May 10, 2012:  Autism Awarenes Month comes to a close and the Autism Puzzle Walks wrap up!

 


 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
May 17, 2012
OMAHA: BIOMEDICAL DISCUSSION GROUP


The Omaha Support Group has created an additional support venue for those families pursuing biomedical interventions. The Biomedical Discussion group meets the third Thursday of every month at 7pm. This is a discussion forum for those families currently involved in biomedical treatments and discussion will often focus on specific reading topics.

The group meets at Whole Foods in their Lifestyle Center.   Whole Foods is located just south of the Westroads mall at Regency and Dodge.

If you have any questions regarding the group you can contact Karen Falconer Al-Hindi karen.alhindi@gmail.com. 

 
May 19, 2012
OMAHA: JOIN US TO VIEW THE MOVIE BULLY!


Over 18 million young people in the United States will be bullied this year.   For those of us with different abilities...this is a must see!  

Saturday, May 19
6:30pm
20 Grand Theatre
14403 W Maple Street

Please join the Autism Society for a group rate of  $6 per person.   Please bring your friends, family, colleagues!  Everyone needs to see this movie!

RSVP HERE online
 or by emailing us at ASNOmahaRSVP@autismnebraska.org.  
(Please note that the Eventbrite RSVP says “free”.  There is no fee to RSVP but there is a $6 ticket price at the theatre.)

RSVP is required by Saturday at noon in order to guarantee the group rate.
Please download a flyer and help spread the word!


 
May 22, 2012
OMAHA: STORM CHASER BASEBALL NIGHT WITH THE AUTISM SOCIETY


Game starts at 6:35pm
Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, NE

As one of the top fundraisers for the Autism Puzzle Walk, Logan won the opportunity to take the field!  Come cheer him on as he throws one of the first pitches to start the game!   Good luck Logan!

Come early so you can cheer on Logan AND because the first 1000 fans into the park get a free T shirt!

Registration for our group discount rate has closed and tickets were mailed this week. Email us at autismsociety@autismnebraska.org if you would still like to join the fun and we can see if we can help you get tickets in our section so that you can still help us rally for Logan!



June 11, 2012
PARENT TRAINING:  Supporting your Child's Social Self Esteem with Jill Kuzma 


June 11, 2012 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ESU3
Free but must register by June 4th.  
A light snack will be provided.

This event is sponsored by the ASD Network and the Autism Society of Nebraska.

This workshop gives parents tools to help their child with positive thinking patterns, tools to help a child progress social misunderstandings, helping kids handle teasing and so much more!

Take a moment and visit Jill Kuzma's web site for some great information!  
http://jillkuzma.wordpress.com/

Please take a moment to register with the ASD Network at the following link:
https://iris.esu3.org/workshops/SectionDetails.aspx?SectionID=155



June 23, 2012
CAMPOUT AT THE HENRY DOORLY ZOO


Due to storms this event was moved from April to June 23rd.  We will stay overnight in the NEW aquarium conference center and have a short night tour of the zoo.  You will be able to enjoy the zoo the following day after donuts and juice. The cost of the overnight stay is $30 per person.  Space is limited so register today.   If you registered in April but cannot attend in June please email afnlincoln@aol.com about a refund.

Download a registration form HERE.



OTHER NEWSWORTHY ITEMS

PARENT NIGHT:  Supporting your child's social self esteem with Jill Kuzma

June 11, 2012
ESU3
6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Free but must register by June 4th
A light snack will be provided

This event is co-sponsored by the ASD Network and the Autism Society of Nebraska

Target audience:  Parents and caregivers of children who may have difficulties navigating the social world. Parents of children with and without disabilities are welcome!

This workshop gives parents tools to help their child with positive thinking patterns, tools to help a child progress social misunderstandings, helping kids handling teasing and so much more!

Jill Kuzma is a speech language pathologist / social skills trainer / ASD Staff trainer  who works with students with Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, and high functioning autism and other related social needs. She works with children K-5th grade in a suburban area in Minnesota.

You can visit her web site to learn more about here at   http://jillkuzma.wordpress.com

Please take a few moments to register with the ASD Network at the following link

https://iris.esu3.org/workshops/SectionDetails.aspx?SectionID=155

AXTELL:  Nature's Mosaic Community Day

May 30th, 2012
10am to 3pm
Nature’s Mosaic
Axtell, NE

Join Nature’s Mosaic for their First Annual Community Day. Enjoy a full day of outdoor nature activities and crafts for all ages and ability levels. There is no charge for lunch and the day’s events. Nature’s Mosaic is completely wheelchair accessible with nature trails, a fishing dock, picnic area and restrooms.

For more information contact: Debbie Herbel 308-743-2401

Give to Lincoln Day!

It's May 17th! Today from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm Lincoln is coming together for 24 hours of record setting giving. It's one special day to support local nonprofits that improve the quality of life we enjoy every day.

Gifts will be made online at this site.  http://givetolincoln.razoo.com/giving_events/lincoln2012/home Gifts will also be accepted in person during regular business hours at the Lincoln Community Foundation, 215 Centennial Mall South.

All donations will be matched with a proportional share of a $200,000 challenge match pool of funds. The challenge fund is provided by the Lincoln Community Foundation and other generous partner sponsors. In addition, the top three organizations that have the greatest number of donors making gifts on May 17th will receive bonus grants of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000 respectively.

Of particular notice for the Autism community is...

Autism Family Network
FEAT of Nebraska Autism Academy

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