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IMPORTANT TIDBITS Events  FOR FAMILIES Lincoln Ongoing

Pediatric speech, language & feeding therapy

Specializing in Autism

Specializing in Deaf/Hard of Hearing & Cochlear Implants

Specializing in Late Talkers & Developmental Delay

402-327-2500 8055 O Street, Suite S110 Lincoln, NE 68510

www.heartlandspeech.com Find us on FACEBOOK too!

 

Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy

2 LOCATIONS To Best Serve You!!

Check out any event changes, after publication SOUTH-WEST LOCATION th additions & MORE 7945 S. 15 St., Suite D at our blog: NE LINCOLN, www.ohanakidsnews. NEW NORTH LOCATION blogspot.com 4640 Bair Ave In Superior Pointe Shopping Center

For more information, LINCOLN, NE or advertising rates Call 402-742-7400 please contact us at: To schedule an appointment At402-227-5304 either location, TODAY!!

May is Better Speech & Hearing Month Radio Show by with Asperger Syndrome MayAdult 9 is National School Nurse Day “Parents Corner” is a radio show, co-hosted by Brian King, LCSW. Brian is an adult with Asperger

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spectrum. Brian will be sharing his parenting strategies and discussing them with a panel of parents. Homer’s   Heroes  Baseball  was  founded  in  1992  when  the  Optimist  Clubs  of  Lincoln  began  providing   Here is a link with all the details you'll need to tune in and call in if you would like boys   and  girls  with  a  wide  range  of  disabilities  the  opportunity  to  experience  the  fun  and  emotional   http:tinyurl.com/3gm58h7 Check it out and pass it along. His address is: P.O. Box 994, West development   playing   in  an  toorganized   baseball  league.   Chicago, IL 60186 if you wouldof  like to write him. GAMES:  Baseball  games  will  be  played  on  Lewis  fields.    Games  will  begin  at  9:30  am  each  Saturday   morning   beginning  June    with  the  final   game  on  July  13  (&  no  game  July  6).   Project Lifesaver in 1Sarpy County ames  will   not  be   played  according   to  tLifesaver he  standard   rules  oto f  bhelp aseball.       missing The STRUCTURE:   Sarpy CountyGSheriff’s Office implemented Project in 2008 locate Score   s  not   kept,  the   g“special oal   is  to  provide   the   thrill  itof  pretty participation.   very   is  can made   to     their safety persons. Children with Autism or Down Syndrome, whorough. are at  Erisk toa ttempt   wander, have You imay think us moms” have greatly enhanced program. Lifesaver emphasizes relationships allow   each   pthrough layer  aWe n  this equal   number   oProject f  alife t  bats   throughout   the   course   of  tough. a  game.       between specially We have no choice. just manage when things get really trained personnel individuals enrolled thea  never program BEFORE the need may arise for a Players   mand ay   elect   to  hwe it  off   a  tee  or  in hwe'd ave   coach  pmake itch.   We'veSheriff’s made it through the days thought it through. rescue. During anbinitial Lifesaver enrollees are fitted personalized We've even impressed our visit, with  D all that we can do! with SAFETY:    The  O ptimists   elieve  home safety   iown s  the  Project fselves irst  priority.   uring   games   “Buddies”   help  atheir   partners   transmitter family members are provided withsauch   comprehensive overview who  wristband have  special   needs  by  gand iving   appropriate   assistance   as  needed,   as  guiding  someone   who  ofis  the program. Trainedpatience communicating with individuals withnever schedule a We've gained measure, love giving. visually   impaired,   using  hin and   over  beyond hand  assistance   to  help   a  cwe hild  tspecial o  bat  odreamed r  needs, throw  adeputies  bof all,   or  pwill ushing   for   monthly home visit to inspect and maintain the equipment and get to know the enrollee better on a We worry about the future but know this “special” life's worth living! a  child   w ho   u ses   a   w heelchair   a round   t he   b ase   p aths.     T his   i nteraction   h as   p roven   t o   b e   a   p ositive   more basis. cost tosometimes, participate inbut thiswe program is minimal, at $10 a month. We personal have bad days The and hurt hold our heads up high. experience   for   all  participants   involved.   For information on Project Lifesaver, contact Lt.than Griger 402-593-2288. Wemore feel joy and pride and thankfulness more often weat cry. TO  REGISTER  go  to  www.lincolnlittleleague.com  &  click  on  Homer’s  Heroes  in  the  lefthand   column   yHeroes ou   can  cwe ontact   Jeanne   uda   at  402-­‐423-­‐7444   or  do Daottie   Williams   at  here 4:)02-­‐476-­‐3794   Heart Capes for with CHD, Non-Profit in Nebraska ForOr   our kids, aren't justcchildren SUPERMOMS, No, we so much more Every year approximately 40,000 infants are born  FinAX   the with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD). CHD is Homersheroes1@aol.com   awho t  US 402-­‐423-­‐7444   We are cheerleaders, nurses, and therapists don't walk out the door.

