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UTISM ACTION PARTNERSHIP Improving the quality of life of persons on the Autism Spectrum and their families through education, advocacy and support.

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UTISM ACTION PARTNERSHIP strives to provide high quality direct services, maximize community partnerships and resources, and increase overall autism awareness to achieve our mission. Our programs and services create opportunities for enrichment and inclusion, social skill development and employment.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • $25 – Creates and provides a Sensory Kit for an individual with autism • $50 – Offers a scholarship to an educator to attend the Annual Summit • $100 – Offers a Making Memories event to a family • $250 – Allows a client to participate in AAP’s Summer Art Camp • $500 – Creates and funds a new Circle of Friends program • $1,000 – Allows a client to complete PACE Advantage (Job Readiness Training) • $2,500 – Pays work experience wages for a PACE client • $5,000 – Offers an entire Making Memories event to the community

AAP offers Partnership for Autism Career Employment (PACE), a workforce development program for individuals with autism seeking meaningful and permanent employment. We match a client’s interests, skills and abilities with local employers who recognizes the tremendous value our clients can bring to their workforce. PACE services include job readiness classes, paid work experience, job placement, coaching, and job retention assistance. AAP funds the Circle of Friends program in elementary, middle and high schools across Nebraska. For nearly a decade, Circle of Friends has helped schools create healthy relationships between students of all abilities, while also increasing the social skill development of students with autism. The number of schools offering this extraordinary program continues to grow, now with over 250 schools in Nebraska providing Circle of Friends to thousands of students.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Guild • Event volunteer • PACE program volunteer

We host the Annual Autism Summit which brings national thought leaders to present diverse topics on the subject of autism. We host a comprehensive website that provides extensive information about resources in Nebraska. We also sponsor Making Memories, free events specifically tailored to families affected by autism to experience all the fun and wonder Omaha has to offer. These events are hosted at locations such as the Henry Doorly Zoo, the Omaha Children’s Museum, the Omaha Symphony, the Rose Theater and more. In addition to our direct service, AAP continues to seek partnerships with a growing list of dedicated organizations, businesses and individuals to help create a community that embraces autism.

AUTISM ACTION PARTNERSHIP 10110 Nicholas St., Ste. 202 • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 763-8830 www.autismaction.org Executive Director: Justin Dougherty Board President: Gail Werner-Robertson Guild President: Rita Hamele To volunteer or to donate call: (402) 763-8830

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