Omaha Resources

Adaptive Aquatics:

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

Behave’N Kids Omaha:

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.

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

Advanced Pediatric Therapy:

Advanced Pediatric 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.

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.

Fyzical:

FYZICAL provides 3 disciplines, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy. FYZICAL’S Pediatric therapy provides activities and stimulation that enhances the learning of new ideas and skill for children with developmental delays and genetic disorders. Our therapist have significant experience and training in working with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Integration, Genetic Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Speech/Language delays and more. Our clinics also feature on-site warm water therapeutic pools. Therapy can promote improvements and “Enhance the quality of Life.” FYZICAL Pediatrics has been providing quality rehabilitation since 1983 for children and adults. We accept most major insurance assignments and are Medicaid/Medicare certified. We can help verify your insurance for you. You are invited to call us at any time with questions or to schedule a tour of our large pediatric clinic in Millard or Papillion (402) 330-3211 Ext. 138 – John Keim, SLP, Manager of Community Based Services. Visit our website at www.fyzicalomaha.com

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

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.