Upcoming Events

    • June 30, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 07, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 12 sessions
    • Facebook Live: Overall Buddies
    • 6
    Register




    OVERALL BUDDIES

    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


    https://www.facebook.com/overallbuddies/photos/a.2303013146598389/2303013446598359/?__tn__=%3C


    • July 01, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 05, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Your Home - Via Zoom: New link each week
    • 6
    Register


    Improv Session 1 | DSACO | Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio

    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? 

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81710704022


    Meeting ID: 81710704022

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    Meeting ID: 911 7339 7354

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/knqIfR7vT

    Brought to you by: Stand Up for Downs, Rob Snow, and the Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska

    https://standupfordowns.org/index.html


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    • July 01, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 05, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Your Home - Via Zoom: New link each week
    • 3
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    Improv Session 1 | DSACO | Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio

    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? 

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/91173397354


    Meeting ID: 911 7339 7354

    One tap mobile

    +16465588656,,91173397354# US (New York)

    +13017158592,,91173397354# US (Germantown)


    Dial by your location

            +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

            +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

            +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

            +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

            +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

            +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

    Meeting ID: 911 7339 7354

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/knqIfR7vT


    Brought to you by: Stand Up for Downs, Rob Snow, and the Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska

    https://standupfordowns.org/index.html


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    • July 06, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 12, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 12 sessions
    • Your Home - Via Zoom: New link each week
    • 4
    Register


    Check Out What will be covered!

    Gross Motor Basics Group – Mondays 9:30 – 9:50am

    Week

    Theme

    Skills

    Week 1:  July 6

    Meet and Greet & Boom Bang

    • ·       Gross Motor Imitation
    • ·       Jumping, Hopping

    Week 2:  July 13

    Fun on the Farm

    • ·       Gross Motor Imitation
    • ·       Strengthening/Coordination
    • ·       Jumping, Galloping, Balancing

    Week 3:  July 20

    Transportation

           Gross Motor Imitation

           Core Strengthening

           Locomotor skills

    Week 4:  July 27

    Jungle

           Gross Motor Imitation

           Animal walks

           Upper Lower Body Coordination

    Week 5:  August 3

    Fun with Counting

           Gross Motor Imitation

           Skill Repetition while Counting

           Core Strengthening

    Week 6:  August 10

    Balls and Bouncing

    • ·       Gross Motor Imitation
    • ·       Throwing Over/Underhand

    Gross Motor Upper Level Group – Wednesdays 10:00 – 10:20am

    Week

    Theme

    Skills

    Week 1:  July 8

    Meet and Greet & Boom Bang

           Gross Motor Imitation

           Combining 2 Different Motions in Sequence

    Week 2:  July 15

    Country Things

           Gross Motor Imitation

           Leg Motion Sequencing

           Arm Motion Sequencing

    Week 3:  July 22

    On the Move

           Gross Motor Imitation

           Core Strengthening

           Endurance

    Week 4:  July 29

    Wild Things

           Gross Motor Imitation

           Animal Walks

           Upper Lower Body Coordination

    Week 5:  August 5

    Got Your Number

           Gross Motor Imitation

           Combining 2 Different Motions in Sequence

           Movement Timing

    Week 6:  August 12

    Sports

           Gross Motor Imitation

           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:

    • Therapy provided by a consistent therapist to foster therapeutic relationships and support progress
    • Family member(s) and/or caregiver(s) encouraged to be present during treatment sessions as much as possible to facilitate education and use of treatment strategies
    • Opportunity to participate in a network of other parents, grandparents, siblings, and caregivers to connect and share with
    • July 06, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 05, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Your Home - Via Zoom: New link each week
    • 3
    Register


    Check Out What will be covered!

    Mondays

    Wednesdays

    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

    Week

    Theme

    Skills

    Week 1:  July 8

    Meet and Greet & Boom Bang

    • ·       Core Strength
    • ·       Positioning

    Week 2:  July 15

    Fun on the Farm

    • ·       Hand Strength
    • ·       Reaching

    Week 3:  July 22

    Transportation

           In hand manipulation skills

           Grasp patterns

           Finger individualization

           Grasp/release

    Week 4:  July 29

    Jungle

           Positioning

           Visual-motor skills

           Pre-writing

    Week 5:  August 5

    Fun with Counting

           Bilateral motor coordination

           Cutting skills

    Week 6:  August 12

    Balls and Bouncing

    • ·       Putting it all together

    Fine Motor for Self-Care – Mondays 10:00 – 10:20am

    Week

    Theme

    Skills

    Week 1:  July 6

    Meet and Greet & Boom Bang

           Upper body range of motion and strength

    Week 2:  July 13

    Country Things

           Meal Preparation

           Using utensils to slice, stir, pick up food

    Week 3:  July 20

    On the Move

           Personal Hygiene

           Body Cleanliness

    Week 4:  July 27

    Wild Things

           Personal hygiene

           Personal Appearance

    Week 5:  August 3

    Got Your Number

           Leisure skills

           Typing

    Week 6:  August 10

    Sports

           Laundry

           Folding and hanging clothes


    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:

    • Therapy provided by a consistent therapist to foster therapeutic relationships and support progress
    • Family member(s) and/or caregiver(s) encouraged to be present during treatment sessions as much as possible to facilitate education and use of treatment strategies
    • Opportunity to participate in a network of other parents, grandparents, siblings, and caregivers to connect and share with
    • July 06, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 11, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Zoom - unique link sent weekly
    • 8
    Register




    Down To Tea - Super Stars Conversation



    • July 07, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 11, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Zoom - unique link sent weekly
    • 5
    Register



    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

    • July 09, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 13, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Zoom - unique link sent weekly
    • 8
    Register



    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

    Where is it: In the Zoom Room! 

    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


    10 Early Years Circle Time Games | Famly



    • July 18, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • Dental Designs, 3580 Union Dr., Lincoln, NE 68505
    Register



    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 director@dsafnebraska.org 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.

    • July 21, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • VIA ZOOM - LINK TO BE SENT TO REGISTRANTS
    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.


  • Register


    Please join us for our first Teen/Young Adult (Virtual) Talent Show!!! Show off your talent to a group of your peers! All talents will be limited to 5 minutes. Ideas for talents: singing, reading poetry, showing off art, magic, playing instruments, dancing/cheer, gymnastics, how to cook your favorite recipe, sports skills, etc.

    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. 

    • August 18, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Presented Via ZOOM - Link to be provided after registration
    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 (CDT)
    • 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 10, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N 84th St., Lincoln, NE 68507


    Click HERE to be directed to the Step Up Walk website for registration!

    • October 20, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • 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 (CST)
    • 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 (CST)
    • 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.




Thank You to Our $1,000 Gold Star and Higher Sponsors!

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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