One of the most significant events ASN has produced in the Omaha area in the last year was the January 30th PEERS Training + Community Gathering all-day event in La Vista.
On February 6, 2020, the Omaha-area autism community gathered at a building in La Vista called Educational Service Unit #3, otherwise known as “ESU 3.”
More than 100 people attended the event, which lasted from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Annette Wragge, M.Ed., BCBA, led the training, which is based on the PEERS curriculum, developed by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, Psy.D. in the early 2000s at UCLA.
Later in the evening, ASN hosted a community gathering and resource fair where people affected by autism could interface with community organizations and clinics that serve people in various ways. Twenty-six organizations participated in this event and it drew a crowd of more than 50 community members.
Autism Society of Nebraska is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established in Nebraska with the mission of improving the lives of Nebraskans affected by autism.
More about The ASN PEERS Series here.