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Afn October 2011 Newsletter Volume 2

  1. 1. October 2011 Autism Family Network Volume 2 Newsletter In This Issue We have so much to share with you as there are some Lincoln Parks & Recreation exciting things happening in the Autism World. We are Program happy to bring these programs, news, tips, and related articles to you all. Please forward to a friend, join us on Apergers Support Group Facebook, contact us with any information you would like to Annual Allergy Free Learning share, and coming soon; take a look at our new media Fair outlet: YouTube. National Chiropractor Month With the holidays coming fast, we will be bringing tips and AFNs President & Vice President articles to help bring in the new year off as we join together to fulfill AFNs mission and goals. CARA is signed!! CEDARS Halloween Party Thanks so much for your time, CARA signed by President!! Autism Family Network On May 26, 2011, the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011 (CARA) was introduced in the Lincoln Parks & Recreation Senate. Lincoln Adaptive Recreation Programs The CARA was signed on September 30, 2011 by President Basama. This Act will Lincoln Parks & Recreation offers enable our nation to move some great programs for youth and forward and continue existing adults with special needs. There are research, surveillance, training, and education programs and many services and programs authorize spending for three available. Please check the programs out and pass along the years at 2011 levels - $693 information to others. million over the life of the bill. Lincoln Parks & Recreation also sponsors programs with the Special Olympics of Nebraska See More.... President ObamaPage 1 of 5
  2. 2. Signs CARA Aspergers Parent Support Group: Support for parents of children, adolescents, and The Combating Autism Act of 2006 (CAA) ended on September adults with Aspergers Disorder. 30, 2011. It was a bi-partisan effort which expanded federal investment for Autism in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It provided nearly $1 billion dollars over five years, increasing federal spending on Autism by 50%. Go To Top Contact Information for Aspergers Support Group Useful Resources Autism Family Network Autism Society of NE Annual Allergy-Free Learning Fair YWCA Respite Care Art Planet On behalf of Akins Natural Foods we would like to let you know that we will be hosting our annual allergy-free learning fair on Friday, October 21st from 4pm- 6:30pm. Featured Article CEDARS Youth Services See More.... October is National Chiropractor Month!! We, at Autism Family Network, would like to honor and showcase 2 Chiropractors here in Lincoln that help children with Autism and have significantly contributed to the success of Autism Family Network. Halloween Party October 27th, 2011 Dr. Kallio Dr. Auman from 6-8 p.m. @ CEDARS Building on 27th and Holdredge. Go To Top Nebraska City Float Won Best In Parade Lincoln Shooting Stars and the Young Athletes Special Olympics program are sponsored by our local Lincoln Parks & Recreation Program.Page 2 of 5
  3. 3. Young Athletes Program Lincoln Shooting Stars Go To Top Nebraska City is the home town of two of Autism Family Networks Officers, Cathy (Kempkes) Martinez, President and Vicki (McCown) Depenbusch, Vice President. These two remarkable ladies have made a difference right here in Lincoln for the families and children dealing with Autism. After hearing there was a desperate need for help in their hometown for families there impacted by Autism; they helped coordinate the Autism float that Featured Article won Best In Parade in September. Cathy and Vicki are going one step further in their efforts to raise awareness and support for Autism in their hometown as they will meet with families there and aid in building a support group on November 5th. The families that AFN have already supported would like to send their Auman Chiropractic & best wishes to them and all of the hard work that Cathy and Vicki Rehab is located at 8215 put into advocating for children, parents, and other loved ones Northwoods Drive, suite 200 dealing with Autism. in Lincoln, NE, just west of Go To Top 84th and Holdrege. Dr. Auman has been in practice since 1994 and has helped hundreds of people suffering from neck or low back Contd Akins Natural Foods pain. His practice helps We are excited about this years event because we will be going people get relief from these beyond gluten-free foods. This year we will have a large variety of types of problems without items that are gluten-free to sample, but some sample items will the use of drugs or surgery, be dairy free, soy free, wheat free, and nut free as well. Also we and takes a natural approach will have samples of gluten-free health & beauty products and to these types of problems by even allergy-free samples to take home to your pets. We invite working with the joints of the you and your group to the event on Friday, October 21st from spine to allow them to 4pm-6:30pm. We will have an informative store tour at 4pm on function normally and take Friday as well that will highlight all the allergy-free products we any pressure off of spinal have to offer in our store. nerves. Please pass this information along to your members as we would Dr. Sean Auman also has love to see them there. If you have any questions feel free to worked with Autistic Children contact us at Also feel free to contact us in his practice. While anytime and let us know how we can be of service to you. Thank chiropractic provides no cure you very much for your time. for Autism, it often helps with Sincerely, associated symptoms and improves quality of life.Page 3 of 5
  4. 4. Akins Natural Foods According to Clinical Go To Top Chiropractic 2006 (Mar): 9 (1): 6-10 there are benefits to be gained. Outcomes from the study Dr. Alex Kallio graduated from Northwestern College of were varied but included Chiropractic in April of 1999 with a bachelor of science degree in normalization of deep tendon Human Biology (B.S.) and his Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) Dr. reflexes and dermatomal Kallio practiced for 2 years as an associate doctor in Nashville, subjective sensation, Tennessee before moving back to his home state of Nebraska to increased cervical range of open his own practice. motion and reduction of other health problems. Many of the In January of 2005 Dr. Kallio and his wife Jennifer moved to children were taken off Colorado from the Lincoln area. In June of 2008 the Kallios had Ritalin, bladder and bowel their first child, Maya Alexis, and after much thought decided control improved, some they wanted to get her back closer to family. In October of 2009 children started to speak and the Kallios returned to the Lincoln area and Dr. Kallio opened eye contact and attention Comfort Chiropractic. Dr. Kallio is very involved in the span also improved in some Lincoln community. He is an active member of the Lincoln children. Hyperactivity and Chamber of Commerce, the Lincoln Young Professionals Group, aggressive behaviour (sic) the Lincoln Independant Business Assocation (LIBA), the American were reduced in other Chiropractic Association, the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians children and five children Association, and is a member and prior consultant for Integrity were able to attend Management - the largest chiropractic business management mainstream classes at school group in the world. Dr. Kallio travels and lectures nationally to for the first time. Behavioural doctors, staff, and public groups. (sic) data, recorded by the teachers and parents, showed significant October 24th - 31st Get Ur Bones Checked improvements in most cases. All children 12 and under can get their bones checked this week in exchange for a $20 donation to the Autism Family If you have any questions Network. Scoliosis screenings, neck/back pain, and sports injuries feel free to call his office at are just a few reasons your children should have a chiropractic 402-484-7300. checkup. Dont leave them at home to develop the same problems you have. Call today to Get Ur Bones Checked! Go To Top Go To Top Autism Family Network thanks you for your continued support and strives to meet the needs of the Autism Community. This is only made possible by the collaboration of many other organizations and volunteers in the Lincoln. Donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated.Page 4 of 5
  5. 5. "Its a mystery why adults expect perfection; Few grownups can get through a whole day without making a mistake." Marcelene Cox Autism Family Network P.O. Box 67053 Lincoln, NE 65806 afnlincoln@aol.comPage 5 of 5