Upcoming Events

    • January 07, 2020
    • March 28, 2020
    • 82 sessions
    • Lincoln Children's Museum
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    • January 30, 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • La Paloma - 8320 Northwoods Drive, Lincoln, NE 68505
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    Join other moms just like you to chat about life and all its joys and trials at the next Mom's Night Out. And what better way than while enjoying some excellent chips and salsa - and dare we say a margarita...or two?! 

    When: January 30, 2020 from 7:30-9:00pm
    (Anyone wanting to help plan this year's Moms Night Out events is invited to come early at 7:00pm to learn more about how you can help!)

    Where: La Paloma Mexican Restaurant
    8320 Northwoods Drive, Lincoln, NE 68505
    (Corner of 84th and Holdredge)

    Who: Moms of a child of any age with Ds 
    (Feel free to bring a friend or family member if that makes it more comfortable for you to come!)

    DSAF will provide appetizers - drinks and additional food will be paid for by attendees. Please RSVP so we have an idea of how many to expect. 

    Questions - contact Mary Sweeney @ 402-202-0193 or mary@dsafnebraska.org

    See you soon!

    • February 01, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Morrill Hall - 645 N 14th Street
    • 3
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    DSAF TEEN / YOUNG ADULT STARS

    Explore Morrill Hall and See a Planetarium Show!

    Saturday, February 1st

    2:00-4:00 p.m.

    Morrill Hall - 645 North 14th Street. - Lincoln

    Volunteers will be available to assist members 

    Visit https://museum.unl.edu/visit/directions-parking.html for parking options.

    For more information, please contact Sydney at sydneyferrara13@gmail.com or Madi at Madithielen@gmail.com

    • February 01, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lincoln Children's Muesum - 1420 P Street Lincoln, NE
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    A Night at the Lincoln Children's Museum

    DSAF families are invited to Family Night at the Lincoln Children's Museum on February 1st from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Not a member of the Lincoln Children's Museum? No problem! DSAF has rented the entire museum out just for you free of charge! Please register for the event so we have an idea of how many to expect. 

    Pizza and refreshments will be served at the event so no need to plan dinner before the event

    Your registration is appreciated!

    Learn more about the Lincoln Children's Museum.

    • February 01, 2020
    • March 21, 2020
    • 3 sessions
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    We are looking to our young adult members to show off their leadership skills and help out with the younger members! Volunteers may be assigned tasks to complete or stations to man at each event!! Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of each event.

    Children's Museum:

    • Please arrive to the Downtown Lincoln Children's Museum at 5:15pm on Feb. 1st

    Parent's Night Out:

    • Please arrive at City Impact (1035 N 33rd St., 68503) at 3:45 pm on Feb 15th

    World Down Syndrome Day Celebration:

    • Please arrive at the National Guard Armory (1776 N 10 St.) at 4:45pm on March 21st

    Additional Peer Mentor Volunteers will be provided by DSAF.

    Contact Sydney @ sydneyferrara13@gmail.com for more information


    • February 14, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • St. Mark's Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd, Lincoln NE

    DSAF is a proud sponsor of this event in partnership with O.N.E. Coalition! Please register by Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at onecoalition.weebly.com.

    • February 15, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • City Impact 1035 N 33rd St., Lincoln, NE 68503
    • 35
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    This event is a DSAF event organized and sponsored by two parents of a child with Down syndrome, Jamie Bertucci, and Maranda Meece. DSAF will seek to have a 2:1 ratio of children to high school/college volunteers. Jamie and Maranda will also be onsite the entire time. Young adult self-advocates will be in attendance as well to assist with supervising the activities with the children. 

    Please review the parental waiver below. You will be expected to agree to the waiver during the registration process to sign your child up for the event. 

    PARENTAL WAIVER: I hereby acknowledge that a Parents Night Out event was provided on February 15, 2020 from 4pm-7pm, upon parent and/or legal guardian request, to individuals over age 18 months to 15 years. I hereby request to have my child participate in the event, and in consideration for my request:

    I HEREBY RELEASE DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION FOR FAMILIES OF NEBRASKA (“DSAF”) and its officers, agents, employees, and volunteers, from any and all claims, potential claims, charges, damages, losses, injuries, whether personal, bodily, economic or non-economic, related to, concerning, or arising from or during the Parents Night Out event.

    I HEREBY INDEMNIFY DSAF and its officers, agents, employees, and volunteers, from any and all claims, potential claims, charges, damages, losses, injuries, whether personal, bodily, economic or, non-economic, that may be brought, related to, concerning, or arising from or during the Parents Night Out event.

    FURTHER, I ALSO AUTHORIZE DSAF to use any photographs or video of me, my minor children, and my family, taken at the Parents Night Out event in advertisements or other publications. 

