Medical Institutes

  • MMI is a federally designated University Center of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD). MMI specializes in providing services and support for persons with genetic disorders and developmental disabilities.

  • The RiteCare clinics in Nebraska provide speech and language services to children who need more services than may be provided by schools.

Sports

  • ALLPLAY Complex is a barrier-free sports and recreation complex.

  • Baseball for children, youth, and adults with disabilities

  • This team is designed to teach and advance skill levels to fit the needs of cheer students with disabilities.

  • Special Olympics Nebraska is a non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect across the state.

  • Young Athletes™ is a unique sport and play program for children with intellectual disabilities. The focus is on fun activities that are important to mental and physical growth.

  • TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community based training and team placement program for young athletes with special needs.

Arts

  • WhyArts? was created to assure that visual and performing arts experiences in Omaha would be open to people of all ages and abilities.

Community Agencies

  • Beginning at 18 months, children with Down syndrome benefit greatly from early learning classes where research-based activities are implemented within a small-group setting. Classes are specifically designed to build language, cognitive abilities, motor skills, sensory experiences, and self-help skills simultaneously. Many children from the program are reading at grade-level before beginning Kindergarten. This strong reading foundation prepares students with Down syndrome to be successful throughout their educational endeavors.

    Initially, new parents are offered consultation services for infants with Down syndrome and given invaluable information in Mommy and Me classes. These classes introduce research-based methods of teaching children with Down syndrome, discuss proper feeding techniques, and provide networking opportunities.

    Monthly Saturday classes are an alternative option for students unable to attend early learning classes because of distance, schedule conflicts, or full capacity. Attendees receive training and resources to implement monthly curriculum at home.

    Occupational and speech therapies are available for both students and non-students. While students receive the beneficial option of therapy sessions integrated into their classroom setting, all individuals with Down syndrome can take advantage of specialized therapy at Little Leaf.

    Often times, students attending grade school and beyond continue to benefit from individualized instruction targeting specific education goals. Little Leaf offers tutoring services and helps families navigate any educational challenges they may face. This progressive relationship between Little Leaf and it’s students facilitates academic success and prepares the foundation for lifelong fulfillment.

  • Autism Action Partnership's mission is 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.

  • LIFE provides critical assistance to people living with epilepsy.

  • The Arc of Omaha & Career Solutions, Inc.

  • PTI Nebraska is a statewide resource for families of children with disabilities or special health care needs, enabling parents to have the capacity to improve the education and healthcare outcomes for their children.

  • Parent Training and Information Center of Iowa (PTI) is a federally funded grant project from the U.S. Department of Education that focuses on the educational needs of children with disabilities in Iowa, particularly those who are underserved or may be inappropriately identified.

  • Ted E. Bear Hollow is metro Omaha’s center for grieving children and their families, providing a safe space where children, teens and their families can help each other find hope and healing. All grief support services are free of charge.