Step Up and get involved today!
(PLEASE NOTE: Link above will redirect you to the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk website. You will need to visit that website, ds-stride.org/dsafstepup, to register for the Walk. RSVP'ing on this page will not sign you up for the Walk or allow you to donate.)
DSAF TAKES OVER THE PATCH!
Sunday, October 13, 2019
ROCA BERRY FARM - ROCA, NE
**DSAF will pay for 1 admission (in addition to your loved one with Ds) for those who register through the website prior to the day of the event. You must check-in between 9:30-10:30 a.m. and state that you are with DSAF to receive the one free admission and special DSAF discounted rate of $10.50/person for additional guests. Children 2 and under are free**
Please register by Friday, Oct. 11
click for Roca Berry THINGS TO DO and FAQS-DAYTIME
DIRECTIONS TO ROCA BERRY FARM
Be sure to check your registration confirmation email for more detailed event information!
The educational series is provided by DSAF to its members - extended family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend, but must register to ensure enough space is available! To ensure there are plenty of goodies for everyone, please register by the second Tuesday of each month and be sure to indicate how many will be attending. All sessions will be held at Rock 'n' Joe Coffee Bar at 5025 Lindberg St., Lincoln, NE 68516.
October Educational Series Topics – October 15:
Toilet Training and the Ds Individual: Toilet training is a common concern for families and because of the complex nature of individuals with Ds and their development, it can become a source of worry. This training will address the common initial roadblocks, setbacks, and eventual celebration of toilet training. Presented by Matt McNiff, a behavior specialist with ESU #5, this training is for anyone wanting to gain information on how to proceed with the process of toilet training an individual with Ds.
Enable Savings Plans: Diane Stewart of First National Bank of Omaha, the Nebraska Fiscal Representative for the Nebraska Enable accounts, will review the Enable Act basics, eligibility requirements, set up and enrollment, benefits of a 529a, and the future of Enable in her presentation on life planning for individuals with Ds. Background on Enable: In December 2014, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed into law authorizing individuals with disabilities to open tax-exempt savings accounts to save for disability-related expenses without impacting eligibility for resource-based benefits. The Act permits individuals with disabilities to save more than a total of $2,000 in assets (cash, savings, etc.) in their name in a qualified ABLE account.
Contact Dawna at email@example.com with questions.
Lil' Stars Go To My Gym
Join Lil' Stars for an afternoon of swinging, dancing, and wiggling at My Gym Children's Fitness Center.
My Gym is a shoe free environment. Everyone must wear socks including adults.
All Lil' Stars events are designed for Lil' Stars under 5 years old and their siblings. My Gym equipment is designed for children age 10 and under.
My Gym Lincoln
2755 JAMIE LANE SUITE 4
LINCOLN, NE 68516
Questions? contact Torri Attebury (402) 770-9826 firstname.lastname@example.org
November Educational Series Topics – November 19:
Advocacy and Social Inclusion 101: For over 60 years The Arc of Nebraska has provided advocacy to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. This non-profit governed by a Board of Directors has over 1,500 members across the state. In this series, Edison McDonald from the Arc of Nebraska will share the wide range of programs and services offered to meet the needs of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Participants will walk away with advocacy information related to voting, employment, special education, Medicaid, and wait lists and will also be available to answer more specific questions as time allows.
Behavior and Sleep Routines: Sleep disturbances have proven to be a common concern for families with individuals with Ds. Behaviors associated with sleep (both positive and negative) have been studied and well documented. In this series, Matt McNiff, Behavior Specialist for ESU #5, will discuss the issues of sleep disturbances, sleep study information, and sleep behaviors and the importance of developing a sleep routine.
December Educational Series Topics – December 17:
Tips for Successful Transitions: Presented by Sandy Peterson of PTI Nebraska, the Tips for Successful Transitions session will include a brief overview of transition, Nebraska transition resources including VR and developmental disability services, career exploration and the transition plan as part of the IEP, applying for SSI and Medicaid, securing a Nebraska ID, registering to vote, and registering for the selective service. Follow up resources will also be provided at this session for each of the items presented. Participants will walk away with a general understanding of what transition is, a timeline for approaching transition, and next steps and contacts for navigating the transitions to adulthood with Ds.
Mailing Address:P.O. Box 57362LIncoln, NE 68505Phone: 402.421.1338