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the most frequently occurring birth defect and the leading cause of birth-related deaths. More than 50% of We handle rude remarks and unkind stares, with dignity and grace. children with CHD will require at least one invasive surgery in their lifetime. And in the US, twice as many Even though theythan bring cannot be erased. children die from the CHD pain each year from ALL forms of childhood cancers, combined! Needless to say, the Lincoln Fencing Wheelchair Program survivors of Club: CHD wear their scarsFencing like badges of honor. They are our “Heart Heroes”. Heart Heroes, Inc., is and treatment routes by areaages a lotNebraska to digest, Persons whoorganization are physically challenged, 8for to us adult a Therapies non-profit that originated few moms, who had children with CHD. After trying know what thecardiology future but give kids our best. LOCATION: Lincoln Fencing Clubholds, toWe coaxdon't their The children through appointments andour heart surgeries, they took comfort in the None ofpowers us can replaced, so we don't many breaks. wondrous of be “super hero” capes to comfort their children, and Heart Heroes was founded. Now, MORE INFO & RSVP: www.lincolnfencing.com or get call 402-420-7688 hundreds of VIDEO Heart Hero capes have beenkids, draped around little shoulders of CHD children everywhere. It wears us out, to help our we'll do the whatever it takes! WATCH THE on but YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=twc7ESexoZMm Consider donating a Heart Hero Cape to a child with CHD by going to www.heartherocapes.com to donate a We cape.are There is a perpetual list of children conquer their fears and give them selfless, not by wait choice you see. who Ourneed kidstheir justcapes havetomany needs. courage. You out can also join our the Heartworld, Heroesbut Facebook to see pictures of many of the cape recipients We're not to change wantGroup to plant some seeds. and hear their stories. the co-founders of is Heart We want our kids Contact accepted. That really ourHeroes aim. at heartheroes@yahoo.com. “Children hold our hands for a moment, but our hearts forever.” ~ Anonymous

Lincoln JULY Events

When we look at them, we just see kids. We hope you'll do the same.

Exceptional -- April Vernon Parent Magazine

Magazine for parents of children with developmental disabilities and other special needs. You can get July a (Date not available atmagazine, time of printing, call for date) digital edition of this Just go to www.eparentdigital.com type in the EMAIL: The Arc of Lincoln: Young Social Club 155rw@eparent.com and Adult use the PASSWORD: specialneeds to access editions digitally. This For High School students intellectual or developmental disabilities information is also listed inwith the back of OKN under Website Resources. LOCATION: Joyo Theater, LINCOLN TIME: 4:00 & pm Bounds -? Leaps Pediatric Therapy NEW 2nd LOCATION COST: FREE Leaps and Bounds Pediatric Therapy, located in Lincoln, has now added a South-West location in th MORE INFO: Call Adam REGISTER at 402-421-8866 or arcifss@windstream.net Lincoln, in addition toto their North location in Lincoln. The pages new clinic Important Tidbits for Families 2 -is6located at 7945 S. 15 St., Suite D (just east o join f14th between Pineeat Lake Road and upcoming Yankee Hill Road). DESCRIPTION: Come us Street, as we watch a movie, pizza, events! See The Arc State-Wide page 6& plan Physical Therapy & Speech Therapy services are available at BOTH locations! of Lincoln Therapy, ad on pageOccupational 22 for more information. Bellevue, Cedar Bluff & Columbus page 7 Please call 402-742-7400 to schedule an appointment at either locations. Fremont & Grand Island page 8 We look forward to seeing you! July (Date not available at time of printing, call for date) Gretna & Hastings page 9 The Next Step Employment Program Lincoln pages 10 - 15** Call to verify LOCATION: Lefler Middle School Cafeteria, LINCOLN Norfolk ifpages 15 - 16 NEW MORE INFO: Contact Adam at 402-421-8866 interested North page and 16 Goodwill Industries. Marla FischerDESCRIPTION: This is a collaboration of ThePlatte Arc of Lincoln Omaha pages 24 Lemke from The Arc of Nebraska will discuss the rights16 of -employees and Dr. Jack Kirkland will discuss how to prepare a resume. If you’refor interested in finding employment, whether You!!! full or partTo best Serve Resources Families pages x time, The Arc of Lincoln would like toClassifieds help. See Thepage Arc of29 Lincoln ad on page 22 for more info.

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ohanakidsnews@gmail.com Thank You to too!! all L&B Families FACEBOOK for their support as we begin th Physical Therapy * call Occupational Thanks for6 Reading OKN!! in our year of service July (Date Not*Available at time of printing, for information) Therapy * O’Hana Kids’ News is not responsible for * Speech Therapy * Lincoln, Now at a NEWor The Arc Mentoring Program anyNorth events; including cancellations, changes after print. It is your LOCATION: Lefler Middle School Cafeteria, LINCOLN Location, responsibility to check with each contact TIME: 3:00 pm & WELCOME to all New Families to verify the information that we have Help us Expand our Reach, Pass us MORE along toContact families you know who could use this information!!! LOCATION INFO:SOUTH-WEST Adam at 402-421-8866 if interested NORTH LOCATION to L&B South!! provided to you. th

2550 Superior St. students Suite 160 S. 15program St. Suite D DESCRIPTION: This7945 mentoring is pairing UNL students with high school in the area. Lincoln, Lincoln, We have many UNL students excitedNE to participate in this program, just lookingNE for some more high school students! J Call if you are interested!! See The Arc of Lincoln Ad on page 22 for more info

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Edition #24 May 2012

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Lincoln JULY Events

May is Better Speech & Hearing Month   May 9 is National School Nurse Day

May Easterday Recreation Center Adaptive Recreation Programs for Youth

13 is Mother's Day

Located at 6130 Adams Street, Lincoln

Special Needs Mom's

Fun Club For Grade School Begins July 16, Tuesdays for 4 weeks 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm You may think us “special moms� have it pretty rough. We have choice. We just manage life when things get really tough. $5 per week, Transportation Available forno $16.00 more We've fees made it some through the days we$1 thought we'd never make it through. Varied recreational & social activities with additional for activities plus per monthWe've even impressed our own selves with all that we can do! Call Debra at 402-441-7901 or dwilliams@lincoln.ne.gov

We've gained patience beyond measure, love we never dreamed of giving. We worry about the future but know this “special� life's worth living! Hi-Time Club We have bad days and hurt sometimes, but we hold our heads up high. Jr High to High School through 21 pride and thankfulness more often than we cry. We feel age joy and

Begins July 15, Mondays for 4 weeks 7:00 – 8:30 For pm our kids, we aren't just SUPERMOMS, No, we do so much more :) We arefor cheerleaders, nurses, and therapists who don't walk out the door. $5 per week, Transportation Available $16.00 more We handle rude remarks and unkind Varied recreational & social activities with additional fees for some activities plus $1stares, with dignity and grace. Even though the pain they bring cannot be erased. per month Call Monica at 402-441-7948 or mmanning@lincoln.ne.gov Therapies and treatment routes are a lot for us to digest, We don't know what the future holds, but give our kids our best. None of us can be replaced, so we don't get many breaks. It wears us out, but to help our kids, we'll do whatever it takes!

