Annual Appeal 2017

Your gift of…

  • $5 covers the cost of compiling and sharing resource materials for a newly diagnosed autistic adult
  • $21 covers the cost of resource materials to help parents of four (4) newly diagnosed children
  • $40 will assist members of our advocacy committee to travel to state legislative hearings affecting autistic Nebraskans
  • $72 allows ASN to purchase sensory equipment for our preschool-age kids
  • $104 can empower two (2) autistic children or adults to learn how to ride a bicycle at a special summer camp
  • $250 can help cover the cost of ASN advocates to travel to Washington, DC to advocate at the annual Day on the Hill event
  • $500 or more will bring ASN closer to fulfilling its longstanding goal of hiring an Executive Director to expand the impact of ASN every day throughout the state

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Annual Appeal Donors

#df1b22 Raised $5,343 towards the $5,000 target.

Thank you, friends! We hit our goal!

Autism Society of Nebraska is pleased to announce it has it is first-ever Annual Appeal goal of $5,000! Thank you to everyone who made a gift!

See the list of our 60+ donors from across the state of Nebraska and beyond! We are proud to have your support.

Your gifts matter to the thousands of autistic Nebraskans who rely on ASN for support networks, community events, information and referrals, and, most of all, a path forward.

Thank you!

 

Looking forward to a year of unprecedented impact on people affected by autism in our state

With the momentum of a successful Annual Appeal at our backs, Autism Society of Nebraska is positioned to deliver more programs and services than ever to people in our state affected by autism.

With 1 in 68 children in Nebraska affected by autism and an unknown number of adults on the spectrum, prevalence rates appear to be on the rise at a time where healthcare, insurance law, and disability accommodations are constantly in flux.

Autism Society of Nebraska is more necessary than ever to serve as the first resource to people in our state when they are in need– from the moment a child is first diagnosed to questions about employment-related issues for adults on the spectrum to networking opportunities for healthcare providers who serve the autism community and beyond.

This year, we not only plan to execute unique programming, but also to share our successes and struggles with you as we execute our mission of improving lives across the state.

In addition to the regularly scheduled accessible support network meetings we provide across the state for individuals, parents, and caregivers, here are some public events we are looking forward to…

 

  • The ASN Omaha Puzzle Walk on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Ralston Arena in Ralston, Nebraska. This ‘walk’ is the state’s largest event for the autism community — and it features a non-competitive three-mile walk, bounce houses for ages 1-101, carnival games, face painting, character appearances, tables of information from local organizations serving the autism community, and, most importantly a sense of community and an opportunity to establish friendships in the community. Read more here.
  • ASN’s participation in the ASD Network Conference on April 19th & 20th at Embassy Suites La Vista in La Vista, Nebraska. The ASD Network Conference is a two-day event of learning, teaching, and networking that aims to build and enhance the capacity of Nebraska schools and families in supporting individuals on the spectrum. Read more here.
  • Book Reading: The Secret Life of a Black Aspie: February 7, 2018, award-winning author Anand Prahlad will read from his memoir The Secret Life of a Black Aspie, winner of the 2016 Permafrost Prize Award for Nonfiction, at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center at University of Nebraska at Omaha. The Secret Life of a Black Aspie relates the challenges and rewards of being both Black and neurodivergent in America. Read more here.

 

Whether you are a individual on the spectrum, a family member or caregiver of someone on the spectrum, a healthcare provider, or a person who is interested in the fascinating and ever-evolving world of neurodivergence and autism, we are happy to be a resource to you and are grateful for your support.

Happy New Year!

Read the Autism Society of Nebraska’s first-ever Annual Appeal letter here.