Upcoming events

  • Register


    Please join us for a virtual "Chopped" Cooking Competition!

    Cooking ingredients can be picked up from the Hy-Vee kitchen on 50th and O beginning 5pm on November 30th through December 2nd. Please do not open your bags until class - it's a mystery! Don't worry, we wont be using the oven or stove. The Zoom link with cooking utensils to have ready will be sent on Wednesday, December 2nd 

    • December 07, 2020
    • (CST)
    • December 11, 2020
    • (CST)
    • Nominations Only Accepted in Nebraska from November 11-30
    • 25
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    Nominate YOUR "Inclusivity Hero" by November 30 for him/her to receive a gift card to Rock n Joe's and a recognition certificate
    (see example below).

    Gift card and recognition certificate will be personalized and mailed to your nominee's place of employment (i.e. school, office, etc.), so please provide that mailing address - not your personal mailing address.  Your nominee will receive the items and a note letting them know that you were the person who submitted the nomination. 

    For questions, please contact Liz Echternkamp at eldrenliz@gmail.com

    Example Certificate


    • December 11, 2020
    • (CST)
    • From the Comfort of Your Home
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    Join the Gingerbread House Challenge!

    Please register by November 30 to receive your family's gingerbread house kit courtesy of DSAF.

    Kits will be delivered the first week of December. You will have from December 7-11 to construct and decorate your house.

    Pictures of your house (with you in the pics so we know you actually made it - and not Pinterest!) must be emailed to Liz Echternkamp or posted in DSAF Facebook Group by December 11. 

    "Santa's Elves" will choose a winner in the following categories

    • Most Original
    • Best Theme
    • Made All By Myself

    Questions, contact Liz Echternkamp at eldrenliz@gmail.com.

    • December 12, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM (CST)
    • Dental Designs Parking Lot, 3580 Union Drive, Lincoln, NE 68516
    Register


    #COVIDCantStopGood soooo...

    You're invited to the first ever, DSAF Drive-Thru Holiday Party with Santa!

    Stay in the warmth and social distanced-safety of your car while Santa brings you LaMar's donuts, Rock n Joe coffee and/or hot chocolate, holiday cookie decorating kits, and gift bags for each child in this this one-of-a-kind drive-thru party! Surprise gift cards and holiday baskets will be randomly distributed by Santa and his elves, so you don't want to miss out!

    WHO: 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 re-envisioned member-favorite! 

    WHEN: Saturday, December 12 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

    WHERE: In the Dental Designs Parking Lot at 3580 Union Drive. (Located next to Region V behind the Williamsburg Hy-Vee - See Map Here)

    PLEASE REGISTSER: It's FREE to attend, but to ensure Santa has enough food, beverages, and gifts to deliver from his workshop to your car, we need to know who all is coming - especially how many children. Please reserve your spot no later than December 6, 2020. 

    Please email Mary with any questions at mary@dsafnebraska.org

    Thank you to the following supporters of this exciting event:


    • December 15, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
    • via Zoom
    Register

    Held every third Tuesday of the month, the educational series is provided by DSAF to its members - extended family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. Due to COVID-19 Restrictions the Ed Series will be held virtually via zoom.  See the link below.

    To ensure there is enough space and plenty of goodies for everyone, please register by the second Tuesday of each month including an indication as to how many will be attending. 

    December Educational Series Topic

    Enable Savings Plan – Why and How to Set It Up and What's New: Diane Stewart from First National Bank will present information on the Enable Savings Plan offered by First National Bank of Omaha, including how to set up a plan, common and uncommon uses of Enable, and some the main rules and regulations that guide the plan in Nebraska.


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    Contact Dawna at  director@dsafnebraska.org with questions.


    • December 15, 2020
    • 6:30 PM (CST)
    • Virtual Zoom
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    • January 14, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CST)
    • Club Room at Hy-Vee 1601 N 84th St., Lincoln, NE 68505
    Register


    Let's make your life a little easier and get that meal planning out of the way for a few nights! Join other moms raising a child with Down syndrome to prepare some delicious ready-to-bake (or freeze) meals while we chat about life, surviving COVID quarantines, and all the recent joys and trials that go along with it!

