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With so much uncertainty in our world today, please be assured that Autism Action Partnership continues to seek opportunities to provide you with support...and hope. We are working to compile and maintain a cornucopia (yes...we just used that word) of links to local and national resources to provide information and activities to help weather this moment. The list is not comprehensive by any means but it is a start. We will be regularly updating the list so be sure to keep coming back. If you have suggested resources/links for us to add, then please send them to us at info@autismaction.org (Subject line: Cornucopia! ūüėä)

 

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Links to Helpful Resources and Information

(last updated: 09/22/2020)

 Local

Fun Things To Do At Home

Quarantine Take Out Food

Latest Governor Press Conference 

Omaha Zoo Behind the Scenes

Joslyn Art Museum Contemporary Photos

Durham Museum Learn From Home

Omaha Public Library Overdrive

Legal Aid Helpline

UNMC COVID-19 Information

Lights & Sirens Birthday Party

DoSpace Online Resources

Outlook Nebraska: Links to Local Resources and Information

State of Nebraska - 402-552-6645

NE Family Helpline - 1-888-866-8660

Department of Health and Human Services - 402-552-6645

Nebraska Family Support Network - 402-345-0791

Things to do at Home from Family Fun in Omaha

Advice

Parent a child on the spectrum during COVID-19

Facing COVID-19

Parenting in this uncertain time

What to do when the routine is disrupted?

How to explain this crisis to children

Maintain wandering protection in home

60 Page Autism Support Manuel

20 Tips for this time

More Tips for Parents Suddenly Turned Homeschool Teacher

Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules

Social Story: Seeing People Wearing Masks

Social Story: Wearing a Mask at School

Els for Autism - Online Resources
In-School vs Online Learning for Children with Disabilities

Music/Art

Mo Williams Doodling Time

Free Broadway Shows

Virtual tours (Louvre, British Museum, Smithsonian, Guggenheim, Washington D.C., Pergamon)

Free Audio Books

Online Concerts

Free Online Music Lessons

Metropolitan Opera Nightly Live Streaming

Omaha Symphony Anywhere

 Educational Resources

Oceanography

Flash Card City

Gardening 101

SAT Sample Problems

University Art Lessons

Cooking Lessons

Kids Activities At Home 

Voice Based Learning With Alexa

Autism and COVID-19

Wide Open School

Virtual Backpacks

Free Harvard Online Courses

Nebraska State Education Association

 Hands on As We Grow

 No Time for Flashcards

 Teaching Mama

Educational Documentaries from Netflix (on YouTube)

Khan Academy

World Wildlife Toolkits

Amazing Educational Resources

Omaha Public Libraries Learn at Home

Autism Speaks Virtual Summer Camps

Launch Nebraska

Best Autism Apps

 

Games/Activities

Virtual tours (Great Wall of China, San Diego Zoo, Mars, Yellowstone)

Busy Toddler Games

Dr. Suess Games

Explore The Arts

Math Games Galore

Story Starters

Skype a Scientist

Preschool Express

Science Lab Simulations

Famous Kids Books

Arts and Crafts

Be Internet Awesome: Helping Kids Be Safe, Confident Explorers

20 Learning Activities to Keep Kids Busy at Home

Storytimes with Omaha Public Libraries Librarians

Omaha Public Libraries List of Independent Activities for Kids

Omaha Public Libraries List of Free Family Games

Recipes with Learning Opportunities to Make with the Kids

Childhood 101 Sensory Play Ideas

Sproutflix.com

 Therapy

Tone Works Music Therapy

ABA Basic Skills

OT Toolbox

The Mighty Site

40 Fine Motor Skills Activities for Kids

8 Gross Motor Skills Activities for Kids

Practical Tools for Families from French Child Psychiatrists

MMI's FREE Behavioral Health Telehealth Sessions

Speech Therapy Ideas

HETRA UNIVERSITY

DHHS Telehealth FAQ

Self Care and Mental Health

CALM Together

Daily At-home Work-ins from Planet Fitness

Ultimate Guide to Mental Health and Education Resources

Family Engagement and Safety from Prevent Child Abuse America

Mental Health Toolkit - Autism Society

Project Harmony Connections Program

SAMHSA Website

Child Mind Institute Family Support

SAMHSA National Helpline - 1-800-662-4357

Boys Town Family Helpline - 1-800-448-3000

Magdalene Omaha Free Therapy Services - 402-934-8599

City Care Counseling

Free Mental Health Screenings from Bryan Health

Methodist Health System - 402-815-8255

Basic Needs

211 Nebraska

Food Bank for the Heartland

Latino Center of the Midlands

Homelessness Assistance

Together Services

Unemployment

Cell Phone Assistance/Coverage

 Heartland Hope Mission

Hope West in Rejoice Lutheran Church

The LifeHouse Omaha (also provides diapers)

Salvation Army Food Pantry

Text FOOD to 877877 to find your nearest food resources

Workers Rights during COVID-19

Sarpy County Human Services

No More Empty Pots Food Pantry

St. Vincent de Paul Rent/Utility Assistance (402) 909-5168