AUTISM ACTION PARTNERSHIP
About Autism Action Partnership
Autism Action Partnership works to improve the quality of life of persons on the autism spectrum and their families through education, advocacy and support, thereby enabling them to be an integral part of the community.
Programs & Services Offered
- Referral for services over the phone and on website.
- Circle of Friends program allows students with autism to learn and practice social skills in school setting along with peer mentors. This is provided in more than 224 Nebraska schools.
- Annual Autism Summit: National and local speakers present diverse perspectives on autism-related topics.
- PACE program provides supported employment services for adults with autism.
- Making Memories: We partner with local venues to provide free, sensory friendly events for families affected by autism.
- Summer art and drama camps.
Did You Know?
- Every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with autism.
- Autism is more prevalent than juvenile diabetes, pediatric AIDS, leukemia, and muscular dystrophy combined.
- Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average.
- Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder, yet most underfunded.
- In Nebraska, 1 in 112 people have autism. Nationwide, this number is 1 in 68.
- 60,000 people in Nebraska are affected by autism.
You Can Help
- $10 gives an adult on the spectrum an opportunity to role-play a job interview with a PACE Career Advisor.
- $25 provides a career assessment session for an adult with autism.
- $50 provides 2 caregivers and 1 child admission to the Henry Doorly Zoo for a sensory-friendly zoo experience.
- $125 provides onsite job coaching for an adult with autism for one 8-hour work day.
- $300 allows a school to conduct several social skill events for their Circle of Friends group.
- $500 provides 3 days of coaching and support to Circle of Friends groups.
Dollars at Work
- 103 people attended the Annual Autism Summit.
- More than 3,000 students participated in the Circle of Friends program.
- 32 people participated in the PACE program.
- 1,529 people participated in the Making Memories program.
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