Developmental / Learning Disabilities Archive

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Developmental/Learning Disabilities

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Fontenelle Elementary School

inCOMMON Community Development

Madonna School

Munroe-Meyer Rehabilitation Institute

Special Olympics Nebraska

The Arc of Omaha at the Ollie Webb Center

 

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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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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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Special Olympics Nebraska

Liz Bailey ~ (402) 331-5545 ext. 20 ~ lbailey@sone.org
11011 Q St, Suite 104C, Omaha, NE 68137 ~ www.sone.org

Volunteers work with people of all age groups that have various intellectual disabilities to help coach, fundraise, and organize events. Hours vary by role.

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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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inCOMMON Community Development

JD Senkbile ~ 933-6672 ~ jd@incommoncd.org
1340 Park Ave Omaha, NE 68105 ~ http://incommoncd.org/

inCOMMON is a unique nonprofit that alleviates poverty at a “root” level by uniting and strengthening vulnerable neighborhoods. We do this by fostering relationships of belonging, equipping and supporting residents for success, and empowering neighbor- driven change.
We foster relationships around shared experiences like parties, potlucks, and community events!
o Park Ave Commons
o Listening Project
o Community Meals
We equip and support residents by helping develop their gifts and strengths through learning opportunities, mentoring relationships, and inviting them to contribute their skills to the community!
o CommonLife
o Park Ave Commons
We empower change by collaborating with neighbors to take action on the things we all care about and create the future we want for our neighborhood!
o CommonGood
o Neighbors United
o Park Ave Commons

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