Lincoln Park and Recreation We are selfless, not by choice you see. Our kids just have many needs. Lincoln Shooting Stars Special We're notOlympic out to changeTeam the world, but want to plant some seeds. With competition in Basketball, Bocce,We Bowling, Flagkids Football, Golf, That really is our aim. want our accepted. Roller Skating, Swimming, Track & Field, When and Volleyball, & them, NOW SOCCER we look at we just see kids. We hope you'll do the same. These activities are open to kids ages 8 to 14. -- April Vernon

For More Information: Debra Williams at 402-441-7901 or dwilliams@lincoln.ne.gov

Check out any event Swim Lessons/Skills changes, after publication Highlands Pool, 5512 NW 12th, LINCOLN additions & MORE at our blog: Saturdays, 9:30 am to 10:30 am Important Tidbits for Families pages 2 - 6 State-Wide page 6 www.ohanakidsnews.July 13, 20, 27 & August 3 Bellevue, Cedar Bluff & Columbus page 7 blogspot.com Fremont & Grand Island page 8 Flag Football Skills Gretna & Hastings page 9 For more information, Easterday Park, 6130 Adams, LINCOLN Lincoln pages 10 - 15 or advertising rates Saturdays, 10:30 am to Noon Norfolk pages 15 - 16 please contact us at: July 13, 20, 27 & August 3 North Platte page 16 402-227-5304 Omaha pages 16 - 24 ohanakidsnews@gmail.com Saturdays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am Resources for Families pages x FACEBOOK too!! August 17, 24, September 7, 14, 28, October 5, 12 Classifieds page 29

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Edition #24 May 2012

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IMPORTANT TIDBITS  FOR FAMILIES Lincoln JULY Events

May is Better Speech & Hearing Month Radio Show by Adult with Asperger Syndrome May 9 is National School Nurse Day

Pediatric speech, language & feeding therapy

Specializing in Autism

Specializing in Deaf/Hard of Hearing & Cochlear Implants

Specializing in Late Talkers & Developmental Delay

402-327-2500 8055 O Street, Suite S110 Lincoln, NE 68510

www.heartlandspeech.com Find us on FACEBOOK too!

 

 

A  Special  Sitter  was     inspired  by  our  ongoing   journey  of  parenting  our   family,  which  includes  2  kids   with  special  needs,  &  we   believe  that  our  experiences   Check out any event can  help  you  experience  the   changes, after publication fullness  of  blessings  we  have   additions & MORE received   as  we  have  raised  our   at our blog: family.     www.ohanakidsnews. Services  Offered:   blogspot.com

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O’Hana News is not See  Kids’ “Our   Story”   on  responsible Page  8   for any events; including cancellations, or changes after print. It is your responsibility to check with each contact Help us Expand our Reach, to verify the information that we have to responsible you. O’Hana Kidsprovided News is not for any events,. Including cancellations, or changes after print. It is your responsibility to verify the information provided through the contact information provided. You can check the blog at www.ohanakidsnews.blogspot.com or our Facebook page as we try to update those with any information changes that have occurred after publishing.

