Upcoming events

    • October 25, 2019
    • January 01, 2020
    • 69 sessions
    • Lincoln Children's Museum
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    • November 19, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Rock 'n' Joes Coffee Bar, 5025 Lindberg St.
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    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  director@dsafnebraska.org with questions.


    • December 07, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    • Firespring 1201 Infinity Court, Lincoln, NE 68512
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    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. 

    The bad news:

    • The pool table and ping pong table will NOT be available for play (new rule)
    • As usual, the shuffle board table will be covered
    • As of now, the slide is off-limits

    The good news:

    • The many games/toys located on the shelves in the lounge area (aka Firepit) may still be enjoyed
    • Live music and performers will be on hand to to sing and dance to while you wait your turn to sit on Santa's lap
    • We will be serving a yummy breakfast buffet, complete with gluten free options
    • Please feel free to get your picture taken with Santa and be sure to give your name/address to the volunteer, so we may mail the keepsake photo to you
    • Santa's helpers (i.e. college-age student volunteers) will be on-hand to assist with kiddos! They will be prepped to watch exits, hold food plates, help with potty breaks, and generally run around at your child's beck and call. Please feel free to utilize their services. 
    Please email Dawna with any questions at director@dsafnebraska.org



    • December 17, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Rock 'n' Joes Coffee Bar, 5025 Lindberg St.
    Register

    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. 

    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. 

    Contact Dawna at  director@dsafnebraska.org with questions.


    • December 31, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Kelly and Jason Ekeler's Home 5001 S 72nd St., Lincoln, NE 68516
    • 23
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    For more information about this event, please contact Kelly at 402-217-2907 or kellyekeler@gmail.com

    • February 07, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lincoln Children's Muesum - 1420 P Street Lincoln, NE
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    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

    Your registration is appreciated!

    Learn more about the Lincoln Children's Museum.

Past events

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


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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