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.
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.
Contact Dawna at email@example.com with questions.
You're invited to a private DSAF event, open to individuals with Down syndrome of all ages and their families to help us celebrate a great year and the holidays with our DSAF family. We hope you will join us for this member-favorite!
The Annual Holiday Party is Saturday, December 7 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Firespring (located at 1201 Infinity Court Lincoln, NE 68512 CLICK FOR MAP).
It's FREE to attend and a light meal will be provided.
Special visit by a plump and bearded man and entertainment provided by local choirs!
Volunteers will be on-hand to lend a hand.
Your registration is appreciated!
For those of you who are not aware, Firespring very graciously allows DSAF (and other local non-profit organizations) to use their facilities free of charge. This is a HUGE savings and we are truly fortunate to have such a wonderful place in which we may gather together. We encourage you to give Firespring some love whenever you have a chance--especially via social media!
Unfortunately, due to unfortunate events and added liabilities, our hosts have passed along some new usage policies. I thought it might be easier on everyone if I gave you a "heads up" now vs. springing it on the kids as they walk in on Saturday, especially the kids who have previously attended who will be looking forward to these amenities.
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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.
For more information about this event, please contact Kelly at 402-217-2907 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Night at the Lincoln Children's Museum
DSAF families are invited to Family Night at the Lincoln Children's Museum on _______ from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Not a member of the Lincoln Children's Museum? No problem! DSAF has rented the entire museum out just for you free of charge! Please register for the event so we have an idea of how many to expect.
Pizza and refreshments will be served at the event so no need to plan dinner before the event.
Learn more about the Lincoln Children's Museum.
Mailing Address:P.O. Box 57362LIncoln, NE 68505Phone: 402.421.1338