“Parents Corner” is a radio show, co-hosted by Brian King, LCSW. Brian is an adult with Asperger July 1 & 15 (NOT MEETING THE 1 s t of JULY) Syndrome, who presented here in the area back in January. Brian also has 3 boys on the ASD Pediatric Brian Parent Group: Every 1 s t strategies & 3 r d Monday the Month spectrum. willSupport be sharing his parenting and of discussing them with a panel of parents. This support group is for parents, with children, injuries. Here is a link with all the details you'll need to tune inwho and have call inacquired if you would like LOCATION: Alexis Verzal Children’s http:tinyurl.com/3gm58h7 Check it Rehabilitation out and pass it Hospital, along. His address is: P.O. Box 994, West Lower Level of Madonna Hospital, Chicago, IL 60186 if you would like to write to him.5401 South St., LINCOLN At Madonna: Enter through the main entrance of the AVCRH TIME: 6:30 – 7:30 pm Project Lifesaver in Sarpy County MORE INFO: Call Jeff Stec at 402-413-3186 or jstec@madonna.org The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office implemented Project Lifesaver in 2008 to help locate missing You may think us “special have it pretty rough. DESCRIPTION: July 15: Edye Godden, Director at Equine persons. Children with Autism ormoms” DownExecutive Syndrome, who are at Heartland risk to wander, can have their safety We have noRiding choice. We manage life when things get really tough.Michelle. Therapeutic Academy (HETRA) .This support group is now lead by a parent, greatly enhanced through thisjust program. Project Lifesaver emphasizes relationships between specially We've madeyour it through the days weenrolled thought we'd never make it through. Come &Sheriff’s expand knowledge while gaining insights &inencouragement from other parents. This arise for a trained personnel and individuals the program BEFORE the need may We've even impressed ourvisit, ownProject selves that we can do! group isDuring open toan inpatient families also, just let Lifesaver uswith knowall soenrollees we can monitor yourwith childawhile you are rescue. initial home are fitted personalized wristband at group. transmitter and family members are provided with a comprehensive overview of the We've gained beyond with measure, lovewith we special never dreamed of giving. program. Trained patience in communicating individuals needs, deputies will schedule a worry future know the thisequipment “special”and life's living! homeabout visit tothe inspect andbut maintain getworth to know the enrollee better on a Julymonthly 1We & 15 Wepersonal have bad days and hurt sometimes, but heads high. twe hold more basis. The cost to participate in this isour minimal, atup $10 a month. Bowling Night: For ANYONE with a Disability (1 sprogram & 3 r d Tuesday Monthly) We feelinformation joy and pride and thankfulness more often than we cry. For Project Lifesaver, Formore Individuals with a on disability of any kind contact Lt. Griger at 402-593-2288. LOCATION: Parkway Lanes, 2555 South 48th St., LINCOLN For our kids, we aren'tfor justchildren SUPERMOMS, we a doNon-Profit so much more :) in Nebraska Heart Heroes Capes withNo, CHD, here TIME: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Weyear are approximately cheerleaders, nurses, and who don't walk Heart out the door. Every 40,000 infants aretherapists born in the US with Congenital Defects (CHD). CHD is COST: $5.00 to bowl, $3.00 for shoe rental theWe most frequently occurring birth defect and the leading cause of birth-related deaths. More than 50% of handle rude remarks and unkind stares, with dignity and grace. MORE Call will Rickrequire Haith they at children with CHD at 402-413-3722 least one cannot invasive surgery in their lifetime. And in the US, twice as many EvenINFO: though the pain bring be erased. REGISTRATION: Call Rick ADVANCE by ALL the FRIDAY children die from CHD each IN year than from forms ofbefore!!! childhood cancers, combined! Needless to say, the DESCRIPTION: Participants are routes responsible theirfor own andHeroes”. if they require any survivors of CHD wear their scars like badges of They are our “Heart Heart Heroes, Inc., is Therapies and treatment arefor a honor. lot ustransportation, to digest, a assistance, non-profit originated by a few Nebraska who had children withages CHD. please have athat caregiver or family member there to help them. People of ALL andAfter trying We don'torganization know what the future holds, but give moms, our kids our best. toabilities coax their children through cardiology appointments and heart surgeries, theyAdaptive took comfort in the areus encouraged to come in from the don't cold this winter andbreaks. bowl with us!! equipment None of can be replaced, so we get many wondrous powers ramps, of “super hero” capes to comfort children, and Heart Heroes founded. such as bowling lightweight balls,we'll ortheir bowling balls with handles will bewas available on Now, It wears us out, but to help bowling our kids, do whatever it takes! hundreds of Heart Hero capes have been draped around the little shoulders of CHD children everywhere. site!! Of course use of the bumper lanes is always an option too!! Consider donating a Heart Hero Cape to a child with CHD by going to www.heartherocapes.com to donate We are selfless, not bywait choice see.who Our kids just have many needs. a cape. There is a perpetual list ofyou children need their capes to conquer their fears and give them Julycourage. 12 We're You notcan outalso to join change the world, but want to plant seeds. our Heart Heroes Facebook Group to seesome pictures of many of the cape recipients Friendship Movie Night We want our kids accepted. That really is our aim.at heartheroes@yahoo.com. and hear theirClub: stories. Contact the co-founders of Heart Heroes When we look them, just seebut kids. hope you'll ~ doAnonymous the same. LOCATION: Email for location, LINCOLN “Children hold our at hands forwe a moment, our We hearts forever.” TIME: 6:00 to 8:00 pm -- April Vernon Exceptional Parent Magazine COST: $5/night scholarships available Magazine for parents of children with developmental disabilities and other special needs. You can get MORE INFORMATION: Nicole at Nicole@wonderfullymadene.com Register here also! a DECRIPTION: digital edition Parents/Guardians of this magazine, Just goneed to www.eparentdigital.com the EMAIL: will to drop kids off and pick type themin up. This is a 155rw@eparent.com and recreational use the PASSWORD: specialneeds to access digitally. This program designed to provide activities for kids to get involved witheditions on Friday nights! The information is also in the back of OKNsocial under Website Resources. goal is to have fun, listed make friends, and provide opportunities. Activities will include things such as bowling, swimming, movie nights, etc. The goal of recreational therapy is to work on social, Leaps Therapy 2nd LOCATION emotional & andBounds physical goalsPediatric through play. By providing funNEW social activities and volunteer staff, Leaps and Bounds Pediatric Therapy, nowasadded a South-West location in Wonderfully Made hopes to give childrenlocated a placein toLincoln, be a kid has as well learn about themselves and Important Tidbits for Families pages 2 6 Lincoln, in addition to their North location in Lincoln. The new clinic is located at 7945 S. 15 th St., gain confidence in who they are. State-Wide page 6 and Yankee Hill Road). Suite D (just east o f14th Street, between Pine Lake Road Bellevue, Therapy Cedar & Bluff & Columbus page Therapy, Occupational Speech Therapy services are7available at BOTH locations! JulyPhysical 14 Please to schedule an appointment at either locations. Fremont & Grand Island page 8 MFLC call Days402-742-7400 We look forward to seeing you! Gretna & Hastings page 9 For Military Families Lincoln pages 10 - 15 LOCATION: Air Guard, LINCOLN TIME: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Norfolk pages 15 - 16 NEW MORE INFORMATION: Contact Barb Shupe Platte at 402-613-3080 or barb.shupe@ahsg.us North page 16 DECRIPTION: MFLC Consultation Omaha services are provided at no charge, with no records kept. Eligible pages 16 - 24 individuals include military service members & their significant others (children & adults), whether Resources for FamiliesTo pages x best Serve You!!! If legally related or not. This is a short-term solution focused consultation, not psychotherapy. Classifieds page 29 possible please call ahead to schedule an appointment. You can schedule on a different date if the one listed doesn’t work.

