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Recreation Club

Summer Rec Club registration is now open. Register HERE

Summer Rec Club Dates

June 4th (3:30 to 5 pm, Gym), June 18th (3:30 to 5 pm, Gym)

July 16th (5 to 7 pm, Skate City), July 30 (3:30 to 5 pm, Gym)

August 6 (3:30 to 5 pm, Gym), August 20 (3:30 to 5 pm, Gym)

Meet our Coaches

Coach Andrew

I have been working for ASN for almost six years now and am one of the original Rec Club coaches from when the program was first developed. I have been a personal trainer for 8 years for my full-time job. I also coach high school basketball, I mentor kids with Type 1 Diabetes (I live with T1D) and I volunteer to raise money for the JDRF and ASN.

I am currently enrolled at Peru State to become a Special Ed Teacher and I should be done with school in about two years! Working with the kids in Rec Club is what drove me to go back to school and work with as many of these kids as I can on a full-time basis.

My favorite part about Rec Club is the connections with the kids and watching them learn and grow every single time I see them. Nothing beats the smile on the face of a kid who just accomplished something new!

Coach Jenni

Hi! My name is Jennifer Dotson and I am one of the ASN Rec Club coaches. I began volunteering with Rec Club as a part of UNO NSSLHA four years ago and have been a Rec Club coach for the past two years. I graduated with my Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2016 from UNO and I am currently a full-time speech-language pathologist for Elkhorn Public Schools. My goal for Rec Club is to teach and allow social situations between the participants and volunteers. At Rec Club we encourage our participants not only to engage in physical activities, but to also use social skills that have been previously taught during those activities. I look forward to seeing you at our next Rec Club class!

Coach Becci

My name is Becci Bettendorf and I am from Norfolk, NE. I moved to Omaha where I attended the University of Nebraska Omaha and I received my undergraduate degree in K-6 Elementary Education and K-9 Special Education. I have now been teaching high school special education for 8 years for Millard Public Schools and help coordinate an Autism Rec Club for the Autism Society of Nebraska. I have also earned my Master’s degree in Autism and Severe Profound Disabilities from University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Recreation Club

 FRIENDS   –    FUN   –  FITNESS

Many children with motor planning challenges find gym class, recess, and staying physically active extremely frustrating.  Not feeling successful in physical play with peers can lead to poor self esteem. To help, the Autism Society—Omaha Support Network has worked to come up with a game plan.

Kids in need of more coaching and movement assistance come together to work on gym games and physical fitness exercises.  This interactive, activity-based program will emphasize improving physical competence while developing social skills.  Activities have been designed to improve body awareness, strength and motor skills as well as teach problem solving during game play.  Our goal is to improve ability and confidence for school in the fall as well as encourage continued physical fitness into their later teen and adult years.

In order to achieve our goals for all of our participants it is important that we are able to provide consistent support for every participant.  All participants registrants will be required to bring along a “Buddy”.   This Buddy can be a parent or sibling over 16 years of age.  We understand that not all athletes will want to work with their Buddy and we will help facilitate a Buddy Swap if desired.   This is also a great way for the family to grow together in your recreational endeavors!

Target Audience: Youth who are fairly independent but miss out on the subtle instruction in a large setting.  1:1 intensive support cannot be provided.

  • Designed for ages 6 to 12
  • Tuition is $50 due at first session
  • Tuition is non refundable
  • Full payment is required to secure your spot.
  • We are not able to prorate for sessions missed.
  • Class is limited to 25 participants so send in your registrations today!.

Download the registration paperwork HERE.