It is not a coincidence the word “partnership” is in our name. Autism Action Partnership seeks to partner with autism service providers at the local, state and national level. We look for partners that are experts in the field of autism that are willing to expand their existing programs and/or create new services specifically for people with autism in Nebraska. By doing so, Autism Action Partnership leverages their subject matter expertise, existing networks, and infrastructures, thereby enabling collaborative effort that is both proven and cost effective. Autism Action Partnership brings evidence based best practices and programs to Nebraska. By collaborating with the best minds in our state and across the country, our investments in these programs and services will provide the most impact on people with autism and their families.
Nebraska State Autism Collaborative Team
Representing providers and agencies related to the issue of autism, this is Nebraska’s progressive effort to bring collective impact strategies to increase the leverage associated with our efforts and benefit families.
The AAP Partnership for Autism Career Employment partners with Project SEARCH to deliver high quality long term supported employment services to young adults on the autism spectrum. We were honored to present to David Scott, Project SEARCH leader and Director of Sales at Embassy Suites, our 2015 Help is Hope Award.
University of Nebraska Medical Center – Munroe Meyer Institute
The Munroe Meyer Institute is a University Center of Excellence committed to unlocking the potential of children and adults with developmental disabilities and genetic disorders through exceptional patient care, education and research. http://www.unmc.edu/mmi/
University of Nebraska
The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO), located in the heart of Nebraska’s largest city, is regarded as a forward-thinking, comprehensive metropolitan university. Offering a broad range of academic majors from baccalaureate through doctoral degrees, UNO offers ample opportunities for learning both in and outside of the classroom through internships and service learning projects. Nearly 15,000 students have received prestigious national recognition for their academic and creative endeavors. The UNO faculty represent the very best in their fields, earning national teaching awards, securing federal research funding, and advancing the horizons of knowledge in their fields of interest. The staff stands ready to help students make a smooth transition from high school to college, and from college to the professional world or additional academic pursuits. We partner directly with UNO’s Transitions Program and with the UNO Center for Applied Psychological Services.
ASD Network – Nebraska Department of Education, Autism Spectrum Disorder Network
The incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is increasing nationally and Nebraska is no exception. In the late 1990s, educators and parents requested the Special Populations Office of the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) to take a lead role in assisting school districts in providing appropriate services for students with ASD. The Nebraska Department of Education has developed the network to provide training and technical assistance to local school districts, educational service units and parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders on a regional and state level. There are five (5) ASD Regions across Nebraska. http://www.unl.edu/asdnetwork/home
The mission of Nebraska schools is to lead and support the preparation of all Nebraskans for learning, earning and living. The vision is partnering for the best education for all for life. Nebraska education values include: equity of access and opportunity, honesty integrity and trust, quality programs and services, visionary and participatory leadership, a positive can-do attitude, accountability for results, respect for individuals and individuals and individual differences, equity of opportunities and outcomes, and excellence through continuous improvement.
New York, New York
Rethink’s mission is to bring research based treatments into the lives of individuals with autism. They provide web-based autism treatment training tools for teaching professions, staff and parents. The teaching tools includes comprehensive curriculum, individualized assessment tools, teaching staff and parent training modules, data tracking and progress reporting and ongoing professional support options. http://www.rethinkautism.com/. Their evidence based training program was designed and supported by their Scientific Advisory Board of leading experts in the field of autism. http://www.rethinkautism.com/.
Omaha Children’s Museum
Omaha Children’s Museum is in the top 15% of children’s museums nationally. The museum features over 45,000 square feet of exhibit space, with permanent exhibits including: Charlie Campbell Science & Technology Center, Creative Arts Center and Imagination Playground for early childhood play. In addition to its permanent exhibits, Omaha Children’s Museum offers educational programs, traveling exhibitions, field trips, outreach programs, summer camps and birthday parties.
Autism Society of Nebraska
The primary mission of the Autism Society of Nebraska is to provide support and advocacy to people with autism of all ages and their families. This mission is met through support groups and referral services for people with autism and their families. http://www.autismnebraska.org/
Autism Family Network
The mission and purpose of the Autism Family Network provides opportunities for families to develop relationships in order to gain friendship and compassionate support. Autism Family Network primarily serves those in Lincoln and surrounding communities. http://autismfamilynetwork.org/