May 13 is Mother's Day

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May is Better Speech & Hearing Month Lincoln JULY Events May 9 is National School Nurse Day

May 13 is Mother's Day

Physical Therapy July 17 Friendship Club: Pool Party Occupational Therapy LOCATION: Email for location, LINCOLN Speech Therapy TIME: 6:00 to 8:00 pm COST: $5/night scholarships available MORE INFORMATION: Nicole at Nicole@wonderfullymadene.com Register here also! To Best Serve You!! DECRIPTION: Parents/Guardians will need to drop kids off and pick them up. This is a program designed to provide recreational activities for You kids to get think involved on Friday nights! have The it pretty rough. may uswith “special moms” goal is to have fun, make friends, and provide social opportunities. Activities include such life as when SOUTH-WEST We have no choice.willWe justthings manage things get really tough. LOCATION bowling, swimming, movie nights, etc. The goal of recreational therapyitisthrough to work onthe social, emotional and We've made days we thought we'd never make through. 7945 S. 15 thitSt., Suite D physical goals through play. By providing fun social activities volunteer staff, Wonderfully Made with all that we can do! We've and even impressed our own selves LINCOLN, NE hopes to give children a place to be a kid as well as learn about themselves and gain confidence in who they are. We've gained patience beyond measure, love we never dreamed of giving. NEW NORTH LOCATION We worry about the future but know this “special” life's worth living! Bair July 17 We have bad days and hurt sometimes, but we hold our4640 heads up Ave high. In Superior Pointe MFLC Days We feel joy and pride and thankfulness more often than we cry.Shopping Center LINCOLN, NE For Military Families LOCATION: Air Guard, LINCOLN For our kids, we aren't just SUPERMOMS, No, we do so much more :) Call 402-742-7400 TIME: 7:30 – 11:30 am NOTE TIME CHANGE! We are cheerleaders, nurses, and therapists who don't walk out the door. Todignity schedule appointment MORE INFORMATION: Contact Barb Shupe at 402-613-3080 or barb.shupe@ahsg.us We handle rude remarks and unkind stares, with and an grace. At either location, TODAY!! Even the pain theykept. bringEligible cannot be erased. DECRIPTION: MFLC Consultation services are provided at nothough charge, with no records individuals include military service members & their significant others (children & adults), whether legally Thank You to all L&B Families Therapies not and treatment routes areplease a lot for us to digest, related or not. This is a short-term solution focused consultation, psychotherapy. If possible for their support We don't know what the future holds, but give our kids our best. as we begin call ahead to schedule an appointment. You can schedule on a different date if the one listed doesn’t 6th year of service in None of us can be replaced, so we don't get many our breaks. work. It wears us out, but to help our kids, we'll do whatever it takes! North Lincoln, Now at a NEW

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Creighton University Students Wanted: Best Buddies NOW Best Buddies is a friendship program that matches young adults with disabilities to Creighton University students age 19 and older, in a one-to-one friendship. Expectations are that pairs make weekly phone/email contact & attend 1 group event & 1 one-to-one event per month, both for which participants must have their own transportation to & from events. Log into www.bestbuddiesonline.org Under Membership Application, then College, and fill out the application. For any questions contact Annie Woodruff at 402-346-5220 ext. 31 or awoodruff@olliewebbinc.org

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Counseling/Therapy Services Available by Carol Salber I wanted to let all of you know that I am currently available to work with children, teens, & families who could benefit from counseling/therapy services. I You may may think us&Page “special moms” have it pretty pretty rough. have been working as a licensed therapist at Behaven Kids/Sarpy since think last fall recently taking outpatient clients. I have been working in the You us “special moms” have it rough. 3 started We have no no choice.forWe We just manage life when when things get really really tough. counseling field for over 15 years & have been involved in the disability community overjust 10 years. My life areas of expertise include workingtough. with children & We have choice. manage things get We've made it through through the days we we thought we'd never dealing make it it through. through. teens with challenging behaviors, learning differences (ADHS, Autismmade Spectrum Disorders,the Asperger’s Syndrome, etc.)we'd & problems, with stress & anxiety. We've it days thought never make We've even impressed impressed our our own own selves selves with with all all that that we we can can do! do! even To make an appointment, please call Behaven Kids/Sarpy at We've 402-932-7788.

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Omaha ONGOING Events May is Better Speech & Hearing Month May 9 is National School Nurse Day