    When: January 14 from 7:00-8:30pm
    (Snow date, January 21 from 7-8:30pm)

    Where: Club Room at Hy-Vee at 84th and Holdrege
    1601 N 84th St., Lincoln, NE 68505

    Who: Moms raising a child of any age with Down syndrome
    (Feel free to bring a friend or family member if that makes it more comfortable for you to come!)

    Each meal serves 4-6 people and costs approximately $12-15/meal. DSAF will pay for one meal for each attendee. You have the option to pay for and make up to 3 more (for a total of 4 meals). Meal choices will be available soon. 

    Please RSVP by January 4 so Hy-Vee has all the necessary items ready for our group.  Once you RSVP, you will receive an Eventbrite link prior to the event where you can select and pay for the meals you'd like to prepare. 

    Questions - contact Mary Sweeney @ 402-202-0193  - mary@dsafnebraska.org 

    See you soon!

    COVID-19 NOTE: As our world is a bit crazy these days with COVID, we ask that you keep an eye out on the website or DSAF Facebook page for updates to this event. Should you choose to attend, please ensure that you are healthy and have NO signs or symptoms of COVID. If you do show symptoms please stay home. 

    • January 19, 2021
    • 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)
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    Please join us for a virtual yoga session taught by Vanessa from Lotus House of Yoga! 

