLN: State Autism Conference

The 2012 State Autism Conference which will be held April 12-13th in Lincoln.  Download a flyer HERE or click HERE for the online registration information.

  We still have room!  

April 14, 2012  
OMAHA: Sleepover at the Zoo

Come join us for a family sleepover at the Henry Doorly Zoo!  Families from the Autism Society as well as Lincoln’s Autism Family Network will be coming together to spend the night in the NEW aquarium center on Saturday, April 14th.   You don’t have to already be a member of one of our groups to join us!

This is a perfect event for everyone!  Send in your registration and plan a weekend in Omaha!  You’ve got your sleeping arrangements for Saturday already booked!  You get to spend the night at one of the nation’s top zoos!  Your camping fee even covers admission on Sunday so you can spend the entire day exploring!

The cost of the overnight stay is $30 per person.  Scholarships are available.   Please email afnlincoln@aol.com for more information.

Last year was a blast so don’t delay!  There are still a few slots so contact us today!  Download a registration form HERE.


April 15, 2012

OMAHA: First United Methodist Church offers Fellowship luncheon to welcome ASD Families
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.

Download an invitation letter from Barret Scroggs their Director of Children’s Programming. April 15, 2012


April 15, 2012

OMAHA: Autism Night at the Omaha Children's Museum 

Sunday, April 15th from 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.
 

April 19, 2012
BELLEVUE: Special Needs Resource Fair
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.

Download a flyer HERE.
 

April 20, 2012
OMAHA: Casino Night - A benefit for Autism 
Dinner. Blackjack. Poker. Roulette. Bingo. Mock-tails. Kids’s Casino. Raffles.

Nebraska Methodist College
720 N 87th St
Friday, April 20th  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 per person or $20 per family.

All proceeds will be given to the the AUTISM SOCIETY OF NEBRASKA whose mission is “to support and advocate for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families.”

Dinner included!  Present a pre-sale ticket for a BONUS!    Join us for a fun family evening!
                                                      

April 21, 2012
OMAHA: ASD Birthday Party Luau
     **RSVP Deadline!

Our friends at the University of Nebraska - Omaha are at it again!  They’ve heard us share that our kids are often left out of birthday parties so they are throwing one in honor of our kids!   They have been working hard to put a fantastic event together for our kids. All you have to do is register and then come have a great time at the birthday party!

When: April 21st, 2012 from 11am-1pm
Where: Central High School

Download a flyer HERE!

Please RSVP prior to April 6th to bdayparty12@gmail.com to get on the birthday invitation list.  Please RSVP ASAP to help them prepare another spectacular event!

April 28. 2012
OMAHA: Autism Puzzle Walk & 5K Run


Get registered today at www.firstgiving.com/asn!

May 5, 2012
NORTH PLATTE:  Autism Puzzle Walk


Get registered today at www.firstgiving.com/asn!


OTHER NEWSWORTHY ITEMS

Join the Autism Society for Storm Chaser Baseball!

The Autism Society of Nebraska and Omaha Storm Chasers invite you to join us at the ball park!  Come cheer on one of the Autism Puzzle Walk & 5K Run top fundraisers who will be throwing out a first pitch!  Who will it be?  Will it be you?
 
Tueday, May 22, 2012
Game Time—6:35 PM
Location: Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, NE
 
$7.00 Reserved Seat Tickets for families & friends of Autism Society of Nebraska
Add a Hot Dog and Pop for $5
 
Centris Family Fun Zone passes $3.  The Autism Society will provide the first 100 children registered with free passes!  First come, first served so get your registration in today!  Download a flyer HERE.
 

OMAHA: Save the Date!

Attention all walk volunteers!  Please mark your calendars for:
  
Monday, April 23rd 6:00pm 
Resource Bag party


We'll need lots of volunteers to help us prepare the resource bags!  Sorry but due to space constraints and sheer volume of work this will be an adult only event.  More information coming soon!

We'll need several volunteers for poster distribution across the metro.  Posters can be picked up at Pump It Up during the Kick Off Party.
Please RSVP to help us prepare!!  http://autism-puzzle-walk-resource-bags.eventbrite.com/

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