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NEXT CHAPTER BOOK CLUB – Program of Ollie Webb Center, Inc. The Ollie Webb Center, Inc. has openings for Adults (18 years and older) in the Next Chapter Book Clubs located across the city of Omaha. The Next Chapter Book Club meets once a week for an hour as a small group at a local coffee shop or gathering place to read and discuss a book selected by the group. All reading levels can participate! Book club participants will enjoy social connections and the delight of expanding their literacy. Book club volunteer Facilitators are also needed to form new clubs in additional areas. For more informat ion ab out The Nex t Chap te r Book Clu b please c ont ac t De nise Ge hringe r at dge hri nge r@ ollie webb inc .org You may think us “special moms” have it pretty rough. Metro Stars Gymnastics Class for Kids with SpecialWe Needs “Special Stars” have no choice. We just manage life when things get really tough. For children with a disability or special need. We've made it through the days we thought we'd never make it through. LOCATION: Metro Stars Gymnastics, 13820 P Street, OMAHA We've even impressed our own selves with all that we can do! TIME: Mondays at 7:15 pm; Wednesday at 7:00 pm; Fridays at 6:15 pm COST: $60 We've gained patience beyond measure, love we never dreamed of giving. MORE INFORMATION: 402-505-7600 or info@metrostarsgym.com you the can also check We worry about future but know this “special” life's worth living! Out the website at www.metrostarsgym.com We have bad days and hurt sometimes, but we hold our heads up high. We Need feel class joy and and thankfulness DESCRIPTION: Metro Stars Gymnastics, offers a Special calledpride Special Stars. Designed by more often than we cry. Elizabeth Lilla, who holds a doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy, their gymnastics classes teach the Forskills, our kids, we aren't SUPERMOMS, No, we do so much more :) children about social interaction, refine their gross motor encourage them to just try new & difficult We are nurses, and therapists who don't walk out the door. tasks, & serve to build their self-esteem! Call today to find outcheerleaders, more information!! We handle rude remarks and unkind stares, with dignity and grace. Open Enrollment at Children’s Respite Care Center Even though the pain they bring cannot be erased. LOCATION: Children’s Respite Care Center Southwest & Northwest Locations, OMAHA Therapies and treatment routes are a lot for us to digest, MORE INFORMATION: Contact Lori Maire, Assistant Director of Nursing, 402-895-4000 or We don't know what the future holds, but give our kids our best. lmaire@crccomaha.org None of us can so special we don't DESCRIPTION: Children’s Respite Care Center provides individualized carebe forreplaced, children with needsget many breaks. It wears usfull out, but to help our kids, we'll do whatever it takes! from the age of 6 weeks to 21 years. We are currently accepting & part-time enrollment at both locations for our infant, toddler & preschool classrooms. Call us for more information!! We are selfless, not by choice you see. Our kids just have many needs. Activities at Stones Worth Stepping We're not out to change the world, but want to plant some seeds. For children with a disability or special need. We want our kids accepted. That really is our aim. rd weOMAHA look at them, we just see kids. We hope you'll do the same. LOCATION: Stones Worth Stepping, 600 N. 93 When Street, MORE INFORMATION: Call 402-391-2001 or www.stonesworthstepping.com --several April Vernon DESCRIPTION: Stones Worth Stepping will be offering different classes for kiddos with various special needs. Those classes are: Yogarilla: Build strength, posture & core by participating in yoga for the child! Poses will focus on building balance, coordination & bilateral control while learning the connection between mind, body & spirit!! Sensory Boot Camp: Participate in an intense boot camp Check out any event session that can fulfill even the greatest sensory-seeker’s needs! The child can explore variety of changes, sensory after tasks topublication stimulate each sensory system: tactile, vestibular, proprioception while engaging with additions & MORE their peers! Social Butterfly Camp: Participants will learn to be a social butterfly! Group structure at our“play blog: will imitate date” activities, recess activities & summer activities to facilitate generalization to Families pages 2 - 6 Important Tidbits for real life!! Yikes Bikes: Lessons to build those bike skills! Participants are encouraged to bring their State-Wide page 6 www.ohanakidsnews. own bicycle/helmet. Group bike class will ride just across the street on the Keystone Trail to increase Bellevue, Cedar Bluff & Columbus page 7 blogspot.com speed, endurance, postural balance & steering! Don’t forget a water bottle!! Fine Motor/Creative Grand Island page 8 OUTPATIENT Crafts: Children will engage in craft activities designed to increase those fine Fremont motor skills! & Finger Gretna & Hastings page 9 ForPainting, moredecorative information, flower potting, & PenPal letters are all part of the fun!! PEDIATRIC THERAPIES

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Omaha JULY Events May is Better Speech & Hearing Month May 9 is National School Nurse Day

