Looking ahead to March, our Events Calendar is packed with over 80 local activities, events, educational opportunities, support groups and benefits all to support our special needs kids and their families in the Omaha/Lincoln community.
We are proud to live in a community with so many organizations, employees, volunteers, parents, caregivers, therapists and professionals who dedicated incalculable hours to setup opportunities for our kids to play, learn and grow.
We thought it would be helpful to give you a quick list of some of the biggest events to help you fill out your calendars and get registered on time:
- Fundraiser for Heart in Hands Development Center in Lincoln = If you’re in Lincoln and looking for a safe place to play with your kiddos, take a closer look at this new Center and consider stopping by Raising Cane’s to help raise funds so they can open soon.
March 3, 17 and 31
- Kids on the Block – Down Syndrome = The local group Why Arts? is hosting a new series of performances at the Omaha Children’s Museum designed for different groups of special needs kiddos. Their first series will focus on kids with Down Syndrome. Should be another great addition to the Children’s Museum!
- Walk and Roll for Disabilities = Come to Oak View Mall and help raise funds for the Munroe-Meyer Institute while taking a nice stroll around the Mall. Just ignore the weather forecasts for 60+ degree weather that Saturday and come inside to play.
- Dancing Beyond Limits Omaha Classes Start = if you have a special needs kiddo looking to learn to dance, this is the place to go. They’ll have so much fun!!!
- Yoga for Youth Omaha Classes Start = Yoga for special needs kids? Oh, yeah. I’m jealous! I want to go!!!
- ReRuns 4 Fun Benefit for the Autism Action Partnership = This is a great chance to get toys/clothes and help the AAP. Stop by the store in LaVista any time this week and proceeds from sales will go back to the AAP and help them continue all the FREE programs they sponsor each month.
- Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Proclamation Ceremony = if you’re in Lincoln, stop by the Capital and help usher in March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
- “Effective IEP Goals” Webinar = We’re getting closer to Spring, which means it’s almost IEP update time. Check out this webinar for some help. (Also, keep an eye on the Clubhouse website over the next few weeks. We’re working on our own IEP help articles too!)
- “Live Your Dream” with Anthony Ianni = We don’t talk much about special needs kids West of Lincoln on the Clubhouse, but Anthony Ianni and the Kids & Dreams Foundation are doing amazing things out in Kearney. We hope you’ll take the time to stop down and see Anthony while he’s in Lincoln and learn more about how to deal with and prevent bullying of our special needs kids.
- “What is ABA and Why is it Recommended for Kids with Autism?” = Looking to learn more about ABA therapies and how they help kiddos with autism? Stay in Omaha and check out this free seminar.
- Open House for Autism Toddler Care = Stop by the Autism Center of Nebraska to celebrate the new space!
- Early Childhood Music Therapy Sessions Start = a great opportunity to introduce your kiddos (ages 4-6) to music therapy! NOTE: Sessions are held in Lincoln.
- Teen and Young Adult Hangout with the Autism Society of Nebraska (Omaha) = They meet every month. Time for you to join them!
- CRCC Silver Ribbon Event = Parents! Time to dust off the tuxedo or fancy dress and hit the social butterfly scene and celebrate artwork made specifically for Children’s Respite Care Center.
- Tour of Werner Park = Join the AAP for a behind-the-scenes visit to Werner Park along with the mascots for the Omaha Storm Chasers.
- Star City Buddy Walk = Kick off your official World Down Syndrome Day festivities by participating in the Star City Buddy Walk down at the Gateway Mall in Lincoln.
- Meet Up and Pop with a Cop = Teens can join the ASN Omaha at Oak View Mall for some dinner and quality time with local police officers.
March 21 – WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY
- March 21 is known as World Down Syndrome Day. The date “3-21” was selected to refer to the 3 instances of the 21st chromosome found in every person with Down Syndrome.
- Be sure to Rock Your Socks all day in honor of WDSD. Post pictures of your crazy socks and include the hashtags #RockYourSocksWDSD2018 #GetComfortableWithDifferent #WorldDownSyndromeDay. Also, be sure support the DSA with the hashtag #DSAMidlands
- If you’re in Lincoln, join the DSAF for a party at the Lincoln National Guard Armory from 5:30-7:30.
- If you’re in Omaha, join the DSA Midlands for a party at Cunningham’s Pub starting at 6 PM.
- Making the Move from Middle to High School = Join the Ollie Webb Center for an important presentation about how to prepare and handle the challenging transition from Middle to High School.
- Easter Egg Hunt = Join the ASN for an Easter Egg Hunt at College of Saint Mary’s campus.
- Making Memories at the Rose = Join the AAP at the Rose Theater and rock out with Alice in “Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure.”
And don’t forget all of the 50+ other monthly events that will continue including:
- AMC Sensory-Friendly Movies
- Special Musicians
- Bowling and Basketball with Bellevue Special Olympics
- Pump it Up and Little Waves with ASN Omaha
- DSES Education Discussions
- Support Groups
Finally, be sure to register for some of the big community events coming up soon:
- AllPlay Miracle Baseball League
- Omaha Puzzle Walk & Family Festival
- Capital City Blue Run for Autism 5K
- MDA Muscle Walk
- Top Soccer BSC
CHECK IN WITH OUR EVENTS CALENDAR REGULARLY FOR NEW AND UPDATES ON EVENTS. We at the ASD Clubhouse work hard to make sure it is up-to-date and includes as much information as we can get our hands on.
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Have a wonderful March everyone!