The mission of the Autism Society is to improve the lives of every family affected by autism. 100% of the funds raised here in Nebraska stay in Nebraska where we can directly impact the individual with autism, their family, their educators and the entire community surrounding them. One way we accomplish this mission is through our enrichment and conference grants.
2020 Individual Enrichment Grants – All enrichement grants have been awarded. Check back in January of 2021.
2020 Conference Grants – All conference grants have been awarded. Check back in January of 2021.
Each year the Autism Society of Nebraska gives two awards and one post-secondary scholarship at the NE ASD Network State Autism Conference.
2020 Awards and Scholarship
Autism Advocate of the Year Award
Do you know someone who demonstrates remarkable advocacy for an individual or group of individuals with autism spectrum disorders? Nominate them for the Autism Society of Nebraska’s Autism Advocate of the Year Award! This year’s award will be presented at the Nebraska ASD State Conference at the Embassy Suites in LaVista on Thursday evening, April 2nd, 2020.
Self-Advocate of the Year Award
Stephen Shore once defined self-advocacy as “knowing when and how to approach others to negotiate desired goals, build mutual understanding and trust, and achieve fulfilment and productivity. . . [it] often involves an amount of disclosure about oneself to reach the goal of better mutual understanding.” Do you know someone who fits this description? If so, nominate them for the Self-Advocate of the Year Award. This year’s award will be presented at the Nebraska ASD State Conference Embassy Suites in LaVista on Thursday evening, April 2nd, 2020.
Dan Archwamey Post-Secondary Scholarship
The Dan Archwamety scholarship was established to give hope, affirmation, and financial assistance to young people on the autism spectrum who plan to continue their schooling after high school. In collaboration with the Autism Society of Nebraska, the Archwamety family created the scholarship in memory of Dan, who died on June 1, 1997, as a result of a bike-truck accident, shortly after he completed his sophomore year at University of Nebraska, Kearney.