    Zoom link will be sent out closer to the event

Past events

November 17, 2020 DSAF EDUCATIONAL SERIES #16: Community Resources Fair
October 30, 2020 Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat!
October 28, 2020 DSAF Teen/Young Adult (Virtual) Halloween Movie Night!
October 20, 2020 DSAF EDUCATIONAL SERIES #15: A Road Map to Independent Living
October 17, 2020 Baby Sign Language Classes with Melissa
October 10, 2020 2020 Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk
October 07, 2020 DSAF Teen/Young Adult (Virtual) Baking Night
October 04, 2020 DSAF's Annual Trip to the PUMPKIN PATCH 2020
September 30, 2020 Young Adult + Improvaneers Zoom
September 23, 2020 Mom and Dad's Night Out
September 19, 2020 POSTPONED! CIRCLES Training (Trainees and self adovcates) Info Meeting
September 15, 2020 DSAF EDUCATIONAL SERIES #14: Intimacy and Relationships
September 14, 2020 DSAF Teen/Young Adult (Virtual) Painting Class with Moore Art Omaha
September 13, 2020 Lil' Stars Virtual Art Show
August 24, 2020 DSAF Teen/Young Adult (Virtual) Bingo Night!
August 18, 2020 DSAF EDUCATIONAL SERIES #13: Down Syndrome 101 for Educators
July 22, 2020 DSAF Teen/Young Adult (Virtual) Talent Show
July 21, 2020 DSAF EDUCATIONAL SERIES #12: Emergency Preparedness (How to Prepare Your Child)
July 18, 2020 DSAF Virtual Summer Swim (Sprinkler) Party and Step Up Walk Kick Off Parade
July 09, 2020 Lil Stars Circle Time
July 07, 2020 Super Stars Book Club - RESTART
July 06, 2020 Down to Tea Social Skills (July -August)
July 06, 2020 Summer Program: Physical Therapy with Penni
July 06, 2020 Summer Program: Occupational Therapy with Denise
July 01, 2020 Young Adult + Improvaneers Zoom - (July-August)
July 01, 2020 Improvaneers Zoom - Super Stars (July-August)
June 30, 2020 Overall Buddies Summer
June 17, 2020 Step Up Walk Training & Drinks
June 16, 2020 DSAF EDUCATIONAL SERIES #11: Speech Disorders and Children with Down Syndrome
May 27, 2020 DSAF Teen/Young Adult Virtual Movie Night
May 19, 2020 DSAF EDUCATIONAL SERIES #10: Nebraska Advocacy In A New Social Climate
May 15, 2020 Lil'Stars Family Game Night
May 06, 2020 DSAF Teen/Young Adult Virtual Yoga with Lotus House of Yoga
April 30, 2020 DSAF Teen/Young Adult Virtual Game Night
April 29, 2020 ZOOM Class-The Improvaneers
April 21, 2020 DSAF EDUCATIONAL SERIES #9: Special Olympics Nebraska: Keep Moving and Stay Fit!
April 02, 2020 Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk Volunteer Kick-Off
March 17, 2020 DSAF EDUCATIONAL SERIES #8: IEP Workshop - A Review of Your IEP Components
March 10, 2020 DSAF Teen/Young Adult Stars Movie Night!!!
March 07, 2020 Lil’ Stars Get Musical
February 25, 2020 DSAF EDUCATIONAL SERIES -Rescheduled Medicaid How and When to Apply
February 18, 2020 DSAF EDUCATIONAL SERIES #7: Improving Fine Motor Skills
February 15, 2020 DSAF Parents Night Out!
February 15, 2020 DSAF Teen/Young Adult Stars Volunteer!!!!
February 14, 2020 ONE Coalition Sensory Friendly Valentine's Dance
February 01, 2020 DSAF Night at the Lincoln Children's Museum
February 01, 2020 DSAF Teen/Young Adult Stars Explore Morrill Hall
January 30, 2020 Mom's Night Out
January 23, 2020 DSAF Young Adult Book Club
January 21, 2020 DSAF EDUCATIONAL SERIES #6: DD Qualification and Medicaid - How and When to Apply
December 31, 2019 Super Stars New Year's Eve Party
December 17, 2019 DSAF EDUCATIONAL SERIES #5: Tips for Successful Transitions
December 12, 2019 Dad's Night Out
December 07, 2019 DSAF HOLIDAY BRUNCH
December 04, 2019 TEEN/YOUNG ADULT STARS Meet me at the Mall!
November 19, 2019 DSAF EDUCATIONAL SERIES #4: Advocacy and Social Inclusion and Behavior and Sleep Routines
November 10, 2019 Lil' Stars go to My Gym
November 05, 2019 DSAF TEEN/YOUNG ADULT STARS COOKING CLASS
October 15, 2019 DSAF EDUCATIONAL SERIES #3: Toilet Training the Individual with Ds and Enable Savings Plan
October 13, 2019 DSAF's Annual Trip to the PUMPKIN PATCH 2019
October 05, 2019 2019 Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk
September 17, 2019 DSAF EDUCATIONAL SERIES #2: Down Syndrome 101 and Tips for the IEP Meeting
September 17, 2019 Teen/Young Adult Stars Let's Bowl!
