New, tax-deductible savings plan for families of children with disabilities will launch this month

By nebraska On June 23, 2016

By Paul Hammel / World-Herald Bureau LINCOLN — When her 2-year-old son was diagnosed with severe autism, one of Cathy Martinez’s first thoughts was who would care for Jacob when she and her husband are gone. Soon, she said, she will get some help with that dilemma. On June 30, the Nebraska Treasurer’s Office will […]

NE announces start of enable accounts

By nebraska On June 23, 2016

Nebraska announces start of Enable accounts Cathy Martinez said her family spent more than $300,000 out of pocket over a four-year period on treatments and services for her severely autistic son, and she worried that the financial resources available to him in adulthood, such as Medicaid and Social Security disability payments, wouldn’t come close to […]

Nebraska Medicaid receives federal approval to cover treatment for children with autism

By nebraska On April 12, 2016

By Martha Stoddard / World-Herald Bureau LINCOLN — The final piece has fallen into place for Nebraska Medicaid to cover an intensive but effective type of treatment for Nebraska children with autism. Courtney Phillips, chief executive officer of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, announced Monday that the state has gotten federal approval […]

Autism Society of Nebraska on the Morning Blend KMTV

By nebraska On April 4, 2016

The Autism Society of Nebraska’s Puzzle Walk is coming up on April 23rd. April is Autism Awareness month!  We’ll learn more about the event and the cause. Mary and Mike are excited to take part once again this year.

National LIDS Campaign to Benefit Autism Society

By nebraska On April 1, 2016

College and pro team apparel retailer LIDS® is supporting the Autism Society of America and its affiliates across LIDS’ 900+ US retail stores.  During April, in honor of Autism Awareness Month, customers will have the ability to make donations in any amount via in-store collection containers at checkout, or add a donation to their credit card sale. Also, […]

CDC Announces Autism Prevalence Rates Remain the Same

By nebraska On March 31, 2016

2016 CDC Incidence Report Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the incidence of autism among eight year olds in the United States remains 1 out of 68 children. This CDC report occurs every two years. We have three key messages about today’s report: Each person with autism deserves a life full of […]

National Student Speech Language Hearing Association

By nebraska On March 30, 2016 The students of UNO’s National Student Speech Language Hearing Association are committed to helping families affected by autism.  For the second year, they are holding a fundraiser to benefit the Autism Society of Nebraska.  UNO’s Got Talent is coming up April 15th with talent performers, raffle prizes, food and more. Donate to UNO NSSLHA’s fundraiser […]

UNO’s Got Talent Show – Sign Up by April 1st!

By nebraska On March 16, 2016

Friday, April 15th 7 pm UNO’s Got Talent The University of Nebraska at Omaha chapter of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association is hosting the second annual UNO’s Got Talent! Only UNO students can participate with a talent to earn cash prizes, but anyone can attend to watch and support a great cause! […]

Sensory Friendly Screening of Dinosaur Train

By nebraska On March 15, 2016

Autism Awareness Event Flyer (1)

It’s Time to VOTE! T-shirt Contest Voting open now!

By nebraska On March 11, 2016

Vote Now for the 2016 T-Shirt Autism Society of Nebraska T-shirt Design!