    During the registration process, please check that you agree to this waiver to sign your child up for the event. Those children whose parents who do not desire to complete the waiver will not be allowed to participate in the event. 

    • February 18, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Rock 'n' Joes Coffee Bar, 5025 Lindberg St.
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    Held every third Tuesday of the month, the educational series is provided by DSAF to its members - extended family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. All sessions will be held at Rock 'n' Joe Coffee Bar at 5025 Lindberg St., Lincoln, NE 68516. 

    To ensure there is enough space and plenty of goodies for everyone, please register by the second Tuesday of each month including an indication as to how many will be attending. 

    February Educational Series Topic

    Improving Fine Motor Skills: Join DSAF as we host Denice Carnahan, Occupational Therapist, and Penni Romero, Physical Therapist, from Carnahan Therapy.  This presentation will focus on developmental milestones related to motor skills and common strategies to assist individuals develop their skills with a focus on individuals with Ds.

    Contact Dawna at  director@dsafnebraska.org with questions.


    • March 07, 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • East Lincoln Christian Church, 7001 Edenton Drive, Lincoln
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    DSAF Lil's Stars Get Musical is Open to Ages 0 through 5*

    Kindermusik of Lincoln is located inside
    East Lincoln Christian Church (ELCC) - 
    7001 Edenton Drive

    (just north of intersection of 70th and Old Cheney)

    Enter through the east door, go down hallway to room A


    *Ages are just a suggestion.There will be more dancing, jumping, and running in the older group. Siblings are always welcome.

    For more information, contact torri.attebury@gmail.com

    • March 17, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Rock 'n' Joes Coffee Bar, 5025 Lindberg St.
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    Held every third Tuesday of the month, the educational series is provided by DSAF to its members - extended family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. All sessions will be held at Rock 'n' Joe Coffee Bar at 5025 Lindberg St., Lincoln, NE 68516. 

    To ensure there is enough space and plenty of goodies for everyone, please register by the second Tuesday of each month including an indication as to how many will be attending. 

    March Educational Series Topic

    IEP Workshop – A Review of your IEP Components: Did you know our Program Director, Dawna Daily, holds a master’s degree in Special Education?  Join us as she presents information on the required components of the Individualized Education Plan and how they apply to developing a comprehensive plan for your child's education.


     

    Contact Dawna at  director@dsafnebraska.org with questions.


    • April 21, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Rock 'n' Joes Coffee Bar, 5025 Lindberg St.
    Register

    Held every third Tuesday of the month, the educational series is provided by DSAF to its members - extended family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. All sessions will be held at Rock 'n' Joe Coffee Bar at 5025 Lindberg St., Lincoln, NE 68516. 

    To ensure there is enough space and plenty of goodies for everyone, please register by the second Tuesday of each month including an indication as to how many will be attending. 

    April Educational Series Topic

    Special Olympics Offerings to Individuals with Ds: The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Alicia Hoffman will present the offerings of Special Olympics Nebraska and how to get involved in the many events they host.


    Contact Dawna at  director@dsafnebraska.org with questions.


    • May 19, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Rock 'n' Joes Coffee Bar, 5025 Lindberg St.
    Register

    Held every third Tuesday of the month, the educational series is provided by DSAF to its members - extended family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. All sessions will be held at Rock 'n' Joe Coffee Bar at 5025 Lindberg St., Lincoln, NE 68516. 

    To ensure there is enough space and plenty of goodies for everyone, please register by the second Tuesday of each month including an indication as to how many will be attending. 

    May Educational Series Topic

    Self-Advocacy - What is it and How do I become one?  Presented by self-advocate, Dillon Denton, self-advocacy and self-determination are important as an individual ages and becomes more independent.  This session will focus on what self-advocacy is and why it is an important skill for an individual with Ds to develop as they age.  Most appropriate for High School and above.


    Contact Dawna at  director@dsafnebraska.org with questions.


    • June 16, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Rock 'n' Joes Coffee Bar, 5025 Lindberg St.
    Register

    Held every third Tuesday of the month, the educational series is provided by DSAF to its members - extended family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. All sessions will be held at Rock 'n' Joe Coffee Bar at 5025 Lindberg St., Lincoln, NE 68516. 

    To ensure there is enough space and plenty of goodies for everyone, please register by the second Tuesday of each month including an indication as to how many will be attending. 

    June Educational Series Topic

    Speech Disorders and Children with Down Syndrome: UNL professor, Beth Dinneen will present on common speech disorders among those with Ds and types of speech therapy designed to assist in the development of communication skills.


    Contact Dawna at  director@dsafnebraska.org with questions.


