Omaha Resources

Abundant Horizons:

Abundant Horizons accepts all children from the ages of six weeks through twelve years of age. In addition, they also accept medically fragile children and special needs making childcare an option for many parents and families unable to previously find affordable, quality childcare with adequately trained staff.

Adaptive Aquatics:

Private one on one swimming lessons for youth with disabilities. Contact Glen Wragge at 402-896-4280.

ASAP Aquatics Programs:

Private swimming lessons for children and adults with special needs – group lessons can be arranged if preferred. Contact 402-895-SWIM.

Behave’N Day Center, Inc:

Behave’N Day provides early intervention services to children who have severe or chronic behavior problems. The goal of the program is for children to be successful at home, school and in their community. 402-926-4373.

Challenger Little League:

For children from ages 6 – 21 with disabilities within the Omaha and surrounding areas. Players are paired up with a “Buddy” (a volunteer 10 years or older). Registration is in March. Cost is $50. Contact 402-558-0031 or admin@challengerlittleleague.net

Children’s Respite Care Center:

Provides care to medically fragile, developmentally delayed, physically challenged and behaviorally disordered children through comprehensive day services, behavioral health and overnight weekend respite programs. Contact 402-895-4000

Easterseals:

Children and adults with special needs find services designed to meet their individual needs. Teams of therapists, counselors and other health professionals help each person overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her personal goals. Weeklong Residential Camps, Mini Camp Respite Weekends. Contact 402-345-2200

Gingerbread House Preschool:

Located at 2410 Bob Boozer Dr. Welcoming to children with special needs. Contact 402-330-3497 for more information.

Great Plains PVA:

Offers a variety of programs, including adapted martial arts and basketball for ages 6 and up. For more information call 398-1422

HETRA (Heartland Equeine Therapeutic Riding Academy):

Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy (HETRA) has been serving the community since 1989 with a mission to improve the quality of life both physically and emotionally of adults and children with disabilities through equine assisted activities. Students in the program range in age from 2 to adult with a variety of physical and developmental disabilities. HETRA is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl) Premier Accredited Center with Occupational, Physical and Mental Health Therapists on staff. Sessions run year round at two facilities with programs in Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy, Therapeutic Carriage Driving, Veterans program and a Summer Camp. For more information or to register 402-359-8830 or www.HETRA.org

KARE-N-THERAPY:

KARE-N-THERAPY, located in Millard, is owned and operated by Karen Myers, OTR/L. Karen has 22 years of OT experience including over 17,000 hours of actual treatment. She specializes in quality treatment for individuals with sensory processing disorders, including Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Services include evaluation (certified in Sensory Integration and Praxis Test); direct and consultation therapy; sensory diet/home therapy room planning; Samonas/Therapeutic Listening ; Vision Therapy; feeding; core development; respiration/relaxation training; functional task training (i.e. self-help, writing/keyboarding, social play); and advocacy/support. Karen strives to reach each child’s maximum potential and positive self-esteem using a play-oriented therapeutic treatment approach and family education. Contact karentherapy@cox.net or call (402) 896-5982.

Metro Stars Gymnastics:

Owned and operated by an occupational therapist, has classes for children with special needs. Contact 402-505-7600 for more information.

Omaha Simply Music:

Simply Music is a family-oriented program where the parents attend the lessons with their children. Also, all the modalities of learning are used: kinesthetic, visual and auditory. For more information visit

Onstate Dance Theater:

Offer Special Needs classes. For more information contact 402-680-4692.

Pediatric Therapy Center:

Pediatric Therapy Center (PTC) is an outpatient clinic that specializes in providing comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation care including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services. Our therapy staff is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in a setting where therapists and families work as a team. PTC is committed to meeting the needs of the community by providing all pediatric therapy services in one location to make scheduling as convenient as possible. Therapy is carried out in an atmosphere focused on creativity and fun, where every child can be successful. PTC therapists are trained in and specialize in treating a wide range of diagnoses including, but not limited to autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy, fine and gross motor delays, articulation disorders, Down syndrome, feeding disorders, and many more. There are also several specialized groups available to families through PTC. Please visit our website www.ptcne.org or contact the clinic at (402) 932-2782 if you have any questions, would like more information, or would like to schedule a tour of our clinic.