May 13 is Mother's Day

July 13 & 14, 18, 19 & 20 Billy McGuigan’s Rock Legends & Yesterday and Today – The Beatles Experience July 13 & 14: Rock Legends July 18, 19 & 20 The Beatles Experience Children’s Respite Care Center Event for EVERYONE LOCATION: Creighton University’s Lied Center, OMAHA TIME: July 13, 18, 19 & 20 at 7:30 pm; July 14 at 2:00 pm COST: $35 per person MORE INFO: aburk@crccomaha.org or 402-895-4000 You may think us “special moms” have it pretty rough. DESCRIPTION: Come out and enjoy 2 different concerts on 2 different weekends! This is a benefit for Children’s Respite Care Center, Omaha. We have no choice. We just manage life when things get really tough. We've made it through the days we thought we'd never make it through. July 13 We've even impressed our own selves with all that we can do! nd Down Syndrome Super Mom’s Coffee (Every 2 Saturday Monthly) For families with children who have Down Syndrome We've gained patience beyond measure, love we never dreamed of giving. LOCATION: Paradise Bakery Village Pointe, 17305 Davenport, 101, OMAHA We worry aboutSuite the future but know this “special” life's worth living! TIME: 8:30 am to 10:00 am We have bad days and hurt sometimes, but we hold our heads up high. MORE INFO: Casie Schlueter at 402-658-4564 or casie scfeel hlu etjoy er@yahoo.c omand thankfulness more often than we cry. We and pride DESCRIPTION: If you haven’t been to a meeting yet, please come join us this month! The key ingredient to our success is the mixture of all our experiences & the willingness to share them. We can For all benefit from we the aren't unique challenges, obstacles & opportunities thatmuch face our children. If you our kids, just SUPERMOMS, No, we do so more :) cannot make the meetings, you can request to join ourWe FACEBOOK Group & then you can contribute on your own time! Find walk us on FACEBOOK at are cheerleaders, nurses, and therapists who don't out the door. DSSMGroupconcessions are also available for purchase. We handle rude remarks and unkind stares, with dignity and grace. Even though the pain they bring cannot be erased. July 13 nd Open Gym Time at The Barn (Every 2 Saturday Monthly)and treatment routes are a lot for us to digest, Therapies For families with children on the Autism Spectrum We don't know what the future holds, but give our kids our best. LOCATION: The Barn, GRETNA, NE None of us can be replaced, so we don't get many breaks. TIME: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm It wears us out, but to help our kids, we'll do whatever it takes! COST: $5 per child (under age 1 is FREE and of course parents are too!) We areatselfless, not by choice you see. Our kids just have many needs. MORE INFO: www.myplaybarn.com RSVP to 402-301-6829 least 1 day in advance We're not out tothat change the world, but want to plant some seeds. DESCRIPTION: Where kids can play and be kids in the safe environment is provided! We want our kids accepted. That really is our aim. When we look at them, we just see kids. We hope you'll do the same. July 13 AMC Sensory Friendly Movie * DESPICABLE ME 2 -- Aprilfamily Vernon For Individuals with special needs & their immediate LOCATION: AMC Oak View 24, 3555 S 140 th Plaza, OMAHA AMC Star 17, 3220 23 rd Avenue, COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA TIME: 10:00 am Check out any event MORE INFO: www.amctheatres.com Oakview # 402-691-0000 Star 17 # is 712-325-8924 changes, after publication DESCRIPTION: AMC Entertainment and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by additions & MORE Autism and Other Disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting at ouronblog: environment a monthly basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program. The movie auditoriums will Families pages 2 - 6 Important Tidbits for have their lights brought up, the sound turned down, and AMC’s “Silence is Golden” policy isn’t enforced J State-Wide page 6 www.ohanakidsnews. There will be no previews so plan to arrive early as the movie will start at 10 am! AMC is also being Bellevue, Cedar Bluff & Columbus page 7 blogspot.com generous in allowing our families bring in their own GFCF snacks. Regular concessions are also available for Fremont & Grand Island page 8 purchase.

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Lincoln pages 10 - 15 Julyor 14advertising rates Norfolk pages 15 - 16 ASD Summer Skating Spectacular please contact us at: For Individuals with Autism & their families North Platte page 16 402-227-5304 LOCATION: Skate City, 1220 South Fort Crook Rd., BELLEVUE Omaha pages 16 - 24 ohanakidsnews@gmail.com TIME: 5:00 – 7:00 pm Resources for Families pages x FACEBOOK too!! COST: $4 per skater (cost covers traditional skate rental); $3 extra for those 10 and under wanting to dopage 29 Classifieds the bounce house/play structure MOREfor INFO: www.autismnebraska.org Thanks Reading OKN!! DESCRIPTION: Come join the ASD Society – Omaha for an ASD Family Skating Event! Skate City Staff will provide a free skating lesson promptly at 5:00 pm so come early if you want to attend the lesson.

Help July 16 us Expand our Reach, Pass us along to families you CHADD – Parent & Caregiver Support Group (Every 3 r d Tuesday Monthly) For families & caregivers of children & adolescents with ADHD LOCATION: PTI Nebraska Office, 6805 Grover Street, OMAHA TIME: 7:00 pm MORE INFO: Contact Bobbie at Bobbielavolletteshuey@yahoo.com

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We are cheerleaders, nurses, and therapists who don't walk out the door. DECRIPTION: This is a weekly topic event. Each week we focus on themes you pick, but we talk We handle rude remarks and unkind stares, with dignity and grace. about other stuff too! Come every week if you can. This is not a workshop or presentation! This is Even though the pain they bring cannot be erased. YOUR time to ask questions and get answers from other autism caregivers!

and treatment routes are a lot for us to digest, July Therapies 22 We don't MFLC Daysknow what the future holds, but give our kids our best. None of us can be replaced, so we don't get many breaks. For Military Families It wears us out, but to help our kids, we'll do whatever it takes! LOCATION: Red Cross Office, 2912 So. 80 th Ave, OMAHA TIME: 1:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:00 pm We are selfless, not by choice you see. Our kids just have many needs. MORE INFORMATION: Contact Barb Shupe at Barbara.e.shupe@ahsg.us We're not out to change the world, but want to plant some seeds. DECRIPTION: MFLC Consultation services are provided at no charge, with no records kept. Eligible We want our kids accepted. That really is our aim. individuals military service members their significant adults), whether When weinclude look at them, we just see&kids. We hopeothers you'll(children do the&same. legally related or not. This is a short-term solution focused consultation, not psychotherapy. If possible call ahead to schedule an appointment. You can schedule on a different date if the -Aprilplease Vernon one listed doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work. July 26 Respite for Caregivers: Horse Sense to Renew the Human Spirit (3 part series) For caregivers to get away, a day at a time LOCATION: Jimando Farms, YUTAN TIME: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm COST: ABSOLUTELY FREE Important Tidbits for Families pages 2 - 6 MORE INFORMATION: Take Flight State-Wide Farms at 402-930-3037 page 6or contact@takeflightfarms.org DECRIPTION: In caring for your loved ones needs, do you feel you have lost yourself in the role of caregiver? This Bellevue, Cedar Bluff & Columbus page 7

