President signs ABLE Act into Law

By nebraska On January 18, 2015

President Obama on Friday signed into law the Achieving a Better Life Experience(ABLE) Act which will allow families with children with disabilities to save for college and other expenses in tax-deferred accounts. The legislation was co-sponsored by Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Richard Burr (R-NC). The ABLE Act, first introduced in 2008, amends the Internal […]

Omaha Dodgeball Tournament

By OmahaNE On December 22, 2014

Registration is now OPEN for the Autism Society Nebraska – Omaha Support Network’s Dodgeball tournament!  Click HERE for more information.

NE ASD Network 2015 State Autism Conference Registration now OPEN!

By nebraska On December 18, 2014

ABLE Act Passes Senate!

By admin On December 17, 2014

  Senate Approves ABLE Act Last night, the U.S. Senate passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) — a victory for grassroots advocacy for parents and people with disabilities. The Autism Society has worked with many partners in the disability community and with you, our members, to get this bill passed. The ABLE […]

ABLE ACT Passes in the House

By nebraska On December 6, 2014

ABLE Act Passes in the House 

Sensory Santa Visits!

By nebraska On December 4, 2014

2015 Autism Puzzle Walks – Save the Dates!

By nebraska On December 1, 2014

CDC Autism Prevalence Rates

By nebraska On August 14, 2014

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Autism prevalence rates. Here’s a quick look at the data: *1 in 68 children *1 in 42 males *Boys diagnosed at a rate nearly 5x that of girls *Most children not diagnosed until after age 4 *An estimated 1.2 million people under age 21 (Data for this study is […]

LB 505 Rally Email to your Senator

By nebraska On March 26, 2014

Feel free to copy and paste or just use parts!   Dear Senator _____________,   LB505 will come out of committee on Tuesday, April 1.  I ask for your vote in support of this critical legislation when it comes to the floor.   The autism community and all three major insurers in Nebraska have agreed […]

LB 505 Talking Points

By nebraska On March 25, 2014

Requires certain health insurance plans sold in Nebraska to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders in children and youth less than age 21.  Covered services included behavioral health treatment including applied behavior analysis (ABA) when provided or supervised by a board certified behavior analyst or licensed psychologist.  Caps coverage for […]