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Nebraska won’t appeal ruling expanding autism coverage under Medicaid

By nebraska On July 30, 2015

By Martha Stoddard / World-Herald bureau LINCOLN — Nebraska won’t fight a judge’s order for Medicaid to start covering a potentially costly but effective treatment for children with autism.   Calder Lynch, the state Medicaid director, said Wednesday that the state would not appeal the June ruling. He wants to have all the pieces in […]

Nebraska Appleseed Court Victory

By nebraska On July 1, 2015

Court victory allows Children access to Vital Behavioral Health Treatments Lancaster County District Court sides with Appleseed in important decision LINCOLN — Yesterday, Lancaster County District Court Judge John Colborn issued an order protecting the rights of Nebraska children with autism and developmental disabilities to get vitally important behavioral health treatments through the Medicaid program. The […]

Autism Society National Conference

By nebraska On July 1, 2015

National Conference Since 1965, the Autism Society has embraced its mission to make a better world for all with autism. Shortly after its founding, the Autism Society held an inaugural national conference to discuss the state of children with ASD in America. This meeting brought together parents of children with ASD to share resources, experiences […]

Understanding ABLE Webinar

By nebraska On June 30, 2015

To learn more about the ABLE Act view the webinar here. http://www.realeconomicimpact.org/Resources/Webinars.aspx  

LB 591 ABLE Act Update

By nebraska On May 21, 2015

LB 591 was just passed by the legislature with a vote of 47-0 and is headed to Governor Ricketts for his signature!  Over this holiday weekend, please email the Governor and urge his support and signature of LB 591: pete.ricketts@nebraska.gov

Growing support helps families facing autism. KETV Report

By nebraska On April 3, 2015

  KETV Omaha ran a story on the Hamilton Family!  Please watch!  Click here to watch Thank you KETV and the Hamiltons for sharing your story!

Celebrating the Uniqueness in us All #AutismUniquelyYou

By nebraska On April 3, 2015

Hand-painting for a cause – make a colorful impression, raise awareness for autism and be UNIQUELY YOU. 1.) Paint your hands, create your imprint and take a photo. 2.) Post your image, share with friends and tag it ‪#‎AutismUniquelyYou‬. 3.) LIKE the Autism Society on Facebook and donate to the cause at autism-society.org.  

Autism Society of Nebraska 5K Puzzle Run – Omaha

By nebraska On February 5, 2015

Print a flyer here 2015 Autism 5k Puzzle Run April 18th, 2015 – Shotgun Start 8:30 a.m.  Ralston Arena, 72nd & Q Street. Run where your money goes farther, 100% of your contributions stay in Nebraska serving families impacted by Autism! This is a safe and certified INTERMEDIATE course – cost $35 (T-shirt Guaranteed if […]

LB 591 Nebraska ABLE Act Legislation Call to Action

By nebraska On February 5, 2015

LB 591 – Create the achieve a better life experience program and provide for adjustments to taxable income. Public Hearing Wednesday March 11, 2015 Room 1524 2:00 PM Join the Autism Society of Nebraska along with other organizations to encourage senators to move LB591 out of Committee and support this new bill that gives Nebraska […]

2015 Autism Society of Nebraska Puzzle Walk is OPEN! Omaha- Tri-Cities- North Platte

By nebraska On February 5, 2015

2015 Autism Society of Nebraska Puzzle Walk and 5K Registration is Now Open! Give.autismnebraska.org Omaha – April 18, 2015  Walk and 5K North Platte- May 2, 2015 Walk and 5K Grand Island- May 9, 2015  Walk