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is an opportunity to reconnect with your own feelings. Would some insights on how to lower your stress while caring Fremont & Grand inIsland 8 some distance helps you to see for your loved one help you manage all the responsibilities your day? page Sometimes Gretna Hastings 9 to rejuvenate your spirit? Everyone what is really important to you. Could you use& a day of quiet, calmpage reflection needs some time away. This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just respite, this is pages respite plus experience. Lincoln 10a -memorable 15

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July 27 Platte 16Millard Library Sensory Storytime and ActiveNorth Readers Book page Club at Last Saturday of each monthOmaha pages 16 - 24 Resources for Families pages x LOCATION: Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln., MILLARD TIME: Sensory Storytime at 1:00 pm and Active Readers Classifieds pageBook 29 Club at 2:00 pm MORE INFORMATION: Contact library at 402-444-4848 REGISTRATION REQUIRED DECRIPTION: For Sensory Storytime, Listen to stories, sing songs and explore with kids like you! All Ages!! For Active Readers Book Club, come read, discuss books and enjoy activities with other kids like you!! For ages 6 and up!

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firemen put out a real fire (weather & staff permitting); visit with a firefighter in their full equipment; explore a smoke trailer and practice safely climbing through a window; learn about 911 and even practice making a real call and answering the dispatcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s questions; learn about fire extinguishers; learn about first aid & see the inside of an ambulance; 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 towels)!


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May is Better Speech & HearingEvents Month Omaha UPCOMING

Proudly serving over 8,500+ families NOW AcrossSchool all of Nebraska!!! May -9 is National Nurse Day

Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy

2 LOCATIONS To Best Serve You!! SOUTH-WEST LOCATION 7945 S. 15 th St., Suite D LINCOLN, NE

NEW NORTH LOCATION 4640 Bair Ave

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Call 402-742-7400 To schedule an appointment At either location, TODAY!! Thank You to all L&B Families for their support as we begin our 6th year of service in North Lincoln, Now at a NEW Location, & WELCOME to all New Families to L&B South!!

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August 12 2013 4 Man Scramble Golf – Benefitting HETRAMonth May isTournament Better Speech & Hearing LOCATION: Field Club of Omaha, 3615 Woolworth Ave, OMAHA May 9 is National School Nurse Day TIME: Registration & Lunch at Noon; Shotgun Start at 1:00 pm COST: $75 per golfer MORE INFO: www.HETRA.org or 402-359-8830 to register DESCRIPTION: Cost includes entry into all events, 18 holes of golf, riding cart, lunch, and post event You may think us “special moms” it pretty speaker and hors d’oeuvres at the Field Club.have Nebraska Soldierrough. Foundation and VFW Post 2503 invite We We benefits just manage get really tough. you to have attendno thischoice. event, which HETRA. life Thiswhen will bethings a fun day with chances to win exciting We've made the days we thought we'd never it through. prizes. There willitbethrough a Hole-in-One-Challenge, Longest Drive, Long Putt make Challenge, Option to purchase We've J even ourColor own selves with alland that we can do! sung by HETRA Mulligans Eventimpressed will start with Guard presentation National Anthem student. We've gained patience beyond measure, love we never dreamed of giving. We future but know thisit“special” life's worth living! You mayabout think the us “special moms” have pretty rough. October 20worry We have bad days and hurt sometimes, but we hold our heads up high. The We Ranch Run Walk &We Cowpoke Kids Run Proceeds shared with HETRA have noor choice. just manage life– when things get really tough. We feel joy and pride and thankfulness more often than we cry. LOCATION: Skyline Ranches, the ELKHORN We've made it through days we thought we'd never make it through. TIME: ½ Mileeven Kids Run at 12:30pm; Kids selves Run at 12:45pm; 10k at 1:00pm; at 1:05pm; and 1 mile We've impressed our¾ own with that can5K do! For our kids, we aren't just SUPERMOMS, No,all we do we so much more :) walk starts at 1:10pm We are cheerleaders, nurses, and therapists who don't walk out the door. MORE INFO: gained www.HETRA.org or go unkind to measure, www.active.com to dignity register Search for of Ranch Run We've love we never dreamed giving. We handle rude patience remarksbeyond and stares, with and grace. DESCRIPTION: is pain the time that Skyline Ranches trails are openworth to the living! public! If you want We though worry This about theonly future but know this life's Even the they bring cannot be“special” erased. to experience absolutely beautiful, yet not overly but taxing run,our thisheads is the run for you! The We haveanbad days and hurt sometimes, wetrail hold up high. Ranch Run, previously known as and the St. Auggies/HETRA Ranch Run is a trail around the Skyline Therapies andand treatment routes are a lotmore for usoften to digest, We feel joy pride thankfulness than werun cry. Ranch neighborhood south of future Elkhorn,holds, NE. Thebut Skyline offersour 22 miles We don't knowjust what the giveRanch our kids best.of horse trails weaving throughout the neighborhood. The race begins and ends breaks. in the Skyline Ranch Park near St. None of us can be replaced, so we don't get many For our kids, we aren't just SUPERMOMS, No, we do so much more :) Augustine Episcopal Church. Ranch benefits Augustine’s mission as well as HETRA. There It We wears out, but toThe help ourRun kids, we'llSt.do whatever takes! are us cheerleaders, nurses, and therapists who don't it walk out the door. are awards for the Cowpokes and there will be overall, age, and gender awards for the 10 and 5K. We handle rude remarks and unkind stares, with dignity and grace. This run willselfless, have professional lineyou services, andjust medical staff on hand! Don’t miss it! We are not by finish choice see.insurance Our kids have many needs. Even though the pain they bring cannot be erased. We're not out to change the world, but want to plant some seeds. We want our kids accepted. That really is our aim. Therapies and are a lot We for hope us to digest, When we look attreatment them, we routes just see kids. you'll do the same.

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