September 15, 2019 ONE COALITION HUSKER HEROES 2019
September 05, 2019 Mom's Night Out
August 20, 2019 DSAF EDUCATIONAL SERIES
August 06, 2019 Dad's Night Out
August 06, 2019 Just You and Me Sibling Event Cookie Decorating
August 04, 2019 DSAF Teen and Young Adult Stars Cheer on the Lincoln Salt Dogs!
August 03, 2019 Super Stars Go To The Movies - Disney's Lion King
July 28, 2019 DSAF Teen and Young Adult Stars Decorate Cookies!
July 20, 2019 DSAF Annual Summertime Social & Swim Party
July 12, 2019 Lil' Stars Pajama Party
July 06, 2019 DSAF GOES TO THE ZOO!
June 29, 2019 DSAF Teen and Young Adult Stars Tour Memorial Stadium
June 26, 2019 Just You and Me Sibling Night
June 20, 2019 DADS Connection Night
June 20, 2019 MOMS Connection
May 28, 2019 Mom's Night Out
May 26, 2019 DSAF Teen and Young Adult Painting Party
April 23, 2019 DSAF Teen and Young Adult Pizza Party
April 18, 2019 Lil' Stars Story Time Meet Up
April 13, 2019 Lil' Stars Swim Party
March 28, 2019 Step Up Walk Volunteer Kick-Off Social
March 23, 2019 Theater Arts for Kids - Little Mermaid Jr.
March 21, 2019 2019 World Down Syndrome Day Celebration
March 09, 2019 Teen/Young Adult Stars - State Capitol Tour
March 01, 2019 Mom's Night Out
February 23, 2019 Parent's Coffee
February 09, 2019 Come Sing and Play with Lil’ Stars
February 02, 2019 DSAF's Night at the Lincoln Children's Museum
January 30, 2019 Teen/Young Adult Stars - Lincoln Stars Hockey Game
January 25, 2019 Mom's Night Out
December 30, 2018 SUPER STARS at URBAN AIR
December 08, 2018 DSAF's Annual Holiday Party
December 03, 2018 Inclusive Schools Week 2018
November 29, 2018 DSAF TEEN/YOUNG ADULT STARS COOKING CLASS
October 13, 2018 DSAF's Annual Trip to the PUMPKIN PATCH
October 06, 2018 2018 Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk
September 16, 2018 Lil’ Stars Get Artsy!
August 29, 2018 Teen/Young Adult Stars Let's bowl!
August 11, 2018 Parent Welcome and Informational Brunch
July 27, 2018 DSAF Annual Summertime Social & Swim Party
June 26, 2018 SUPER STARS GO TO THE MOVIES - Incredibles 2
June 25, 2018 DSAF GOES TO THE ZOO!
June 24, 2018 TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME WITH DSAF Chicago Dogs vs. Lincoln Saltdogs
May 06, 2018 Lil' Stars go to MY GYM
April 28, 2018 PARENT'S COFFEE
April 12, 2018 TEEN/YOUNG ADULT STARS Meet me at the Mall!
March 21, 2018 2018 World Down Syndrome Day Celebration
February 25, 2018 Teen/Young Adult Stars UNL MEN'S BASKETBALL GAME & MEET THE HUSKERS
February 24, 2018 PARENT'S COFFEE
February 17, 2018 Lil' Stars Swim Party
February 16, 2018 TEEN/YOUNG ADULT VALENTINE'S DANCE
February 10, 2018 DSAF's Night at the Lincoln Children's Museum
January 12, 2018 MOM'S NIGHT OUT
December 15, 2017 Lil’ Stars go wiggling and giggling to Kindermusik
December 02, 2017 Annual Holiday Party
November 30, 2017 DSAF TEEN/YOUNG ADULT STARS COOKING CLASS
November 09, 2017 You're invited to indulge at Charming Charlie!
November 02, 2017 TEEN/YOUNG ADULT STARS Meet me at the Mall!
October 28, 2017 2017 Educational Conference
October 15, 2017 DSAF Trip to the PUMPKIN PATCH
September 30, 2017 Lil' Stars Playdate in the Park
September 26, 2017 Teen/Young Adult Stars Go Bowling
September 14, 2017 DSAF Parent Book Study
September 09, 2017 DSAF GOES TO THE ZOO!
August 25, 2017 MOM'S NIGHT OUT
August 23, 2017 DSAF Trip to the PUMPKIN PATCH
August 22, 2017 DSAF Parent Book Study
July 07, 2017 SUPER & TEEN STARS GO TO THE MOVIES - DESPICABLE ME 3
June 24, 2017 Lil' Stars go to MY GYM
June 09, 2017 DSAF GOES TO THE ZOO!
June 07, 2017 SUPER STARS GO TO CHAMPIONS FUN CENTER
April 01, 2017 Lil' Stars Swim Party
March 21, 2017 World Down Syndrome Day Celebration
March 19, 2017 Super Stars Swim Party
February 25, 2017 Lil' Stars Swim Party
February 24, 2017 MOM'S NIGHT OUT
February 04, 2017 DSAF's Night at the Lincoln Children's Museum
December 10, 2016 Annual Holiday Party
December 05, 2016 National Inclusive Schools Week
November 12, 2016 SUPER STARS at PAINT YOURSELF SILLY
November 12, 2016 DHHS presents: What Developmental Services does NE offer for children/young adults?
November 05, 2016 2016 Educational Conference
