July 24, 2012:  Autism Society of Nebraska Newsgram

 

 

It is difficult to predict how an individual with autism will behave in a stressful situation. 

Please take note that the Fire Safety Day is appropriate for ALL ages!  

Adults with autism are just as likely to hide, like children, in a fire situation.  
Even verbal individuals with autism will have difficulty speaking in such a stressful situation.
Check out a few moments of this Autism Fire Rescue Video to help drive home how imporant this event truly is to your family!


We hope you will join us for our annual

FIRE SAFETY DAY

coming up on Saturday, August 4th!   


Please help us prepare by RSVPing HERE


         
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

July 25, 2012
OMAHA: Pump It Up hosts their Great Open Jump Event 

The Autism Society’s Omaha Support Group has been working with Omaha’s Pump It Up to host Autism Nights since 2008. We've had a phenomenal partnership with Pump It Up and they have been an amazing supporter for the Autism Society here in Omaha. 

Nationally, the Pump It Up organization has established a commitment to autism and they have even created a national Autism Bounce Night fundraiser. All proceeds from this national event will be donated to the Autism Speaks organization.

The Omaha Pump It Up will be taking part in this national event and is hoping that you will join them for a fun night of bouncing in support of AUTISM!

Wednesday, July 25th 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Bounce for free with a donation to Autism Speaks


http://www.pumpitupparty.com/ne/omaha/home-p1q100053.htm



July 28, 2012
OMAHA:  A Day on the Water sponsored by the Ollie Webb


Join the Ollie Webb Center and Missouri River Valley Paddlers on Saturday, July 28, for some fun on the water at Lake Cunningham.  On this afternoon, those with developmental disabilities will be given an opportunity to participate in kayaking, canoeing, and receive onsite safety instruction courtesy of the National Coast Guard.

This event runs from noon to 4:00pm on Lake Cunningham.  Cost is free.  Ice cream and water will be provided, but feel free to supply your ownfood and beverage according to dietary needs or restrictions - you are welcome to bring picnic lunches for these event.

Reservations for this event are now closed.  Contact Annie Anderson at 402-346-5220 ext 23 or aanderson@olliewebbinc.org with any questions.



August 3, 2012
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.

The Hideout
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


SATURDAY, August 4, 2011   1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Camp will be held at the Bellevue Fire Departments Training Site located at 3100 Cornhusker Road, Bellevue

Come see a

ROLLOVER CAR SIMULATOR AND WITNESS THE IMPORTANCE OF SEATBELTS
WITNESS REAL FIREMEN PUT OUT A REAL FIRE (WEATHER AND STAFFING PERMITTING)
VISIT WITH A FRIENDLY FIREFIGHTER IN FULL EQUIPMENT
EXPLORE A SMOKE TRAILER AND PRACTICE SAFELY CLIMBING THROUGH WINDOW
LEARN ABOUT 911 AND EVEN PRACTICE MAKING A REAL CALL AND ANSWERING THE DISPATCHER’S QUESTIONS
LEARN ABOUT FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
LEARN ABOUT FIRST AID AND EVEN SEE THE INSIDE OF AN AMBULENCE
TAKE A RIDE ON A FIRE ENGINE
LEARN ABOUT BIKE SAFETY AND PRACTICE RIDING OUR BIKES ON A SAFETY COURSE
BE SURE AND STAY FOR THE WATER GAMES   (BRING YOUR SWIMSUIT AND TOWEL)

RSVP is required.  RSVP online HERE.

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 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

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
10am

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

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 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.

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


August 17, 2012
OMAHA: First 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, and Dr. James Ball 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 Movie


Join us for a private swim night for our families and an outdoor movie!  The pool is heated and lifeguards will be on duty.  However, your safety is important to us!  Please be prepared to provide proper supervision for each of your children.  Feel free to bring extra adults to help chaperone your family.  All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday, August 24
9:00 pm - Midnight

Join us under the stars to watch Mr. Popper's Penguins!

Maple Village Country Club
3645 Mapleview Blvd
Omaha, NE  68137
Visit www.mapleviewcountryclub.org for pool information.

This event is free for ASD Families.  Email ASN_Omaha@autismnebraska.org with any questions.

Download a flyer HERE.


November 4, 2012
LINCOLN: Husker Heroes


Save the Date!  More information coming later,

OTHER NEWSWORTHY ITEMS

KIDZ In Motion Dance Company is offering a dance class specifically for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. No dance experience necessary. More information can be found at www.kidzinmotiondancecompany.com 
Where: 3503 Samson Way, Bellevue NE 68123 (northeast corner of 370 & S 36th St)
When: Fridays 5:30-6:15 pm (1st class-September 7th 2012, runs through May 2013)
Class enrollment begins Aug 11th and ends Sep 1st
Cost: $140 per trimester (3 month duration) with a $25 registration fee
Scholarships also available
Contact: phone-(402) 292-2131or email at trn1440@gmail.com

Autism/Aspergers 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 bring you the most current information possible to assist in that challenge.

Their Omaha conference will feature Temple Grandin, Beth Aune, and James Ball.   Download a flyer HERE.



Bellevue TOPSoccer

Bellevue TOPSoccer for players with special needs is registering for the Fall 2012 season NOW.  Registrations turned in by August 20, 2012 are only $20!

Registration information can be found at http://www.bscneb.org/ Click on the TOPSoccer tab on the left side of the page.

BSC TOPSoccer is for children (starting at age 4), teens, and young adults with special needs.  They have players from all over the Omaha Metro, Sarpy County, Cass County and Council Bluffs.

Download a flyer HERE.

                    


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