Do you know what your police officers and teachers are trained to do in the event of an active shooter incident in the Omaha area, or how our First Responders have been prepared to identify and interact with special needs kids during emergency situations? After watching this video about how the police interacted with the […]
The Facebook Community “Spectrum Life Nebraska” has requested stories from the members of our community who have a kiddo with autism. “We welcome submissions from people in Nebraska with autism and those who care for people with Autism, whether as a family member or as a professional.” They are looking to collect stories about your […]
The R-word is the word ‘retard(ed)’. Why does it hurt? The R-word hurts because it is exclusive. It’s offensive. It’s derogatory. Join the Down Syndrome Alliance fo the Midlands in their campaign that asks people to pledge to stop saying the R-word as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all […]
Join the Autism Family Network of Lincoln for their Aces for Autism Tennis tournament and fundraiser on Saturday, April 14 starting at 9 AM. Cost is $25 per participant. Registration includes breakfast. A silent auction will also take place from 8 AM to noon. The tournament will take place at Genesis Health Club in Lincoln (formerly […]
There are over 20 major soccer complexes in Omaha along with several dozen other smaller fields, playgrounds and open areas where you’ll find kids, teens and adults playing and learning to play soccer. For those of us with special needs kids, joining a soccer league with NT kids might be extremely challenging for our kiddos […]
The Nebraska Miss Amazing team are excited to announce the date and new location for our 4th annual spaghetti dinner! Please plan to join us on Saturday, April 14th from 5 to 8 PM at Celebration Covenant Church on 168th and Giles in Omaha. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 and […]
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders is hosting a Parent Training Series seminar entitled “What is ABA and Why is it Recommended for Kids with Autism?” on Wednesday, March 7 from 6:00-7:30 PM at the W. Clark Swanson Branch Library. No registration is required. For more information, contact Jennifer Kozisek at firstname.lastname@example.org or 531-365-0385.
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 […]