Developmental / Learning Disabilities Archive

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Developmental/Learning Disabilities

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The Arc of Omaha at the Ollie Webb Center

Fontenelle Elementary School

Madonna School

Mosaic

Munroe-Meyer Rehabilitation Institute

Special Olympics Nebraska

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The Arc of Omaha at the Ollie Webb Center

Lisa Dougherty ~ (402) 346-5220 ~ ldougherty@olliewebbinc.org
Theresa Maloney, Best Buddies Chapter Director ~ theresamaloney@creighton.edu 
1941 South 42nd St, Suite 122, Omaha, NE  68105 ~ www.olliewebbinc.org

The Arc of Omaha’s mission is to improve & enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities and to provide information, education, and support to their families. Volunteer opportunities include: assisting with child care (for children with and without disabilities), serving dinner to our adult participants, coaching a basketball team, doing arts and crafts with children, teaching educational classes and socializing.  Contact Lisa to receive a monthly notice regarding upcoming volunteer opportunities. Best Buddies Colleges, a program for college students, pairs people with intellectual disabilities in one-on-one friendships with college students (aka College Buddies). College Buddies & their Buddies must meet 2 times per month – one activity is individual; the other is a large group event. The pair also makes weekly telephone or email contact. Contact Theresa Maloney for more information.

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Fontenelle Elementary School

Mr. Eric P. Nelson ~ (402) 457-5905 ~ eric.nelson@ops.org
3905 N. 52nd St., Omaha, NE  68104 ~ www.ops.org/elementary/fontenelle

Tutors are needed to work with pre-K to 6th grade students in the areas of reading, writing, &, math during the school hours of 9:00 am – 3:45 p.m. We can accommodate groups of up to 10 volunteers. Both one-time or continuous volunteers are welcome. No special skills required.

Spanish speaking recommended, but not necessary.

 

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Madonna School

Peg Carney, Principal ~ (402) 556-1883 ext. 122 ~ pcarney@madonnaschool.org
6402 N. 71st Plaza, Omaha, NE 68104 ~ www.madonnaschool.org

The Madonna School educates special needs students to become as independent as possible. We seek volunteers who can commit to a specific time and day of the week. Opportunities include swimming lessons (M, T, W, Th), art classes (W), Special Olympics (F), in the classroom, and special extra-curricular activities. Ideally, volunteers should be able to commit for a period of about 2 hours to half a day on the volunteers specific day. Additionally, some classrooms are in need of volunteers to assist our teachers and teacher’s aides for a half-day a week throughout the 2014-’15 school year.

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Mosaic

Kelli Joseph ~ 402-896-9988 x 2008~ kelli.joseph@mosaicinfo.org
10011 J Street, Omaha, NE 68127 ~ http://www.mosaicinfo.org/omaha/

Mosaic is a faith-based organization serving people with intellectual disabilities in the Omaha area. There are many opportunities to work directly with people with a wide range of disabilities. Activities for volunteers include everything from assisting with daily life to special activities such as art projects, field trips, teaching classes and games. No special skills necessary, and volunteers are encouraged to bring their own interests for input into the volunteer experience.

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Munroe-Meyer Rehabilitation Institute

Nicole Norlin-Giron ~ (402) 559-3018 ~ ngiron@unmc.edu
444 S. 44th St, Omaha, NE 68131 ~ www.unmc.edu/mmi

If you are a Nursing, Social Work, PT/OT, Special Ed., Psychology, Speech Path, or Geriatrics student we have a fun and interesting service opportunity. The UNMC/MMI Recreation Therapy department is seeking students to assist our participants who have developmental disabilities with activities such as art, swimming, cooking, sports, and games at the Nebraska Medical Center. Our programs offer hands on experience assisting children and adults of all ages who have various developmental disabilities such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome. Programs run during the fall and spring semesters Monday – Thursday, 3:00 – 5:30 pm, Thursday evenings, 6:30 – 9:00 pm and Saturday mornings, 9:30am – noon.

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