ProCare3:

ProCare3 represents the ‘professional care’ we provide in the ’3′ disciplines we serve, Physical, Occupational, and Speech-Language Therapy. Pediatric therapy at ProCare3 provides activities and stimulation that enhances the learning of new ideas and skills for children with developmental delays. Our therapists have significant experience and training in working with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Integration, Genetic Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Speech/Language delays and more. Our clinic also features an on-site warm water therapeutic pool. Therapy can promote improvement and “enhance the quality of life.” ProCare3 has been providing quality rehabilitation since 1983 for children and adults. We are a Medicare/Medicaid certified rehabilitation agency. You are invited to call us anytime with questions or to schedule a tour of our large pediatric clinic in Millard (402) 330-3211 Ext 138 – John Keim, SLP, Manager of Community Based Services

ProMartial Arts:

180th & Harrison (7007 S. 181st St, Omaha NE 68136) For more information contact 402-502-0195 or email: info@promartialarts.net

Special Olympics:

(Ages 6 and up) Visit www.sone.org for more information. 1-800-247-0105 or 331-5545

Stones Worth Stepping:

Stones Worth Stepping, P.C. offers a unique therapeutic approach to developmental learning. Infants and children begin learning about the environment through their senses at or even before birth. The senses are primarily responsible for establishing sense of movement, space, body awareness, and coordination as well as impact self-regulation and attention. Using sensory integration therapy in addition to newly advanced treatment tools such as craniosacral therapy, therapeutic listening, and interactive metronome, children with developmental delay may learn to reorganize their systems in order to achieve maximum potential for learning.

Children with special needs, including autism and developmental delay, may benefit from our unique therapeutic approach. Pediatric therapy consists of improving sensory processing, upper/lower extremity strength, postural stability, gross motor skills/coordination, motor planning/praxis, fine motor coordination/handwriting skills, oral motor skills, and much more! We also now have available OT social group activities where children are encouraged to explore interactive communication, sharing, and teamwork!

Swimtastic Swim School:

Teachers are CPR-certified, have completed a comprehensive 30-hour training program and they have years of experience matching kids with just the right classes. Group Classes limited to 4 children in a class. 402-496-SWIM

Theraplayce:

Theraplayce, as its name implies, provides occupational and physical therapy with a base in play, the way children learn best, at 2 locations in the metro area. Theraplayce also offers special needs child care at the 50th and L location and aquatic therapy at the 156 and Maple location. Theraplayce has been providing therapy with a foundation in sensory integration and postural disorganization for 18 years by qualified therapists to meet the individual needs of each child’s specific difficulty. Services are provided to a wide range of children with diagnoses including, but not limited to, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, developmental delay as well as uncategorized difficulties. Combined treatment with a PT and OT at the same time is frequently used to provide the most successful treatment for children, along with utilizing a variety of suspended equipment, sensory activities and therapeutic listening. Theraplayce is an authorized respite and child care provider and accepts most insurance and Medicaid. Our 3rd and most fun center is “The Barn”, a day camp and play center for special needs children in the Omaha/Lincoln areas where children can use acquired skills in therapeutic free play and ongoing learning opportunities. Visit our websites at www.theraplayce.com and www.myplaybarn.com to see what we can offer your child and contact information or call 402-731-8888 or 402-301-6829.

TopSoccer:

Bellevue – Contact Denise at TOPSOCCERNE@cox.net or 402-593-6653 or visit www.bscneb.org

Millard – Tammy at 4042-895-6187 or visit www.millardstar.com/topsoccer/topsoccer.htm

UNO Speech Language Hearing Clinic:

The Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic fulfills a dual mission of providing graduate students in the Speech-Language Pathology Program with valuable practicum experiences and the community with much needed communication disorder assessment and intervention services. Student clinicians work with clients of all ages under the direction of licensed and certified speech-language pathologists.

VSP Club:

provides recreational activities to cognitively and developmentally disabled teens and adults in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere that is not institutional.