    • July 21, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Rock 'n' Joes Coffee Bar, 5025 Lindberg St.
    Register

    Held every third Tuesday of the month, the educational series is provided by DSAF to its members - extended family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. All sessions will be held at Rock 'n' Joe Coffee Bar at 5025 Lindberg St., Lincoln, NE 68516. 

    To ensure there is enough space and plenty of goodies for everyone, please register by the second Tuesday of each month including an indication as to how many will be attending. 

    July Educational Series Topic

    Emergency Preparedness (How to Prepare Your Child): This session will focus on how to prepare your individual with Ds to interact with first responders in the case of emergency.  Participants will walk out with an identification card to share with their families in the event of an emergency. Presented by Dawna Daily as part of an available larger BE SAFE national curriculum.


    Contact Dawna at  director@dsafnebraska.org with questions.


    • August 18, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Rock 'n' Joes Coffee Bar, 5025 Lindberg St.
    Register

    Held every third Tuesday of the month, the educational series is provided by DSAF to its members - extended family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. All sessions will be held at Rock 'n' Joe Coffee Bar at 5025 Lindberg St., Lincoln, NE 68516. 

    To ensure there is enough space and plenty of goodies for everyone, please register by the second Tuesday of each month including an indication as to how many will be attending. 

    August Educational Series Topic

    Down Syndrome 101 for Educators: Master IEP Coach and Program Director Dawna Daily will offer teachers and families the opportunity to listen to information about Down syndrome as it relates to education.  Topics will focus on communication and developing an inclusive environment for the individuals in their classrooms.


    Contact Dawna at  director@dsafnebraska.org with questions.


    • September 15, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Rock 'n' Joes Coffee Bar, 5025 Lindberg St.
    Register

    Held every third Tuesday of the month, the educational series is provided by DSAF to its members - extended family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. All sessions will be held at Rock 'n' Joe Coffee Bar at 5025 Lindberg St., Lincoln, NE 68516. 

    To ensure there is enough space and plenty of goodies for everyone, please register by the second Tuesday of each month including an indication as to how many will be attending. 

    September Educational Series Topic

    Intimacy and Relationships (Utilizing the Circles Curriculum): Utilizing the Circles curriculum, individuals and families are invited to explore the differences between an acquaintance and close family and what boundaries should be set for each.


    Contact Dawna at  director@dsafnebraska.org with questions.


    • October 20, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Rock 'n' Joes Coffee Bar, 5025 Lindberg St.
    Register

    Held every third Tuesday of the month, the educational series is provided by DSAF to its members - extended family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. All sessions will be held at Rock 'n' Joe Coffee Bar at 5025 Lindberg St., Lincoln, NE 68516. 

    To ensure there is enough space and plenty of goodies for everyone, please register by the second Tuesday of each month including an indication as to how many will be attending. 

    October Educational Series Topic

    A Roadmap to Independent Living: In this educational series PTI Nebraska's Nina Baker will present tips on how to set your middle school-young adult on a road to independence.  Included in the presentation is information about education, employment and independent living.


    Contact Dawna at  director@dsafnebraska.org with questions.


    • November 17, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Rock 'n' Joes Coffee Bar, 5025 Lindberg St.
    Register

    Held every third Tuesday of the month, the educational series is provided by DSAF to its members - extended family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. All sessions will be held at Rock 'n' Joe Coffee Bar at 5025 Lindberg St., Lincoln, NE 68516. 

    To ensure there is enough space and plenty of goodies for everyone, please register by the second Tuesday of each month including an indication as to how many will be attending. 

    November Educational Series Topic

    Social Opportunities in the Community: Set up as informational speed round table discussions, area community agencies will present on their offerings from preschool thru adult living.  


    Contact Dawna at  director@dsafnebraska.org with questions.


    • December 15, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Rock 'n' Joes Coffee Bar, 5025 Lindberg St.
    Register

    Held every third Tuesday of the month, the educational series is provided by DSAF to its members - extended family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. All sessions will be held at Rock 'n' Joe Coffee Bar at 5025 Lindberg St., Lincoln, NE 68516. 

    To ensure there is enough space and plenty of goodies for everyone, please register by the second Tuesday of each month including an indication as to how many will be attending. 

    December Educational Series Topic

    Enable Savings Plan – Why and How to Set It Up: Diane Stewart from First National Bank will present information on the Enable Savings Plan offered by First National Bank of Omaha, including how to set up a plan, common and uncommon uses of Enable, and some the main rules and regulations that guide the plan in Nebraska.


    Contact Dawna at  director@dsafnebraska.org with questions.




Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 57362
LIncoln, NE 68505
Phone: 402.421.1338

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