What is it? Overall Buddies is invested in early childhood learning. We love children and we love their families! We love the adults who guide their development! We strive to create quality music, videos, and soon hopefully books, and a TV series all to help children grow in their self confidence, curiosity, joy, awareness, and social skills. We come from a base of music.
When is it?
Tuesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m.
Where is it?
Facebook Live: Overall Buddies
Brought to you by: Lori Lynn Ahrends, Creator Overall Buddies and Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska
What is it? The Improvaneers is the first and only of its kind social improv group in the United States
When is it? Each Wednesday in July - August 4th
Where is it?
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Meeting ID: 81710704022
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Brought to you by: Stand Up for Downs, Rob Snow, and the Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska
Gross Motor Basics Group – Mondays 9:30 – 9:50am
Week 1: July 6
Meet and Greet & Boom Bang
Week 2: July 13
Fun on the Farm
Week 3: July 20
• Gross Motor Imitation
• Core Strengthening
• Locomotor skills
Week 4: July 27
• Animal walks
• Upper Lower Body Coordination
Week 5: August 3
Fun with Counting
• Skill Repetition while Counting
Week 6: August 10
Balls and Bouncing
Gross Motor Upper Level Group – Wednesdays 10:00 – 10:20am
Week 1: July 8
• Combining 2 Different Motions in Sequence
Week 2: July 15
• Leg Motion Sequencing
• Arm Motion Sequencing
Week 3: July 22
On the Move
Week 4: July 29
• Animal Walks
Week 5: August 5
Got Your Number
• Movement Timing
Week 6: August 12
• Throwing Balls (Tennis ball, Basketball, Football, Beanbags) in Different Ways
Thank you, Carnahan Pediatric Therapy for your support of this program!
Carnahan Pediatric Therapy is located in the Elkhorn area, providing individualized pediatric occupational, physical, and speech therapy services to children ages birth through 21 years. First and foremost, our goal is to create a clinic that is supportive, informative, effective, and fun! Therapy sessions are specially designed to support children and caregivers in numerous ways, including:
9:30 – 9:50am
Gross Motor Basics Group
Fine Motor Basics Group
10:00 – 10:20am
Fine Motor for Self-Care Group
Gross Motor Upper Level Group
Fine Motor Basics Group – Wednesdays 9:30 – 9:50am
• In hand manipulation skills
• Grasp patterns
• Finger individualization
• Visual-motor skills
• Bilateral motor coordination
• Cutting skills
Fine Motor for Self-Care – Mondays 10:00 – 10:20am
• Upper body range of motion and strength
• Meal Preparation
• Using utensils to slice, stir, pick up food
• Personal Hygiene
• Body Cleanliness
• Personal hygiene
• Personal Appearance
• Leisure skills
• Folding and hanging clothes
Down To Tea - Super Stars Conversation
Super Stars Summer Book Club
What is it? Book Club for Super Stars of all reading levels. Limited to the first 10 to respond. Book and link provided once registered. We will be reading RESTART by Gordon Korman (Golden Sower Award winning book) www.goodreads.com/book/show/32819894
When is it: Every Tuesday from July 7th-August 11
Where is it: In the Zoom Room!
Reading will focus on reading basics such as reading, decoding, main ideas, comprehension strategies, the part of a book (introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, conclusion). Social skills such as active listening and turn taking will also be facilitated.
Brought to you by: Dawna Daily, M.Ed. and the Down Syndrome Association for Families
Lil Stars Circle Time
What is it? Circle time is a special time to share fingerplays, chants, rhymes, songs, play rhythm instruments, read a story, and participate in movement games an relaxation activities. Circle time goals include: Listening, development of attention span, promoting oral communication, learning new concepts and skills like weather, days of the week, sequence counting, letter recognition, 2D shapes, colors, and community
When is it: Every Thursday from July 9th-August 13
Brought to you by: Dawna Daily, M.Ed. and the Down Syndrome Association for Families and utilizing Circle Time Interactive, Inc. BETA and Planning Playtime
It's a summer celebration!
DSAF families and Step Up Walk Team Captains are invited to join us to celebrate summer and kick-off the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk campaign with a swim/sprinkler party and drive-thru parade! Once registered (see link below) each family will receive a complimentary swim goodie bag from DSAF and will be invited to pick it up at the Step Up Walk Kick Off Parade on July 18th from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Dental Designs where we will be hosting the celebration. We will have drawings for prizes and a Hero Duck Drop throughout the celebration as well! Don't have a pool or a sprinkler? No problem! DSAF has acquired several small items you can borrow, as needed. Just reach out to Director Dawna Daily at email@example.com to arrange something.
Your registration is appreciated!
Thank you to Enable Savings Plan, Culvers, Dental Designs and all of our sponsors for continuing to support DSAF.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
ZOOM Safety precautions:
- Zoom link will not be posted publicly.
- Zoom will be password protected.
- Sydney will control who is allowed in the meeting by the waitlist feature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mailing Address:P.O. Box 57362LIncoln, NE 68505Phone: 402.421.1338