October 29, 2016 LIL' STARS ARBOR DAY TREE ADVENTURE
October 08, 2016 DSAF Trip to the PUMPKIN PATCH
September 22, 2016 DSAF Charitable Drive at NEAT REPEATZ FALL 2016 EVENT
September 18, 2016 DSAF GOES TO THE ZOO!
September 15, 2016 A SWEET FUNDRAISER!
August 27, 2016 FIRST CALL PARENT VOLUNTEER TRAINING
August 20, 2016 Lil' Stars (ages birth to 5) Back-to-School Party
August 05, 2016 DSAF MEMBER 'ICE CREAM' SOCIAL & SUNSET SWIM PARTY
July 15, 2016 MOM'S NIGHT OUT
June 24, 2016 SUPER STARS GO TO THE MOVIES - FINDING DORY
June 19, 2016 TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME, DSAF! Lincoln Salt Dogs vs. Gary SouthShore RailCats
June 18, 2016 Lil' Stars Meet Me at the Park
June 03, 2016 DSAF GOES TO THE ZOO!
May 06, 2016 U.S. NAVY FLIGHT DEMO SQUADRON
May 01, 2016 GIVE TO LINCOLN DAY 2016
April 16, 2016 PARENT'S COFFEE
April 14, 2016 DSAF TEEN/YOUNG ADULT STARS COOKING CLASS
March 21, 2016 World Down Syndrome Day Celebration
March 15, 2016 TEEN/YOUNG ADULT STARS
February 27, 2016 New & Expectant Parents BRUNCH
February 20, 2016 Lil' Stars Swim Party
February 12, 2016 TEEN/YOUNG ADULT VALENTINE'S DANCE
February 11, 2016 PUBLIC HEARING - LB891
February 06, 2016 DSAF goes to the Children's Museum
February 05, 2016 2016 WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY AWARENESS Ts
January 30, 2016 Super Stars Swim Party
January 19, 2016 TEEN/YOUNG ADULT STARS
January 09, 2016 PARENT'S COFFEE
December 12, 2015 Annual Holiday Party
December 10, 2015 TEEN/YOUNG ADULT STARS CHRISTMAS PARTY
November 13, 2015 Lil’ Stars go wiggling and giggling to Kindermusik
November 06, 2015 MOMS' NIGHT OUT
October 17, 2015 7th ANNUAL DSAF Trip to the PUMPKIN PATCH
October 03, 2015 Step Up Walk TEAM REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!
October 03, 2015 Step UP Walk Volunteer Registration
September 11, 2015 MOMS' NIGHT OUT
August 22, 2015 'Lil Stars (ages birth to 5) Back-to-School Party
July 24, 2015 DSAF MEMBER PICNIC & SUNSET SWIM PARTY
July 17, 2015 SUPER STARS GO TO THE MOVIES - MINIONS
July 06, 2015 BROTHERS-and-SISTERS WORKSHOP
June 27, 2015 Parents' Night Out
June 13, 2015 KEARNEY, NE - Individual Education Programs (IEPs) and Medical Concerns Specific to Children with Down syndrome.
June 08, 2015 FACT POSTER PHOTO SHOOT
June 07, 2015 DSAF Salt Dogs Game
May 28, 2015 2015 GIVE TO LINCOLN DAY
May 15, 2015 Premier of "Where Hope Grows"
April 19, 2015 Super Stars Event *Cancelled*
April 18, 2015 Lil' Stars Sign Language Class
March 27, 2015 Mom's Night Out
March 21, 2015 World Down Syndrome Day Celebration
March 18, 2015 Proclamation Signing Ceremony
March 17, 2015 Teen Bowling
February 28, 2015 Smart Start - IEP Smart
February 21, 2015 Lil' Stars Swim Party
February 07, 2015 DSAF goes to the Children's Museum
January 21, 2015 Lil' Stars Theatre Event
January 16, 2015 Mom's Night Out
January 10, 2015 Smart Start - Friend Smart
December 13, 2014 Cancelled* Lil’ Stars go wiggling and giggling to Kindermusik
December 06, 2014 Annual Christmas Brunch
November 15, 2014 2014 Educational Conference
November 08, 2014 Smart Start - Team Smart
October 24, 2014 Mom's Night Out
October 11, 2014 6th Annual DSAF Trip to the Pumpkin Patch
October 04, 2014 Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk
October 04, 2014 Step UP Walk Volunteer Registration
September 20, 2014 Smart Start - School Smart
September 13, 2014 Back to School - Super stars event
August 18, 2014 Lil' Stars at the Ager Play Center
August 04, 2014 Peer Presentation - CANCELLED!!
August 02, 2014 Parent's Night Out
July 27, 2014 DSAF Picnic and Swim Night
July 12, 2014 Lil' Stars Meet me at the Park
July 10, 2014 Super Stars Go To The Movies
June 08, 2014 DSAF Salt Dogs Game
May 28, 2014 School Readiness Training Program
May 09, 2014 Mom's Night Out - Bead Night
April 25, 2014 Parents Night - Special Needs Trust Presentation
March 21, 2014 Ball Night and DSAF Annual Member Meeting
February 08, 2014 DSAF goes to the Children's Museum


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Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 57362
LIncoln, NE 68505
Phone: 402.421.1338

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